texas

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    Jandy & Ortega Valve Dilemma, please help! *Pics included* TX DIY

    I have a cracked 3-way Jandy diverter valve that needs to be replaced. It is cracked on the bottom and leaks water when I turn the pump on. I watched a video on youtube and it looks like I just need to saw off the white pipes and attach straight connectors and another short pipe when placing a...
  2. Leebo

    How to deal with a frozen pool

    Well Texas, that was fun wasn’t it? While there’s still some poor weather down south, things are looking up. We’ve noticed over the last few days many of yinz down south aren’t used to what we up north call “Winter.” We’ve compiled a list of some very simple tips and tricks to help you out as...
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    Help! Semi-Clueless Texan Here: Are my main line, skimmer, return and suction valve settings okay (during winter storm)?

    The title says it all: I'm very stressed about my inground pool/spa combo (spa is attached), given that it's likely we'll set an all time low temp for the area overnight tomorrow. I'm running both main and aux pumps continuously (have freeze protection enabled), but have a question regarding...
  4. lislmont92

    FREEZING in Texas with fountains!

    Hello! Texan here! We have an in-ground pool with 3 fountains. It has been below freezing this season around 20 and 30 degrees, but this Monday it is supposed to be SEVEN degrees (yes 7 degrees here in Leander, Texas!!!) and only 19 degrees during the day. We have an automatic temperature timer...
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    Introduction: Greetings from East Texas

    Hello everyone, I live in Longview, Texas and was introduced to your page by a friend from work. He was right in that there is an amazing wealth of knowledge written in these forums and seemingly common sense approach to pool/spa maintenance. I purchased a project spa that I will have a...
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    New build in Bellaire

    We are choosing a builder in Bellaire, TX. I’ve been doing some reading here for a while now, and it’s been incredibly helpful. I’m hoping that everyone can give us some tips as we look at these quotes. I’ve tried to rearrange the actual quotes to make it apples to apples, but the result is a...
  7. Indeeph2o

    DFW Build

    Well, here we are in Texas during a pandemic and drooling with envy at all of our friends and neighbors that have pools in their backyards. We're getting quotes this week, but thought I'd introduce myself, show my yard and see if the experienced members have feedback on the front end of the...
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    VSP in North Texas

    I am in the process of finalizing my equipment choices for a new build and was told by my builder that a VSP in Texas wouldn't be a cost saver due to such warm temps in the summer. They are recommending a 1-speed, 2hp pump for a 15k G pool. They gave an example of a VSP working well in San Diego...
  9. R

    Finishing up west of Austin *Plastered and Filled*

    Hi, I've been browsing for a while, and actually got started here learning how to keep our spa clear. We are just getting started evaluating a bid for this. I'll take all the advice I can get, but have a few specifics to follow up on below. I'll plan to post pictures as we progress through the...
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    Looking for SWG retrofit contractor in Austin, TX

    I am about to move into a new house and want to retrofit the pool with a SWG. I am having a hard time finding a reputable contractor to do it. Does anyone have suggestions? PLEASE HELP! PS - I know they somehow think it will damage my coping, equipment, etc but I am on TFP and know the real...
  11. 4ST

    New Pool Build in League City, TX

    Hi! We have been working our way up to building a pool for several years (and lurking here the whole time) and we are finally ready to sign on the dotted line! We think we have a builder picked and feel great about working with them. I have attached a picture of our initial quote and design...
  12. Lateralus

    Design Input - C & C welcome!

    Just following up from my initial post here. We met with a local PB and were very impressed. Here was the free rendering they provided based on our wants in the estimate appointment. We really like the concept, as it fits our wants and needs and does not seem overly excessive given our budget...
  13. Lateralus

    Newbie in the Hunt (DFW)

    Cross posting, per the Mod Squad! New member here, but I've been in and around pools my entire life, just got a new home and looking to install a new concrete pool for the family! About to begin wading into the tumultuous waters of PB bidding! (woot!) All of my past experience has been with...
  14. Lateralus

    Forum Newbie in DFW

    Been in and around pools my entire life, just got a new home and looking to install a new concrete pool for the family! About to begin wading into the tumultuous waters of PB bidding! (woot!) All of my past experience has been with traditionally chlorinated water, and cartridge filter systems...