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    Actualator Question - Jandy

    I have an actuator, that has play in the handles. The handle can be moved a notch over when its in either direction. Anyone know the cause. Im not sure if this is normal or broke? It doesn't go all the way either direction it can be moved a little more. Is this normal?
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    2 Issues Blower and Pump

    HI, Background. My pool was stopped and drained for a remodel 3 months. 1) I have a blower that is connected to a pipe and returns to jets at the bottom of spa. My blower use to run 30 minutes then stop, now it runs 5 minutes and stops. The blower will not restart iaqualink reports it as...
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    Vanishing Edge expectations

    All Curious those of you who built a vanishing edge pool what your expectation were or are. On my edge I can see water receding back in troth for one hour exposing 1/8-1/4 inch of tiles eventually. Is this common, I think expectation wise the water should hold and be leveled perfect. I...
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    Best level for Infiniti edge

    Curious instead of using a rope level to level an infinity edge is a laser level better? How do pros do this; were having issues I never saw a laser level used. Somewhat worried there not at the right height of where there setting level. Any tricks how to check to make sure the Infiniti edge...
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    Slowing Neg Edge?

    I have a negative edge with a Jandy 2.5 horse power pump. My flow rate is too high. Im looking to slow it down on the return side. Is a diverter valve 2 way or a ball valve a better choice? Any thoughts on this. Again the negative edge is plumbed separate and sucks from troth to Jandy 2.5...
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    Acid Bath no drain | Acid Wash? Plaster out of water for remodel dull

    Hi Folks- Plaster: Deep Blue Dea Prism Matrix Wet Edge Im getting done with a remodel. We kept the plaster. However the pool was significantly drained although water kept in bottom. They did a light acid wash, 1st thing I notice a lot of walls had white on them. Then when I filled the...
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    Pool startup after Tile remodel Plaster Stayed

    I have had a pool out of water all summer on a remodel from a leak etc. Im finishing now and looking to startup. The plaster took a beating. Im looking at following Jack Magic Blue startup here: https://jacksmagic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Start-Up-Procedures.pdf with Magnetta. Again...
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    Need Help - Structual Engineer Houston

    All- Hi I need assistance with finding a structural engineer who works with pools. We don't require them in Houston so many do not know pools well. I need gunite inspected im in my remodel and have severe issues.
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    Need Help - Remodel Glass Tile

    All- Pool Facts: * Pool is 3.5 years Old. Please see attached pictures for efforescence outside spa. *No waterproof was installed inside spa, top and outer side only *Around suction pipe no Hydrolic cement was used; we took off gate found and fixed two months ago *On build our spa was 1'...
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    Gunite Epoxy?

    I am grinding down some walls for a remodel and worried I will have cracks that should be addressed with gunite epoxy. Im trying to use a sub and have this covered. I will ask the sub but I am thinking this is caulk type application but either way I would love a link on what to use...
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    PVC Pressure Testing

    All- My pump when spa mode is 23-28psi. Anyhow, we are redoing tile and checking the spa its infiniti edge sitting in pool. SPA has a double check valve and loosing about 15 gallons overnight. Filled up with line counter. We pressure tested today it went from 40 to 38 in 30 minutes, leak...
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    Trouble with Infiniti Spa (leak)

    All- First my calcium has been constant for 3-4 weeks 270. I am not loosing water from a pipe. My spa looses 15gallons per 8 hours. I used a hose with water counter to fill back up. I did dye test all returns and suction in my spa nothing looks wrong. When pump isn't on, my spa goes down...
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    Blower Mod needed what’s the best solution

    I have two blowers for side jets and bottom. I want to be able to throttle the air throughput. I saw a post of Jandy 3way. Any other ideas what’s best have you guys tried this? What were results? Thanks so much tfp!
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    Need help tfp folks remodel tile

    All- We got a new pool after a tough battle with HOA 3years ago. We made change after change, took out a sunken kitchen days before starting project add all tile spa and benches. We struggled with efflorescence issues; we took a lot of pictures but never figured it out. Our pool negative...
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    Negative Edge WaterProofing Plaster

    All- On a negative edge pool the negative edge positive side is mostly plaster but the tile line. Should a waterproofing agent be used prior to plaster where plaster is going. We have had bad efforesence on the negative side, we are removing tile and grinding it to gunite to rehydroban. Just...
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    Leak Question - Gunite

    TFP- I have a gunite pool inground 43000 gallons. My spa is raised half in and out of the pool. My suction on spa floor side wasn't cemented around the ring and a cover was on it. There was a crack and I believe its been loosing water into gunite walls for about 2-3 years. My question is we...
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    Plumbing Question for Heater (Jandy)

    TFP Family- I had issues with Fault Hi Limit on my Jandy Heater. Im seeing this saftey configuration in the attached heater if I toggle the switch there is a sound of rocks in a pipe and fault hi limit. I believe this is routing some flow back to pool/spa without going to heater based on...
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    Filter Pressure with Variable Speed

    Can someone tell me when I should see significant pressure on my Filter pressure when starting my pump. The pump primes at 3400 but not seeing filter pressure increase in first 10 seconds or so. My equipment was routed to detect a leak.
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    Grout over Grout different Color

    Hi TFP Family- My builder came out yesterday to fix a repair in my SPA and they fixed some tiles, they regrouted the spa. I didnt know they were doing this. My spa was grouted black originally (midnight black) but they put silver ontop of that and raised it flush with the tile. Im concerned...
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    Weir Wall Issue - Waterproofing Questions Efforesence

    Hi TFP Family, Got a tough question, I have a 37' Weir Wall, mastic was used. Im using Serveon NS200 for tile. I have a 3" tile line on pool side, 12"edge 45degrees tiled, and back wall is tile. Im two years into the pool, since the beginning of pool I got efflorescence on the back of the...
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    Leak at bottom of spa need **help please**

    All- We had a slow leak with this pipe at bottom of spa. It was covered by a grate. I can't see that the builder did much to seal this, can someone look at the photo in Pool Business and comment on what they see the rest of my spa is tile but need comment on the solution or lack there of one...
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    Pool Leaking

    I have a raised infinity spa which flows into an infinity pool which flows into a catch basin. Water is circulated from Catchbasin up to a feature pump which sends back to spa and pool returns. Every night my pool raises water 5" and pool water would go out overflow. Spa goes down a few...