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  1. cbodie

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    My wonderful golden retriever, Clyde, was more porpoise than dog. He could not stand a moment out of the pool. As long as we were swimming he was in the water with us. He lived a short 10 years. Still miss him.
  2. cbodie

    Gunite Shoot finally occurred today FEEDBACK PLS

    One more thing, spring for the best plaster you can afford and really like because every time you look in the water you'll really appreciate that you went with what you liked the most. If you're going to be there a while (15 to 20 years ) the extra whatever it was will be worth it. At night...
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    Gunite Shoot finally occurred today FEEDBACK PLS

    I only have one piece of advice. Make sure when they fill they bring the largest tankers for water or a very reliable source. On our recent re plastering they brought a small tanker and he had to go and refill three times. Even though the hose was kept on while he went to reload it left 3...
  4. cbodie

    Raypak: “Rollout SW Open”

    We have had 3 Raypak gas heaters and had problems with the roll out switch from the beginning. Every time the wind blew in just the right way it would blow it out and we had to get it replaced. They installed the tall stack on it and that solved the problem. Take a look at this video on you...
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    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    I'm sorry this previous message went where it was not suppose to go.
  6. cbodie

    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    We have had 3 Raypak gas heaters and had problems with the roll out switch from the beginning. Every time the wind blew in just the right way it would blow it out and we had to get it replaced. They installed the tall stack on it and that solved the problem. Take a look at this video on you...
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    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    Here' s how it went. I followed your suggestion and in a casual manner I told him that in the process of trying to figure out what was going on with the heater I started to read various articles and many said to look at the serial number and model. Then I told him that I checked it out and...
  8. cbodie

    New pool build Design help and ideas

    That looks really nice, I'm sure your pool will turn out beautiful!
  9. cbodie

    Heater Plumbing suggestions

    You're welcome will be glad to send more if it helps you in anyway. If you have not purchased the heater I found out that from 2019 forward they are equipped with Protek Shield. This extends the life of the heater.
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    New Raypak heater made in 2018, installed 4 weeks ago

    This new knowledge is driving me a little crazy. I don't know if I'm being too picky and some advice from cooler heads in this forum may help a lot. We negotiated the pool renovation, replaster etc plus a new Raypak P-M336A-EN-X for our 20,000 gallon pool. Finally was given the go ahead to run...
  11. cbodie

    New heater

    Our new Raypak heated our 20,000 gallon pool from 62 to 92 in about 12 hours. ( P - M336A - EN- X)
  12. cbodie

    Heater Plumbing suggestions

    I don't know if it helps, but at least you have an idea how this one is set up. A lot depends on the space available. Good luck.
  13. cbodie

    Heater Plumbing suggestions

    We just bought a 336A Raypak. First experience is that the contractor installed a heater made in 2018, so I'm not happy cause I'm wondering if he's trying to pull something weird. However the installation requires a bypass valve. and a check valve if you have any kind of chlorinator or SWG. Im...
  14. cbodie

    Finally getting a new heater

    If you haven't bought the heater yet make sure you look at the date when it was made. I beleive it's the first 4 numbers of the serial number. We just got a new Raypak and the contractor put in a heater made in Oct 2018. I feel that's pretty fishy.
  15. cbodie

    New Re-Plaster...potential REPAIR on Sun Deck

    We just had our pool replastered exactly 3 weeks ago. They had to bust out the gunite floor around all the returns (3) 2 lights, deep end drain and some other things. Also bond coat etc and none of the places ended looking like that. Really think about it because every single time you look at...
  16. cbodie

    Coping Repair or Replacement - Cost Guesses?

    Our pool has a different type of coping as you can see under the dog. The top is brick and below inside the wall tile. I’m not an expert but if my pool looked like that I’d get a few estimates and different ideas on what could be done. You might not be able to get anything done this season...
  17. cbodie

    New Pool Water Chemistry

    Thank you for the clarification. Actually today was the first day I actually added liquid chlorine to bring my FC up from 2.5 to hopefully 6. I did it after dinner and after running a full water test. I’ll check the pool first thing in the morning. The whole level of chemicals is starting to be...
  18. cbodie

    New pool build Design help and ideas

    Hope it helps. :)
  19. cbodie

    Design concepts for pool in Prosper, TX

    I like this last design. The grown ups can sit and enjoy talking and you are all still watching the kids. It all looks really pretty. Totally regret not going with a SWG on our recent renovation. Have a Polaris cleaner, but when this dies will get a robot that gets plugged in to the outlet. Much...
  20. cbodie

    New pool build Design help and ideas

    I would highly recommend you visit some pools to see the finishes. Where I live there’s a pool guy who does tours of his projects on Saturday mornings. It’s helpful because you actually see his work and second, some different styles and finishes. There are some things that are most important to...
  21. cbodie

    New Pool Water Chemistry

    I really appreciate your input. I’ve been reading a ton on all the forums, trying to learn as much as possible. Most definitely have concluded that we threw our money away buying that in line chlorinator. Maybe it will be useful for a few days if we need to travel and leave the pool unattended...
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    New Pool Water Chemistry

    So from the numbers you see, you think just let it run over the next couple of days and see how it behaves? The web site for the Diamond brite says to maintain the FC at 1 to 3 and I am soo high. I did dial down the in line chlorinator to a very low setting and will most likely not use it except...
  23. cbodie

    New Pool Water Chemistry

    Thank You for that information. I went through the whole thing. I also called my pool contractor since he is the one who said they would monitor the chemistry of the pool for the first three weeks to see what he has to say.
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    New Pool Water Chemistry

    In reality my goal at this point was to dial down that chlorinator to minimum and use bleach. My pool store seems to have no shortage of it and I have 4 gallons. The pool contractor recommended the in line chlorinator for ease of maintenance, but from the little bit I've seen I'm not a fan so...
  25. cbodie

    Broken Cap on Polaris 280 - Where to find replacement

    I found mine on Ebay because it was not reversing. You can try a search online and find the cheapest I think that part is always OEM, I don't think anyone makes it after market, I could be wrong. You may have to buy the whole thing. Polaris - G52 Complete Back-Up Valve Kit for...
  26. cbodie

    New Pool Water Chemistry

    We have had the new plaster on the pool for 2 weeks. I've been testing daily and recently got the pool math app, which by the way is awesome. Although I was told that the new plaster was going to constantly drive the PH up it has remained fairly stable. Perhaps because the TA has been fairly...
  27. cbodie

    Gift certificate when your a supporter

    Thanks for posting this. I found mine in my spam mail.
  28. cbodie

    New Pool Water Chemistry

    One more thing. If the water temperature were warmer, is the water chemistry at a point where we could jump in? It seems to me like yes.
  29. cbodie

    New Pool Water Chemistry

    Thank you. I was sort of thinking along those lines but wasn't too sure. I did test this morning and the CH was still a bit low. I found calcium chloride at the hardware store and it didn't have anything additional in it. Once I took my readings it called for 4 pounds and a little bit more so I...