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rogerbrks

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Apr 2, 2007
172
Round Rock, TX
Beautiful pool. It's good to see another Round Rock, TX resident on the board. Enjoy the good weather coming (no rain). By the way, I see you have a heater you never use. PBs should come up with a way to keep the water cool. Last year a few neighbors had to go to HEB and buy bags of ice to get their pool water cool. Were you in a similar situation?
 

lovingHDTV

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May 25, 2007
529
Round Rock, TX
rogerbrks said:
Beautiful pool. It's good to see another Round Rock, TX resident on the board. Enjoy the good weather coming (no rain). By the way, I see you have a heater you never use. PBs should come up with a way to keep the water cool. Last year a few neighbors had to go to HEB and buy bags of ice to get their pool water cool. Were you in a similar situation?
I would aerate the water like an evaporative cooler, but now I learn why my TA would drop when doing that ;)

Yes when the water hits the low 90's it is not very refreshing any longer.
 

ktdave

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May 8, 2007
888
Katy, TX
rogerbrks said:
PBs should come up with a way to keep the water cool. Last year a few neighbors had to go to HEB and buy bags of ice to get their pool water cool.
Actually there are products out there made to cool off pools.

Glacier Pool Coolers
Pentair Heat Pump (this heat pump has a cooling setting just like a house heat pump would)

EDIT: Sorry, to hi-jack your thread lovingHDTV. end EDIT
 

Buggsw

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Apr 22, 2007
925
Arizona
lovingHDTV said:
rogerbrks said:
Beautiful pool. It's good to see another Round Rock, TX resident on the board. Enjoy the good weather coming (no rain). By the way, I see you have a heater you never use. PBs should come up with a way to keep the water cool. Last year a few neighbors had to go to HEB and buy bags of ice to get their pool water cool. Were you in a similar situation?
I would aerate the water like an evaporative cooler, but now I learn why my TA would drop when doing that ;)

Yes when the water hits the low 90's it is not very refreshing any longer.
It is such a nice pool. The glass blocks between the pool and spa are interesting and I love the tiles on the steps.

One thing though, your comment about aeration lowering TA. Generally, aeration shouldn't really affect your TA. Aeration raises pH. You use aeration to raise your pH when you are in the process of using acid to lower your TA. The process, when your Alk & your pH is high, you add acid which will lower your pH to 7.2 and your TA will also lower, then aerate to raise your pH which will hold your TA. You then repeat the acid treatment to further lower your TA, which will lower your pH again, so you aerate again to raise the pH again. Repeating as often as necessary to lower the TA to within the range.
 

TexasGirl

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2007
95
Central Texas
I wish now, that I had marked the edge of my steps with tile as you did.
You can debate the attractiveness of that addition but, you can't debate the practicality.
It's often difficult to see the edge of the steps in most pools (including mine), particularly when the pump is on.
 

MaryLee

Active member
Mar 28, 2007
39
Southern NH
Simply beautiful!!

I love it because it's a "grown-up" pool with a slide....obviously the kids love it!!

Your pool is my "dream pool"...next time, when there are grandkids!! :-D

Really nice...enjoy it!!
 

lovingHDTV

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May 25, 2007
529
Round Rock, TX
Thanks for the replies. Honestly I never noticed some things like the tiles outlining the steps, but I guess that makes sense.

The sundecking is getting a good power wash tomorrow. I like it in the heat as it never gets hot to walk on, but it stains so easily. :cry:


dave