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    New pool build in SE Florida

    Looks good... In October, you'll swim :) It takes about 2.5-3mo for a pool this size in SoFL now.
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    New pool build in SE Florida

    Yes, the skimmer equalizer port can be connected to the main drain to allow the skimmer to operate if the water level falls below the skimmer opening. It is not depicted on the plan, though. https://blog.intheswim.com/inground-pool-skimmer-plumbing-diagrams/ For overflow, there has to be an...
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    Continuation of an odyssey

    If you just want to see the temp reading remotely, you can use something like Home Assistant with its MQTT sensors. There is no need to rely on a cloud solution, you can connect to your home network and therefore Home Assistant server via VPN (IPSec or OpenVPN) running on your phone. The VPN...
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    IntelliFlo Seal Failure on Almost Brand New Pump (SWCG Pool)

    Thank you, Chris. What brand is the shaft seal ? I may just buy the shaft seal that was recommended by James. I hope it's not the bearings that are making the noise. Replacing the seal does not look too bad but rather disappointing considering the price.
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    IntelliFlo Seal Failure on Almost Brand New Pump (SWCG Pool)

    Thanks ! Is PS-1905 better for salt water than the OEM 071734S ?
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    IntelliFlo Seal Failure on Almost Brand New Pump (SWCG Pool)

    Hi, I noticed a chirping sound on startup/shutdown a week ago on my almost brand new Intelliflo 011028 that I bought and self-installed a month ago. I thought that maybe a leaf got stuck somewhere and was going to clean it next week. It would be rather unpleasant if my seal is failing too...
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    New pool build in SE Florida

    Additionally, with a heat pump(about 45A), you'll need at least gauge 8 wire and a matching breaker. Your existing 30A breaker and gauge 10 won't be enough. But that should be easy for any electrician to change on site.
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    New pool build in SE Florida

    Hi, I do not see the overflow and equalizer lines on the plan. Are they depicted separately ? Also, could you please pm the builder name ? Thx !
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    Intellicenter Wifi

    The signal strength at the destinations really depends on the obstacles in the signal path with all other things being equal. 100ft indoors presumes sheetrock walls. In optimal conditions outdoors, the signal can more or less reliably propagate over a couple of miles (e.g. drone control). If...
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    Continuation of an odyssey

    We do not have an autofill. For some reason I do not recall we opted out. I can probably attach a PVC pipe to the skimmer lid and place the sensor inside the pipe in the manner this chap did: https://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Level-Sensor/ I was actually more interested in the level...
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    Continuation of an odyssey

    Maybe, maybe not. I have a zigbee thermometer in the garage with CBS walls and the receiver is in the house with CBS walls about the same distance (40') as the skimmer. I can successfully receive packets although RSSI is pretty low (-80/-85). So, if can receive at this distance with 2.4GHz I...
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    Continuation of an odyssey

    Hi, When you mentioned that the range from the floating thermometer to your display unit is 30', did you mean the distance ? Or that the signal can reach your display unit reliably at 30 ' only ? I am thinking about placing either a floater or the cheaper unit you mentioned inside the skimmer...
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    RS-485 and Digital Inputs Cable Wiring Type and Size

    You can buy a real rs-485 cable (it is shielded)...
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    New Salt system...questions

    Got it. Thanks.
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    New Salt system...questions

    Just curious. Why does it matter what brand of salt one buys as long as % of contaminants is low below 1%) ? It's the same simple chemical compound (NaCl) regardless of the brand.
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    [FS] Super Max 3/4 HP Pump - PHK2RA6D101L

    Hi, I replaced the pump with a Pentair VS one and need to get rid of this one. The pump has been used only for a month (the pool was finished in March of this year). http://www.inyopools.com/Products/04200001040893.htm Asking $200 and a local pickup. I am located near Palm Beach Gardens in...
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    Recoomended max pump speed

    I installed the new pump (Intelliflo 011028) today. It was a bit tricky because the new pump inlet is about 1.7" higher than the "old" one and I did not want to re-plumb the manifold. Ended up with two 45 degree couplers to transition to the inlet height. As recommended, I set the max speed to...
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    Recoomended max pump speed

    Thanks ! I wonder if the default max speed is ever used by anyone ...
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    Recoomended max pump speed

    oops... I meant to write Intelliflo 011028. Not sure how I managed to type what I did :( Sorry.
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    Recoomended max pump speed

    Hi, I am going to upgrade my single speed pump to a 100280 primarily because I want to skim bugs 24x7 and save some electricity. I have 2" plumbing. I am planning to run at 1,200-1,500 rpm depending on how well it works for skimming/SWCG. Should I limit the max speed to 2400-2800 during...
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    Which Test Kit?

    I do taste it but do not mind. Thx
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    Which Test Kit?

    Ok, will add baking soda immediately. Also, I just got a K-1766. It shows the salt level at 4200 which is rather high. Does it need to be decreased to 3500 (IC-40 seems happy with all green lights) or it can be kept as is ?
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    Which Test Kit?

    Thanks ! As soon as it's mine in a couple of days, I'll do that. He's going to "check" chemicals one last time and I do not want to cause an unnecessary fight. The plaster is slightly older than a month. Not sure why the PB is so aggressive with adding the acid.
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    Which Test Kit?

    Thanks ! Sorry, I've not updated my signature yet, everything is just too hectic at the moment. I did get a TF-100 and went through all the tests. I have some rudimentary familiarity with chemistry from my secondary school years 40 years ago :) , so it makes sense to me. The pool has not been...
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    Which Test Kit?

    Hi, What other test do you have in mind ? I am going to take over pool maintenance next week from the PB, and was wondering about a better kit for someone whose color vision is not so good. Thanks !