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    Heat Pump vs. Gas Heater

    Hello there - We are thinking of adding a heater. Mainly to extend the season but will probably occasionally heat the pool on a random warm winter day. We live in Austin, TX. Our pool is 14 x32 and 5 feet at the deepest. Stays nice and warm in the summer months but I think would be swimmable in...
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    Got new modem/router and now ScreenLogic doesn't connect - how to set up again?

    Hi there - We just got a new modem and router and internet is working just fine. The ScreenLogic interface inside the house that was plugged into the previous router is now plugged in the new one. The network is slightly different name (lowercase instead of upper), but I can't log in via the...
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    How to vacuum a pool?

    We've had our in ground pool for just one season. We've kept it clean just using the kreepy krawler and brushing, but i wanted to use a skimmer/hose/vacuum head to manually vacuum some of the dirt and spot clean the shelf here and there. We had an old vacuum head from an old above ground pool...
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    Day 5 of SLAM - CC fluctuating from 0 back up- why? Losing steam here....

    Hello everyone - Our pool was just filled over a month ago. Pool company did crappy job of maintaining the pool during the chlorine phase (FC dropped to 0 several times and pH above 8). We took over when they added salt and were able to keep the numbers good, but were running our SWG (IC40) at...
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    Sudden FC drop and CC spike; can installing pool sweep cause this?

    Hi there! New in-ground pool in and running ~1 month. We had 1 month of a pool company service included with our build. Turns out they were only coming once a week and by the time we got our TF-100 and realized what was going on, the pool had been at 0 FC and +8 ph several times between their...
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    Ready for Pebble, but leaving town - delay?

    Hi there - We are finally ready for plaster/pebble. Doubt they can get to us before next week, and we leave town for a week a few days after they would be done. The pebble needs brushing, right? I'm so anxious to be done with the pool, but am guessing it is in our best interest to wait until we...
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    Difference between Touch of Glass and Puerto Rican Blend?

    Hi there - Is there a difference between Stonescapes Touch of Glass and Puerto Rican Blend? The website makes it seem like there is a difference (Puerto Rican blend has maybe smaller glass beads?), but I have a sample that says "Aqua Blue with Touch of Glass, Puerto Rican Blend", which makes it...
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    Wireless Remote OR ScreenLogic

    Hi there - We are currently building and almost to equipment install. Contract is for EasyTouch wireless remote, but he said ScreenLogic is pretty much the same price. If you could only have one, which one should you choose? My guess is that it is probably easier to add a wireless remote later...
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    Easytouch with integrated IC20 vs stand alone??

    So I'm reading up on equipment and the EasyTouch says it is compatible with the IC20, 40, 60. But then there is a note saying if you are installing the SWG and automation at the same time, opt for EasyTouch (or IntelliTouch) with built in IntelliChlor. Now I'm confused - I thought the IC40 and...
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    Pool only ~11K Gallons, Pentair IC20 big enough?

    I've been reading that you want to go larger for your cell than needed, but our pool is well under the 20K gallons for the Pentair IC20 (approx 11-12K gallons). Should IC20 be sufficient, or should we bump it up to IC40 just b/c it isn't that much more to do so at install? Thanks! Keri Note...
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    VS pump vs one speed worth the $?

    I'm sure this has been covered ad nauseam here, but was wondering if we should install a VS pump vs the one speed written in a contract? The contract is for Pentair 1.5 Whisperflo and the cost for a Pentair VS upgrade is $600. We are building a very basic pool, rectangular 14x32 with 6' of that...
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    Anyone have pictures of Stonescape Aqua White mini pebble?

    Does anyone have pictures of Aqua White mini pebble? I thought our PB was using Pebble Sheen and I had decided on Aqua Blue, but I was recently informed our choices are Stonescapes mini pebble or Wet Edge Satin Matrix. I kinda like the Aqua White sample, but can't really find any pictures. Our...
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    Unhappy with gunite shoot - assumed slope of social/play/sport pool?

    Hi there - Our gunite was just shot last Thursday and I don't know how I feel about the slopes. The pool is rectangular 14X32, but the first ~8 feet are sunshelf/steps, meaning the swimming area is ~24 feet long. The plan was 3.5 to 5 to 4. Technically I think it falls within this range, but the...
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    Waterline tile suggestions with Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen? LED lights worth it?

    Hi there! First post! We are currently building a pool in Austin, TX. It will be 14x32 with a 6' shelf. It will have whiteish concrete coping (we are going with a SWG). I think we will be going with aqua blue pebble sheen, but not 100% sure yet. Assuming we did, I'm wondering if we should try to...