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    Door Sensors

    Just keep in mind it is highly unlikely that any of these door chime systems meet code. In almost all locales it requires either a barrier or an alarm. I know it’s common practice to remove the alarms as they are annoying but these little magnetic contact switches are not a replacement.
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Pool Control Dashboard Instructional Guide

    I have an Intellitouch I5+3, it has communication to my network via the wireless Screenlogic wireless protocol adapter. I assume since it was not mentioned that this is not a substitute for running a hardwire. I assume I will also have to buy the communication port expander board - i.e. you...
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    EasyTouch - 4 valve limit? Crazy?

    Sorry I didn't f/u until now have been out of state. I'm mad at pentair because a non-expandable design like that is just poor engineering IMO. But you're right that the pool builder did not anticipate nor educate me. They actually pushed me away from the IntelliCenter when we had our...
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    I think it's a great option, its why I suggested it :) But seriously, the ability to fill the void disperse pressure over a wide base and shore up weak spots it makes sense. Get them out and get a bid and ask to speak to folks they have done work like this before. Let us know.
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    I would love to learn more about this as well. I've got a pretty robust firewall on my home network and I've never had any remote access issues so I have assumed the communication is going through pentair and its connection to the unit at my house. I never had to open any ports or change any...
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    That is just nonsense. There is no such thing as “too fast” internet. And a switch will not slow it down either. Ethernet communication is independent of speed. Are you talking about the wireless interface that goes onto the network or are you plugging Ethernet directly into the pentair...
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    I've seen technology where they inject concrete and/or foam under sagging concrete slabs to fix the problem. it doesn't involve excavation. This technology might be able to be used to support the bottom of the pool without tearing it all out. just a thought.
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    EasyTouch - 4 valve limit? Crazy?

    We have a pool less than a year old. Built by highly recommended pool company and (we think) was built well. They only use Pentair, so that's what we got. When we built they discouraged intellitouch and installed Eztouch for control. We have an infloor cleaning system that doesn't get...
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    Excavating problems.. who is responsible?

    It’s his problem. He has to price jobs to include the times when that kind of thing happens (which it does) and manage his schedule accordingly.
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    IntelliCenter Home Automation Integration and Control

    I'm so excited that once I get some other projects done I can start in on this one! Looks so good. I hate the delay that happens each time I start up the pentair app and really want an Ipad on the wall with pool control available all the time. Really appreciate you all who have this level of...
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    And if you know of a defect and don't disclose it, you may face legal action. Do the right thing, don't just band-aid it and dump it. Fix it right or disclose the issue.
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    Spa spillway advice

    If you can fashion a drip edge under the tile overhang it should fix the problem. Right now water adhesion is causing it to flow back and over the stone. this is similar to what is needed with shingle overhang on a roof to keep water from flowing back against the fascia board. Note: I know...
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    Pentair Screenlogic and Mac Catalina

    Sent an email to their tech support and got back a response that basically indicates they don't care I can use my phone. PLEASE take time to email or call them and ask them to get this updated, only if enough people complain will it get fixed.
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    Solar Pool heater...

    Why do you think you will only use a pool heater for a week or two? We live in Florida where it's warmer than you are and we use a pool heater a whole bunch more than that!
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    Adding a gas heater to a heat pump setup

    I'm not sure what you mean best of both worlds. If it's under 65 and heat pump not working efficiently you probably won't be in pool anyway it will be too cold! We have gas and heat pump in our pool in Florida but mostly to rapidly heat spa if we need and honestly it wasn't worth it. It costs a...
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    Pentair Screenlogic and Mac Catalina

    So yah, still cannot run Screenlogic on a Mac. Amazing a multimillion dollar company can't afford to have one guy get this ported over. It's not like he is even writing a Mac specific app. Pathetic.
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    Temporary pool fence or "My Daughter's Labrador is insane"

    Oh we let him swim. But last time he was there he would jump in after his toys, bring them back and then jump back in again for hours and just swim around. His paws were bleeding and raw. He just wouldn’t stop. We were hoping we could have him back there and on the Lanai with us for dinner...
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    Temporary pool fence or "My Daughter's Labrador is insane"

    He’s actually well behaved, if there is a fence he won’t get past it. He is invisible fence trained and learns boundaries quickly. A leash is not an option for when we want to be hanging out and just letting the dog be free - he has to live and have a space to exist.
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    Updated -- Passive solar heating system - real-life experience? -- Heat Pump installed

    Doesn't matter how the heat gets into the pool (gas, solar, electric), it will cool down overnight. We heat ours up to 86 during the day and by next morning it's back down at least 6-8 degrees, more if it's cold. It depends on how cold your nights are but we have a heat pump and it will raise...
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    Temporary pool fence or "My Daughter's Labrador is insane"

    We chose not to get the drilled in pool fence when we installed our IG pool d/t not wanting to see the little plugs on our expensive travertine. Then our daughter came to visit with her Labrador retriever. The dog literally would not come out of the pool. Swam for HOURS and ended up with...
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    ScreenLogic Scheduling

    Isn't this what egg timer is for? Maybe I'm wrong.
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    Aeration/pH Drama

    One of my projects (of many) on my list is to automate my water features to help with this same problem. Right now we are plumbed / valved to have water descent (in our case a spa overflow) running always when pool is running. We get about 0.5 gal muriatic acid use per week (new pool + above)...
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    Faint smell of gas near equipment

    Natural gas has a definite smell. You had the valve turned on obviously when they came to check it? Did they use a sniffer? If they did, then it should be safe as they can detect very low levels. That begs the question of what you were smelling originally. At this point I guess it's safe...
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    Best way to clean rocks from pool from neighbors pool build that rained gunite shrapnel in my backyard

    Small claims court I think is up to $6000 or so. You could get an estimate for someone to clean it up and then take it to small claims on your own. No doubt they are liable. no way I'd be cleaning up their mess and if something happens to your pool equipment and you haven't documented the...
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    That pool task you forget to do-

    Oh my gosh that was one of the funniest videos I've ever seen and then the comments are awesome too. Literally tears running down my cheeks from laughing so hard. I needed that, thanks for posting!
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    Questions/Suggestions for Floor Cleaner, Skimmer, SWG and Pump Speeds

    Reading through this as I've have some similar questions, then I got to your concern about running "800!" watts for 4-6 hours a day. My pump is running almost 2500 watts for 9 hours a day and my pool is less than 1/2 your size, so don't feel too bad!
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    Builder Abandoned Project - Need Help

    If you don't have lien releases, please understand that YOU may still owe all the subs for all the work that was done if they didn't get paid. This is a nightmare. Consult an attorney before you do any further work so you have an idea what your financial downside is. Potentially you may still...
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    Average enclosure height?

    Well it's going to end up attaching to the back of your house, so how tall is that? That will be one wall height, but of course it will slope upwards. We have 10 foot high ceilings in our home so I think our enclosure is about 12 foot at the lowest because it matches the height of the roof on...
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    Not happy with new pool build

    Under NO circumstances EVER pay final payment before job is done. You SHOULD have a disbursement schedule in WRITING before you even started the job. If you are not happy with the work to date you should have already stopped work and pay nothing else. Never pay a sub directly. This has all...
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    Major Plaster Issue

    Wow that's a nightmare. I hate it when people try to provide a "fix" that isn't what you wanted in the first place. Heck no I wouldn't accept tile over that shelf, unless that's what you wanted in the first place (which it isn't since it's not there!). My goodness the nerve of some people.