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  1. uvavi8r

    To close or not to close...

    it is our first winter with our pool (approximately 11500 gal, SWG, fiberglass partial inground, pics of the install and final here OB in NoVA (Dig Starts tomorrow 6/8)). I live in Falls Church, VA. My wife and I have discussed not closing the pool for the winter...not keeping it open for...
  2. uvavi8r

    Extra Pool White Goods

    I have an installation kit (FG pool) that I don't need. We went with different colors (black) instead of the dark grey that was shipped with the pool. The kit contains a skimmer, the vacuum plate, cover (square), the skimmer face plate and 3 returns. All the hardware is there, you just need...
  3. uvavi8r

    Leaking IntelliChlor union

    The lower union (where is screws onto the salt cell) has a slow leak (1 drop every few minutes), this is a new install. I took the SWG out, cleaned the mating surfaces and put some magic lube on the o ring. It is still leaking. Any suggestions?
  4. uvavi8r

    Chip in fiberglass shell

    So, the install was going along (slow, but it was moving). The plumber came out on Thursday to finish up so we could get plumbing and electrical signed off. Well, during the pressure test, one of the plugs (see image) for the main drains was shot out...the result was this chip in the far wall...
  5. uvavi8r

    Help Needed ASAP Broken Return fitting

    During the installation of the plumbing the PB plumber broke one of the flanges on a Hayward return fitting, it will obviously have to be replaced. Is there a process for doing this to ensure good adhesion to the pool again? Luckily there is no water in the pool as we are in the early stages...
  6. uvavi8r

    ***Plumbing advice needed ASAP (FG Install)***

    The pool is going into the ground tomorrow (hopefully) and we are trying to make the plumbers life a bit easier. To keep him from having to work down in a hole, we were going to plumb the drains prior to setting the pool. Is this recommended (I thought I heard somewhere that it was not...
  7. uvavi8r

    PAL PC-2D Installation

    We are getting close to light installation and I am wondering what the best solution for powering the transformer will be. I have an EasyTouch 4 with some relays to spare that is connected to Screen Logic 2. The PC-2D has a 2 wire input (class 2) and I am wondering if it is smarter (i.e...
  8. uvavi8r

    Skimmer, return & light placement

    I think we are actually getting close to our install, and wanted to check our placement of returns & lights (skimmer is sort of set due to pool placement and manufacturer pre-set location). We have a 14'6" x 26'3" Leisure Elegance 26. Comments are welcome and encouraged...I am thinking of...
  9. uvavi8r

    Significant Builder Delays

    Is anyone else seeing the same? We signed a contract and put a deposit down back in Oct for a fiberglass install, original install date was supposed to be mid-Dec, got pushed to late Feb due to manufacturing slow downs (COVID related) which I understood, then it was the 1st week of March...
  10. uvavi8r

    Fill Water Testing & Start Up

    Well, I am supposed to start digging on Monday, so based on that, I thought I would give it a go at using my new test kit...I tested PH, TA & CH as recommended by some other threads, here are my numbers: PH - 7.4 TA - 70 CH - 80 I will be using an IC40 SWG and look forward to managing the...
  11. uvavi8r

    Fiberglass Pool Retaining Wall/Locking Collar

    TFP Members, first a big thank you for all the assistance in preparation for a IG (partial) fiberglass pool install, the advice has saved me time and frustration. We were notified that we are on the schedule to start installation on Monday (26 APR) and I wanted to get a few thoughts before we...
  12. uvavi8r

    Waterline Tile Installation (Fiberglass Shell)

    Doing some reading on the forum, and while looking have found that the consensus (or at least the post that I read) was that silicon based products were best for waterline tile installation on a fiberglass pool. The two products that I came across the most were NovaGard and FlexTile. The tile...
  13. uvavi8r

    Pentair MasterTemp wiring into EasyTouch

    Can the experts please let me know if the heater is wired incorrectly, I think it is based on what I have been reading. Details below: Pentair EasyTouch 4 ScreenLogic 2 MasterTemp 175K Heater I would like to ensure that the wiring is correct and suitable for heater automation control through...
  14. uvavi8r

    EasyTouch Wiring Question

    I have an EasyTouch 4 (Pentair EasyTouch 4 System Pool or Spa w/IC40 Cell 520593) and was working on wiring the pump, heater, SWG and control transformer. Pretty straight forward, the top c/b is a Pentair 20A GFCI for pump and SWG (wired though the pump relay), the second is a Pentair 15A GFCI...
  15. uvavi8r

    IPE Pool deck with IPE picture frame coping

    We are about to begin our install, and we would like to use IPE as the coping on the pool. I just don't know how you would mount the picture frame coping to the pool. We are installing a fiberglass pool. Any advice or suggestions is recommended. My initial thought would be to pour a...
  16. uvavi8r

    OB in NoVA (Dig Starts tomorrow 6/8)

    We have our install date, the installers will be here on the 19th...but things are getting real now. The electrician is coming tomorrow, and we have the fence supplies for getting the fence up to code. I will keep posting as we move through the install (Leisure Elegance 26) with the following...
  17. uvavi8r

    Install date (15 March 2021)

    We finally got our install date...a tad delayed (1.5 months) from what was originally promised, but with holidays & COVID it is reasonable. Now we just wait...a little more.
  18. uvavi8r

    Semi Inground (Fiberglass) question

    TFP Braintrust, we are getting close to delivery & installation dates (I hope) and have re-evaluated our install. Not necessarily the location, but where/how to deal with a slight slope in the yard. It is hard to tell from the attached photo, but the area near the corner of the fence is about...
  19. uvavi8r

    Getting ready for install

    I am supposed to get my install date next week (fiberglass pool from Leisure) and the LP contractors (nationwide) will do the install. I am curious regarding the installation of the pool equipment. I live in Northern Virginia and if the pool was already installed I would have winterized and...
  20. uvavi8r

    Return placement

    Please see the below pool diagram for reference. Our pool should be getting installed in the the 1.5 months, I wanted to check with the SMEs (subject matter experts) on return placement and my thoughts for one of them. The contract states I will get one skimmer (located at the deep end as...
  21. uvavi8r

    Test Kit Recommendation

    We are getting close to the pool install and I am wondering what test kit (Taylor) will be sufficient? It will be a 11K gallon in ground fiberglass pool that utilizes a SWG? Thanks and will also pick up the speedstir just for fun...
  22. uvavi8r

    Single Body Plumbing Question

    11K pool, one skimmer, main drain, 3 returns (one will be a massage jet)...equipment setup will be VS/VF pump, cartridge filter, SWG, heater...my question. In most of the diagrams I have seen there is a check valve between the heater & SWG (I understand why), do I need a check valve before the...
  23. uvavi8r

    Permits issued in NoVA - Now awaiting production

    We signed a contract this morning for a Leisure Pool Elegance (27) here are the details as of right now: Pool Leisure Elegance 27 (approx 11K gallons based on straight line volume computation, I was getting varied answers from different websites) - The pool will not have any additional water...
  24. uvavi8r

    New Pool Equipment List

    After much hand wringing, we are pulling the trigger and putting in a pool...along with some other exterior renovations. My PB is allowing me to source the equipment and they will install. I live in Northern Virginia (DC suburbs), the pool details are: Pool Leisure Reflection 27 (approx 12K...
  25. uvavi8r

    Introduction - Wes P (NoVA)

    We are in the process of building (or at least planning on the build) a pool in the Falls Church, VA area. Glad to have found this forum and all the advice/knowledge contained. Awaiting the first estimate, but we are looking for a fairly simple 16x26 (gunite) pool. I think we have found our...