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    Help with new travertine deck staining. < 3 months install

    Can you take pictures of the overall area of where the stains are. It would be helpful for everyone on the board to try to figure this out.
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    Help with new travertine deck staining. < 3 months install

    Can it be a leak behind the stucco that’s running along the wall and comes out at the bottom? Maybe put a tarp over the area next to the house when it rains. Then see if there’s any wet spots.
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    DIY inground pool kit

    Congratulations John. You did it!
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    Pool Heater

    Keep in mind that some PB come in on the low side with all there equipment to try to keep the price down and once your commited they talk about upgrades.
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    Freestanding hot tub next to pool

    Ok thank you for you help Kim and md.
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    Freestanding hot tub next to pool

    In this area the inground pool sticks out of the ground about 24”. There is a retaining wall where the pool sticks out of the ground to keep the back fill in place. I was going to abut a hot tub along the retaining wall. Just concerned will it be safe to do so. I know according to NEC rules you...
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    Freestanding hot tub next to pool

    Yes. It will sit on a 5”, reinforced concrete slab.
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    Figuring gas cost for heater

    Got it James. Nice spread sheet home. Thank you guys.
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    Figuring gas cost for heater

    I was just thinking, don’t I have to deduct for the efficiency of the heater?
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    Freestanding hot tub next to pool

    Will there be a problem if I place a freestanding/above ground hot tube next to my in ground pool? There is a retaining wall on the back end of my pool where the hot tub will be located. The disconnect will be within NEC guide lines with the pool and the hot tub. Just wasn’t sure if there was...
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    Figuring gas cost for heater

    Ahhh yes. Thank you aj & James.
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    Figuring gas cost for heater

    Hello, I’m considering buying a 400k master temp heater. Out of curiosity I would like to know how much it would cost in gas per hour to run the heater. Is it true that 1000 BTU is equal to 1 therm of gas? Where I live in New Jersey it cost $.79 per therm which includes the supply and delivery...
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    Thoughts on steel vs polymer walls for salt water pool

    If you plan on having a pool for a lifetime, go with polymer. It will look the same as the day it was installed. You never have to worry “how will the walls look when we remove the liner”. Also if it’s a diy the polymer panels are easy to lift. Steel panels will need a machine to lift, an added...
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    Boiler instead of a pool heater?

    mdrejhon, your pool heater is very interesting. What kind of heat exchanger did you use? I was thinking of making a heat exchanger with CPVC and 1” copper pipe. Heating would be by a heated loop like you mentioned
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    Tankless Water Heater to Heat My Pool

    Stew. Great idea with the tankless water heater. Is the unit still holding up? Did you have to replace it yet?
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    DIY heat exchanger for inground pool.

    Yea. You might be right. And the pool is 21k.
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    DIY heat exchanger for inground pool.

    Thank you for your York.. The efficiency of the boiler is 80%
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    DIY heat exchanger for inground pool.

    I forgot the k. Lol. It’s 165,000 btu’s per hour.
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    DIY heat exchanger for inground pool.

    Natural gas.
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    DIY heat exchanger for inground pool.

    Hello, I’m researching building a DIY pool heat exchanger. It will be like the one shown in the link below. The outer sleeve will be (1) 10’ - 1 1/2” copper. The inter pipe (where the hot water will go through from the boiler) will be 10.5’ - 1” in diameter. Supply and return will be 1 1/4”...
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    Temperature of water exiting pool heater

    Wow. Good info. Thank you everyone.
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    Advice on pool bullnose

    Look into outdoor porcelain tile such as Artera. But whatever you choose make sure you see how they looked laid out. When we were picking our deck the ones in the magazine looked totally different when we went to the store.
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    Temperature of water exiting pool heater

    Hello, I know there is a lot of variables like BTU, water temp in/out of heater and ambient temperature but does someone know what the temperature is that exits a gas water heater? Thanks, Joe
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    Pool heater life expectancy

    Wow. Great info. Thank you so much everyone.
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    Pool heater life expectancy

    Hello, I live in NJ where the pool season lasts about 4 months. How long would a pool heater last for a inground, saltwater pool ? Thank you, Joe
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    Adding extra electricity around pool

    I did the same thing. Ran gray pvc for future hot tub and outlets around the pool. Ran sprinkler poly pipe for speakers, low voltage lighting, water spigot and sprinklers. Just make sure you map everything out so you know where it is when it’s time to use them.
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    Liner Question

    Mine went from 3” away from the wall to about 2”.
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    Liner Question

    JC, I have the same concern. Read this thread to give you some guidance. https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/pool-liner-install.221035/
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    Light niche housing (cracking)

    I don’t think that white flexible PVC will pass code.
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    Cement for waterfall construction

    Hello, Can anyone recommend a cement to use to adhere stacked boulders together for a waterfall? Thanks, Joe