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    Recurring rust spots

    Update for the curious: apparently PebbleTec has been struggling with iron contamination. They will be sending divers to chip out and patch all of the spots under warranty.
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    Recurring rust spots

    They are in the exact same spots as before. The pool is only a couple months old, is this something my pool builder could remedy if its rebar?
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    Recurring rust spots

    I have a half a dozen or so rust spots in my pool. Took the advice of the forum and they easily came off with some vitamin C. But three weeks later, they’re back. Is this just how it’s going to be? Using vitamin C every few weeks? Or is there something else at play.
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    Best Pool Float Organizer

    We had been eyeing this one but the price and bad reviews put us off
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    Best Pool Float Organizer

    We’ve been looking around online for something to store our pool floats so they aren’t just sitting on the deck. There don’t seem to be many options and the ones out there have poor reviews. It’s even harder that we’re limited to online options right now. Any advice on a good pool organizer...
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    K1000 results higher than FAS/DPD

    When I tested my pool today, visually the K1000 looked to be in the 5-10 ppm range. When I checked it using FAS/DPD, it only came out to 3.5 ppm. The discrepancy is pretty troubling to me since I was planning on using the K1000 as my daily test once I got the level below 5 ppm. Any advice? For...
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    New Build in Houston

    Yes sir, just small 4-5' horizontal plank fence to block it from view.
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    New Build in Houston

    Other than some landscaping and coping work, we are done! I ran my first water tests today and came up with the following: FC: 8 CC: 0.5 pH: 7.6 TA: 80 CH: 100 CYA: 43 SALT: 2400 ppm Based on this, I'm going to add some Calcium (target 300 ppm) and Salt (target 3000 ppm). I've also ramped the...
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    New Build in Houston

    I’m going all travertine. FWIW my PB was pretty upfront that flagstone and limestone do the worst with salt. He also said there are sealants out there you can use.
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    New Build in Houston

    We’re in business with gunite! Been watering it every 5-6 hours. Slated for plumbing and electrical early next week.
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    Muriatic Acid addition via Stenner Pump

    Can you point me to more info on this muriatic avoid addition? Is there one compatible with Jandy or was it DIY?
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    New Build in Houston

    I’m planning on being home at least through Gunite. It might be hard to be here all the way through plumbing and decking.
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    New Build in Houston - Oak Forest

    Hey neighbor! Also building a pool in Oak Forest right now. It looks like we have very similar builds and pricing- mine is all Jandy and a little smaller than yours. I’m curious about your gas experience- I don’t have to move the line but I will have to upgrade the meter. All of the PBs I...
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    New Build in Houston

    Zodiac IFC plumbing went in today. Tomorrow is rebar and maybe Gunite.
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    New Build in Houston

    Dig was today after a slight weather delay. The excavation crew was quick and professional- very respectful of the neighbors lot after they granted me permission to use it. Measurements all look good, 12-18 inches of buffer from the bottom for IFC and Gunite. Tomorrow is IFC install then...
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    New Build in Houston

    Monday is the big day for the dig! After reading about chlorine sourcing and storage, I was able to convince my wife to go SWG- it’s a Jandy cell rated for 40k gallons for my 12k pool. Pics to follow!
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    Aqualink PDA4 Functionality

    My dig starts Monday and at that point my PB will be ordering equipment. Right now he has me down for the Aqualink PDA4 system for IFC, chiller, heater, and spa jets. My question is if the aqualink PDA4 has “weekend” functionality. I’m on a free weekend electricity plan where I pay a higher...
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    New Build in Houston

    Here’s a picture of the waiver. Basically says damage to equipment or pool from salt not covered.
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    New Build in Houston

    What kind of control system do you have on your setup?
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    New Build in Houston

    Agree with your philosophy. What kind of SWG are you using? Trying to figure out which Jandy model is going to work for my setup.
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    New Build in Houston

    I'll send a picture once I'm at home. To me the game changer is that I won't have any cool, dark outdoor storage for chlorine so I'm going to have to lug it around the house if I don't go SWG. I'll end up bleaching everything in sight.
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    New Build in Houston

    The more I read about it, the more I'm leaning toward just going SWG off the bat. My wife isn't happy about it but I'm convincing her that storing gallons of chlorine isn't worth the safety/hassle even if she thinks she won't like the saltwater feel. I have a couple of questions: - Which Jandy...
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    New Build in Houston

    Scope and plan have been finalized today.
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    New Build in Houston

    I don't know if anyone here is good with pumps but adding the chiller has my PB proposing to add a 2nd pump dedicated to the caretaker system. I'm trying to convince him to just design two independent plumbing runs that can each be fed by the 1 VS pump with automated valving. In my head, I'm...
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    New Build in Houston

    Right now, I'm leaning toward oversize 16x24 travertine coping and a 300 sqft travertine deck replacement of some existing softscape flagstones I have (see rendering). for 3 sides of the pool, there will still be yard which I haven't decided how I'm going to landscape. Open to suggestions since...
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    New Build in Houston

    This one is just a chiller, not a heat pump. I would say more expensive than SWG from what I'm seeing on the bid. But for SWG, I can always come back and install it if I get annoyed with chlorination schedule. For the chiller, I know I'm going to want it given temps here- I prefer water on the...
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    New Build in Houston

    I took your advice and asked to add a chiller. Goodbye budget! But I think you're right that it will be worth it. My PB won't do Glacier based on bad past experiences so he's quoting me the AquaCal TC1000.
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    New Build in Houston

    Thank you for the advice- I will ask my PB which test kit is included in the bid and if its not one of these models, I will request it.
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    New Build in Houston

    Good to know- I will try basic chlorination first and see how that goes. Not to single you out, but do you have any recommendations for good non-travertine pavers for a small pool deck? Belgard seems to be the only thing I can find.
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    New Build in Houston

    I don't have anything in the ground yet and am not looking to be super fancy. I mainly am done adding items onto my bid without cutting other stuff and want to know if I can just punt SWG to a future time. Maybe normal chlorination works out just fine for me and I don't need to upgrade.