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  1. GaryParr

    Dolphin working but not communicating with power supply.

    Maytronics has so far replied with the ever helpful "have you tried turning it off and back on again yet?"
  2. GaryParr

    Dolphin working but not communicating with power supply.

    The app seems to work fine as I can connect, change the cleaning mode, and start a job... It's just that when the job starts, I get this... Now, while this is shown on the app, the robot is happily cleaning away like he's supposed to. And, if I click "STOP" on the app, he does stop. It...
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  5. GaryParr

    Dolphin working but not communicating with power supply.

    So I shouldn't be running my robot right now then, eh? I mean... he's only got another 10 minutes to go on his 2 hour cycle. I'm assuming this would be inside the robot that you are talking about? If that's the case then I'm looking at a warranty claim it seems.
  6. GaryParr

    Dolphin working but not communicating with power supply.

    Getting 0 replies here on TFP is concerning... I've hit a unique issue which probably means parts replacement. I did send a note off to dolphin support through the phone app yesterday, hope to hear something back soon.
  7. GaryParr

    Dolphin working but not communicating with power supply.

    So, started my Active 30 this morning from my phone. About the time it started the self-test, I got an error in the app stating the robot is not responding and asking me to check the blue cable. The little guy appears to be working fine... doing his thing right now, cleaning away. It just...
  8. GaryParr

    Plug DE after drain?

    Thanks everyone!
  9. GaryParr

    Plug DE after drain?

    Might seem a silly question, but does everyone re-plug their DE filters after they drain them? I have visions of local field mice making a home in there over the winter if I don't.
  10. GaryParr

    Light Niche Algae?

    So, after finally taking my light off for the first time to clean the niche I've discovered a few things. 1. It's surprisingly easier to remove then I thought it would be. One screw. 2. Two screws to remove the trim ring from the light, which I'm glad I did because there was gunk behind it...
  11. GaryParr

    Light Niche Algae?

    Because this is bothering me, I've shot an email off to Hayward asking this very question... is just having water in the niche sufficient such that I can gasket the light. It will be interesting to see if they give a response beyond "modification nulls warranty."
  12. GaryParr

    Light Niche Algae?

    I'd imagine the light housing and retainer ring would be the largest surface area between front and back of the light, no? What little open exposure there is for water to move between has to be negligible I'd think. But, I'm no thermal expert either. Perhaps a thermal dabbler? :LOL:
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    Light Niche Algae?

    So here is an interesting question... if the light (Hayward ColorLogic 4 in my case) is tight enough to prevent decent water circulation how does it dissipate heat from the back? I have a hard time imagining temperature differential would create enough movement to push the hot water out the top...
  14. GaryParr

    Light Niche Algae?

    OK... so next step is to invent a never-leak pool design. I think it might involve a lot of dirt and planting grass. ;) That's pretty cool... eliminate the problem. (y) Unless you already have a niche of course...
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    Light Niche Algae?

    Bah... that all make sense, but seems like such a stupid self-created problem. Can't have it sealed or else the light will get too hot and burn out, but it isn't open enough to allow for good circulation. Someone should invent a light niche that has vents around it and can be hooked to a...
  16. GaryParr

    Light Niche Algae?

    OK, so lived experience trumps my assumptions. I'll be scrubbing my light niche today. But... how does it grow back there? Is the assumption that the light doesn't fit tight enough to block the light and enough sun gets through to allow it to grow? If this is the case... would fabricating a...
  17. GaryParr

    Light Niche Algae?

    I had to drain my pool this past Monday so the PB could fix a spot under the liner where, apparently, something just behind the dig-out had started to cave in. Some bad fill from the original development perhaps. Regardless, I got a brand-new 19k gallons of water trucked in on Tuesday. I...
  18. GaryParr

    Secure Skimmer Collar

    That seems... pretty solid. I may hold off on the rivets for now on the assumption that I'm going to want to replace that collar with something a little fancier in the near future. I'm assuming mortar won't adhere to the collar itself?
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    Gratuitous Pool Construction Pics

    Oh, on another note, I had a question about securing skimmer collars at the right height. I'm not sure what I was thinking (meaning that I wasn't thinking) but I posted that questions in a different forum instead of asking it here in my build thread where it would have gotten more eyeballs...
  20. GaryParr

    Gratuitous Pool Construction Pics

    They poured a concrete collar around the pool, so those coping pavers are sitting directly on a pretty secure mortar base. Behind the collar they used crushed fill and then sand. We've been keeping an eye on this and it looks like the crumbling has stopped... it was only the outer layer that had...
  21. GaryParr

    Secure Skimmer Collar

    No clue what model, but it looks like this... The collar adjusts height to match the level of the deck, but I'm not sure what the best way is to "lock it in place" at that height. It was suggested by someone to put a bead of silicone on the collar and push it into place which might work...
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    Secure Skimmer Collar

    Hey, might be a silly question... but how does everyone secure the skimmer collar at the right height so it doesn't "sink" below the deck level when someone steps on it? I think someone recommended silicone but wasn't sure if that was the best way.
  25. GaryParr

    Fox Steel Wall Pool and Cantilever Decking

    I just wanted to follow up on this thread to let everyone know where we landed. Basically, the concerns over coping forms combined with the rising costs of concrete in my area coupled with the fact pavers were still available locally at reasonable prices lead us to just scrap the stamped...
  26. GaryParr

    Gratuitous Pool Construction Pics

    Thanks! I'd have preferred a nice big wood fire pit, but instead the wife wanted to just do an inlay and will be purchasing one of those propane fire table things... something about convenience. The pavers are Nicolock Stone Ridge XL in the South Bay color.
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    Gratuitous Pool Construction Pics

    For clarity, the mortar is fine on the left side of this picture, but gets crumbly exactly where the stairs begin.
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    Gratuitous Pool Construction Pics

    Yesterday we noticed the mortar joint between the top of the steps and bullnose coping is crumbling a bit. No where else, just there. I'm going to ask my guys about that, but wanted to ask here if anyone might have an explanation. My first thought is that the stairs are flexing a bit. But, this...
  30. GaryParr

    Gratuitous Pool Construction Pics

    Please ignore the garage... cleaning that out is a project for this coming fall. We plan to put a little white fence along the side of the house to hide the propane tanks and make a home for the trash and recycle bins. I wanted to do a fire pit built into that circular area, but the wife said...