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    Standard plaster is eight years old - what to upgrade to?

    Thanks. All of the browsing I'd been doing suggested 8-10 years for standard plaster. If I knew it was going to give up the ghost in a few years, I'd resurface. But if I know it has a decent chance of lasting another 8-10 years, yeah, I'd go a different route.
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    Standard plaster is eight years old - what to upgrade to?

    Thanks, I know of it, but haven't really looked at it closely. I am in a position where I can handle the upgrade cost to some form of aggregate, and I know I am going to do it eventually. I figure why not just do it now and get it squared away vs. kicking the can down the road, y'know? It...
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    Standard plaster is eight years old - what to upgrade to?

    My pool was installed in 2013 with plain old dove-grey marcite plaster. Over the years, the plaster color has become mottled and streaky, though I don’t know if it’s due to my water chemistry, or if the plaster hadn’t cured properly before the pool was filled or what. Regardless, it doesn’t...
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    Just used my K-2006 for the first time

    And I have to say that the results are not that far off what what Leslie's reported in my last in-store test. Not sure if there's a way to display my test results from the app directly into a post, but here they are: FC 6.0 CC 0.5 pH 7.3 TA 70 CH 240 CYA 40 Temp 84F CH and pH are a little...
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    Cleaning mold/mildew/grime off Kool Deck

    Thanks! Did you use it on a preventative basis, or only after the deck got dirty? If the latter, how long did it take before you started noticing results?
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    Cleaning mold/mildew/grime off Kool Deck

    Our pool was installed back in '13, with a light tan Kool Deck perimeter around it. I've scrubbed the deck on a seasonal basis to keep it from getting slippery, but over time the little nooks and recessed areas of the Kool Deck stamping have collected a good amount of dirt, mold and mildew (I...
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    Any reviews yet on the new Polaris Quattro?

    My booster pump just failed and my Kreepy Krauly is six years old, so I opted to switch up to a robot. I've only run it a few times, and it seems to do a very efficient job. However, the idea of something "self-contained" inside the pool with no cables snaking across the deck and no control...
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    Marina Pool & Spas question

    Still $699. My pool maintenance service said they could not come close to touching that price. It seems to be at least $250 cheaper than any other place I've found. Not sure how Marina does it.
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    Marina Pool & Spas question

    I got a hold of her on the phone, calling right at opening just as you suggested. Super-nice and the S200 got here really quick. Not sure how or why the communication broke down, but she said my e-mails "probably got buried somewhere".
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    Marina Pool & Spas question

    I don't understand it then. Business must be really good if they don't have to reply to eager customers.
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    Marina Pool & Spas question

    I might need to revise my comment. Margaret replied promptly at first, but when I asked her (twice) to send me an invoice so I could make the purchase, the replies stopped. I even left a VM at the store today asking them to call me to complete the sale. I don't think I've ever had as hard of...
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    Robotic Cleaners

    I understand. I myself don't like seeing ugly cords running out of my pool and across my deck. The way things are set up in my backyard, there is no really discreet way to run the cord from the pool to the control box and then to a GFI outlet. It'll all be pretty much front-and-center. I...
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    Robotic Cleaners

    I’m on the cusp of making the change myself. For those folks who once had a suction- or pressure-side vacuum, and switched to a robot, do you ever miss having the pool cleaner kind of “self-contained” in the pool itself, with no cords running out of the pool and no control unit to protect from...
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Tempting, but I’d be too worried that if something went wrong, Maytronics wouldn’t honor the warranty since I’d be a second-hand buyer who didn’t purchase through an authorized dealer.
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    [SOLD] Maytronics Dolphin Triton PS Plus

    I’m wondering why it won’t pick up the leaves?
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Hey, thanks for passing that link along. Seems like the main differences from the S200 are the bluetooth + app? Not sure I really need those.
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    I was about to buy from Marina for $699, but then I saw this on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N78IVWJ Isn't this the same thing as the S200/Active 20? Or am I missing something? I'm happy to go with the S200 @ $699 w/Marina if it's a superior cleaner. But if it's same-same, I'm...
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    Marina Pool & Spas question

    I just reached out to them for the first time yesterday, and received several prompt responses from Margaret.
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    Yeah, Marina quoted $699 all-in, shipping included.
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    My local place has the Active 20 priced at $999. I always like to support my small local businesses, but not at a 43% markup on $700. Marina’s, it is. ?
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Thx. Didn’t want to over-leverage you in my other thread. ?
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    Sorry to refer back to this 5-month old comment, but I am on the cusp of buying an S200 (my first robot), and I want to make sure I understand what I’m doing, and why, before placing the order with Marina: I want to keep the ultra-fine filter, and have Marina replace the spring filter with the...
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    Thanks. I was just going by what they posted on their site under “Maytronics Pool Cleaners - Residential”:
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    That is probably exactly what I will wind up doing. Marina quoted me $699 all-in for the S200, but their site says it’s the non-swivel version. I think I’d prefer the swivel.
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    Absolutely. It's really not painful to buy the Dolphin in itself. I just want to be smart about it. If I knew the KK was going to last another 10 years, then I very well might just replace the booster. But I know that those odds are not on my side.
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    Well, to your earlier point, though - even if I was able to swap out the pump myself, I'd still be out of pocket for at least $250. And if my KK died within a year (or in three months, as in your case), I'd feel obliged to stick with a pressure-side cleaner, because of the new booster I...
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    Thanks. That's an excellent point - my Kreepy Krawly is six years old as well. I've replaced the bag a few times, as well as some tire treads and the backup valve, and it still works fine. But, yes, I would be bitter if I spent $550 on the booster replacement and then had to spend another...
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    Fair price for booster pump replacement?

    After six years, the booster pump for my pressure-side pool vacuum has died. The pool maintenance people I use have quoted me a price of $550 to replace. I don't have the specs on my existing pump handy, but I am just assuming for now that it is single-speed 3/4 hp. A quick search on Amazon...