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    Help with Umbrella Sleeve Placement

    I'm extending my baja shelf and adding a step down into the pool as part of my remodel, and bought 2 umbrella sleeves to put in. I'm nearly ready to start pouring new concrete, so it's time to finalize the decision on where to put them. We've been all over the place with ideas, but would like to...
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    Help me choose a new pump

    As part of my pool remodel I'm planning on replacing my older Sta-rite 1 HP pump with a variable speed pump, and am looking for some advice/guidance. About the pool: Will be ~20k gallons after remodel is complete Single pump intake source, skimmer with a relatively straight 15' run of 2" pipe...
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    Undersized Bonding Wire

    During my pool remodel I uncovered what I'm fairly certain is a bonding wire, which was hiding in the dirt next to the equipment pad (which was tiny and broken into pieces). The problem is that it's only 10 ga wire, instead of the standard 8 ga. While cutting a portion of the deck out for a...
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    Wet Edge Signature Matrix

    I know it's a relatively new product, but does anyone have experience with Wet Edge Signature Matrix? A few months ago I was getting estimates for plaster, and asked several of the plaster contractors if they'd be willing/able to blend pebble sizes. From my work experience with concrete...
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    Suggestions for Low Flow Water Feature

    I'm in the process of remodeling my pool, and am considering adding a small wall on the edge of the pool with a water feature. There's an abandoned return line system that I can tap into for water, but the problem is the lines are only 3/4", which I don't think will be able to provide enough...
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    Help with remodel design

    In the process of rehabbing our '70s era rectangular pool we discovered that the pool floor wasn't much of a floor at all, just 1/2"-1" layer of concrete on top of dirt, without any reinforcement at all. Despite the fact that this somehow worked well for over 30 years thanks to very stable soil...
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    Pool builder recommendations in Tucson/Southern AZ

    I recently began doing a chip out of my 70's era pool. I opted for a smaller jack hammer with flat tip chisels to kind of shave the plaster off without damaging the shell. When I got to the pool floor, the plaster was coming up with quite a bit of the shotcrete attached to it. Upon closer...
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    Pool Renovation - Plumbing and Equipment Advice

    Hi all, I'm starting a pool renovation and trying to get a sense of what would be best as far as changes to the current plumbing system. It's a late 70's era in ground rectangular pool with a shallow rectangular swim-out off of one corner. It currently has a single skimmer, a main drain plumbed...
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    DIY Pool Rehab

    Newbie here, have been lurking for a few weeks. Bought a house with an older pool in need of re-plastering 2 years ago, and have recently decided to attempt doing it myself. The top layer of plaster was delaminating and flaking off at an alarming rate. After draining the pool I found that a lot...