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duraleigh

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His argument was that it would help recirculate water from the bottom. Heat rising would keep the pool temps balanced. The charge is 1500 for the 3 heads, I can cancel that before they start the project.
That's just completely bogus. I hope you decide to spend your 1500 on something worthwhile. The physics of that makes no sense to me.
 

mbutter104

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May 24, 2014
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Sounds like we are tackling many of the same issues with our new build. You can check out the progress and issues on this forum. The TFP team has been working with me to get it right for almost a year. We purchased these for the umbrella holders. We saw then at a resort on vacation and they worked great in the wind. Saw them on Amazon $200
 

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JayRi

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That's just completely bogus. I hope you decide to spend your 1500 on something worthwhile. The physics of that makes no sense to me.
Thanks, I was on the fence about it. I think I’m going to remove it and use that money towards a heat pump. We’re not adding it right now, but we are having them wire and plumb for it.
 

mbutter104

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May 24, 2014
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kennewick wa
If you are going to wire it now and use later I know this is going to be an issue for me. I am thinking of maybe putting in a heat / cool pump (Pentair 140 Ultra Temp). This changes wire and breaker sizing. But regardless the electrical is going to have to be inspected on my job and we are having a licensed electrician do all the work. It is a long run for me from my panel to the control box. like 100'. And the panels in my place are getting maxed out for sure. so wire size, breakers and panel load are all in play. Just something to consider.
 

bballpaul0

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My irrigation reroute was around the same price with a new zone installed. Regrading and sod is another cost to factor in.
I was little over 4k with the irrigation reroute grading and replacing the sod without new landscaping.
Can you personal message me the sod/irrigation company you used. I'm also in Tampa and need to have that done now that the pool company graded the yard
 

JayRi

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Update: Permit took exactly one month for approval. PB took 2 weeks before they were out to remove existing screen and concrete pad.
They should start this week. Some building materials were dropped off on Friday. Construction manager was by today and placed the sign out front. Pics below.
I crossed out the name of the PB so as to not seem like I’m promoting any company.
 

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JayRi

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May 13, 2020
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Tampa, FL
A few updates, they laid out the pool a few days ago, today it was dug our and they keyed some plumbing. Tomorrow is rebar. I’ve been taking some time lapse videos with my GoPro and my phone. I attached a few photos for now.
Any ideas in the best way to post time lapse videos?
 

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JayRi

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No Pictures today. But a look at the permit tells me it was inspected and signed off. Going to give them a call tomorrow for an update on the next steps.
 

PoolNewb2

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A few updates, they laid out the pool a few days ago, today it was dug our and they keyed some plumbing. Tomorrow is rebar. I’ve been taking some time lapse videos with my GoPro and my phone. I attached a few photos for now.
Any ideas in the best way to post time lapse videos?
Looking good. You're going to have a great view. Try Google Photos or YouTube to post time-lapse videos.
 

JayRi

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May 13, 2020
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Tampa, FL
Just remembered I didn’t upload a picture of the gunite. A few days before the walls started collapsing a little after a storm. The gunite crew came by and dig out the mud, pumped the water out, fixed the walls and shoot a thin layer of gunite. The next day they were here at 8:00 am and stayed until almost 5. A brief storm rolled by and created slight delay. I bought the crew some lunch and they were back shooting. Managed to finish everything. It’s been 4 days, going to call tomorrow to see what’s next.
 

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JayRi

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Plumbing was done last week. When they were done I noticed there was no auto fill. It was something I mentioned in discussing the build. Builder said they include it on every pool. But the construction manager said they hardly ever install them and the rep was probably talking about an overflow. I decided to leave it out but I'm still thinking about how often I'll be adding water o the pool. This is a Florida pool, any other Floridians care to tell me how often you top off the pool. Did I make a mistake leaving it off? I keep thinking about potential leaks not being noticed due to the overflow.
 

grottoguy

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That's just completely bogus. I hope you decide to spend your 1500 on something worthwhile. The physics of that makes no sense to me.

I remember someone once posted about setting up his equipment pad so he could heat the pool with his main drains if he wanted. It’s probably a lot cheaper to do then the 1500 your builder wanted for the three floor returns. I’ll let other people address whether this idea makes sense. [/https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/heating-options.117591/
below is the utube link to the video showing the guys system.
 
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