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  1. Katodude

    Ariel SolarBreeze Review

    They are supposed to release a fix later this fall. It will probably require sending the unit back to upgrade it.
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    What to start stocking up on to open swamp pool next spring

    Depending on how much water you exchange, you may end up using most of that just to clear the pool. Also I would not buy it early and store it as it degrades. Just research where to buy one and buy it just before you need to start using it.
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    Polywood Furniture

    So its basically a bottle of diluted bleach. Well I feel silly now. Oh, well the chairs are still nice, and more are on the way.
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    Polywood Furniture

    Ok, so the primary ingredient is bleach. Anything else in there I should know about?
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    Polywood Furniture

    Turns out I like these chairs so much I bought 4 more. Going to put them around the firepit.
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    Treating lawn around pool for grubs

    You could do it yourself. They are probably using this. https://www.domyown.com/imidacloprid-2f-p-21196.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw-ZCKBhBkEiwAM4qfF3FRK3K4xj9I1UQurRrYkVlYX0fFvESsWYYEeLU-aQJaVj6ClipqJBoCtkoQAvD_BwE
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    What to start stocking up on to open swamp pool next spring

    Like @Newdude said, getting as much drained out as possible will be your best bet. I would also consider buying your LC in bulk, like a 55 gallon drum. Start calling around this winter to see if you can find some places that sell it that way.
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    Maintaining Glass Mosaic Tile

    In pool math go to settings. Its the wheel like thing in the upper right hand corner. Turn on the Track CSI setting.
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    Ideas for tall-ish privacy plants along fenceline?

    Dont know if they grow where you are, but Areca palms might be worth considering.
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    input on a good cordless bluetooth speaker

    So first, interesting comment about dumping Prime, there is a backstory there.... Anyway I would highly recommend the Sonos speaker over bluetooth. Its Wifi based, and has its own processor. So you can program music to it and not be tied to your phone. So when your phone rings or gets a text...
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    Safe to use Robot during SLAM?

    Go ahead and use your robot. When its done cleaning take it out and rinse it off. It will help you clear out dead debris.
  12. Katodude

    So… How’d everyone’s Labor Day go ?

    I played golf and floated in my pool. Low risk of injury.
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    Who knows anything about exterior house paint

    So we need to paint the house. Its Florida so its a concrete block stucco house. Apparently I have been told to get Benjamin Moore paint. The paint contractor specified Ultra Spec. So when I went into the store to get samples to try decide what color we want the store folks said “oh thats...
  14. Katodude

    Little Spots of Green - Algae, Seaweed(!), or What?

    Sounds like classic black algae. You should get in the pool and get them all scraped up. I use a bamboo BBQ skewer to pick at them. A wire brush works too. Then get a 1 gallon pump sprayer and fill it with LC. Spray the scraped up spots with that to really help kill the roots. Now you will...
  15. Katodude

    Cleaning pool tile

    I have used some fine wet sandpaper with decent results.
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    Will a few drops of Dawn hurt?

    Yes mix them in a pump sprayer. I actually mix them in a 4 gallon backpack sprayer that I have and spray everything. Good for mosquitos too.
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    Working From Home #COVID

    I was already WFH before this whole thing happened so maybe I was a little better prepared. But I also got on a plane just about every week to go visit customers. I dont miss that for a second. I had to travel last week for some personal reasons and one phone call to Delta to try to change a...
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    Polywood Furniture

    Going to order some of that 30 second clean since I decided to go with white. The chairs are also much more comfortable than I thought they would be.
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    Polywood Furniture

    They arrived yesterday, only 2 days late which I guess is not bad. We put them together pretty quickly. They look great and are very comfortable. I may have to order 2 more sets.
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    Ariel SolarBreeze Review

    The hard reset should turn off all the LEDs. Push and hold the button until no lights are on. They turn it back on. See if that works. It will take a few days for support to get back to you, they are just backlogged.
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    A New Adventure Begins! - August 2021 Update

    Just a quick point on your navy blue trim. Just remember we are in S Florida. Navy is a color that fades a lot in the sun. You might just have to repaint that section a little more than normal.
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    Hurricane preparation

    If you have a floater I would put a few pucks in as well. A Cat4 is serious business. Get your shutters up and take care of your family.
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    Pump Not Working - How to Keep Pool Clean

    Run your robot. It will mix the water.
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    Its time to allow the word that crud replaces

    Well, apparently I stand corrected, both in my choice of words and my stance. Ah Crud.
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    Pool Nube ( Phosphates )

    In case it was not clear, step 1 get a proper test kits. No proper advice can be given based on pool store results or test strips. Marty gave you a link that compares the different acceptable kits. I recommend you just buy this. https://tftestkits.net/TF-Pro-with-SmartStir-p118.html
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    Black Algae Help

    So here is my trick. Get a mask and snorkel and a bamboo bbq skewer. I pick at the spots. Or use a small wire brush to do the same. Then I put LC in a pump sprayer and hit the spots that you picked at or brush with a high dose. Repeat the next day. Then keep your FC elevated as Marty...
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    Polywood Furniture

    My teak chairs are finally starting to crumble. So just order a set of these from Costco to see how they work out. Price is pretty good, and they will be delivered next week. https://www.costco.com/portside-3-piece-shellback-adirondack-set.product.100381923.html
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    Will a few drops of Dawn hurt?

    Demand CS and Nygard IGR in a pump sprayer. Spray all the area around the pool about 10’ out. Look for any damp areas of vegetation and spray that extra hard. Its not perfect, but the best I have had against springtails. Repeat in about 10 days.