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  1. SouthVirginiaPool

    Outdoor Pavilion Build

    Awesome looking build! You will be so happy when all the little stuff is completed in addition to the TV! Enjoy!
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    Another Texas Build - Katy TX

    I built my pool this year along with a large porch project. The only thing I wish I had known about were chillers. I'm up in VA and my pool is in direct sun and gets to 90-91 degrees. I think I would use a chiller more then I would use the gas heater we got installed. It is smart to at least get...
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    Testing confusion TF-100 vs pool stores

    I finally figures that one out myself just yesterday. I had noted fine bubbles coming from my returns. I though maybe I had a small leak somewhere, or air way getting into the pump somehow, or vortex in the skimmer. But the rains filled my pool to the tip top and I still had bubbles. Checked...
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    Testing confusion TF-100 vs pool stores

    Have you cleaned your SWG cell since you got it a year ago? I'm not familiar with your brand. I have a Hayward T-15 and I was told to check it every 3 months. You could get buildup on your plates that can affect your SWG production. I would trust your results over the pool store any day. If...
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    If you were to build a new inground pool today advice.

    We compared renting a beach house for a week every year in Nags Head/Duck NC (upwards of $6,000/year) - the last vacation the kids spent all the time in the pool and hot tub and not the beach. Now I can vacation all summer in my back yard. Much better decision in hindsight now that COVID19...
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    Continuing new BBQ/Kitchen Island build

    I need to do a little more research - I think I need a type K fire extinguisher - not the purple K.
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    If you were to build a new inground pool today advice.

    Drainage - our yard had a swampy wet back yard because all of the down spouts dumped the water near the house. We had underground pipes drain the rainwater away from our house the the corners of the lot and the yard was awesome. SO when it came time to put in a pool - that was our main concern...
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    Continuing new BBQ/Kitchen Island build

    Slow progress, but progress none the less. Saturday was all rain. Sunday I spent getting all the inner stone work done so I could FINALLY mount the doors!!!! Now I can use the storage space inside the island. Next week will need to do the tile backsplash. EDIT - after seeing some discussions...
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    Continuing new BBQ/Kitchen Island build

    Sorry I didn't see your question about cabinets. The wife ordered them from Home Depot - they are plastic or polywood so - used composite shims to level them. Still have to get around to putting the handles on them.
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    Outdoor Pavilion Build

    Looks great! I love woodworking, but absolutely hate painting (especially if it is primer, then multiple coats). I'm still working on my outdoor kitchen.
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    New VRXiQ+ Polaris pool robot - initial impressions

    After reading many reviews I purchased the Polaris VRXiQ+. I have used it twice and am happy with it. Unboxing - it was easy to put together the caddy, it basically snapped together - glad to have it. App - I have strong internet by the pool thanks to my EERO mesh router. It was easy to...
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    New inground pool and pool house/pavilion build North Carolina

    Very nice setup! I love the pool but would be the most excited about grilling and smoking in the pool house!
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    SWG not making chlorine and can't figure it out

    I would second what PieterS said. It is either an issue with chlorine PRODUCTION or with chlorine CONSUMPTION. Using the Taylor kits are the most reliable way to diagnose what is going on - I would post a complete panel to include FC, CC, CYA. etc. Test strips are not reliable enough...
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    Constantly Cloudy...Help

    It is a shame that the pool store or pool boys could not diagnose what was wrong nor understand how severely out of balance your CYA was. Were you using pucks to chlorinate your pro before coming to TFP? At least now you have the tools and knowledge to test your own pool and ensure your CYA...
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    Cal-Hypo vs. Dichlor for saltwater pool

    I thought these were great questions. I have about 6 bags of Cal-hypo left over from my pre-TFP days. I just recently had the pool partially drained to have small tears in the liner repaired by the PB. So I had to rebalance my pool chemistry after fresh water was added. Because I was adding...
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    CYA images

    I picked the middle picture at 40 ppm
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    New to site. Do I need to worry about tearing vinyl liner with a bot cleaner that has in bot filter (not conected to pool pump).

    Was your initial robot big and heavy? I'm looking at getting a robot very soon
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    CYA and Chlorine, nervous about "high" chlorine

    I have been given such bad information from the pool store at EVERY visit that I realized they do not truly understand pool chemistry as well as the experts here at TFP. So the bottom line - do I trust my kids health to undertrained hourly wage pool store workers, or do I trust my kids health...
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    we have similar loungers on the sun shelf. Do your tend to float away? Are they filled with water or sand?
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    Pool cover recommendations for Virginia like weather - solid vs mesh?

    I have a pretty standard L shaped in ground pool and am looking at getting a pool cover for the winter. My pool builder has been very trustworthy and is recommending a high density mesh cover. I can still choose a solid cover if I want, but he said he has many clients (they do pool openings and...
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    Thank you - I missed your original post :o). I update a couple photos as I mostly finished the grill island/bar area (2 months of DIY on weekends) and enjoying the fireplace. And the fire pit got extra use as my graduated high school senior used it to burn his old high school notes/papers.
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