Recent content by wgipe

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    Latham Onyx or Natural Grey liner pictures?

    Good afternoon from Ohio! My wife and I are down to the wire now with liner color selection, and wondered if anyone has installed either the Latham Onyx or Natural Grey liner. We are so tempted to go that direction, as we think we would love the more natural look of the water, but can't really...
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    Salt Chlorine Generator / Fall Pool Installation

    I have a feeling we are in for the same experience.... :)
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    Salt Chlorine Generator / Fall Pool Installation

    Yes sir - we did buy the full package from Pentair, and they are applying for the extension to 3 years.
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    Direct burial bonding connectors?

    I should have mentioned that I do have a source to borrow the proper crimp tool. Sounds like that's the way I should go. I will probably go ahead and coat the connections just because I'm obsessive about that kind of stuff, and if $10 and a few minutes now prevents corrosion, etc. down the...
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    Salt Chlorine Generator / Fall Pool Installation

    I am so sorry for not responding - just came to the site to post another thread, and it appears that my notifications were not working, so I had no idea you all had responded. As pondered above, I did purchase the IC40 with the IntelliCenter as a bundle, so the warranty is what it is. Based on...
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    Direct burial bonding connectors?

    Good morning! I'm building an 18x36 liner pool with steel sides. Started calling around to find DB rated connectors for the #8 CU bonding wire, and I'm shocked (ha!) that no one really knows anything about it at the electrical supply houses. I did some searching here, but don't see a whole...
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    Salt Chlorine Generator / Fall Pool Installation

    Morning, folks! We have a 20k gallon vinyl pool going in in mid-September. We live in Ohio, so that means we will have just enough time to get it filled, balanced, and close it up.... Bummer, but at least we'll have it for a full season next year. My question is this. I have an...
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    Deck Surface Drain for Auto Cover Pump?

    Jesper - That was my initial thought also, but the CoverStar rep told me this morning that you risk overwhelming the junction box when you do that. Seems like it would take an awful lot of water to do that, but that’s what he told me. 🤷‍♂️
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    Deck Surface Drain for Auto Cover Pump?

    Morning, folks! I am building a pool with an auto cover. Since those require that a rain pump be on the cover when closed, I'm trying to avoid running an unsightly hose across the pool deck, as the house overlooks the pool area. Has anyone considered running a small (1" or 1 1/2") drain to...
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    Pentair Equipment Availability / Source?

    Funny. I just actually talked to them. Great people, and very helpful. He said they only show one IC5P at the supply house, so it is likely a stock error. He's going to check tomorrow morning and let me know for sure. Thanks for your help! Wes
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    Pentair Equipment Availability / Source?

    That's true - it is more readily available! I confirmed that today, so I'll go that direction, then - If I can find the other stuff... Thanks!
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    Pentair Equipment Availability / Source?

    Hi all! Hope you are having a great Thursday. I met with the PB today, and they are actually ahead of schedule. That's the good news. The bad news - everywhere I try to get Pentair equipment is seemingly totally overwhelmed. Does anyone have a good source for Pentair equipment? I need the...
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    SCG + Auto Cover on Well Water

    Thanks for answering my dumb questions! I've never been too afraid of them... I really want to go the cartridge route - just seems so simple and easy. They specified the C&C 420, but I'll certainly look into the 460/520. Thanks, also, for the advice on screws. I've seen that happen with...
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    SCG + Auto Cover on Well Water

    OK! I just did a whole bunch of reading - super helpful, and not sure why I didn't start there. I'm beginning to understand all of this a little better now. I'm going to stick with the SWG. I also just ordered a TF-100 test kit based on the recommendations there. One additional question, if...
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    SCG + Auto Cover on Well Water

    Yes - I just had a full water analysis done for a water treatment system I installed, and it came back at 200PPM.