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    Converting from Natural Gas to Electric

    A typical gas heater (400K BTU) will heat a regular size spa about 1 degree/minute. Assuming you are bringing the water up from 70 to 100 degrees it will take about 30 minutes with a gas heater. The Raypack (27KW 92K BTU) will take over 4 times as long almost 2 hours. So after 2 uses you...
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    Concrete Sealant for Rough Pool Deck

    Kool Deck coating would smooth that out. However, the prep and application should be done by a pro for it to last.
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    Design concepts for pool in Prosper, TX

    That's a perfect pool for watermelon ball.
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    Quartzscape v/s Pebble sheen v/s wet edge

    We have the Quartzscape Midnight Blue its a deep rich blue we love it. As with most dark finishes there will be some initial mottling but it eventually evens out with time.
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    'The Pool Cleaner' Replacement Tires

    Some renovated concrete pools have a "spray in" fiberglass coating.
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    Umbrella Sleeves - Any downside?

    I find the sleeves are to shallow and any wind will pick up those big umbrellas and blow them across the deck or pool which is a safety issue. And yes wind will do damage to plaster or gunite if the umbrella is left in for an extended period. Look for an umbrella with the vents on top which...
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    Solar panels worth it?

    I have 2 pools in Arizona one with solar, one without solar. Today the non-solar pool is about 75 degrees vs, the solar pool 88 degrees. For me its definitely worth it because it extends my swimming season from April thru Oct. I don't use a solar cover and even if there is some heat loss...
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    Spa Size

    I would say the average spa is 7 or 8 feet. Be aware that a 10 ft spa will take a long time to heat up and the gas will be expensive.
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    SWG End Caps Too Tight. Can't remove.

    I use a cheap oil filter wrench from Walmart.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    A 2 HP blower for only 6 jets might blow you out of the water. Why didn't they just use a Venturi air intake and make it adjustable?
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    Raised Spa versus Flat Spa

    A raised spa also gives you bench seating.
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    Pentair Warrior SE vs. Dolphin S200

    The Pentair rebate form states the qualifying purchase price for the Warrior SE is $849 or more and requires a copy of the sales receipt.
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    Help users find Liquid Chlorine

    I would suggest pool owners go to local Facebook pages to get recommendations on where to find Chlorine.
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    Help users find Liquid Chlorine

    I am sorry but this thread is about as useful as posting where can I find milk, eggs and toilet paper. OBE.
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    Spillover height

    I designed the raised spa coping to be 18" above the patio deck for outdoor seating comfort. The spillover drop from the spa water level to the pool ended up being 18" which works fine.
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    Add Heater after Pool is Built - Possible - Cost - Gas Line

    Why don't you consider solar especially since you are in Texas? A pool heater is very expensive to run while solar is free after the initial cost.
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    Help users find Liquid Chlorine

    My local Walmart has 100s of gallons of pool chlorine but there is no bleach in the laundry section LoL.
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    Spa with blower question

    In spa mode the suction is from the spa and the return is to the spa jets. The blower can be on or off depending on your preference. There will be no spillover.
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    Solar heating system not heating

    I don't under want you meant by 17m3 pool? What is the surface sq. ft. and average depth? 107 sq. ft. for a solar array may be too small ideally it should be about the same sq. ft. as your pool. It does sound like your pump speed is too high for such a small array. The difference between...
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    Cats climbing pool cage...

    Cat's don't like lemon or orange scents. Use orange oil and make a citrus spray. You can google some recipes for cat repellent.
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    New large pool -- heat questions

    To put this in perspective a 60K gal pool has 500,400 lbs of water (1 gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs). It takes 1 btu to raise a lb of water 1 degree/hour. Thus you would need under ideal circumstances 500,400 BTUs to raise your pool by one degree in an hour. Large gas pool heaters are...
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    New large pool -- heat questions

    Are planning an integrated spa? If so you probably need a 400k Btu heater to heat the spa up quickly. Heat pumps are very slow.
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    Solar Heat - Whats the Best GPH to Run?

    Generally you want about 4 degrees difference inlet to outlet for max efficiency. Just get an infrared thermometer and aim it at the pipes. Adjust the pump speed accordingly no need to worry about complicated gpm calculations and panel sizes.
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    Spa PSI higher than pool

    Does the pump increase RPMs when you set it in spa mode? That's normal for automation and would expect to see an increase of 10psi for the jets. At higher RPMs you might also expect some air bubbles due to pump cavitation.
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    The Construction has begin... Roseville, Ca.

    I would caution against a steep slope. A person could be walking in the shallow end and suddenly caught off guard plunging into water over their head. Also heading from the deep to shallow end you are liable to stub your toe or foot into the steep wall. Ask me how I know.
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    Solar, and SWG

    Another thing you can try is get an infrared thermometer and check temperatures of the input and output pipes to panels. It should be about 4 degrees difference for optimal efficiency. Then dial in your rpm from there and you won't have to guess GPH.
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    Fiberglass Pool Install

    What assurance do you have the PB will ever return? Do you have any financial leverage at all this point?
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    White flake issue

    I took out my SWG due to high CH 350 fill water and Arizona evaporation caused it to go to 1500+ very quickly . Flakes on SWG plates, in the pool and on the filters there is no way to balance that just drain and refill every year. Now just adding liquid chlorine twice a week.
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    Outdoor a true outdoor model necessary?

    If it has a headphone jack you can connect that to a bluetooth transmitter.
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    Outdoor a true outdoor model necessary?

    Look for a TV with HDR (high dynamic range) if you want the brightest picture outdoors.