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    What's up with this Chlorine?

    I might not have been clear. I did do the FAS-DPD but one scoop turn clear almost instantly. I'm going to change some water and not change the chlorination as the MIL is building a new home just down the block from us. She'll be selling this house.
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    What's up with this Chlorine?

    This test is from my MIL's pool, not mine. Last summer she had to fire her pool service as the CYA had reached a level so high that the weekly shocking seemed to do nothing. I drained half the water and replaced. That got everything back to normal. My MIL has been keeping up with the maintenance...
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    Please help, having dispute with pool builder and I need a neutrall opinion.

    I'm not a structural engineer but I'm in agreement that the wall is needed. The reality is you're in a bad place. The builder has the upper hand. He's already profited from the work performed and has , or can, file a lien on your property. If you sue him, he's likely to disappear and open up...
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    Acid dispenser

    Holding off for the first year is certainly acceptable. There is a learning curve with a new pool and many people tire of pool maintenance quickly, therefore, hire a service. Personally, I enjoy taking care of the pool. As mention, the first year your pool is going to require a lot of acid. I...
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    Second day of guniting. Are these practices the norm?

    The Op is complaining that the excess gunite was tossed into the void created by the skidsteer ramp. I'd say it's pretty standard behavior. Otherwise other fill material would have to brought in.
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    New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    Skip the salt since your using stone. You can easily add a liquid chlorine dispenser later
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    From installation to SLAM and beyond (previously Future Pool Location)

    Re: Future pool location photo That's not Chrisman TEXAS, is it? If so, my Dad use to live there.
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    Water line tile...where to shop?

    Taste is such a personal thing. And pool styles go in and out of fashion. That being said, I like your first choice. It's bold. We bought our tile from Noble Tile. They had a small showroom near our house. We copied this look for our pool/overflow. It goes with the mexican hacienda style of the...
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    What Does My Budget Buy?

    Hey, user_namea You builder consultant wouldn't be Noe? Would it? If so, he was very helpful with my pool build. Saved me $$$$$
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    Has anyone tried to find the subs to do a pool on their own?

    I might a couple subs listed in my pool build thread. Vendors like Noble tile can give you recommendations for tile/coping and decking. A couple of the gunite companies in the area will work with owner/builders. Azteca will give you a lifetime warranty on the shell if you use them for the dig...
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    Finally my DIY pool in Gonzales, Louisiana

    :handwave::-P Me too. Build is in my sig
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    Finally my DIY pool in Gonzales, Louisiana

    Just remember, a pool builder has most of his money after gunite. There isn't as much incentive to move quickly. It's more important to get the next pool to gunite stage.
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    Houston, we got Pool

    It pretty normal, around here, for the cleanup guy at gunite time ,to scoop up the leftover gunite and make a pad out of it.
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    Going to bid and would like your help

    How is the tree situation in your neighborhood? We live in a older (relative) area with large tall trees. I'm fortunate as they are on the neighbors lots and not mine. I'm able to keep our pool spotless with weekly use of a robotic cleaner. I put him in and take him out a couple hours later. My...
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    New pool in Tucson

    Funny thing, I have my Easytouch programmed to bring on the pool lights (LED) at dusk. So most of the time I don't see the glow tiles. There are times we go without lights and they are very cool but they don't put out enough light to see at a distance. For that reason, you might have to cluster...
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    Pool Expertise needed!

    You really should give us a general location. Locals can chime in with their experience. My yard is treeless but the neighbors have towering pines and a couple post oaks. I'm able to get by with an electric robotic cleaner weekly. My sister has water oaks and live oaks surrounding her pool...
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    Pentair Intellichlor problem revisit

    Re: Pentair Intellichlor problem revisit - I am an idiot Took my water to the pool store and it tested at 1800 I added three bags of salt and now I'm makin' chlorine. I don't know what's wrong with my salt strips (TFT kit) but I'm going to try some different ones.
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    Pentair Intellichlor problem revisit

    In this case it certainly is. I bought a new IC40 today. Installed it. Same problem. The Easytouch says the salt reading is 1750 and my strips tested the salinity to 4800
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    So it begins...my unconventional build..i'm callin' it done

    I believe it was Rocha's Plaster No troubles so far. The equipment they used was clean and fairly new. They left no mess and were priced right.
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    New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Our pool in Tuscon stayed so cold (from evaporation) that I had to have solar heat installed. This Texas boy likes the water temp to be closer to 90º not <80º
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    New pool in Tucson

    If you look at my pool (link in sig) you'll see we used quite a bit of glow in the dark tile. We love it.
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    New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Turbo, looks like we use to be neighbors. Good luck with your build
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    Pentair IC-40 IC40 Low Salt Readings

    Ahh, another thread that runs contrary to my own experience. :drown: Glad it fixed your problem but keep an eye on it.
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    Pentair Intellichlor problem revisit

    I'll take your word but that description runs counter what I've read, in other threads, on this forum. I guess I could purchase another cell and have a backup if I can get this one repaired or replaced. What does the Intelliwand do? Would it help in diagnostics in the future? We don't plan on...
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    Pentair Intellichlor problem revisit

    I was under the impression the flow switch and salt sensor were part of the same unit. It's not my nature to just throw parts at a problem. And $500 is an expensive guess.
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    Pentair Intellichlor problem revisit

    My Easytouch-Intellichlor-Intelliph combination worked flawlessly for approximately 8 months when the pump on the Intelliph lost a roller. I replaced the pump and noticed, a couple weeks later, it quit working again. However, this time it wasn't the Intelliph but the Intellichlor/Easytouch...
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    Odd Intellichlor behavior.

    It had been in the mid-upper 80's when the trouble started. We've had a couple cold fronts and the water temp is currently 68F
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    New Pool Build, Modern Design-Cypress, Texas

    Before we built our pool, I interviewed several builders but failed to "connect" with any of them. That's why I built my own. Saved 50% too. We put down 1200 sq/ft of decking, installed a large TV, a couple outdoor couches and a large dining set. I have three grills (gas,charcoal and BGE) but...
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    Odd Intellichlor behavior.

    After several months of trouble free care the red low salt warning came on my SWG Like a foolish beginner I added a bag of salt. It had to use some over the summer, right? Still the light is on. So I check the panel, 2000 ppm, Very Low Salt. Strange. So I pull out the aquachek strips from my...
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    What do I do when pool build finishes in winter?

    I finished my pool in November. The water chemistry is easier to maintain in the cooler weather.