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    Update: Spillway Redo

    Shoot I cant remember the color but the plaster is in great shape for 10 years. I hope to get another 10 out of it. I chipped out any loose mortar and applied the epoxy over the seam and glued the ports into place. After letting it set I injected the epoxy resin into the voids of the mortar...
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    Something You Wish You had Done was...

    We are on the west coast so our priorities/suggestions might be different just due to climate. Make your pool as low maintenance as possible. You'll enjoy it that much more. 1. 2 skimmers- a tiny cost now for a huge convenience of extra skimming later. 2. Equipment pad location- make it ideal...
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    Thanks. Doing the rehab work this last week has brought all the memories back of the build. Some fun, and some not so fun! We are in Folsom. (Near Sacramento, CA)
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    10 years gone by since I did my owner/build. Have spent this summer doing some rehab: A few new pump motors, LED intellibrites, Screenlogic2, rebuilt spillway, and better plumbing.
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    Update: Spillway Redo

    Update: I have removed all the spillway stone. I have also chiseled out most of the pre-existing mortar that the stone was laid down on. Next I will use a grinder wheel to even out the surface of the spillway to finalize demo. The red line is the seam where the mortar and rock work meet the...
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    Update: Spillway Redo

    My stone on the spa spillway needs to be re-done. Water is seeping under the spillway stone when it is on. Here is my plan and looking for advice: 1. Empty spa and float a tarp over the pool, attached to the pool tile with stucco tape to keep debris out of water. 2. Remove stone, chisel and...
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    Equipment Pad Plumbing

    -Jandy check valves it is. I ordered them today. Going to replace all the check valves since they are 10 years old and I do not know the condition inside them. Rich D-Thanks. Here are a few pics. We use the swim machine off and on. It makes a great current at full speed, too fast for me to...
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    Equipment Pad Plumbing

    Thanks. Looks like I won't make any major changes and just clean up some old/unnecessary plumbing. Haven't decided if I am going to go to a cartridge filter or not yet. My sand filter has done great for 10 years so not sure its necessary. I am going to add the ball valve where the solar...
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    Equipment Pad Plumbing

    Time to redo my pool plumbing and I am looking for suggestions/advice on how to do it better and/or more efficient then when it was installed 10 years ago. My #1 goal is to make my plumbing as efficient, smooth, simple and clean as possible. Schedule details: -Pool circulates 1800 rpm- 6...
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    Check Valve needed for dedicated spa jets pump?

    I am replacing my worn out spa jet pump motor. The spa jet pump runs on a 4" dedicated plumbing line to and from the spa. (Branches off to 8 jets in the spa) The entire spa jet plumbing is on a closed loop and the pump is dedicated to only operating the spa jets when turned on. The spa is...
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    Easytouch 8 Breaker Tripping

    Well you were right. Aux 1 was welded open so I replaced it with another relay. Dumb mistake I made. Thanks for the help.
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    Easytouch 8 Breaker Tripping

    Hmmm. Is it possible I wired Aux 1 relay incorrectly? Aren't the relays Line1/Load/Line2/Load? Line always brings current in from the breaker and load always takes current to the pump, yes? Pump Filter Relay: My understanding is L1 and L2 (first screw and third screw on the pump filter relay)...
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    Easytouch 8 Breaker Tripping

    I have an EasyTouch 8 control panel with IC40. Noticed the pool sweep/booster pump was not turning on. Checked power to the booster pump and was getting no voltage. Replaced filter pump relay (this relay controls a dedicated spa jet pump) and booster pump relay. Replaced IC40 transformer...