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    Installation of Dewenwils Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart box

    I am wondering how an expensive automation system obtains signal and data from the heater and controls the temperature. Is there some sort of port/plug in the heater it's self where Pentair system connects?
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    Installation of Dewenwils Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart box

    Now I want to figure out how to make my heater controllable from my phone without investing $$kk into automation system.
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    Proper timing with SWG

    Just simple change to timer to run it twice per day/ 2hours per run in 2 days completely changed amount of chlorine. Thank you for your advice.
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    I hate my Dolphin Active 30i - now what?

    I've recently purchased Active 30i and so far very pleased with the way it cleans the pool. I do sweep the steps however before I put robot in the water to have all the sand that accumulates on the steps to settle on the bottom. I paid with AMEX for it and will get an extra 2 years extended...
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    Proper timing with SWG

    That makes sense Allen. Now increasing output to 60% will compensate those lost 20-30% ( 60% = 159 seconds/each 5 minutes). Thank you.
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    Proper timing with SWG

    I had an old mechanical timer on the pump that was running 4 hours a day (8am-12pm) with SWG set at 40% and never had a problem with amount of chlorine in the pool. The only downside was that by the time I get home after work around 7pm there some leaves on the surface of the water that...
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    Installation of Dewenwils Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart box

    As I mentioned in one of the previous threads my NPB didn't really offer me any upgrades/perks when was doing the installation. And now what I am doing is adding some automation elements to our pool. Today I replaced my mechanical pool timer which was controlling my pool pump and SWG with...
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    Techo-bloc Aberdeen Patio

    I like it very much. The only thing probably should go with the bigger size pool. Otherwise happy.
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    Techo-bloc Aberdeen Patio

    I really like their product. I built a 640 sf patio myself in 2006. And it's still looks good. We added pool last year and I had to add some elements like walkway to the pool and steps. Here some pics before and after
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    Margaret from Marina Pool and Spa in Colorado. She told me they received some M600 units. You can call her to see if she still have some in stock.
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    I was ready to pull the trigger on S300i but Marina Pool and Spa was out of stock on it. So had to go ahead and purchase A30i which Margaret said absolutely identical to S300i except for the color which I really didn't care. Also paid with AMEX to get extended warranty for an additional 2...
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    Margaret did recommend a new M600 but I don't feel like spending $1,400 on the robot despite the fact it maybe worth it. :)
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    I have a fiberglass pool and 2 of my main drains are kinda on the side wall/just above the corner where wall connects with floor. Should I be concerned about getting robot stuck on those?
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    Just got off the phone with Margaret from Marina Pool and Spa.. She was very helpful, prices are indeed compatible. I already ruled out the Quantum and kinda concentrate on either S300 or S330i or M400. They are within $150 difference between cheapest S300 and most expensive (on my list) M400...
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    Thank you guys, I really appreciate your input. As far as the model of the cleaner - what would you recommend?
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    Thank you Jim. I never had a robot vacuum and not sure how it will do the steps and ledges some of them are narrow or variable width. That's why I want the manual option.
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    Dolphin/Maytronics recommendation

    Can someone recommend a cleaner from personal experience out of Dolphin line-up? Can't decide between Quantum and Nautilus CC Plus Or maybe you would recommend another model that you have a good relationship with.. :) One think I would like to have an option to operate it manually Thanks...
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    Looking for advices/recommendations on the pool automation and energy efficiency

    Jim, can you help me out with an automation setup? Kinda guide me what I need and how this will work?
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    Looking for advices/recommendations on the pool automation and energy efficiency

    I guess I will stick with Pentair then!! Thanks a lot!!
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    Looking for advices/recommendations on the pool automation and energy efficiency

    Thank you Jim My next and first step would be replacing single speed pump with VS pump. I already realized this will bring my electric bill down a bit. Should I stay with Pentair or go with the different brand considering that I am going to install some sort of automation system? Which...
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    Looking for advices/recommendations on the pool automation and energy efficiency

    I don't have any automation system. This is another subject I am seeking help on. Pump controls by cheap mechanical timer installed by PB How increase from 20% to 80% will affect amount of chlorine even if time will be reduced to 3 hours?
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    Looking for advices/recommendations on the pool automation and energy efficiency

    I run the pump 12 hours a day (7am-7pm) IC40 set to 2-20% and I believe our pool is about 6,000 gallons but I am checking with the pool manufacturer right now. How much of the savings we can expect by switching to VS pump and which one would you recommend considering future automation...
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    Looking for advices/recommendations on the pool automation and energy efficiency

    Hello everyone, We just had a pool installed this summer and unfortunately our PB didn't suggest any energy saving options for our install as well as any pool automation system. Not even variable speed pump. Now when my electric bill went up 80% in one month I am going to be looking for some...
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    Pricing

    I was under impression that if I go with pool company and all their contractors it will save me a hassle and will be faster. So whem the pool builder asked me if I want to use my own electrician and plumber I said "no" for that reason. I was wrong. Electrician pulled the line from the main panel...
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    Pricing

    Going through the fiberglass pool install in NJ as we speak. It's been a nightmare for the past 2 month. I don't even want this pool anymore.
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    New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    We kind of started little late (mid-may) when my wife realize that she wants the pool this summer. So maybe it's partially our fault. But considering that fiberglass pool goes in the ground in one day - 2 month later we don't even have gas pipe run from the house to the heater. Agree with you...
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    New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    I new here on the forum but I think all the builders are the same. Going through the similar process (fiberglass pool) right now myself.. Promises/delays, promises/delays.. All they good on selling you the pool. That's about it. Once you sign the contract, putting down some deposit and start...