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  1. Divin Dave

    SWG costs

    Yup. I noticed in IC 40 replacement cell.
  2. Divin Dave

    New and overwhelmed

    @Searstj The premise of using liquid chlorine over powdered shock, is to not add any additonal chemicals to the pool which aren't needed. When Slamming, its especially emphasized not to use anything which will add CYA which is what Trichlor does. According to the pool math app, cal hypo...
  3. Divin Dave

    New DIY Inground pool build - Arkansas (Picture Heavy)

    This is awesome and I LOL'd when you said finishing the deep end by hand was hard. I DIY'ed my pool too, and so I can relate to that! and P.S. the pool house rocks. I could live in that thing.
  4. Divin Dave

    I’m tired of replacing my pressure gauge

    7 yrs ago, I install the gauge that TF Testkits sells. Its the bomb. Its made of metal that does not rust and filled with Glycerine. The thing is a beast. Here in Texas we had a bad week or 2 of weather with temps where I live getting down to around 0° F. That gauge just laughed at it. I...
  5. Divin Dave

    Rolling black outs possible NTX

    Good luck! Hopefully our pools will survive this without too much problem. It was -2F here yesterday morning, more icing on the pool but the freezing didnt progress thanks too the bright sunshine we had yesterday. All still OK. I think if I survived Monday night, all will be fine. I'm not...
  6. Divin Dave

    Rolling black outs possible NTX

    8 degrees and 9" of snow on the ground this morning in Longview, Tx. Burrr! No rolling blackouts here - yet. Thank you Swepco. So far all my equipment is fine, but my pool is starting to form a very thin layer of ice on top. I estimate maybe 30% of the surface is iced. smh....
  7. Divin Dave

    Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus being discontinued

    I have a Pentair Warrior SE and I got it from Margaret. Maytronics makes the thing, its just branded Pentair. All of the parts and filters on it are Dolphin ones, so no problem with parts availability in the future should you need them. Ive had it only several months and it's doing a great...
  8. Divin Dave

    LED vs incandescent lights - lumens and reliability

    Yeah, replacing those LED controllers and fixtures are expensive if they fail. similar to chief, I replace my incandescent with an LED screw in type bulb. The LED is considerably less lumens. That said, its plenty bright enough to suit me. These screw in LEDs do come in color changing...
  9. Divin Dave

    Suggestions for a robotic cleaner to deal with pine needles

    Pete, None of the robots do better with pine needs vs for example leaves. As long as its a quality robot, they're all about the same. This biggest draw back of a robot in this the volume they will hold. So really, it depends on what time of year, and how many and often the pine needles fall...
  10. Divin Dave

    What to do when going on vacation - LEAVES!

    Same problem here and I don't have a main drain, so thats out. Cant leave the pump running, the skimmer will fill up and restrict flow. Everybody who knows me knows I don't have any friends. So what I do? I just turn off the pump. Before I go though, I raise the FC to SLAM level. This time of...
  11. Divin Dave

    “Tangle free cord” active 20

    It probably was scrubbing the waterline and somehow scrubbed across the cord... thats the only thing I can come up with.
  12. Divin Dave

    How often do you have to change out a vinyl pool liner?

    First, is to find out who the liner manufacturer is, and do some research online. Not all manufacturing techniques are equal. The major thing about them is how the seams of the liners are welded, made to the correct dimensions, and the quality of the ink the pattern is prinnted from. The...
  13. Divin Dave

    Intermatic (or Dayton ?) timer not turning on

    The same thing happened to one of my intermatics earlier in the year. (7 yrs old). I bought a new timer and just replaced the mechanism. Took bout 15 minutes total. I never could figure out why the old one would not turn on though. :scratch::scratch::scratch:
  14. Divin Dave

    Well worth the wait, complete pool overhaul.

    Wow, nice renovation! Very well thought out on every level if you ask me.
  15. Divin Dave

    Light replacement???

    If I had known about that stopper way back when, I would have given that a try first before I dug it all up to fix the conduit. I had to dig under 3 ft of pool deck. There was no way I could refill the "tunnel" under the deck and pack it properly so I had to fill that space under the deck with...
  16. Divin Dave

    How often do you have to change out a vinyl pool liner?

    Im completing year 7 on my liner. The pattern on the bottom has slightly faded, but other than that, its in perfect condition. Keeping your water balanced is a big factor in how long a liner will last, and not to mention the quality of the liner.
  17. Divin Dave

    Light replacement???

    There is nothing wrong with the light cord conduit being flooded, unless of course the conduit leaks. Obviously I dont know why the putty was applied, but putty is not the right way to fix a conduit leak. It never works out in the long run. A cord stopper slipped around the cable and TIGHTLY...
  18. Divin Dave

    Who can taste the salt?

    I can taste it too.
  19. Divin Dave

    Maybelle the Dolphin Nautilus - I'm gonna miss her.

    TY Newdude... I'll keep the shelter robot in mind..... LOL
  20. Divin Dave

    Maybelle the Dolphin Nautilus - I'm gonna miss her.

    These robots grow on ya rq. Sort of like an old barn cat that keeps the varmits away. They're never very friendly and keep to themselves, but you get used to them being around, ... and then the day comes when they arent, and just feel sad about it. <sniff sniff > <
  21. Divin Dave

    Maybelle the Dolphin Nautilus - I'm gonna miss her.

    I hope so Jim, Dave, Maybelle 2.0.. Jim R.
  22. Divin Dave

    Maybelle the Dolphin Nautilus - I'm gonna miss her.

    Welp, After years of being worked to death, left in the water for months on end, subjected to large leaves, acorns, sticks, drownded worms and lizards, and a host of other unknown oddities and made to work in freezing cold water in the winter time, my poor ol long in the tooth Dolphin Nautilus...
  23. Divin Dave

    Dolphin Cable

    If pool cleaners have a down side, the twisted cable phenomenon is it.
  24. Divin Dave

    What did you do to your pool today?

    I added a bit of water to my pool today, and enjoyed it. No testing was done. On a sad note though, my poor ol way overworked robot cleaner gave up the ghost today. I worked her till there was nothing left to give. Shes been my best friend for many years and I'll miss her. :-(
  25. Divin Dave

    Dolphin Nautilus CC - really limited to 33’?

    the 33' thing is worse case, assuming the power outlet is at the end of the pool, not more than 10 feet from the edge of the water. You are good if your outlet is in center.
  26. Divin Dave

    How are you storing your robots?

    You're supposed to store them? Who knew? - Just Kidding!
  27. Divin Dave

    New Pool - Something Wrong Already?

    Also to add to the others comments, seeing as you are in Tampa and subject to very high UV, you should be keeping your CYA on the higher side of TFP recommendations, maybe even increase it by 10 might help to reduce the CL consumption a little bit
  28. Divin Dave

    Muriatic Acid Splashed on Concrete While Balancing pH

    If spots on your deck like that bother you, Its probably not a bad idea going forward, to have some baking soda or soda ash on hand in case it happens again. The MA eats away at the portland cement in the concrete and its actively doing that for a good while after the spill. Baking Soda will...
  29. Divin Dave

    Do you SLAM after a lot of rain water?

    Hi CoolHome, the CC is determined pretty much immediately after adding the R003. If its clear to begin with, and then you let it sit, the solution will turn to a shade of pink.