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  1. MeowMeow724

    Pool Light Issues-- Thoughts/Ideas of what could be causing this?

    We have 3 pool lights. They are Hayward PAL-2T2, LAU-2 bulb? I apologize, I am not sure of what that means but is what is on the booklet I saved from the build. All three had bad blue bulbs within 5-8 or so months, which the PB came and replaced. Now, 2 of the lights are going out again and are...
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    Plaster Issues and Meeting with PB This Week - Advice?

    Hello! We've been noticing some plaster Issues and over time, they've gotten worse. Our pool was built and plastered just over a year ago by a reputable builder that's been around a long time. We had issues during the build also, and they admitted back in February that they messed up because...
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    Brushing after acid wash and/or adding calcium?

    Hello, The PB just did an acid wash on our pool under warranty. They didn't really tell us much about anything we may need to do after doing this. (If there is anything) Since the acid wash exposes fresh plaster, I'm wondering if we're supposed to be brushing it like we did when the pool was...
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    Cover in FL- Lots of Tree Debris

    Hello, We are looking to have a cover made for our pool for the fall/winter time. It needs to be flush wish the deck as to not allow leaves to blow under in windy times. So, we are thinking a "safety" type cover that anchors onto the deck. Currently we're just using a net cover that is...
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    Our New Pool Build and The FUN (i.e. Stress) that Goes Along with it!

    We're just beyond the tile/coping stage and we still have decking, electrical and plaster to do. One of the subs was here today doing something and asked me about the return jet pipes being cut off already (so they're open/not capped any more). This sub's company is the one that does the pool...
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    Coping and Tile Crew Cut Through Ground or Bonding Wire Basically Around Entire Perimeter!

    I just checked out the coping now that it is done... and I noticed that the crew that did it has CUT the ground or bonding wire in MANY places around the entire pool (I lost count!!) and therefore there is now no continuity. I honestly don't know if it's a grounding or bonding wire.. so I feel...
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    Normal New Gunite Issues?

    Hello, I noticed some separating from the original form, and topside cracking? On our new gunite. I can see the little dots formed into the gunite, which are from the original backing that has somehow separated and/or gunite has caved in? Our PM said it was normal. But I don't like how it looks...
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    DIY Umbrella Stands/Holders with Plant Pots

    I came across this idea on here while searching for ideas or alternatives to holders placed in the decking (which my PB for some reason, advised against). I am posting a new thread vs. a reply on the old one because of the warning that this one below, was old and may not be seen...
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    PB Advised Against Umbrella Holders in Decking (pavers)?

    We saw examples of someone who had umbrella holes around the pool in their decking, so I asked our project manager about it. He recommended against it, but I am not sure if it was just an opinion vs. a practical advisory.. aside from him saying that ultimately people forget about the umbrellas...
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    Proper Umbrella and Chairs for Sun Ledge/Sun Shelf

    Hello, our pool is being build and we have a sun shelf/sun ledge with an umbrella hole. I was looking at some umbrellas and I am not sure what is the right kind to get. I am finding some that are coated aluminum poles. Is that what I want? I know no wood. But what materials should I look for...
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    Start Watering New Gunite Right Away, or Wait?

    Hello, We JUST had our gunite pool shot today. I am aware we are supposed to water it, and our PB says twice a day for 7 days. I of course see conflicting info; some say 14 days. Our project manager said to start watering it Wednesday, which will be about 1.5 days after it was shot if we do it...
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    Best Current Robot Vac Models for Oak Trees.. Acorns and Leaves

    Hello, We are getting a new pool installed; 16'-18' x 35 ft, 6 ft deep gunite. We have never owned a pool before, so we only know what we find online or what people tell us. A pressure vacuum was recommended by one PB, but then it was shot down by many, many others. So we are not going that...
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    Gunite vs. Vinyl Liner in Northwest Florida

    Loaded question......... S.O.S. send help! :p We are in the process of gathering quotes and information for a new pool project. I did post yesterday about that, to gather your insight and ensure we don't miss anything on the quotes or considerations for the install. Thanks to all who have...
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    New Pool Build Estimates/Comparison - Are we missing anything?

    Hello! We are in the process of meeting with builders, getting quotes and deciding what we want to do. To say we are overwhelmed is an understatement... :oops: I am seeking advice/input to make sure we cover all of our bases and don't miss anything. We've quoted gunite and vinyl. There has...