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  1. Patrick_B

    Pool #2. South Texas. Waterfront property.

    You’ll have to ask the other two on that one, I prefer my own quarters thanks. :deal:
  2. Patrick_B

    Dolphin Supreme M Series Owner’s Club

    Sorry for a late reply, but I’m updating two threads in this forum shortly. I’m about to do another refurb on mine as I did three years ago, and will leave more detail on another thread. I’m starting my 7th season with the M5, and right now there is no end in sight. It could crash before summer...
  3. Patrick_B

    Pool #2. South Texas. Waterfront property.

    Gonna be awesome man. Might have to come down and do a real Texas christening on this thing. That’s a long way to come without staying a few days though. Think you can handle me, WoodyP, and Chip all that time?
  4. Patrick_B

    What did you do to your pool today?

    Well, I’ve never waited this long, but I am finally opening this week since finding a good supply of bleach in bulk and jug forms from a new builder supplier in town. I was planning on dichlor powder and water changes later on, but looks like we escaped that hassle.
  5. Patrick_B

    Pool #2. South Texas. Waterfront property.

    Lo and behold. Well it’s nice to see it here all up in lights. I’ll be keeping up with it from here now Can’t wait to see it move onward. Awesome man.
  6. Patrick_B

    WANTED: New Wife!

    I might actually be able to stay on that one, IF I could manage to get on it!
  7. Patrick_B

    What did you do to your pool today?

    Going back with a cover this year and getting that all ready. Haven't done it the last two, but I'm not hauling out leaves again this year. What a pain! :hammer:
  8. Patrick_B

    Dolphin Premier M5 - 4th Season Refurb

    Try this: Dolphin Premier M5 - 4th Season Refurb - Page 2
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    brush bristles coming off

    A good quality brush wont lose bristles, or it will be extremely minimal. Mine stays in the Sun and it hasn't degraded. After four years, this is worn down, but not a brittle bristle one. These are top quality, and UV protected, so they dont break down like the cheapy white nylon bristle type...
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    Robotic vs Automatic

    Quality Robots have their own power source, powerful suction coupled with great filtering with concentrated focus on cleaning rather than random movement that pressure cleaners, and suction cleaners provide. They are simply better technology all around, and do a lot better job than other...
  11. Patrick_B

    PH creeping up

    Welcome aboard! Rising pH is common, and something we just have to live with some of us. You might try keeping the TA no more than 60, and see if the pH will settle around 7.6-7.8. If it won't and continues to rise, you just may have to be one like me where acid is a way of pool life. Not...
  12. Patrick_B

    Potential New Pool Owner - Need Advice

    Welcome to TFP! No quick fix here I'm afraid, unless it isn't bad, but that is not likely the case. Whatever you do, don't go pouring in Algaecide and Flocculants. Alagacide is prevention, not cure, and Flocs can make a huge mess. Chlorine is what you need to do it right, but it takes a little...
  13. Patrick_B

    Can you avoid CYA and other chemicals with SWG?

    Welcome to TFP! By the numbers, all good questions. 1. Cya not only protects Chlorine, it acts as a buffer to reduce the harshness of it, so therefore it is very beneficial. Without Cya, you will lose every bit of Chlorine you put in by SWG or other means, and covering it 24/7 isnt practical...
  14. Patrick_B

    Cloudy water, algae & milky water coming from jets!

    Welcome to TFP! We can help you turn it around, and never be here again. All you have to do is be willing to learn some extremely basic principles and chemistry, and be willing to test your own water. That starts with the ABCs in Pool School, and reading more there while you are waiting on a...
  15. Patrick_B

    Polaris Wheels slow / stopped?

    Thanks for the info! Im sure some polaris owners will find this helpful.
  16. Patrick_B

    Toledo, Oh area build

    Welcome to TFP! I understand you not wanting it slick around the pool. Perhaps someone else felt the same way and can share aome photos with you.
  17. Patrick_B

    Reinstalling ladder (bonding)

    Welcome to TFP! I've asked for some help on your thread, and hopefully they can get you some advice on this soon.
  18. Patrick_B

    Looking for reputable company in College Station or Bryan, TX area

    Im way out in West Texas here, but giving you a bump in hopes someone down there will see and offer you some advice.
  19. Patrick_B

    Bbb method

    BBB is an old term we no longer use as it leads to confusion, and many if not most never use Borax. We use the term "TFPC Method" which originated from it, albeit with some differences. As far as how long, it's a forever methodology and process of pool care, instead of something you do...
  20. Patrick_B

    TFP and wine ???

    Enjoy your wine...:cheers: Happy 4th!!
  21. Patrick_B

    Any adjustable ladders for a Intex pool

    Welcome to the forum! Not to say I'm right, but I never heard of one you can adjust. Thinking about what you describe, I would simply add a platform of some kind to even out the height difference. Something heavy, or very secure, or perhaps even adding a step/protrusion of the slab to...
  22. Patrick_B

    What did you do to your pool today?

    I had such a different image of Matt, and now it's shattered. DV, I can afford the 1K in Bacon, but I'm not sure I could coook that much in a weekend. Don't worry Woody, I got it Friday, and Saturday night. It's just getting normal now. Pool makes it to 85, and right back down to 79-80 by...
  23. Patrick_B

    Is algae less of a problem with a covered or indoor pool

    Indoor pools are generally much less like to get Algae, but it absolutely can happen. Cya 20-30 is fine for indoor pools, but make 30 the absolute maximum.
  24. Patrick_B

    IntellipH issues

    Welcome to TFP! Yes, and it doesn't even look like it will mate up, so you have the entirely wrong connector. I hate admoninshing you like this on your first post, but going off with a new pH controller hooked up without verifying proper function is very risky. You could have had an acid over...
  25. Patrick_B

    Pool Closed

    Welcome to TFP! I hope to see you back and getting your pool sparkling clean very soon.
  26. Patrick_B

    Trim cover strips for stairs ?

    I'm thinking the guy who replaced it ahould have gotten a whole new setup, or would know where to get them at least. I would ask, or look online for someone who carries these liners and steps to see where they direct you. I would think that should be fairly easy to find.
  27. Patrick_B

    ScreenLogic help

    These are tough for lots of us to answer Mark, Im sorry. I wanted to welcome you aboard, and ask for some for input on your issue. Welcome to TFP, and we hope you enjoy the forum.
  28. Patrick_B

    How thick are the walls of aluminum pools?

    Welcome to TFP Jay! Someone with more experience on vinyl pools will have to lend some knowledge. And I'm not sure if you mean above ground, or in ground pools.
  29. Patrick_B

    Leak at pump hose connection

    Welcome to TFP! You might try wrapping the fitting in a lot of teflon tape, where the hose is a tighter fit slipping onto the connection and see if it stops it. Worked for me in this situation, and perhaps there will be other ideas. Once the pump is running again and not leaking, you will have...
  30. Patrick_B

    Thinking about automation

    It doesn't matter for a heater so much, and I would tend to go with a Raypak/Rheem for a replacement. For your pump, I think it would be much easier sticking with Hayward systems for ease of setup/communication issues but there may be other opinions on that. Hayward has diferent controller...