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  1. GP2

    Pool design tips,tricks,ideas

    Agree with Kim, I also prefer the one with the shelf by the house, especially if you decide on a raised spa - better visibility of activities in the pool, and with a sundeck that large you'll have a nice wide stretch of water from front to back which is nice if thats your primary viewing angle...
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    Pool design tips,tricks,ideas

    Since you mentioned freeform. . . we were putting together a design at one time that had both geometric and freeform elements. We ended up doing something different but I always thought it was a neat design. I was curious what it would look like in this space so I modified the general idea to...
  3. GP2

    Pool design tips,tricks,ideas

    What pool depth(s)? Raised spa? Do you want the sunshelf close to the house and in the shaded area (from the aerial picture), or outside of that shaded area?
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    Will this design cause maintenance nightmares?

    Agree only one set of steps needed. Our spa is in the same location as your drawing and the kids use the benches in the deep end a lot. Not sure if you have a particular size sunshelf in mind or plan to put loungers on it like the picture, but a smaller shelf could open up some options on the...
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    Which Stenner pump....10 or 22gpd?

    I’ve only been running the stenner for 6weeks or so and the fist month short-filled the tank twice so was more like 2 weeks storage with no issues. Stretching for 3-4 now... I’m going into third week and still seeing no change in FC vs runtime. Will be keeping an eye on it over the next 10...
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    Which Stenner pump....10 or 22gpd?

    Got it, that runtime makes sense @6%. Yes I think you have plenty of workable options with different bleach concentration or changing tubes once you get up and running and see what setup works best for you. I don’t see any issues even with 50gpm and 10%. I use 12.5% and refill every 3-4 weeks.
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    Which Stenner pump....10 or 22gpd?

    Another stenner calculator that may be helpful here (or links in signature): https://1drv.ms/x/s!Ath3Nm5f-IFMc4hB5Urn9V9uAic Screen shot of output with the 45MFL5 (with spec #5 tube, 50gpd). . . looks to meet 80oz in 18 min, and 35-50min would dose in the 5-7ppm FC range based on 26kgal-10%-50gpd
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    Input on attached spa build to be somewhat hydrotherapeutic with jets

    I dont have firsthand experience with the products linked below, so consider this for information/awareness only. . . We became aware of these when scoping our build with similar questions on spa jets, but didn't have time to research fully and ended up installing standard jets. May be worth...
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    Stenner GPD tolerance question

    My 22gpd was pretty close so I use the spec rate for now, but figure that could change over time or when I replace the tube and may need to change the rate, so thanks for the good reminder! The spreadsheet I use combines a few useful calculators and comments I’ve seen here on how people are...
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    Stenner Tank Comment

    Came across an old thread offering some options for this. . . https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/stenner-tank-holding-rain-water.129303/post-1143377
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    stenner excel spreadsheet

    This may have been the excel table you had printed out from a prior post. . . https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/stenner-pump-for-chlorine-help-with-sizing-and-install-ideas.160690/post-1441160 It was a really good summary table so I added it to the setup tab in the tracker I'm using...
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    stenner excel spreadsheet

    I just installed a stenner this week and had put together a tracker to keep up with dosing and tank levels. Take a look and hopefully it may be helpful to you or others. To edit or allow selection of different pumps it think it will need to be downloaded. 1. Specs Tab - Choose stenner model...
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    Easytouch relay pre-wired for chiller ok to use for Stenner 120v?

    #7 is microbrite ledge lights. #4 and 5 are pool and spa light. . . I wanted to control ledge lights and pool light separately, and I think the installer may have separated them after the initial wiring was done. Im just now realizing thats probably why the chiller is #6 and in between the...
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    Easytouch relay pre-wired for chiller ok to use for Stenner 120v?

    Thanks All, yes I was thinking to use the Aux6 relay (currently a placeholder for a chiller) to schedule the stenner during the pump cycle. I only need an hour at most running the 22gpd stenner. Limited experience here with wiring so was worried about the changes needed to get the 240v on the...
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    Easytouch relay pre-wired for chiller ok to use for Stenner 120v?

