Search results

  1. Dave31410

    Leak at valve junction

    I used it on my own plumbing when I replaced a valve and did not glue it well. Pool plumbing is not high pressure so this method works well. Of course I would never use it on high pressure water plumbing like to the house. If you decide to use it make sure you clean the joint area well and sand...
  2. Dave31410

    Leak at valve junction

    https://www.jbweld.com/product/waterweld-epoxy-putty
  3. Dave31410

    Leak at valve junction

    You can probably fix it with some epoxy putty
  4. Dave31410

    Pool Water Temperature Through the Seasons

    I never like it over 85 and prefer around 80. I will swim laps without a wetsuit starting at about 70.
  5. Dave31410

    Best palms to add privacy above fence

    Queen Palms would work
  6. queen palm.jpg

    queen palm.jpg

  7. Dave31410

    Thoughts logical on high electric bill??

    I have found that in the lower South, unless the temperature is forecast to be below 25 for several hours, pipe freezing is not an issue. There is usually enough heat in the ground for protection above that. I should add that my equipment is under a roof so there is minimal heat loss due to...
  8. Dave31410

    Borates & Vinyl liner

    I have a vinyl pool and have added borates. I don't know it that is the reason but my pH seems to stay pretty level.
  9. Dave31410

    Aquarite problem?

    Thanks for replies. Seems to be working again.
  10. Dave31410

    Aquarite problem?

    OK I did the off check and back to auto check. In the off position it shows 32.1 volts, 0 amps and 0 salt. Back on Auto it reads 26.6 volts and 5.76 amps and 2900 salt. Should I continue with the off for a minute and back on?
  11. Dave31410

    Aquarite problem?

    A green light indicates that it is generating, but scrolling through the diagnostics it is showing 31.9 volts and 0 amps. Also the instantaneous salt level indicates 0. The average reading is 2800
  12. Dave31410

    Pool pump transition fittings

    Just curious; why is "high temp" needed?
  13. Dave31410

    Bubbles in returns after dumping water

    I have had to lower pool water level due to rain a few times lately, by pumping to waste. When I turn the filter valve back to circulate I get about 10-15 seconds of air bubbles from the returns. Does this indicate a possible leak in the return line or is it normal?
  14. Dave31410

    Am I being too picky???

    I think it will look better after plaster, tile coping etc.
  15. Dave31410

    Getting New Liner - Need advice on draining and removing old liner

    We had to have a liner replaced under warranty. They did not pull the light wiring out.
  16. Dave31410

    Getting New Liner - Need advice on draining and removing old liner

    How are you going to dispose of the old liner?
  17. Dave31410

    Solar heater - will it work?

    I guess my question is: You are in San Diego, do you really need to heat your pool?
  18. Dave31410

    local ordinance: percent impervious ground cover

    !0% for building is still pretty restrictive for a 1/2 acre lot.
  19. Dave31410

    ph testing with high Cl

    I just became aware, from reading various posts, that pH testing is not valid if Cl is over 10. Is this mentioned anywhere in Pool School? Does it apply to electronic meter testing as well as titration?
  20. Dave31410

    In Ground Filter for Above Ground Pool

    I am not an expert but if you can hook it up it should work. Some AG pools have non-standard plumbing that may be a problem.
  21. Dave31410

    Septor 7 FeedBack

    I read some of their website and here is my favorite quote: "...pH changes naturally due to the earth's rotation "
  22. Dave31410

    I have ABSOLUTELY no need for a VS pump ..... right?

    Running a VS or two speed slower is also quieter, which can be an issue if the equipment is not far from where you like to lounge around the pool
  23. Dave31410

    SWG percentage of filter time

    It does not matter, although I would prefer 50% over 12 hours.
  24. Dave31410

    Backswimmers

    Is it possible he is reacting to combined chlorines? I suggest reading the pool school and following the TFP methods.
  25. Dave31410

    Mineral Pack?

    I will hazard a guess that the metal is not bare; it is either galvanized, painted or powder coated. Any of those will provide reasonable protection.
  26. Dave31410

    Looking for a new pool in Toronto Canada for 2021 season - advice needed

    I was involved in the installation of one of those fountains a few years ago before I retired. There is an underground reservoir and a complicated system of pipes. There is only one pump but each fountain head is controlled by a computer system so different displays can be programmed. It also...
  27. Dave31410

    Recommendation for robots that run multiple times a day and/or longer hours?

    The problem is that it will fill with leaves and you have to take it out to clean it anyway.
  28. Dave31410

    Pump anomoly?

    I have 3 returns in the pool. On 2 of them I have installed Yippee Skippy type cooler fountains. I have noticed that in the morning when the pump starts, the output from the cooler pipes, as judged by the height of the spray is much reduced compared to what it is a few minutes later. Does the VS...
  29. Dave31410

    Redneck Evaporative Pool Cooler

    So is it continuously adding water to the pool? What happens when it is full?
  30. Dave31410

    Getting Ready to Sign Contract - Questions

    It is only 24 volts, and presumably protected by the GFCI that you plug it into