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    Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    Read the manual...surprised not to find a note “Not rated for pools”?
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    New Pool Katy, Texas

    Pool looks great...take the mosaics back to the store, its going to ruin the awesome plaster.
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    Home Depot Muriatic Acid

    Looks yellow in color right?
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    Home Depot Muriatic Acid

    Did I just make a mistake - instead of the Swimming Pool Muriatic Acid (14.5%) I got the other stuff, 31.45% - poured some in the pool - one box says Balance on it? https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-2-x-1-Gal-Swimming-Pool-Muriatic-Acid-2-Pack-10014HDX/202254527
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    Another Vegas OB

    Look like they did that lower jet cutout correctly, can’t wait to see how they work.
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    Salt is HIGH!!!!

    Oh boy, the heat must be affecting my brain, used a 25 ml sample, sigh...retested sitting at 3600. Will get my boys to do some cannonballs to get rid of some water! :)
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    Salt is HIGH!!!!

    Does the Taylor SALT K-1766 kit go bad? The date on the it says test used by 3/20... Did my last Salt test around April, and the test indicated 3200ppm....todays 7/10 the test indicated 8600ppm? The IC60 salt reading is 3600.... I started noticing small flakes of salt in my Dolphin, and that...
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    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    I would have drained it too...5 years of poo in that pool, to much muck, but in the end you’ll get there.
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    First test results. Help with raising CYA

    You could also use the pool vac, and just clean the filters often, don’t have wait for the 25% pressure increase.
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    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Mediterranean Fan Palm in the center of that dirt patch...
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    Featured New pool build in Allen TX

    Pool coping requires different knowledge than putting stone on stairs...there really is no “pattern” with stone, other than what you think it should be. I think it will look good when it’s done, almost like adding an accent instead of making everything match and blend to blah, but in the end...
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    French Drain for New Build

    Post a picture of the terrain...
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    How Clear is TFP Clear? Let's See (Pics Please).

    Ok, I'll play - not as clear as some of you with no water in the pool!
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    LED Lightning review

    Pick the Intellibrite....use microbrite for the sunself, stairs areas.
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    Here is my CYA / Chlorine Story

    If you get the SWG installed, you don’t need to lug chlorine around on your stone..plus, you only load salt once.
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    Need more returns to ”direct” floating stuff towards the skimmers....this will be helped along by the surface winds. If you keep the pool on the shallow end, you don’t need to heat it...mine is 84 today.
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    BYOP or other recommendations, North Texas Frisco Build

    Call your local plaster company, and ask them which subs they recommend...build your own pool, all the info is on this site. Don’t ask me how I know...
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    Continuation of an odyssey

    Interesting...I thought you need a longer straight run for a SWG, but not familiar with that model.
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    Spa dam height Help!?!? Start digging next week...

    Slope the edge of the spa, towards the spa, and let it sit as close as possible to pool water level, will look really cool. Like the first picture...that will also prevent the wet/dry cycles of the spa spill-over tile, and make it last longer.
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    New owner/builder build in Miami, Florida

    90oz is good, shorter height has less tendency to lay flat...that said, pick the most natural color....I lean towards the one on the left. PS. It’s hot on the feet...thought you guys in FL has lots of water??
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    New Build- Chico Ca

    Late to the party, did they install a bond breaker or slip joint on top of the leveled beam prior to pouring the concrete deck? Any tile touching the cantilever concrete decking? The decking will expand / contract causing the tile to pop-off if it’s attached... Looking good...
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    New owner/builder build in Miami, Florida

    That is the worst kit in the world you could have spent your well earned money on.....experience with it will result in a crystal clear pool, with minimal chemicals, and quite frankly a boring pool life as you’ll never have the experience to fight with Algae...so boring!
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    Which direction? Waterline Tile

    Pools require a regular cleaning / brushing schedule - you are going to hate that tile in a year, no matter what direction you put them....
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    New owner/builder build in Miami, Florida

    What waterproofing did you do on the SPA / waterline tile? How long are going to let the shell dry before plaster? What stone is that coping....doing a great job btw, subs seems really good! PS. Put a drain near that pad, so that the water has a place to go when you want to drain some water...
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    New M600 robot

    That’s called “love” right there, get a room you two....
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    IntelliflowXF - Plumbing

    Once you figure out that the water feature provides 1 minute of visual pleasure, and pushes up the pH, the use would be reduced to a “impress” moment....plumb accordingly, your pool, your money...
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    Owner/Builder exam in Miami

    Wish I had seen that link before I OB’ed my pool...learn on the job, hope you get good subs! :)
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    This one is for me....

    Plus we had strong Santa Ana winds the past few days, at least 5 oranges fell off my tree, and I had to take some leaves out of my pool...tough times in SoCal.
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    Another Vegas OB

    I'm amazed Kim has not reprimanded you for color matching your pool / tile colors - this is your time to shine and there is no POP in that selection, c'mon already! :) PS. Not your fault - for some reason people tends to match all the colors as closely as possible - not sure why :)
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    Another Vegas OB

    Looks like they remembered to make the bottom jet opening bigger...waterproof that spa inside / outside.