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    Manual slatted PVC covers in the US?

    do you know anyone who sells slatted auto covers in the US for existing pools?
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    Manual slatted PVC covers in the US?

    Hey all, I’ve been searching and searching for someone that sells a European style slatted cover in the US, and all I e been able to find is some expensive automatics that definitely won’t work on an old existing pool. Anyone know of someone who sells something like this here?
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    looking at a house with fiberglass pool

    Snagged a pic of it today. How long do fiberglass pools generally last before needing to be replaced/lined/whatever?
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    looking at a house with fiberglass pool

    Hi all, We're looking at a house with an existing fiberglass pool that has a 6-8" crack from the coping down to the waterline. All of my past and current pools have been gunite, so I have no experience at all with fiberglass. We think the pool is roughly 25 years old, and apparently...
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    Externally triggering jandy VSP

    Well, I’ve been a member here for a decade and my sig showed my old pool, so now it matches my current problem. Thanks for any help you can provide!!
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    Externally triggering jandy VSP

    Hi, My old pump died, and it was replaced with a Jandy ePump VSP. I have a heat exchanger hooked up to my AC and pool, and previously when the AC ran it triggered a relay that manually powered the pump. The new pump doesn't run when you simply give it power so I guess I need a way to...
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    Toe kick??

    I'll start a build thread in the next few days, but right now I've ordered the island frame from Big Ridge Outdoor Kitchens and they are welding it right now. What we have picked out so far is here: Marble tile for front/sides, and the subway tile fro the backsplash. The countertops will be...
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    BGE or Gas Grill for Primary??

    I gotta say - I know those are both big investments, but the only right answer is both ;) The egg is a ton of fun, makes great food, and is very versatile. Buuuut, it does have limitations - there isn't room for 30 or 40 burgers, 50 hot dogs, or a dozen ribeyes. It's also just one tool - if...
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    Countertop construction

    Hey all, I'm planning my countertop right now. It will be a skim-coat concrete countertop (using ardex feather-finish), and the test sample I made looked great. What I'm wondering is the makeup of the countertop, as there will be 2 weber kettles suspended from it (a 22.5 pizza kettle and...
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    Cheaper alternative for an Ice bin

    I seriously considered using this sink - 32 Inch Undermount Deep Single Bowl with some extra insulation and a homemade HDPE lid as a drop in cooler. In the end I realized I didn't have the counterspace available, but I wound up using it for my sink anyway. I figure if I ever need to I can...
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    Toe kick??

    Hey all, I've just finished designing and ordering the frames for our BBQ island (went with big ridge - very helpful folks), and a question occurred to me while planning the finish. The front and sides of our island will be covered in a marble subway tile ( Stonegate Subway - Elida...
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    solar pumping options

    The pool is roughly 525 sqft in surface area. I have nothing against putting panels on the east facing portion of the roof as well - just a matter of diminishing returns. Honestly though, this is all starting to sound like way too much of a hassle. For a secondary pump I'll need another...
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    solar pumping options

    Between trees, shrubs, the raised pool deck, and the house, I don't think the unshaded portion of that fence would constitute enough area to make the project worthwhile. I will take some measurements and look into it though...
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    solar pumping options

    I'm buying a new pool (with a house thrown in for free) and I've run into a conundrum. All of the 'prime' roof space on the house will be dedicated to PV (electric) solar, so I've got some challenges in heating the pool as well. There is some roof space on the detached garage that may work...
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    DIY Automation?

    Sounds like the solution to all of my (current) problems is to buy an SL2 board and call pentair for a free update before I install it (will they do that on a 6 year old system?) Then I could use it to program my extra valve etc... Hmm, methinks maybe my PB wanted to curtail my DIY tendencies...
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    DIY Automation?

    What I meant by DIY wasn't hacking together an entire system with Arduinos and RPis, rather an existing automation system that is *fully* programmable by the end user. I'll do the former for some christmas lights or something minor, but anything as critical as my pool is going to have to use a...
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    DIY Automation?

