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    Shotcrete (input needed)

    Thanks for the replies. The top of the raised bond beam is 25' long. The sheer descent pipe is right at 12'3". The center of the cut out is 14'6". So the pipe is just about centered. I think that once the pool is complete it will look like a body of water and the left of center cut out will...
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    Shotcrete (input needed)

    Hello all we moved to a new home and are doing a BYOP build. We got our shotcrete last week. When they did the shotcrete they placed our sheer descent in what would be the very middle of the swimming area of the pool (where we wanted the deepest part of the pool). But its not centered in the...
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    Suction side plumbing leak repair help

    Hello all - We will be selling out home soon so I'm closing up loose ends and making things right for the inspection and new owners. I had a suction side leak that I "fixed" using a can of that flexiseal stuff. It worked like a champ but its doesn't look good and needs to be fixed correctly. I...
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    New owner-builder (kinda) in Arizona

    We went with Blue Granite Pebble sheen and love it. But if you are wanting "sapphire blue" water then Blue Granite probably isn't what you would want. Pebble Tec stands behind their product and if we were to build another pool or resurface we would use them with out a second thought. Here is a...
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    Motor identification

    Thanks James! Can anyone tell me the difference between these two motors and will either one work for my application? Magnetek A.O. Smith 1 HP, 56Y Frame, Up-Rate Motor (B2853) - INYOPools.com Hayward Motor, 1hp Full Tristar 115/208-230v (spx3210z1ber, HSQ1102) - INYOPools.com
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    Motor identification

    Thanks for the recommendations and advice. I believe my pump runs on 115V. Can anyone recommend a direct replacement for my current pump? I have found several options online but none of them seem to cross reference. Any help is appreciated.
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    Motor identification

    I don't have the timer. That 2 speed motor is quite a but more pricey than the one speed.
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    Motor identification

    Hey all its been a while since I've been on the site. I need help with ordering and new pump motor along with anything else I might need to do the replacement correctly. I cant seem to find the exact model number for replacement so I am hoping for some guidance with that. I have attached a pic...
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    Solar cover = increase in algae?

    I've had my cover on for a month or so now with zero issues.
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    New IG Pool Build - Buckeye (Phoenix) AZ - Excited and Impatient!

    Be sure to follow the builders start up procedures. They tend to buck when you start to talk about TFP, bleach and all that stuff...LOL
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    Post a picture of yourself

    Aaaaaand one from May 2010 when this thread was first started.......the gray beard has taken hold!
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    Post a picture of yourself

    My son and I out for a RZR cruise
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    New IG Pool Build - Buckeye (Phoenix) AZ - Excited and Impatient!

    If 75 degrees is okay with you than a big solar system might just do the trick. Here is the best data that I found when I was doing all my research. Solar Pool heating in Phoenix, Arizona
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    New IG Pool Build - Buckeye (Phoenix) AZ - Excited and Impatient!

    They are making a profit on you going with them instead of the other guys always remember that! They should be happy to hear from you no matter the question. now is the time to make changes and get the pool you want. Once its done its done! Making changes after the fact is very costly!
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    New IG Pool Build - Buckeye (Phoenix) AZ - Excited and Impatient!

    Yes there are pics of the process without the acrylic and with. If you are going to approach the decking people to do some side work just make sure they know ahead of time that way they bring enough material and schedule the time. That's how we did the extension to our patio. We let our site...
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    New IG Pool Build - Buckeye (Phoenix) AZ - Excited and Impatient!

    Here are the links to my build New family from Buckeye, AZ Construction update Construction update Filling it up FINALLY!! - - - Updated - - - Finished pic
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    How often does a cartridge filter need cleaning?

    I clean mine twice a year. As long as your pressure is steady at 10 and no other parameters have changed you should be good to go.
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    My AZ Oasis project

    Better and amazing!
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    New IG Pool Build - Buckeye (Phoenix) AZ - Excited and Impatient!

    Small world! I'm in Buckeye as well and we had Caribbean do our build and Josh was our sales rep! We had about the same budget. We really liked Caribbean and several of our friends have used them since we built with them. Have fun with your build!
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    Fitting/re-plumb question w/pics

    Thanks for the feedback. I did and do use teflon tape but its not doing the trick here.
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    What's your current pool temp?

    82 here in AZ. I've had the solar cover on for about a month..:p
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    Fitting/re-plumb question w/pics

    He all its been a long time since I've stopped by. I made a mistake this weekend but I think with some plumbing help I can get it repaired and back to normal with out to much trouble. The weather is warming here and we are starting to swim. I was using the water spigot that connects to my pool...
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Replaced my water valve diverter thingy due to it leaking, drained a little water due to some crazy rain/weather we've had here in AZ lately. Enjoying the cool weather.
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    Hayward three way divereter valve repair

    I found it at a local supplier. 22 bucks and I'm all set.
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    Hayward three way divereter valve repair

    Hi all - the three way diverter valve that controls my waterfall is letting water by allowing my waterfall trickle even though it should be off. I've searched hi and low on the internet looking for a replacement diverter but cant find what I'm looking for. I have a feeling I'm searching the...
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    Cloudy dingy looking water

    It cleared up in about 2 hours of running with the new filters. I normally do pump up the chlorine before we have people in the pool. Saturday was my sons bday party and the water performed much better but still had a bit of murkiness to it. I guess maybe its a combination of filtering and the...
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    Cloudy dingy looking water

    Hey all it's been a while since I've posted a question but I'm having some water clarity issues. For the whole summer so far I've been having issues with water clarity after heavy swimmer loads. The water gets a dirty look to it. In the previous years it seemed like we could have 10+ People in...
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    Best $250 ever spent!!!

    Awesome!
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    How often do you need to change your water?

    From what I've learned on this site the only time you need to change water is to get you CYA in balance or for high calcium hardness.
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    Dogs in pools

    I have a short haired dog that's in the pool more than I am. He sheds pretty bad sometimes but I've never had an issue with dog hair and the filters. That filter sock should eliminate any worries you have.