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    Owner Build all Tile pool: Initial layout and plans

    Yes, I thought about that, and I have a tiled floor in my shower. But the tiles are not as shiny as the ones shown here seem to be. I guess it's running through my mind because I had called NPT when I was considering tiling my sunshelf, rather than plastering it, and they only recommended a few...
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    Owner Build all Tile pool: Initial layout and plans

    Any concern with the tiles being slippery on the step into the shelf? Are those glazed tiles? Maybe the two inch with so many grout lines will make it a non-issue.
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    Easytouch/Screenlogic Problem

    For the PC software, got to pentair.com, hover over Education and Support at the top, and then select the Software Download item. Once at that page, the first item is the Screen Logic for consumers download link.
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    The Mess Is Now Plastered!

    Regarding creepy crawlies - I bought a skimmer basket puller from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G3WY1EY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 One end is for pulling the lid off the skimmer and the other is for hooking to the skimmer basket handle and pulling it out. The...
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    Exposed top steps over night

    Can you please explain the reason why water freezing on that step caused the black "staining" you had in the spring? I paged through your build thread to find the picture you showed of the staining. I'm just trying to connect why the frozen water on that step would cause the black stain...
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    Exposed top steps over night

    Thank you for the response, PG. So leaving it dry doesn't seem to have any negative effects on your plaster - good to know. What type of plaster do you have? Thanks!
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    Exposed top steps over night

    So Jim - without going back to your build thread to look at your pool, I was just wondering if by draining to just above your returns you are leaving any step/bench/shelf area of your pool totally dry all winter. i.e is there no water at all on some horizontal plaster surfaces over the winter?
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    Exposed top steps over night

    Thanks PG and Jim. Jim - that's interesting that you did have issues with your plaster after that winter and good to know for future reference.
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    Exposed top steps over night

    PoolGate - Since I'm just down the road from you I'm curious what type of cover you use in the winter. Solid? Mesh? When you say 4" of ice - was that the full water depth on your sunshelf frozen? Thanks!
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    LED Lighting--Number and Placement Help Please

    I won't get into the wiring and automation subjects - that's way over my head :-) What I would say is that I think colored pool lights are one of those things people either love or .... don't! Look at lots of pictures of pools lit up at night with different colors and see if you that's really...
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    New Build in PA

    I would definitely move it. It's not only the bubbler action in the way (although that is an important point) but, with my bubblers, people put their chairs close by and stick their feet in the bubbler stream. Younger children are playing with the water stream when it's on. So you aren't just...
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    I've been following this journey - you are amazing! Congratulations on what you have accomplished! I hope you can find someone/some way to repair the cracks. A quick google on repairing cracks in fiberglass pool walls brings you to a number of videos by API Pools like the one below; maybe...
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    New Pool build --- Northern California **4/12/21 start date**

    Be careful deciding not to have any lights in your pool. Not so easy to do after the fact. Our night swimming is usually when we have people over for a bbq or something and maybe the number of people splashing around just deters the bugs! (Can't you spray your own yard even if the HOA...
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    Brand new pool - no clue what to do/where to start

    I'm confused on the water volume; a pool that is 15 feet by 30 feet with a 6 foot deep end that has only 4000 gallons (15K litres) of water in it? That doesn't seem right. Is it 15,000 gallons of water?? Make sure you have this number right before you figure out chemicals.
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    New pool build in California....Best deal I have?? HELP??

    My two were 10 and 16 when we built the pool. They both used/use the slide - the older one and her friends probably as much as the younger one and her friends (but my older daughter has a pretty goofy personality :) But they do not use it non-stop when they are outside swimming. As a recent...
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    polaris 9550 has stopped working

    I haven't; I sent you a message.
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    New pool build in California....Best deal I have?? HELP??

    We have a waterfall, but I am not sure what type of rocks were used. It wasn't specified in the contract, and at the time I just assumed they would use the "right" kind. And I think they did. We've had the pool for three pool seasons now and used the waterfall alot. We really only have a few...
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    polaris 9550 has stopped working

    We have a 9550 polaris robot as well. Our pool was completed around Labor Day 2017 so we used the robot relatively few times that year, then all of 2018 and 2019 seasons (stored in garage from November-April) and then it was pretty much not working out of the gate this season. Error 10, would...
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    Sunken Lounge Inside Pool

    Would suggest you keep all your discussion of your build in one thread; it's just easier for readers and for you! (e.g. the estimate was in this thread briefly and then when I next checked moved to a separate one.) Regarding attached spa ... in Michigan I would consider this very carefully...
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    Sunken Lounge Inside Pool

    There was a rain curtain build with a sunken area behind it, but not surrounded by water. I think they spent that money on the putting green they also put in! https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/new-pool-cabana-putting-green-lucas-tx.132193/page-16
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Where are the existing skimmer(s) and return(s) located?
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I think two is not needed - one is great. We use ours all the time - mostly sitting in adirondack chairs under the umbrella (recommend an umbrella holder in the shelf), bubblers on, having a beverage of some sort and just chatting; or I sit there as a break from yard work when I don't want to...
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    Help Needed

    Thanks for that answer! I am considering tiling my sunshelf only since the 3 year old plaster on it is all coming off (a story for another thread!). So I would definitely want the surface to end up not at all slippery.
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    Help Needed

    Great job! Your pool looks amazing! I wondered if you had to pick any particular tile type for "non slip" reasons? Or does the large number of grout lines in a 1x1 installation mean that pretty much any tile is non-slip? Do you find it slippery at all stepping down onto the tile to get into...
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    Recommended additions to make pool more fun?

    The slide is an SR Smith Big Ride, builder supplied at the time of my pool build. I didn't do my research well enough on the slide, though, and let the builder locate it as per their design and didn't question it. However, they put it at a spot where the drop zone is into 4.5 feet of water...
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    Recommended additions to make pool more fun?

    If you end up with another anchor, I have been very happy with the volleyball poles/net I got from Cool Pool Products ( Pool Volleyball kits, Swimming pool products ) Here is my setup (I got the adjustable net)
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    New inground pool and pool house/pavilion build North Carolina

    Wow - what an amazing build! I'm sorry you are having some delays and frustrations, but it is going to be so beautiful when you are done! I look forward to following along with the rest of the build. (Disney World - and especially Wilderness Lodge - fan here, too :-))