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    Ladder Rails and Rust

    Got it! Many thanks.
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    Ladder Rails and Rust

    The meaning is too obscure for my limited abilities to grasp. Could you clarify? Thanks.
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    Ladder Rails and Rust

    Have stainless steel ladder rails/treads that are experiencing rust at the holes the bolts go through to fasten the treads to the rails. I think the culprit is the bolts. If I remove the treads, and the nuts/bolts, then treat them with naval jelly to remove rust, then reinstall the treads, will...
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    Sacrificial Zinc Anode

    Anyone have any experience with this? Not the in-line type, but the clamp type that gets attached to the part of the pool ladder that remains underwater. Ladder treads are have some rust. Thanks very much.
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    Rust

    Anyone have any knowledge regarding the effectiveness of sacrificial anode weights or balls to help prevent rust in pools with SWG?
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    Rust

    Thanks very much for your reply. You're mostly likely correct: The pool was built in 1977, so the SS may be past its prime. The railings are actually in pretty good shape, which is good, because they are anchored in cement on the pool deck & difficult to replace. Looked on line at places that...
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    Rust

    As I hope the attached photos illustrate: rust is beginning to appear at the point where the horizontal stainless steel steps are bolted onto the vertical railing. Naval jelly removed the rust from one of the steps I took out. Is there any sort of rust preventative product I should apply before...
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    How to clean this rust? Need new screw?

    Have similar rust issue, as I hope the attached photos illustrate. The stainless steel ladder & steps are the original (pool built in 1977). Naval jelly removed the rust from the top step and the bolts. Should I coat the step with some sort of rust preventive solution before reattaching it...
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    Floating blanket

    The information you provided helped me make the decision about pool cover. Like the one you have & will get that one. Thanks very much! Stay well.
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    Floating blanket

    Wow. Thanks for posting this. Photographs almost always seem to tell more than words. Will you be putting it on & taking it off strictly by hand, or do you have a spool-type object to roll it on & off? Can you have the pump running while the cover is on? Beautiful house & yard.
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    Heat pump v heat recovery

    When put that way: I'm in total agreement. Can't thank you enough for taking the time to help me through this. Much appreciated. Stay well.
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    Heat pump v heat recovery

    Florida Power & Light charges residential customers 11.42/kWh. FPL claims off peak hours are from 9pm until 12 noon the next day. I can't find what the difference in rate is. In the past, running the Aquacal has raised our FPL bill about $25.00 more a month. We've not used it the past 9...
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    Floating blanket

    Not having much success looking on-line for a simple floating (not attached to anything) blanket to cover our 15 X 30 in-ground pool. Aim is more to mitigate evaporation, than retain heat. We've a heat pump to warm up pool water during the day. Would like to just purchase whatever material is...
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    Heat pump v heat recovery

    No tiered electrical rates. Without heating, the pool water reaches 83. Preferred temperature is 88. At sunset, pool water temperature is about 82. In the morning, pool water temperature is 79, so we lose 3 or 4 degrees during the night.
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    Heat pump v heat recovery

    Good point! My wife just made the same one. Any suggestions regarding how to make it operate efficiently ? We use the pool more frequently after sunset, than during daylight hours. Our pool has a screen enclosure, but it gets direct sun for about 8 hours. The HP is not on a separate timer. I...
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    Heat pump v heat recovery

    Again, thanks for your help. I read the later posts, and most of the equipment, procedures, & specifications relative to each used terms with which I am completely unfamiliar . . . almost a foreign language. Given that, I think I will back off this for now. Many thanks.
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    Heat pump v heat recovery

    Is a 15' X 30' pool. It is a heat exchanger I noticed on hotspotenergy.com. It is attached to AC compressor. The more I think about it, the more it seems not feasible as it only works when the AC is operating. In south Florida, we use AC in summer, when the water in the pool really doesn't need...
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    Heat pump v heat recovery

    Which is more energy/cost efficient to heat pool in the long run: a heat recovery system or a heat pump? Thanks very much.
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    Bulb for inground pool light

    Thanks very much. Will give it a go.
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    Bulb for inground pool light

    Wish to replace existing incandescent regular 100 watt bulb in underwater, inground pool light fixture with an appropriate LED bulb. The fixture or housing into which the bulb fits reads: "American Products Co.; Model R-100 BC, 12 Volt; Max Lamp Wattage-100, Type R-30. Wet Niche Fresh Water...
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    Heat Pumps

    Am considering purchase of a heat pump, but know very little about what to consider when making such a purchase, so am open to comments by anyone who knows more than I. Thanks very much.
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    Light Bulb

    We've been using Halco 100W R20 12 volt light bulbs in the single light for our pool. They do not seem to last long. Anyone know if there is an LED equivalent of this bulb? Or perhaps a brand, type, or kind that tends to have a long life? Thanks very much.
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    Electric Heat Pump - Any Recommendations?

    We're considering getting an electric heat pump for our pool. Anyone have any recommendations/advice regarding brand, features, etc.? Many thanks.