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    cancuntom's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Cancun, Mexico

    Hola from Cancun

    Hola to everyone. My wife and I retired to Cancun, Mexico one year ago. We bought a home and the first project we undertook was to add a pool. It is oval in shape, with roman stairs at one end and is uniform in depth. The measurements are 15'6" wide x 30' long x 4' 6" deep inground. The pool is constructed of concrete block side walls w/ a concrete slab base. The base and side walls are all reinforced with rebars. The blocks were covered with stucco both inside and out and then the inside of the pool was covered with 1" square mosaic tiles in 3 different colors. The pool has 3 underwater lights and has 8 jets and two suction ports for cleaning. There are two bottom intakes and two skimmer boxes. The system uses a sand filter and other typical plumbing features. The pool was completed last year in June. We have been enjoying it and are generally happy with it. We have had two issues and are currently working on ways to solve them. One is in this sub-tropic climate the pool water gets uncomfortably hot in August and September. The other is that we have had very unusually cold weather since December. Our pool water is about at 70-74 F which is a bit cold for recreational usage. I'm currently working on a homemade solar heating system which I hope will solve both problems.
    Pool size: 14,300 gals. in-ground
    Filter: Aster99 Sand
    Flow: 22m3/h
    Construction: concrete block/Stucco/Glass mosaic tile
    Pump: 2hp, 3450rpm, 220V
    Heater: RayPak P-R206AE
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Hola from Cancun

    Welcome to TFP!

    Solar is your best bet, run it during the day to heat and at night to cool.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Hola from Cancun

    Hi cancuntom and welcome to TFP
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Hola from Cancun

    Hola! welcome to TFP!!
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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