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  1. CasaBlanca

    Filter pump keeps turning off! Intellicenter and IntelliFlo. Help!

    So an update: I ended up resetting the panel to factory defaults. Somehow I missed the part of the system where you can save the settings and configurations, so I spent the past couple of hours in the 105 heat figuring out how to, and successfully reprogramming the unit. So far so good, the...
  2. CasaBlanca

    Filter pump keeps turning off! Intellicenter and IntelliFlo. Help!

    Good Day to All, I have a relatively new installiation, but not so new that it's under warranty, I'm afraid. Everything was installed in May 2019. I have an Intellicenter, professionally installed with a IntelliFlow VSF filter pump and another Pentair pump for the waterfall. Recently I noticed...
  3. CasaBlanca

    Fire pits and pools

    I built this myself, plumbed and everything. Probably cost $500 including a fancy burner. I love it, but my wife wishes it did marshmallows better- s’mores just aren’t the same with a gas. I’d be happy to share what parts I bought if you’re interested. Took maybe 4 hours.
  4. CasaBlanca

    Plaster problems?

    My contractor is telling me he needs to acid wash mine to get it rid of some staining. How did yours look after the acid wash?
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    Water color

    I have white plaster with blue quartz and sparkle quartz. The sparkle quartz is extremely subtle compared to the blue. My water looks very tropical imho.
  6. CasaBlanca

    Pentair IntelliCenter Review and Information

    That’s a great suggestion, and I have seen issues, particularly with Sonos, where devices on different frequencies don’t play well together. I don’t believe this applies to the IntelliCenter, as the app allows you to control it from anywhere over the Internet.
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Review and Information

    All very good advice, and I’ll start the process of troubleshooting when I get home, I’m out of town at the moment. One other piece of information is that when I test the Internet connection from the panel, it comes back with a very good 20 ms response time and says that it’s connected. It seems...
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    Pentair IntelliCenter Review and Information

    Not trying to change the subject, and maybe this question deserves it's own thread, but has anyone had issues with the Intellicenter app responding reliably? I have the Intellicenter connected to my network via the wireless POE antenna provided. I am using manually assigned DHCP and a static...
  9. CasaBlanca

    Wifi at pool area

    Ubiquiti Unifi access points are the way to go... such a robust system. It'll cost a bit to get setup, but once it's up and running you'll never give your wifi another thought. It just works.
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    Pool finished and filled, quality issues?

    So my builder finished my pool, fortunately I haven’t made the final payment yet... Since this is my first pool, I don’t know what’s considered normal workmanship but a few things don’t seem right. I noticed that there are at least 25 tiles that are chipped along the top edge, near the cover...
  11. CasaBlanca

    Audio planning

    This. My Way, with the multi channel apps, it’s probably cheaper, but I’m biased because I enjoy tinkering and setting things up. Jimim is spot on for keeping things simple.
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    Audio planning

    My recommendation is that you buy the Sonos:Connect, one per zone that you’d like. Then look on EBay for a decent used multichannel amp. Yes there is some risk involved with used gear, but the savings are worth it in my opinion. You’ll pay like 20¢ on the dollar vs new. Look for solid brands...
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    Audio planning

    Sounds like you want to stream music, in my opinion, Sonos is worth looking at. You could add the “in ceiling” or “wall mount” speakers along with a multi channel amp and a Sonos Connect and simplify the convenience of your streaming. My bet is you’d be far ahead cost wise as well.
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    Audio planning

    Correct. But most folks don’t bother to build an enclosure for them, and it’s difficult to build an enclosure that matches the sonic characteristics of the speaker and fits in the ceiling cavity. So using the word “always” was a little strong, but most folks who have in ceiling speakers just...
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    Audio planning

    In-ceiling speakers are always going to be a compromise, and in my opinion are nearly always inferior to quality stand alone speakers. Stick with the Polk atriums mentioned here or go with Definitive Technology AW-6500’s. They can be mounted in the eves and are vastly better then in-ceiling...
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    Final Stages of an amazing backyard!

    Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately they've already installed the IC40, and even getting them to switch over to the IntelliCenter from the EasyTouch took a little doing... simply because they haven't used them. But so far they like it, I bet they'll use it more in the future. The good news is...
  17. CasaBlanca

    Final Stages of an amazing backyard!

    I posted a few random questions on the site, and the responses I’ve gotten have been very helpful. I’ll update my signature soon, but this is an exciting day around here. It’s an 18 x 39’ pool, 8 feet deep. White plaster with sparkle quartz as well as blue quartz. Water feature with slide is...
  18. CasaBlanca

    Concrete sealer or acid wash

    Thanks, I have searched and only found posts referencing the “shark bite” or “gator grip” types of products. I’d like to hear from someone with first hand knowledge. I’d also like to hear from anyone who acid stained their concrete and hear their opinions.
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    Concrete sealer or acid wash

    Finally finishing our pool project in the next couple of weeks… yea! My pool builder recommended sealing the concrete deck and coping (broom and rock salt surface) with a wet look sealer and adding a product called shark bite for slip resistance, but it seems like there are a lot of mixed...
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    Sparkle Quartz with white base

    Planning on plastering my new pool next week, originally we were going to go with finest finish sparkle quartz (lakeside), but I’ve seen enough negativity towards a blue base that I’m planning to go with white. My pool builder can do a generic quartz aggregate, with just a standard plaster...
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    Variable Speed or no...

    Nothing in the contract mentions tolerance, but he’s within an inch or two in width. That’s within what I’m comfortable with. The upcharge was $2,800 to go from 36 to 40 feet, so I’m going to see what he says this week. Seems like he owes me about $1,000 for the discrepancy.
  22. CasaBlanca

    Variable Speed or no...

    So we’re doing a SWG and eventually a robot to keep it clean, probably a pool vacuum initially. So what y’all are saying is to get one VS pump to handle everything (instead of two separate pumps for pool and spa), and use automatic valves to do all the switching. Definitely need to look into...
  23. CasaBlanca

    Variable Speed or no...

    I’m a new member, haven’t yet gotten around to filling out my signature, but I will soon!… We will have an integrated spa (8x8 feet with 8 therapeutic jets) and we have a concrete slide and waterfall. The pool builder is installing an easy touch 4, and screen logic. My contract specifies a 1.5...
  24. CasaBlanca

    Variable Speed or no...

    Just finishing up our 20,000 gallon pool, my pool builder has a single speed pump in the contract… Says it’ll be about $500 to upgrade to variable speed. So the question is this: we enjoy some of the cheapest electricity in the country at 6¢ per kilowatt hour, so from an energy usage standpoint...
  25. CasaBlanca

    Sparkle Quartz

    First time poster here, but I’ve learned a lot from all of the members, so thank you! I’ve got a 18 x 40 pool that will be ready for plaster in the next couple of weeks… Originally we signed a contract for Sparkle Quartz in Lakeside, with blue plaster. My pool builder just built a pool a couple...