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    Solar Covers and size

    Get a good roller and it shouldn't be too hard. I like the rocky roller.
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    SR Smith "Salt friendly" diving board: worth the upgrade?

    Re: SR Smith "Salt friendly" diving board: worth the upgrade What bugs me a bit about it is the fact that they only give a 3 years warranty.. and it's prorated! I hope it's not because the fiberglass will dry / crack over a short period of time
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    SR Smith "Salt friendly" diving board: worth the upgrade?

    Re: SR Smith "Salt friendly" diving board: worth the upgrade Thanks a lot for the info. Hmm, no metal at all for the spring or the base, that's making interesting.. It looks like I may have to bite the bullet and get this one instead of keeping the Frontier II. I should have been more...
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    SR Smith "Salt friendly" diving board: worth the upgrade?

    Re: SR Smith "Salt friendly" diving board: worth the upgrade Friendly bump.. any thoughts ?
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    Rust on diving board base: how to remove & prevent?

    It looks like I never updated this thread so I'll do it for those who may be searching for a similar issue in the future. I ended up having a new base (provided by pool builder) sprayed with black rhino hybrid and it looks quite nice. It has lasted all summer without any issues...
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    SR Smith "Salt friendly" diving board: worth the upgrade?

    I had posted last year about the rust issue on my Frontier II diving board rust-on-diving-board-base-how-to-remove-prevent-t25474.html and ended up having it sprayed with "rhino hybrid". It works well so far, no rust or anything but I have no idea when ti will start cracking and I may be back...
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    Coping and concrete issues... not too sure what to do

    Thanks for the torque lock thingy, maybe it could be part of the solution I need. The pool builder sent a guy yesterday and he agreed that just patching the crack may not last long. He said that something like rubber / epoxy coating may be better since it will never crack but my concern is...
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    Coping and concrete issues... not too sure what to do

    Final bump just in case anyone has any recommendations..
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    solar cover - major PIA?

    Get a good roller and anchor it in concrete. I like the rocky rollers
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    Coping and concrete issues... not too sure what to do

    Re: Concrete issues... not too sure what to do Yeah I know but since we're in pool opening season my post was falling at the bottom of the list so I figured that a bump wouldn't hurt. A bit premature maybe but the part of me that worries about stuff wants to know how to deal with it to simply...
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    Coping and concrete issues... not too sure what to do

    Re: Concrete issues... not too sure what to do <taps microphone> hello? anyone here? <taps microphone> :P
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    Coping and concrete issues... not too sure what to do

    My pool was installed in the fall of 2009 and I live in Ottawa where it gets Dang cold in the winter so frost is an issue. As expected, I had a few cracks in my concrete that appeared last year and a bit of spalling here and there, one spot was near the shed so not a big deal (wasn't broom...
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    Can I partially cover my pool?

    A cover won't raise temperature, it will simply make it drop less. I'd get a 12 x 40 with a roller and start rolling in the deep end.
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    Iffy temperature sensor on P4 panel?

    Thanks. Weirdly enough, my probe has been fine for the last two days.. I saved these resistance values as reference though.
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    Iffy temperature sensor on P4 panel?

    Would you mind posting these values here? My temperature went back to normal an hour or two later.. I'll doublecheck the connection in the panel. Thanks a lot folks!
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    Iffy temperature sensor on P4 panel?

    I removed the pool cover yesterday and fired up the pool after a long winter. No water issue and no leaky pipes! I'm however having an issue with my outdoor temperature probe used by my P4 panel. Yesterday, it read "+30F" so it turned on the pump automatically. I figured maybe it needs to...
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    Installing conduit for a pool light

    I wish I had done a conduit like this when they installed my pool. All they did was put 90 degree straight up PVC that goes above water level and then run the wires in the sand which is then covered by concrete all the way to my shed which is at the end of the pool. There's no way for me to...
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    Solar Cover & Wind

    Mine sits everywhere on the water and when it gets really windy, the wind picks it up and it floats in the air being held only by the straps that hold it to the rocky roller which is held in place by two bolts in concrete anchors. I really have to find a way to hold it in place. When weather...
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    The Latest Swim University E-Mail

    Thanks for the link, definitely worth a chuckle. So is this one http://www.swimuniversity.com/blog/10-b ... -heard-of/ :lol: Now not only will his readers believe that you should shock the pool every week and run the filter only at night but they'll also use these solar fish!
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    Installing Pool Light - Inlet size issue.

    Cap that outlet and use landscaping lights outside the pool instead? Drilling that thing seems like a sure way to end up with problems... I'm no expert though.
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    Heat Pump Advice

    I made a calculation last year with the rates in Ontario and my natural gas heater costs something like $3/hr to run... it's a 250k btu hayward and with a ~20k gallons pool (if I remember correctly), it raises the temperature by just a bit more than 1 degree / hour. Here's the calculation I...
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    Solar blanket, no reel?

    The look of the cover and reel may not be pretty (the Rocky Roller isn't too bad though) but I like the look of money in my wallet so I find the cover well worth it...
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    Leaking pipe?

    Or setup a video camera and not lower the water level when you do the work. Make sure to post the video on youtube and link it here! 8-)
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    solar cover(blanket) reels - opinions wanted

    The roller makes the difference between using the cover and not using it.
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    Solar Fish - Do they work? Any drawbacks?

    How do you know if it works though? If it's a bit less windy for a month you may be under the impression that it works..
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    Solar Fish - Do they work? Any drawbacks?

    The only draw back is the waste of money.. Based on what I've read they don't do anything! Use a solar cover instead, along with a good roller to make your life easier (the rocky roller is great).
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    Open letter to Mr. Pool Builder...

    :shock: Ok, my install is nowhere near as bad as this so I'll just shut up. That's terrible, I'm not even sure he can remove the pump basket!
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    We will need to order a volleyball set soon...input???

    How do these inserts work? You drill a hole in the concrete and hammer them in? A net sure would be nice.. but playing volley ball from the deep-end is far from easy so I may have to do without it. I guess it's water polo then..
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    Open letter to Mr. Pool Builder...

    I guess I should post pics of the install they did at my house. They've put a 90 degree elbow right where the pipe comes out from the ground through a sleeve in my concrete pad. Same goes for the clown electrician who barely left slack in the wires even though he new that the wall he installed...
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    Rust on diving board base: how to remove & prevent?

    Easy there.. One of them is 5/8. The last 1/8 inch counts. <that's what she said> :lol: