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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay, here's an update. I purchased one of the "Poly Storm Thread-in Tee Body Assemblies", which is effectively the venturi connection for my spa. This let me look at how big the air holes were, and see if I could determine if the air and water lines were swapped. By unscrewing the jet body...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    hah! I have so many inflatable balls in my backyard. A "storm" just might take them and half of the inflatable animals away by accident someday ;)
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    ah. That's pretty easy, and good point. I think I'll try to see if I can confirm whether water/air lines swapped first, then give that a try.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Really interesting idea re: swapped air and water. I may be able to unscrew the jet housing and see if water and air are coming out of the right place. Will add that to the list, that certainly could explain the pressure problem and also explain why water could be getting into the line, as the...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Unfortunately, the closest I could get a check valve without ripping up pavers & concrete underneath them is probably 60' away from the spa. :( The Model number of the jet is 229-8127, which is the grey version of 229-8120. Link to catalog, and side view picture below:
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay, a few more tests and some progress!! I drained the spa to below the jets, and I took out the "jet internal" aka jets, leaving just the jet housing. Then, I turned on the blower -- it blew out water, overheated, and then stopped. About an hour later, I tried again -- it blew out more...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay. I did the pressure measurement. First the setup -- I bought a 2" T, then a reducer to a 1/2" PVC, then a 1/2" slip to 1/2" thread, then thread to barb. Setup is below -- a total hack job, no laughing. It came off of its peak, but at the highest level the high end was 109" and the...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    I actually tried this previously, I used a “y” fitting and a ball valve to a 1.5”. The blower lasted longer but was so loud I was worried that wouldn’t be a solution. I haven’t tried a T with. A same-sized valve. Will also give that a try.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Yes, the amount of bubbles seems great. The time before shutoff varies, but rarely over 90 seconds.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Will do. Will probably be until this weekend to get that done. I assume any diameter tubing works? Tee off right under the blower?
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay -- I just checked the Voltage & Current. Voltage is correct, measuring 243v. Current is high -- ranging from 3.4A to peaking out at 3.9A.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    They've not requested any measurements yet. However, they said they would roll a tech out if they couldn't figure it out -- as part of warranty replacement. I had assumed the voltage was correct, but I haven't actually checked it -- will check voltage & current while running soon. Appreciate...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Awesome, I will give this a try!!
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    I'm in conversations with the Jandy folks on warranty, so if it's the blower itself, I"m sure I'll be able to get that replaced. Out of curiosity, James, what drives you to that conclusion?
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    First of all, thanks again to all in this invaluable forum. We're over a year into our build, and have water in the pool, and nearly everything complete. However, I cannot get attention from my pool builder and am past the point of frustration. I got a verbal agreement from her to have the...
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    Decided against proceeding with Borates -- want to buy my unopened 5Gal Granulated Boric Acid from DudaDiesel?

    Hi everyone. First apologies if this is the wrong forum to offer an item for sale. After a reading in much depth (particularly on the thread here, and after having ordered a 5 Gal bucket of granulated Boric Acid, I've decided against proceeding with Borates for my water. I don't know what it...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    I'll have to go find out :) We got PebbleSheen, and I *think* we got the Blue Surf, but it's been months since we picked out colors, so I'll try to remember to come back to verify!
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Well, it has been a long time since I've last posted. Since the last post, they've ripped of the pavers, taken down the fill, compacted the fill, added rebar, poured concrete, reinstalled pavers. Then the steps were cracking and too thin, so they ripped out all the steps, ordered new ones with...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Hello everyone. I wanted to update on the progress. After many weeks of delays and back-and-forth with the PB, they agreed to pop off all the pavers and address the issues. So, they popped off the pavers and started compacting just the top. I'm no expert, but in reading about the importance...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Thanks. Spoke to PB this morning. For this section, it appears that they're going to fix it properly -- take off pavers, let the roadbase dry out (including taking some/much of it out). Also confirmed that manual tamping is insufficient compaction, so will get that compacted. They will also...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Ugh, not feeling good about this. There are no drainage holes in the "footers" as the PB calls them, and they didn't compact. Quick question -- if they have several feet of roadbase fill, is it sufficient for them to compact just the top? Or given the depth (several feet in some cases) do they...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Hello everyone. It's been awhile since I've posted, I promise to get more pics and videos put up. However, I need some community help with an issue. We have had concrete pavers (from stonecreekpavers) installed on top of "roadbase". As you can see from the pictures, following the reasonably...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Okay. Picture time. Things seem to be moving quickly -- excavation, forming, rebar, and plumber dropped of pipes today. Had to tell PB that rebar (8" OC, yay!) was insufficient -- supposed to be double curtain over 3' out of grade. Looks like I have a very expensive above ground pool so far :D...
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    Pool Build NW Austin, TX

    The fewer the cedars in Texas the better!!
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    Potential New Build in Austin, TX

    Lots of Austin pools going in. Love it!
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    Austin's Newest Swimming Hole

    Nice construction. Steiner???
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    More Timelapse: Excavation Day 3 & Forming days 1 & 2 -3aqyawSsUs
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Excavation Day 2 UI3RzU2SsJA
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    8/2/2018: Excavation started yesterday!! Timelapse of my security camera for viewing enjoyment. Already found that the "Sundeck" portion of the pool was not long enough when considering excavation for the coping, PB acknowledged and will address. 5UX68SE0CcM