Search results

  1. Q

    Plastering Pool tomorrow

    The company is coming out to plaster my pool tomorrow. They say that a technician will not be out until Tuesday to begin brushing and circulating the water with the pump. Until then, I am just to add the sequester liquid to the pool and then just let it sit until Tuesday. What are you guys...
  2. Q

    Brushing newly plastered pool, but will it be okay without doing so for 6 days

    Our pool will be plastered (sunstone blue pearl-pebble finish) in a couple of days. I have read the plastering info in the pool school/taking advice from my PB. I will be brushing it twice a day for 11 days, but then I may need to be gone for 6 days. Will the plaster in the pool be ruined or...
  3. Q

    Seal or not seal coping

    Well it will be about 1-2 weeks before the pool will be plastered. We will have a SWG with travertine coping and decking. I am on the fence to seal the coping or not while the plaster is not coming for 1-2 weeks. Any advice? I don’t want the coping to deteriorate, but I have heard that that...
  4. Q

    Automatic Poolcover box - How smooth?

    I was wondering how smooth does the bottom of the automatic poolcover box have to be to avoid any potential future tears/wear on the cover itself? We are installing a cover and the gunite box where the autocover will sit in looks rough. I am not sure if it should be smooth like trowelled...
  5. Q

    tadpoles in unfinished pool

    My pool is under construction and due to the rain, they are not able to put the plaster on yet. Thus, gunite inground pool has a little water in it and tadpoles are in it now. Should I pour some Clorox bleach in there now to kill them out before they become frogs and lure snakes in? I know...
  6. Q

    Expansion joint around skimmer?

    Has anyone heard of an expansion joint around a round skimmer lid? We are having travertine pavers placed for the pool deck. Someone mentioned placing an expansion joint around the skimmer lid as well the pool beam. I know That we will need one for the pool beam but not certain that we need one...
  7. Q

    Polymeric sand or self-leveling sealant on expansion joint?

    I am wondering if I should use Polymeric sand or self-leveling sealant on expansion joint. I have travertine pavers going down on a dry set base. Pool PM says it doesn’t matter as long as there is a 3/8-½ inch expansion joint there. The deck builders say they often use polymeric sand between...
  8. Q

    Material for expansion joint

    I am installing a travertine paver deck on a dry set against travertine coping. What type of expansion joint materials do I need to install between the deck and coping? How much of a gap should there be? Any installation instructions would be great. Thanks.
  9. Q

    Travertine paver joints filled with polymeric sand or not

    I’m having my 1.25” thick travertine pavers installed on a dry set base. The PB is planning to use spacers and then fill joints with polymeric sand. The pavers are pretty smooth on the sides, so I would think they would fit tightly together without having to add the spacers and the polymeric...
  10. Q

    Travertine coping with or without grout

    My travertine coping is being installed tomorrow around inground pool. They will give an option to have grout in between the coping or have the travertine butt up against each other. Which is better for more of a sturdy and reliable adhesion? The coping is smooth on the sides and not tumbled...
  11. Q

    Use Aquapalm PDA with iaqualink 2.0?

    I am having the iaqualink i900-P with the 2.0 system installed so that I can use simple automation with my pool. I was wondering if I can also add the PDA aquapalm controller to that system as well so that I can have the option to use the waterproof aquapalm controller while in the pool vs...
  12. Q

    nature 2 fusion SWG no minerals?

    My pool is under construction and the nature 2 fusion SWG was installed. After reading several posts on TFP, it seems that the mineral cartridge will be bad for our inground plaster pool. Can I just have the SWG cell operating in the nature 2 fusion SWG and not place the mineral cartridge in? I...
  13. Q

    Installation of automation help - iAquaLink 2.0 or better?

    I currently have an unground gunite pool with a Jandy epump water filter 2.7HP, AquaCal Heatwave Heat Pump, Nature2 Fusion SWG, 2 Hayward pool lights, and an autocover. On the equipment pad, my SWG is hooked up to an AquaPure enclosure, I have the breakers (filter pump, main disconnect, heat...
  14. Q

    Get robot now or wait?

    Pool is about to be finished. Currently have a suction Polaris. Thinking of getting a dolphin s300 or s300i robot. I want something I can control with my phone, can be integrated if I want to automate my pool in the future, cleans very well, cleans stairs/walls/tile. I did hear about a new...
  15. Q

    DIY automation?

    My 16’x36’ in-ground gunite pool is being built in Central Virginia, and everything has been laid besides coping, plaster, auto cover, and decking around pool. I currently do not have automation, but now thinking maybe I should add it as a diy project (to lower cost rather PB installing). I...
  16. Q

    Type of mortar for SWG pool?

    I am ready to place down my Travertine coping around the SWG pool. Does anyone know which "Type' of cement mortar I should use for the grout between and on the bottom of the coping? I was thinking of using the Workrite Masonry Cement Type N since it has the color that I like and would blend...
  17. Q

    Install Travertine deck now or wait until Spring

    I plan to install a dry-set travertine deck around my pool. We live in Virginia. The travertine coping will be install in approximately 3 weeks. The plaster for the gunite pool will not be installed until in the Spring due to the temperature. I was wondering should I have the deck people...
  18. Q

    Preventing Hayward Colorligic LED light from leaking

    I am currently getting 2 Hayward color logic LPCUS11100 LED lights installed into my new pool. I have heard that they may start to leak or malfunction after a year or two. Are there ways to prevent them from leaking before they are installed so that they will last for a long time? Is there any...
  19. Q

    Edging & Base for Travertine Pool Deck

    Hello all. We are putting in an in-ground gunite pool (16x34) and will have 2in. Travertine coping and 1.25in. Travertine paver (French pattern) deck with a 5' x 25' Travertine walkway using the dry set method. Instead of a concrete slab (just in case of any future leaks, it may be easier and...
  20. Q

    Where to place electrical outlet on pool deck, and control for autocover?

    My salt water inground pool is currently being built and they have done the plumbing and the gunite. The electrical will be installed soon. I will receive an outlet at the equipment (pump, filter, heater) area (approximately 40 ft from pool), and I will get another outlet on the deck. Where...
  21. Q

    Opinions needed about coping grout color & sealant

    Hello all. This is my first post and we are in the process of a new pool build (16' x 34') in VA. We trying to decide about coping grout color and need opinions. We have a Tuscany walnut travertine coping and pavers that will be installed. Our water tile is an olive blue moonbeam. We have a...