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  1. p1zaul

    Plywood pool cover

    So all four sides are grass so trying to make something that is a safety cover. Apparently the safety cover only allows one side to be in grass
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    Plywood pool cover

    Thinking of building a plywood cover Pool is not too wide so a a few 12 foot 2x4 or 2x6 and then sheets of plywood. Pool is surrounded by grass so no real way to properly anchor safety cover. I've seen other discussions about this but everyone seems to think it's a bad idea due to weight. I'm...
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    Manually vacuum pool with above ground filter

    Yeah it's actually a bit bigger now as I have moved, maybe a full sized pump and filter combo on a dolly would be a better idea. The issue with the robot is it can't get the heavy stuff leaves and stones or whatever else makes it's way in there. I had one in the past and still had to vacuum...
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    Manually vacuum pool with above ground filter

    I am thinking of trying to use this above ground pump/ filter combo to try and vacuum my pool without needing to hook up the the pools system. This should save a bunch of time as well as not closing up my actual pools cartridge filter. Will this work? Intex 28635EG Krystal Clear Cartridge...
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    Equipment Distance from each other and in doors

    I am in process of designing my layout for new build and have come up with the idea to have the pipes go into my detached garage and then have the pump in the garage which will then wrap around the garage and lead back out of the opposite corner of the garage where I will place the filter. Then...
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    maytronics dolphin power supply repair

    Yes the old ones have a fuse in the back, no need to take apart.
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    DIY Maytronics Power Supply

    I have the old one that just has on off and 123
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    manually vacuuming pool

    yes, you need all suction closed except where hose is connected
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    DIY Maytronics Power Supply

    Has anyone tried to build a power supply for their Maytronics? Mine actually works fine I just would rather be able to set my own clean schedule through a smart switch. It’s too bad the normal power supply does not start the cleaning cycle when power is applied, instead you must hit the power...
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    maytronics dolphin power supply repair

    Mine died as soon as I purchased it and they sent me a new one. I opened the old one to see if there was some type of fuse. There was no fuse inside or anything that looked like it was damaged or could be replaced. There is a lot of stuff going on inside there. All kinds of boards. Not sure...
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    First time buying Calcium Chloride in Houston TX, where is the cheapest?

    I've read 5% is just salt so it's really just one percent of some add ins. I've used this no issues https://www.walmart.com/ip/Snow-Joe-MELT-Calcium-Chloride-Pellets-Ice-Melter-50-lb-Resealable-Bag/46625837
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    Alexa pool control on a shoestring budget

    It's actually to code to only kill one leg as long as you have a full disconnect further back in the line. Would this work to do both at once? Packard C230B 2 Pole 30 Amp Contactor, 120 Voltage Coil https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KGSJ74/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7eHNCbWJAHVST
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    Alexa pool control on a shoestring budget

    Looking for a 120v coil 240v double pole contactor, this would switch both legs of the 240.
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    PAL Pool Lights on Normal 12V AC DC Converter

    I currently have the PAL pool lights with the PAL commander box. I am looking to put in a pool at a new house and really have no interest in the color changing or any other features the commander box provides. Does anyone know if these lights can be used with a normal AC to DC converter for low...
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    Alexa pool control on a shoestring budget

    I setting up similar system. I have the Lutron caseta system already which IMHO is the best system. It does use a hub but makes the controls almost instant. For anything outside of 120v 5amp you can wire in a relay with a 120v coil that controls in this case up 20amps. This will allow you to...
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    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter

    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter I've come up with a pretty good solution for anyone else looking. filter is 10" by 30", home depot sells a 12" x 48" concrete tube form. Put a lawn trash bag inside to hold the water and should be a perfect fit.
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    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter

    Re: How to clean a cartridge filter TSP is actually a fertilizer and was banned in most detergents because it was adding to the growth of vegetation in waterways. That is why it is not seen in normal laundry detergent anymore. - - - Updated - - - What are you guys using to soak your filters a...
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    PAL Pool Light Commander Timer

    I went ahead and wired in a timer before the electrical connection to the PAL control box. If the light is set to on and then the electricity is cut, when electricity comes back on the light also comes back on. This essentially allows the entire system to be put on a basic timer. The only...
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    PAL Pool Light Commander Timer

    I have the PAL 42-PCR-8A (non wi-fi version) hooked up to two LED lights in the pool. is there a way to hook a timer to this somehow to have the lights come on and off at predetermined times? i know i can add the WiFi module but not sure that really helps.