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  1. Brentr

    Official 2021 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Well what a year 2020 has been for the world. Starting off the new year with great food and friends. Our usual New Year's Eve dinner. Crab cakes for appertizer, Filet Mignon with Shrimp and Scallop De Jonghe. For dessert Champagne Blondies, Fancy Brownies made toffee chips and Rolo chocolates...
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    Official 2020 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Happy New Year to all got a great spread to post later :cheers:
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    Caution, do not overtighten drain plug

    After cleaning Hayward DE 4820 filter, I overtightened the drain plug and the plug split on the sides. Closer inspection and you can see the sides got warped. Got it replaced from Amazon, one day delivery Hayward SP1022C Receptacles Vacuum Fittings for Concrete Pools with O-Ring for...
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    Official 2019 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Happy New Year to all my TFP friends :cheers:
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    Looking for experts Aquarite SWG

    Hi Guys, I replaced my thermister as it was cracked and the on green light was not working and the swg generating green light was not on. I the thermister was cracked so I soldered a new one. The Salt prior reading was 2900. The on light now comes on and it swg generate light comes on after the...
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    Magnum Force V Series 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pump, need help, need all help please

    Hi Guys, Gals and Industry experts, I am considering changing out my one speed pump and I have an opportunity to purchase a new never used Magnum Force V Series 2.7HP Variable Speed VMF-S2 pump for a good price from a seller. I am not familiar with this brand but the VS motor is a century V...
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    For Sale: Used GL-235 Solar Controller

    This is a used Solar controller. Everything works except the high voltage relay needs to be replaced. This turns on the pump however if the pump is controlled by a timer and it is on you will have no need for this. Hayward techs determined that the high voltage relay was defective. It is Omron...
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    Official 2018 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Alaskan king crab legs [emoji2][emoji322]
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    Intermatic Timer t-104R broken?

    So the wife noticed that the solar does not automatically come on. I checked the 2amp fuse in the GL-235 and it is good. The auto diverter valve moves however the pump never comes on. I can manually put the pump on with the silver switch in the Internatic timer. Suggestions please? Am i missing...
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    Guess what is in the box? I am sooo excited

    TFP supporters eat your heart out:D It finally arrived:cheers:
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    How to post pics from iphone to Tapatalk using Imgur

    I am reaching out to all my TFP freinds. Photobucket has disabled 3rd party users and it was very convenient to post pics there and copy the image to post on Tapatalk. I am now using Imgur and I can't post pictures directly. Am I doing something wrong? Thank you for your help :cheers:
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    Our New Poolbuild, Jacksonville, FL yr 2009

    Hi all I am attempting to recreate our pool build which was created on a different website. The reason for this is because TFP is a much easier website to be able to navigate and use. We built our pool in 2009 and got many ideas from both this site and the Garden Web Pools and Spas. So Here it...
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    AquaCheck salt strips VS K-1766 drop test

    I was trying to recalibrate my Aquarite SWG so I wanted to get an exact reading. I have reason to believe that it was never calibrated however I thought the cell was not producing chlorine. Here are the results AquaCheck strip test says 3270ppm (put in 1 inch of water) Tested it twice K-1766...
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    Looking to replace single speed motor with 2-speed motor

    Hi all, my 1.5hp Starite duraglas 1, P2RA series pump shaft seal is leaking, so I decided if I was going to do that I would look into a 2 speed motor. There is a guy selling pumps on craigslist that was a warranty person for Jandy and has a lot of 2 speed motors for sale. He only has round...
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    Merry Christmas to all and your Families

    Wishing a Merry Christmas to all and your Families:cheers::cheers::cheers:
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    Hayward SP2300VSP discontinued?

    I noticed that they have discontinued making the Hayward SP2300VSP. Does anyone know why? I thought the pump was a pretty reliable one. Thanks
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    Help, Where is the info in my signature?