    We had plumbing and prewiring done for a future chiller, but we won’t decide to install for at least another year and may not install the chiller at all. Meanwhile I’m going to install a Stenner for chlorine before his summer so I’m looking into best options for that.. Stenner options I’m...
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    Stenner pumps

    Econ T had some timer issues that other members had identified, but Stenner Tech Support just posted that it was a firmware issue and they've resolved it. I had ruled out the Econ T and was about to go with a 45 series fixed plus a wireless timer, but since they addressed the timer issue Im...
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    Different FC results with new R0871 dropper.. smaller drops?

    I had tested the old twice at 10ml, Only did 25ml with the new one. Thanks for the suggestion! Didn’t try wiping the tip of the new one on prior tests. I just retested 10ml wiping the tip and got 13 With the new, and retested the old again And got 12. I think that’s within reason, so I’ll...
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    Different FC results with new R0871 dropper.. smaller drops?

    First time changing to a new bottle of R0871 tonight and getting different FC results... not sure if this is normal and I should just trust the new and carry-on, or do some more troubleshooting to figure out the discrepancy and be confident with the new result? The older bottle is about 5months...
  19. GP2

    How many lights should I install?

    No expert here, but with the same manufacturer and automation, it should not be a problem. With our Easytouch automation, no issues synchronizing our lights on 3 separate circuits (Pool/Spa/ledges). All lights and the control panel are the same brand. Even before we sync'd them on the...
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    How many lights should I install?

    These pictures may be helpful. . . Sun shelf / ledge lighting -> design help Pentair microbrites on the shelves, on a separate circuit from the main pool lights so I don’t turn them on all the time.
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    Sun shelf / ledge lighting -> design help

    Thanks mguzzy! The 3rd micro stubout was a last minute contingency I addd before gunite so we could think about whether we wanted a light here or not. We decided we wouldn't actually add the light there before we ran conduit, so we just pulled it.
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    Sun shelf / ledge lighting -> design help

    I know it’s been awhile, but just to close the loop on this thread. . . We went with 2 main pool lights, 1 microbrite on the entry sun deck and 2 microbrites on the back center shelf. We put the micros on a separate circuit so we can swim with just the pool lights, or even just the micros since...
  23. GP2

    Seeking input on this design

    Here’s a few more ideas to think about as you narrow down your design. . . Tried to work around the sitting area on the right, but if that space can be used for pool, it could open up some more options. Also would need to consider the actual table dimensions - i think only a small table would...
  24. GP2

    minipebble installed - is this overexposed or being too critical!

    The last photo is a section they’ve started acid washing already
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    minipebble installed - is this overexposed or being too critical!

    Pool was plastered yesterday with stonescapes Tahoe blue minipebble. They are acid washing today but wanted to get opinion on whether the exposure was typical for minipebble. I requested that they use the water wands to expose. The sun shelf seems to have the smoothest feel (first picture). All...
  26. GP2

    Spa spillover level OK at 4” below coping?

    The spa depth will be OK with the current spillway level so no worries there. I think it was just different than I was expecting and wanted to be sure that there’s nothing “unusual” about it. I was expecting (looks-wise) the waterline at 1/2 the glass, and a section of tile going...
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    Spa spillover level OK at 4” below coping?

    Just a quick check to get thoughts on whether this is any cause for concern (leave as-is or consider changing). .. the spa spillover elevation is currently set at 4” below the coping rather than at the 3” midpoint of the waterline tile. So we will have ~4-1/4 tiles above, 1-3/4 tiles below the...
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    New build - Option to auto fill from water softener

    T-100 kit arrived and I was able to test actual CH. The untreated water was 175 CH (between 150-175, which is a little higher than the the H2O provider's advertised 140). The softened was of course <25. If 175 if isn't a real cause for concern, I'm leaning towards going with the untreated...
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    New build - Option to auto fill from water softener

    Good point. I think we will be ok with our setup. Our softener is a Resin tank with clack valve that should remove the Ca and Mg (hard water minerals attracted to the resin and once the resin is saturated it goes through a regeneration cycle and minerals are washed to the drain).