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  1. Chrissykr

    Solar Breeze has a new robot

    I really want one and every year I think about it. It is always windy here and I fight a ton of organic debris that blows in the pool. My hubby hates anything floating in the pool when he is swimming so it would be in and out of the pool all summer long.
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    Would this bother you?

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement. They have a guy that comes behind and will fix anything your not happy with. He is coming this afternoon to replace the vent.
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    Would this bother you?

    We just had a new roof put on. They replaced all the vents and one is banged up. We view this side from our backyard So we see it a lot. The owner willl be picking up the check today. Would you complain or let it go? It’s hard to see because the sun isn’t up yet sorry.
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    Closing issues

    I have to close my pool tomorrow. It has been scheduled for months and I have roofers waiting to start putting on a new roof. They preferred the pool covered. I can't reschedule the closing because they loaded the roof today and are ready to go. The problem I have is that it has been pouring...
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    Hammer Head Vacuum for Personal Pool? The Leaves are Driving Me Crazy! Update: Completed 110v Build

    I thought about the Pool Skim and I started reading the various discussions and I changed my mind. You might want to research it on here.
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    Hammer Head Vacuum for Personal Pool? The Leaves are Driving Me Crazy! Update: Completed 110v Build

    I live in the Ozark mountains and it is always windy here. I just run my robot and five landscapers show up around the hood and go to town. Two hours later it looks like I haven't cleaned the pool in a week. My ultimate dream is to buy a Solar Breeze. https://solar-breeze.com/
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    Diatomaceous mistake

    I wouldn't just yet. I would see if it settles then vac to waste or run your robot if you have one with the pump off. I would also try some fiber clear in the filter. It is safer than DE anyway. If you find it is working then brush, brush, brush to get it filtered out. Just remember that it is...
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    Reviving out of service pool: Finishing pad rebuild; deck cleaning

    I ❤️ U You are a true Inspiration 😊😊😊
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    Best Pool Camera for Safety

    Our heater must have had a rollout and the grass caught on fire.
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    Best Pool Camera for Safety

    I have 15 Blink cameras and have had them for two years. It is a very basic camera system but we have had no issues with them. No cloud fees, wireless and dependable. Your clips are stored on a sync module in your home. I was very thankful we had them when this happened this spring. The motion...
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    How can I use dye to check bottom main drain....for leak ?

    I had some iron stains on my main drain. I stood on the diving board and held my teenage daughter down with the pool brush so she could scrub it with a magic eraser. We had to do it a few times to get the job done but it worked.🤣🤣🤣
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    Most of these addons are not needed, right?

    I wouldn’t but I have a pretty basic system. I backwash one final time the morning of closing. Two or three days ahead I start a SLAM and make sure everything is good. The day of I make sure I am at SLAM level and they close it up. I have never used floc. My pool company offers that winter magic...
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    Bluestone stain woes - help! Pics attached

    Use hot water with the mix as well. you might have to scrub on it but it might work.
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    Will I need a different gas meter? Gas line suggestions?

    I am not an expert but when we had our heater installed we needed a dedicated line with two shutoffs. One is at the line coming into the house and the other is at the heater. Our gas company came and switched us out to a small commercial thing at the utility pole. It cost us $2,000 and I just...
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    Bluestone stain woes - help! Pics attached

    I would try Tide powder along with some Oxiclean Maxforce. Both in the laundry section I would make a paste with some bleach and rub it on and let it set for awhile. I use this stuff for everything with really good results. Get the old fashion tide powder it has enzymes. No pods, green, eco or...
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    Reviving out of service pool: Finishing pad rebuild; deck cleaning

    For heavy stuff like salt, mulch, sand etc. I use curbside pickup. Much easier. you are doing amazing👏👏👏 and your backyard is gorgeous. What a beautiful space.
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    Closing chlorine amount

    If I have any left open or not I leave it in my garage over the winter. I use those first in the spring and I have never noticed much degradation.
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    Pool Closing - Getting killed with upcharges

    Here too just the lines and put on the cover. They are here 25 minutes at most. I do tell them no chemicals. I pay $200. They put in some kind of winterizer if you want but it can‘t possibly mix they shut the pump down within minutes after arriving and I am too cheap to pay for it.
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    Pool Cleaners (robot, etc)- how long have you had yours?

    OMG I ❤️❤️❤️ That color!
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    Should I up my CYA?

    Ok thanks guys. I have been running it for 18 hours at 60% and it has been reading 8-10 and it has been in the 90’s for a couple of months. I am in full sun From 9 am until sunset and it is always windy here so I have to top off every couple of days and fight a lot of organic debris. I have it...
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    Should I up my CYA?

    This is my first year with SWG. I always ran my CYA between 50-60 for the summer. This time of year it always drops and I usually let it go down and closed at 30 CYA. With the SWG should I raise it back up? It was down to 50 today from 70 all summer. The days are starting to cool down and...
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    Serious concerns with quality of concrete apron

    I have concrete and it doesn’t look anything like that. I hope you can get it resolved. I would not accept that.
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    Wifi/Timer/Dusk to Dawn Switch for LED light

    My pool company wants $1,500 for the light and $300 for labor. I am already paying for a basic light at that price including extra convenience would be a steal. I called three pool companies and none would let me buy online and install And they all were in the same price range for a new...
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    Wifi/Timer/Dusk to Dawn Switch for LED light

    ^this exactly. Flipping the switch is terrible. On mine you have to run back and forth around the house to the pool to see which color is on if your alone. I downloaded a few color charts but my light never matched up with the order the chart said it should be.
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    Wifi/Timer/Dusk to Dawn Switch for LED light

    I don’t want to derail the OP‘s post but thank you👍My pool company wants $1,800 to replace my light and the controller was another $250 and to move it to where it was going to be more convenient was requiring an electrician and that was another $200. This switch would probably work. We have to...
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    Wifi/Timer/Dusk to Dawn Switch for LED light

    I started using these switches in my house. They are nice because they use a Bluetooth mesh. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1AHC3R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Wifi/Timer/Dusk to Dawn Switch for LED light

    we need to replace out light (colorlogic multi color) and have been looking at the controller switch. It is going to be spendy, because we have to hire an electrician to run it either outside our back door or right inside. Our pool equipment is around the side of our house. Would this work for...
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    Sunken Lounge Inside Pool

    I saw this on Instagram tonight and thought of this thread.