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  1. Skiddy

    Can you recommend a cleaner for a new guy

    I only ask because I know nothing about cleaners. I brush the sides myself but hate the manual vacuum part. Just looking for a less expensive model for an inground pool with screen enclosure on pebblesheen. I know I dont get the leaves but I do get a lot of micro debris that falls through the...
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    Show me your light strings

    The dimmer is a must! it connects directly to the string lights and has a remote with a nice distance. This way you can keep them plugged into an outlet and use the remote to power off and on as well as dimming.
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    Show me your light strings

    Sorry I havent been able to take any pictures but here is the linkBrighton Lights
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    Show me your light strings

    Ill try to get something up there when I get back in town.
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    Drain covers, Skimmer lid covers, in deck umbrella holders, etc

    Not sure if its just our pool builder USFbull or if they are all as unorganized, incompetent and unconcerned with their customers satisfaction, as ours is. I could never recommend our builder to anyone no matter how good the final product looks. The things you are going through are ridiculous...
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    Show me your light strings

    Thanks for the ideas. The hangers and hooks cant be used for they must have something to clip on to and there just isnt anything for it attach too. I was just asking to see if there was a standard way in which others were installing their own. I had a bunch of the self tapping screws left over...
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    Show me your light strings

    Hey folks this question is specifically for those who have a screened enclosure and have installed string lighting or bistro lights. My wife wants me to put up some string lights along the edge of the screen surrounding the perimeter of the pool. I was wondering how you all installed your...
  8. Skiddy

    Audio Video setup around pool patio

    Not sure a sale means they are going to stop production but who knows. The way I understand it is Sonos partnered with Sonance to get something outdoors and architectural in the walls and ceilings, which Sono's doesn't offer. I am sold on the technology. I even purchased stock in the company...
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    Audio Video setup around pool patio

    I really like the package. I put a cheap 55" samsung TV on the wall and hung a Sonos beam from it with the bracket sold separately, then added the Sonance/Sonos amp speaker package. The beam sounds great by itself but when I kick on the Sonance left and right channels it makes the sound pop...
  10. Skiddy

    Intelliconnect and pump overrides?

    Will do glad to give back when I have received so much help from members in here. Im still a novice but I learn more everyday.
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    IntelliConnect review/warnings - Seeking an alternative

    I wanted to chime in with my experience so far. The first time we downloaded the H20 app we had all kinds of issues but when I upgraded to the Pentair home app all has been well. I run the items in my sig with it and while I am still learning and understanding how things operate, it has been...
  12. Skiddy

    Pentair Intelliconnect Server Error... Anyone else?

    I have had this happen but it usually comes back on line before I have to make a call. I have had this system for 3 months now and I have had to call Pentair about once a month. Not always due to the system as much as my learning how to take care of it. Foe example, my lights are on a schedule...
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    Intelliconnect and pump overrides?

    Still learning this automation system but I came across the pump overides when I discovered the pump wasnt scheduled to be running yet it was. When I looked at my app under the pump it showed that none of my schedules were active, as it should but at the bottom it said in pump override. I dont...
  14. Skiddy

    Advice on run times SWG adjustment ta

    So just when I thought I was starting to understand things a little better I came across another thing I dont quite understand. The pump should have been off for the day but it was running. When I looked at the app it says running under "pump override". I see that there is a override for the...
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    Advice on run times SWG adjustment ta

    That was a nice little experiment. It turns red under 700 so I bumped it up to 900. Im going to try running it 10 hrs a day 6 hrs at 900 and 4 at 1600 and keep a close eye on chemistry.
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    Advice on run times SWG adjustment ta

    Great thanks for the responses. Ill have to take a look at the min. RPM requirements for my SWCG production.
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    Advice on run times SWG adjustment ta

    So things are looking good I have been taking as much advice from members as possible and learning a lot. What I have not asked yet is how long I should be running the pump and at what speeds. My chlorine is consistently high so I am wondering if I can either run my pump less or turn down the...
  18. Skiddy

    Help! Electrician caused my equipment to stop working and cant get it back up?

    Electricians came out and found the breaker for the pool was a little loose. They pushed on it a little and all was working again. On a side note my chlorine was high so maybe the 4 days without a SWG helped lower it. Ill let the pump run 24 and check it in the morning. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Help! Electrician caused my equipment to stop working and cant get it back up?

    Just tried that but no luck. I put a call in with PB and they should be sending someone out. I think ultimately its the electricians fault if its failed but I cant imagine all 3 appliances suffered the same damage. Well Im off to work lets hope they figure it out. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Help! Electrician caused my equipment to stop working and cant get it back up?

    It has no reading its completely off
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    Help! Electrician caused my equipment to stop working and cant get it back up?

    Yes that is the strange thing it is fine but when I use the app it says there is a problem and cant turn anything on.
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    Help! Electrician caused my equipment to stop working and cant get it back up?

    So the pool was actually running great water chemistry was spot on, I had a great schedule going with the pump, heat pump, and SWG. I have a patio construction project going on and a few breakers had to be switched to GFI, says the county Inspector, so the contractors Electrician changed one...
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    New pool built so far so good

    Wow so glad I found this site, the knowledge sharing is great. I was thinking I was doing something wrong already. I now have another issue, which I will post a more thorough question in the appropriate area but the contractors are working with my breaker box and I noticed my equipment is off...
  24. Skiddy

    New pool built so far so good

    I checked my water again today and noticed the Ph is climbing? Is this normal and Ill just be adjusting with acid all season or should I be more focused on other areas that could cause Ph to climb?
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    New pool built so far so good

    I was a home brewer for many years and I used a Ph meter to dial in my sour beers. I have found that you are right they tend to be a little off from time to time. A good Ph meter should cost more than $15
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    New pool built so far so good

    I have a smaller Taylor test kit i have been using to help with Ph and F/C and I have been taking samples weekly to Pinch a Penny for analysis. I was told they will always have you buying something so I am aware, however their tests have been consistent with my own as far as Ph and F/C are...
  27. Skiddy

    Under construction in Tampabay Florida

    A few disappointing updates while we wait for final inspection. I cant figure out the tapping noise coming from the heater but while its not that loud its noticeable and annoys my wife a lot. It only makes the noise when the pump is running but not necessarily the heater? The gutters they built...
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    Under construction in Tampabay Florida

    Glad I could help with putting you at ease. They are great lights.
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    Pool is complete Final payment Questions

    So we have a completed pool minus a couple spots in the super gutter where they forgot to seal the seam (they are coming out this week to fix.) I am writing my final check and I was curious if there are any things I should get in writing before I make the last payment? Someone told me to get...
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    Knocking sound from Heat pump new pool construction

    Just curious if anyone has an idea of what is causing the knocking sound in my Pentair HP. It knocks when the pump is running no matter if the heater is running or not. So im assuming its got more to do with water flow since the pump is directly related to the knock. Any suggestions?