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  1. PoolGate

    18x36 Inground pool build in Maryland

    Geico does not charge us any more. Same as before the pool they said they do not rate pools higher. I do have a $500k umbrella along with my regular policy though.
  2. PoolGate

    18x36 Inground pool build in Maryland

    Only 1 light? No diving board?
  3. PoolGate

    18x36 Inground pool build in Maryland

    Nice! Yes, plaster covers it all. That little dip along the back edge where it leaves the sun-deck is interesting. Was that what you requested? I would have wanted that all the same height I think. Don't forget to water it so it doesn't cool down too fast. Maybe it isn't necessary due to the...
  4. PoolGate

    18x36 Inground pool build in Maryland

    Exciting day! Get a couple shots or video as they spray it. I suspect they will stop work after this and not show up again until the Spring.
  5. PoolGate

    18x36 Inground pool build in Maryland

    She is most likely wrong (hopefully!). The gunite guys will do what is right. They are liable if they crack your driveway. Are you asphalt or concrete? Concrete I think 95% chance they park in the street. Asphalt 50/50. Bottom line though they need to get the hoses to the pool. I would block...
  6. PoolGate

    18x36 Inground pool build in Maryland

    Trucks full of gunite weigh a LOT. They will not park in your driveway. They parked in the street for me. I also had to put up a bond for road damage in my pool permits.
  7. PoolGate

    iAqua Link keeps turning on heater

    If definitely could be something Alexa is doing. I disabled my light in Alexa since I always found it on. Turns out it was part of some other group. Also - what does your schedule look like?
  8. PoolGate

    Leaving Spa unattended for 2 weeks?

    Dropping the temp to 70 will keep chlorine in much longer.
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  11. PoolGate

    Need help re-assigning Aux3 on my iAqualink for my Stenner pump

    Physically move the relay you are using from aux3 to the solar. Unplug it from one and move it over to the other. I did a similar thing I used the solar relay and position to activate a power outlet for my low-voltage lighting.
  12. PoolGate

    Need help re-assigning Aux3 on my iAqualink for my Stenner pump

    Move the relay from aux3 to the solar aux.
  13. PoolGate

    Research on Chlorine and cancer????

    I'd love to read the articles. Off the cuff I'm wondering if the people that sell ozone systems did the research.
  14. PoolGate

    18x36 Inground pool build in Maryland

    The rebar guys only frame out what is there. Steps are usually not dug in the dirt since their small since usually makes them collapse. Your build is typical.
  15. PoolGate

    Featured How long to heat pool?

    Do you have a solar cover for the pool? If not it'll take you 2 full days+ to get up to 90 with nighttime running hopefully maintaining what you gain during the day but I wouldn't expect any gains at night.
  16. PoolGate

    Wood Project: Bedside Tables with Embedded Qi Charger

    You mean a doily? That might work but I think the added thickness of the material will take this charger beyond its limits. So far I am just setting it there and haven't had any real issue. My wife loves hers it is easier to use than her previous charger pad which was always hit or miss.
  17. PoolGate

    Stone in constant contact with saltwater

    No stone is effected differently by a saltwater pool than a non-saltwater pool. This is a myth. A saltwater pool has 3 parts per 1000 salt concentration. A non saltwater pool after a year or so of running has 1-2 parts per 1000. The ocean has 35 parts per 1000.
  18. PoolGate

    How many JVS's can you have on Jandy I aqualink with RS 8

    I have those too very useful. Keep in mind you cannot manually activate the JVA with the buttons on the JVA when it is connected to a SmartJVA controller. This is important when/if you close your pool as many closers use the manual buttons. They don't work anymore. FYI about the SmartJVAs...
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  20. PoolGate

    How many JVS's can you have on Jandy I aqualink with RS 8

    Keep in mind that you may not need a JVA on each valve. For instance, if you are going to turn all the bubblers on/off at the same time, you just need a single JVA that controls the valve going to the bubbler array. Not a JVA on each bubbler.
  21. PoolGate

    Wood Project: Bedside Tables with Embedded Qi Charger

    I have it a good 1/4" away from the charger pad so that limits how much play you have when placing the phone. It isn't too bad though probably 3/4" right/left and top/bottom. BTW: My phone also has a metal plate on the back so I can connect to the phone holder in my car. I just put it down on...
  22. PoolGate

    Wood Project: Bedside Tables with Embedded Qi Charger

    We both use Android. I did think about an embedded magnet and some magnetic "rails" on the top just to act as locator edges. But that starts to get pretty cloogy.
  23. PoolGate

    Wood Project: Bedside Tables with Embedded Qi Charger

    I put the tables in place yesterday after 6 coats of polyurethane. I did run into a slight issue. It is easy to put the phone down on the charging "spot" and have it pick up and charge. But if I pick it up at night It is hard to find where to put it back on the spot again (like if I get a text...
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  25. PoolGate

    How many JVS's can you have on Jandy I aqualink with RS 8

    I was going to also suggest building a relay activated transformer box but couldn't find a 24V AC output transformer. That is your best bet as long as you can find a relay that works on a 24 Volts AC trigger as well. I could not find one but looks like the one above would work.
  26. PoolGate

    How many JVS's can you have on Jandy I aqualink with RS 8

    This is almost certainly not supported by Jandy but I suppose you could splice several JVAs together to get multiple JVAs to work from a single output on the Aqualink. Your builder probably would also not do this for you.
  27. PoolGate

    How many JVS's can you have on Jandy I aqualink with RS 8

    Not without significantly more money. You may be able to run multiple valves off the same controller meaning when you adjust one it adjusts many but not sure that will help you. And I doubt Jandy supports it.
  28. PoolGate

    Wood Project: Bedside Tables with Embedded Qi Charger

    This is very true. I loved shop class and took it as often as I could. It seems like they are removing everything from public schools that would steer students towards anything but college. People ask me how I "learned" as well. For the most part I am self-taught. Really it just takes a desire...
  29. PoolGate

    Aqualink 2.0 … PDA Needed?

    You saw the RS board right? ;)