    Hi Guys, I just realized that the info I used to have in my sig is missing. Can you please tell me how I can get it back. I had a lot of info in it and several links to my pool build, outdoor kitchen build etc. Thanks
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    Jack's 327 lube vs Magic lube by Aladdin

    Hayward DE Pro-Grid manual for lubing O-rings says to use Jack's 327 lube. Is there a difference between Jack's vs Magic Lube? I can get Magic Lube at Pinch-a-Penny and Home Depot. Jack's lube can be gotten via internet. Thanks for all input :cheers: :cheers:
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    Nautilus FNS 48 overkill for my pool?

    I am thinking of changing my sand filter to a Nautilus FNS 48 DE filter. My water seems fine however I see particles floating at nite with light on. I also see dust when I brush and was just wondering if a DE filter would remove this. I can get this filter which is used for very little money...
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    Need some clarification on using DE with a sand filter

    Hello, my friend brought this to my attention. I have seen posted that you can add DE to a sand filter and you would get better filtration. How is that possible????? Sand filters filters up to 10 microns so if you added DE which filters up to 2 microns then it should pass thru the sand. Is that...
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    DE Filter Media replacement (Cellulose Fiber) by Pool Time

    Has anyone used this product and what are your experiences? ... mt=default I was thinking of adding some of this to my sand filter to see if I see a difference in my water clarity. My local Home Depot is selling this for $4.75...
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    CH concentration level between top and bottom of pool

    So I have been fighting high CH levels for about 2 years and I have finally followed Richard320 idea of directing a downspout to add rain water to the pool. The downspout goes into the skimmer basket. When the pool get full I drain the pool from the main drain only. So I am wondering if there...
  23. Brentr

    Best solar pool cover for heating up pool and retaining heat

    What are the differences between clear vs colored pool covers? What are the differences between diamond bubbles vs round bubbles? Thickness, does this matter? Does anyone have any data? I want a cover that will heat pool faster and keep the heat in. Thanks :cheers: :cheers:
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    Help, Post Storm Clean Up, step by step instructions needed

    We had a storm early this morning and one of my palm trees blew into the pool. Yes the whole pot including the dirt was in the pool :( I had no time to do anything except recue the plant. I had the wife put in 2 gals of bleach so far. I will not be able to do anything till this afternoon, so I...
  25. Brentr

    Post Night Time Pictures of your Pool

    We really enjoy every aspect of our pool. Day time enjoyment is equally appreciated as to the night. I do have to say that the serenity, romanticism, and view especially with the intellibrite light shows both on and off brings a different perspective and another level of pool enjoyment ( Of...
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    What happens if CH is very high?

    Happy Easter to all. :wave: The wife thinks that we have black algae so I shocked the pool for one week keeping the FC @ 30 and purchased a Stainless Steel brush to try to brush off the darker areas. I rubbed a trichlor tablet on the darker areas and it did not appear lighter. Here are my...
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    Dreammaker Fantasy Hot Tub Spa, pros and cons

    I am thinking of purchasing this spa used condition, about 1.5 yrs old, $1700 asking price, and was wanting to hear thoughts. It is a 2 seater and seems perfect for the wife and I, the wife is 5ft and I am 5ft 5ins. I like the fact that it is small and weighs 235lbs empty so it could be moved...
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    I usually test on Saturdays and find that the pH is 7.8 - 8.

    Split off of this topic. JasonLion I am curious to know also because we are in the same boat. I usually test on Saturdays and find that the pH is 7.8 - 8.2. I add muriatic acid to bring pH to 7.2. Sorry to ask this question to the OP, but what would happen if I left the pH high? I have never...
  29. Brentr

    New Outdoor Summer Kitchen in the Dolphin Bar and Grill

    Well I had been thinking about building an outdoor kitchen and had my friend do a lot of research, pros and cons on DIY. I also had done some research in purchasing one already built or have someone custom build one but these are way too expensive :( . I bit the dust a few days before 4th July...
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    What is Sequestering Agent and Why do I need it?

    I was looking at my plaster's (Premix Marbletite) chemistry recommendations and here is what they recommend POOL WATER CHEMISTRY WARRANTY CLAIM PROCEDURES It is necessary for the longevity of your pool finish and as a condition of this warranty, that the following chemical guidelines and...