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    A Cheap Pool Cooler for the end of Summer

    What I meant to say...was for people who cannot DIY. How can this be planned into a new pool build, perhaps for 1-2 of these fountain sprays.
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    A Cheap Pool Cooler for the end of Summer

    Can something like this be built in for the people who are DIY able?
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    Construction started 2/3/20

    Kim, thanks for that explanation to determine volume using test result. I needed that.
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    New M600 robot

    Thank you for this. I am not very technical oriented and I needed a visual aid before calling. Helps me to absorb the information and think of what questions I want to ask and information I need to know.
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    New M600 robot

    That is just what I am looking for. I have a thread, that I need to update, Electric Service for New Build in Under Construction. Your pictures are very helpful. The garage/apartment/poolhouse is totally enclosed, the addition starting as soon as I have permit. I am saving this thread and...
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    Electric Service for New Build

    I am back, there have been some delays with the current virus. All of the major appliance are electric, including 3 induction cooktops(3 kitchens), 3 HVAC systems, pool equipment(gas heater) and prewire for solar. I have prewire for both a generator and for electric car. I am undecided on a...
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    Electric Service for New Build

    OK, the pool house is on the front of the garage, with alley entrance for cars. Pool house is 16' depth and the utility yard will be to the side of the garage. The pool will be directly in front of pool house, maybe 8-10 in front. I will run the width of the pool house and maybe a tad longer...
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    Electric Service for New Build

    Thanks I will investigate that.
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    Electric Service for New Build

    I hate being obviously dense, but can the hot tub be supplied with the pool water? I currently have and SWG and intend to do the same in a hot tub.
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    Electric Service for New Build

    Thanks to both of you. I will be putting in a gas heater, I tend to run my heater, depending on the year, Oct, early Nov. and starting back up even in Feb. Just depends on the weather that year. I will be adding a stand alone hot tub, more therapeutic and more jets than a built in and will...
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    Electric Service for New Build

    My old post and replies are under DESIGN YOUR DREAM POOL PAD. The house build is finally started. They are framing the garage and pool house, the addition plans to the house is almost ready to go to engineering, and then the renovation to the 1904 bungalow begins. I have been given heads up...
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    Zero Energy, Zero chemicals - New Pool (Owner/Builder)

    I am curious about the camera you are using, is this a security camera, does it record 24/7 or just with motion? I am looking to make a record of my pool build. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quality Poles and Brushes that can purchased on Amazon?

    Received new pole last night. A little heavier to handle, but the level of quality is so far above the one I was using. When extended as long as possible no bending. Looks like I should have bought this years ago.
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    DEP 500 Series pleated element D.E. filters

    Looking into a new filter for my new pool to be built. I have a cartridge filter presently and was wondering about this combination filter. Anyone have this filter and care to comment.
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    Quality Poles and Brushes that can purchased on Amazon?

    Hey thanks for the links. I didn't know they are a 501c3. I never thought to check. Off to read the links you shared.
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    Quality Poles and Brushes that can purchased on Amazon?

    I am looking back at post #12. How to support TFP with my Amazon purchase. I don't think TFP qualifies as a charity. Anyone before I click buy.
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    Quality Poles and Brushes that can purchased on Amazon?

    I need a new pole and brush. How to I purchase on Amazon and support TFP. Is there a shopping link to Amazon that does this?
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    Design your dream pool pad

    Ok, I've had a bad cold and not able to do anything but lay around. So, I read your build. What an amazing job, it's a stunning setting, and your attention to detail! I loved that you asked all the questions you did, helped everyone learn something, me for sure. I definitely want automation...
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    Design your dream pool pad

    Oh in reading this site, I see reference to a "flow meter". What is it, what's it for, where does it go?
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    Design your dream pool pad

    That's the problem with my current pad, built by previous owner. There is not room to stand, move, let alone bend over and work on any piece of equipment. I second the need for the light don't have one now. The AC receptacle is a good suggestion too. Thanks.
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    Design your dream pool pad

    There are a lot of great pool builds on TFP. I keep notes as I learn so much. Thank you
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    Design your dream pool pad

    I am not sure how to find the link to your pool build, I would love to read it. What is the title, can I search that way?
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    Design your dream pool pad

    So the pad with the equipment is outside and the controls are inside. Am I seeing that right? There is a lot of electrical, you must have everything automated. How big is the pad? What's all the individual equipment, anything unusual? The Pentair box I get is the pumps timers etc, is the...
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    Design your dream pool pad

    Hose bib, thanks Kimkats.
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    Design your dream pool pad

    So if it's dedicated to Maytronics do that mean that you'd have that APP and the the APP for all the other equipment, so 2 APPS on your phone. So how else do you control the robot. Don't have one will be getting one.
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    Design your dream pool pad

    SuzfromTexas, I had those same questions. Hopefully some of the DIY pool owners that work on their pool equipment will tell us the tips and tricks, the could of, should have, and don't bother items. Hindsight is so helpful. I followed your build, the entire thing, thanks so much for sharing...
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    Polymeric sand or self-leveling sealant on expansion joint?

    Just curious, has anyone use Slab Gasket or Trim a Slam? Some of the joints I have to fill are pretty wide and deep. Backer rod is not going to fill the space at all.
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    Design your dream pool pad

    bmoreswim I was hoping you would comment. Thats a much bigger pad than I have now, so I like that idea. I had seen in other posts the pipes not coming through concrete. I intend to have a roof and ventilated walls for sun and weather protection. Labeling and control panels are definitely...
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    Design your dream pool pad

    This will be part of a renovation of a house on the National Historic Register in the Houston Heights area, an addition to the house, a 2nd story garage apartment, and pool house attached to the front of the garage. At my current house the pool pad is too small and I don't work on the equipment...
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    ACK Houston rain and flooding

    12 noon Wednesday I am SLAMMING TO 12 now that CYA is 20 added more Stabilizer to keep creeping up. Added 5 pounds calcium chloride last FC 8.5. I have full on blazing sun all day, not a cloud in sight and it's 85 and I want to get in. last CC barely 0.5 pink tint was barely there my CSI -0.71...