Makes sense, although my goal here was to limit the daily attention needed. If I were to go LC, I'd want the Stenner (or Liquidator) to automate it ... but would be wasted $$ if I did that, then switched to SWG.
It sounds to me like the arguments on both side are anecdotal. No proof the salt does damage, but no proof it doesn't either.
Ive been away for awhile, but it seems like the mantra is that salt doesnt damage stone. There is absolutely scientific evidence that salt damages stone. Yes softer more porous stone is more susceptible. Essentially what happens is salt water enters the pores. As the water evaporates the salt crystalizes and expands. High heat/sun, lack of rain, and local limestone/leuders make pools in texas particular susceptible to this.
Ultimately the question is, is there enough salt in a saltwater pool to cause this effect. Does the accumulation of salt in a bleach pool have the same impact? I think pool builders around here have had enough warranty claims that they wont use salt water pools unless the coping is concrete. They dont have those warranty claims with the same stone and pucks (which are more the standard than liquid chlorine).
Most other areas of the country dont have our high heat, lack of rain, and limestone used as a building material of choice.
.Growth of salt crystals in pores is one of the most damaging weathering mechanisms for stone in ornamental structures and historical buildings. Here, the authors present a simple yet powerful treatment for predicting when salt damage will occur, quantifying this susceptibility to salt...www.nature.com
also stenner pumps can be quite high maintenance. Much more than a SWCG.
Ya, I thought about that ... but I think I want to keep it in there for "just in case".Honestly if it were me, I'd probably just tell them to scrap the inline chlorinator (may never use it anyways) and put the cell on that top run since it always seemed awkward down below at ground level anyways. Then that would free-up plenty of room down below for the backflow valve. Just a thought.
Thanks. If I were to add a heater in the future, where would the optimum placement be then?You don't have a heater so it doesn't matter where your check valve is... you don't even need one there.
As for the light I would just get it as best as possible and contour the plaster to make it look like it was supposed to be that way
Thanks. If I were to add a heater in the future, where would the optimum placement be then?
That's what the construction manager initially wanted to do, but now he wants the mason to chip it out and adjust the PVC to be straight. If they do this, will the concrete patch have any issue bonding to the surrounding gunite? The mason said he would drill sideways in the hole to ensure he can tie in additional rebar to the surrounding structure. The shell has been curing for 16 days now.
You are making alot of progress and it looks great !! I wish I could be swimming by the end of the month, but we are still waiting for dig date
Thanks! Were really excited about the completion. The guys are out there right now working the deck concrete, and installing the waterline tile as well. I'll have an update on progress later todayLove your build progress.
Question on the light is the beam pattern level with where you want it to throw? If you end up moving the conduit will that change it? That seems like a lot of feathering the plaster but I am not an expert by far.
Are you still watering your gunite in this Texas heat? I would honestly error on the side of caution with the heat wave we are having...I know we are not getting much rain in DFW and its blazin. If I had bare gunite a couple weeks old I would still be watering but will leave that question to the experts. Looking great though!
FYI on the pavers...we are loving having pavers and I really like the fact that they dont have to be "perfectly" level everywhere...gives us a bit of a rustic look imo. I have 2 neighbors one on each side of me that both have 10yr old pools or so and both have cracks in their concrete. Our soil is junk btw up here in DFW area, so I am happy I will not have that problem and could reset some pavers if I need to. Just my 2c.