    Hmm, perhaps you could point me to where a non-pro can get firmware updates and dongles/adapters etc to do said upgrades? I've been told time and again that you have to have a pro do that. I have also looked in to adding another valve to my 9+3 system, and was told there was no way to do all...
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    DIY Automation?

    Hey all, I've got a decent enough intellitouch setup here at my current home, but we are moving in a few months and the new pool is ~20yrs old with no automation at all. I plan to replace the old pump with a new variable speed one, rejuvinate teh solar panels, upgrade the filter, put in a...
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    Adjusting 'baby barrier' style fence

    Hey all, I've got a 3 yr old baby barrier style fence that has apparently sagged a bit over the years, and i need to re-tension it. The gate hangs a little low right now,and as a result the gate wont latch without a push. If I squeeze the gap between the section with the gate and its...
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    colored replacement lights

    Hey everyone, My pool cleaner hates the colored covers for my pool lights, but I love the color. I do not however love the idea of spending $1500 to get new color changing intellibrites (I currently have 2 amerilites and 1 spabrite as near as I can tell). So, do I have any cheaper options...
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    Pentair MasterTemp 400 cycles on and off in Spa mode

    Ok, did a little more reading and poking. Found the HLS and shorted it - heater stays on. Just to be safe, I drew some water off the heater drain which is right below the outlet and HLS - it temp'd at 104*, so the HLS is at least 30* off. Then I pulled the HLS to look for visible...
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    Pentair MasterTemp 400 cycles on and off in Spa mode

    Ah-HAH! Took a look at the backside of the board, and the HLS light comes on. Also found out this doesn't start until the inlet temp gets up to ~69-70*, which explains why it didn't happen when I was running it on the whole pool (pool is about 54* right now). So, is replacing the HLS...
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    Pentair MasterTemp 400 cycles on and off in Spa mode

    Found the manual for the heater, and tried adjusting the water pressure switch - no joy. Seems like the water pressure switch might need replacing. Next dry day I'll pull things further apart and jump across the WPS to see if it'll run for more than a few minutes. Anyone know if replacing...
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    Pentair MasterTemp 400 cycles on and off in Spa mode

    Hey all, I have a Pentair MasterTemp 400, which is about 2 years old. Recently it started cycling off and on while attempting to heat my spa. It cycles every 2-3 minutes and runs for a minute or two at a time. I did run it for about 10 minutes while circulating my pool as well, and didn't...
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    Pentair Gas heater problem!?

    Did you ever get this sorted? I'm having the exact same problem with my Pentair Master Temp. Of course it started 1 month after I fired my pool maintenance company, and 2 months after my 1 year PB warranty ran out...
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    Argh! Paying twice for the same dang work.. (heater and AC)

    Heat pumps get really interesting when you have a 25,000 gallon water source in the backyard... Maybe in 2-3 years when I re-do our whole house AC I will look into a dual-purpose heat-pump system, or a heat recovery unit for my new AC. Sigh... another few summers of a hot house and a cold...
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    Argh! Paying twice for the same dang work.. (heater and AC)

    So frustrating... I want/need to heat my pool - current day temps are in the mid 70s. You see, I live in a pretty dry area that gets pretty cool at night (day/night swing is generally 30+ degrees) so even though it's 90+ outside, my pool won't get hot. On the other hand, I need to cool my...
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    SWCG confusion

    Most plaster companies recommend between 10 and 30 days of salt-free operation before starting up your SWCG, so i'd let your PB pound sand on that. My SWCG wound up being $1k installed, plus $450 for the automation upgrade that I wanted since I got them as a package. Tell your PB he's at least...
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    When is this global warming going to end?

    Ahh, y'all should come out to california - it's been gorgeous out here! On second thought, it's kinda crowded. And we don't all speak english. And we frown on all sorts of recreational activities. And our power/gas/NG costs are amazingly high. Maybe y'all oughta stay away. And maybe take a...
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    in-water fence/barrier

    Ok, problem solved.. My PB hooked me up with another fence guy who's installed 4 of these, the oldest of which is already 4+ years old, and no leaks, soooo - I'm going that route. Thanks!