Im ok, swapping out the breaker boxes. My BIL is an electrician and we both wired my entire basement a few years ago.So which is he proposing AquaLogic, ProLogic or Aquaplus? AquaLogic has been discontinued for some time now.
1) They use different breaker boxes so it would require removing the entire unit and replacing it with another plus all the wiring. See if he will give a credit for no control unit.
2) Yes, the cell is the same between the two.
3) The descriptions and manuals are online: Pool Automation | In Ground Pool Automation - Hayward Pool Products
The SuperPump and TriStar have different port heights so it is not a simple swap. Plumbing would need to be rerouted. You might ask for a TriStar single speed and then it would be a simple swap. He shouldn't ask for much more.
The prices for these upgrades seem very high to me like he is taking advantage of you. What is the build status? Given this and the plumbing design, I might consider a different PB.
I want to be able to control the pool from my phone. (app support for the prologic has pretty bad reviews) I also read the omnilogic plays better with the colorlogic lights.At least get him to draw up a schematic of the plumbing so we can review it. It is a common screw up by many PBs. Not surprising, we get many complaints on the forum of poor performing spas and water features but after the pool is built, it is almost impossible to fix without spending a lot of money.
BTW, the ProLogic is not a bad controller. Was there some feature of the OmniLogic that you wanted?
I may just be picky on this. Im a Software Developer, the app support for the aquaconnect is nowhere near what the omni offers. It looks 10 years old. In addition it has to just work, especially if my wife will be using it too. I also plan to hardwire the ethernet connection as to not have to mess with wifi. So im basically giving myself this headacheOk but you can add the AquaConnect to the ProLogic for app control. ProLogic will also control the lights and valves.
The builder sells the VS pump, I think the MaxFlo. I could upgrade to that but it would be 1050.00. Id rather get the tristar at a later date. re: SS Tristar. Im a believer that you have to pick your battles, they just don't sell that pump a lot in their builds. They sell a ton of 2hp super pumps. They prob just work and they dont get repair call on them. I know some VS pumps can be finicky. It would just be easier for me to adjust the pvc pipes.Regarding pumps, did you see recommendation from mas to request the single speed TriStar instead? If you had unions installed it'll make the plumbing switch to Tristar VS easy. I wonder what the PB will offer once the new federal pump rules kick in July 2021?
Regarding tethering lighting and sound to the shed, how far will that be from the pool edge? The National Electrical Code states you'll need that 10 ft away, even for low voltage lighting. I think there were later revisions so you need to double check on that.
|Controller||Pro-Logic Plus w/salt generator|
|Heater||H-Series Natural Gas 300,000 BTU|
|Filter||Hayward Pro-Grid DE 3620|
|Pump||Tristar VS 950 2.7HP|
|Spa Booster Pump||1.5 HP|
I don’t think they would be tamping the rock as they backfill. Is this ok? I assume it still better than excavated dirt from what you are saying.I cant say either way I'm not there to see the dirt. I will say I've never backfilled with native material and I never will....unless their lawyer amd mine write up a co signed hold harmless with no deck warranty....then I'll backfill with anything they want
It would take years not months for that mother nature to settle that dirt and it Will never achieve the 95% compaction recommended for structural stability, so the one year warranty really does not mean much. You would be taking a large gamble not using the stone. What usually will happen is things will be fine for several years then something happens to introduce water under your deck where it has not been before. This could be a leak in your liner, someone accidentally leaving a hose running, pool overflowing or even just a area of lawn with minimal pitch that has grown to start forcing water under your slab. That water will settle the uncompacted material and leave large voids.the pool will sit from November to March/April before the decking is installed. I also found out that the warranty for the decking is 1 full year against any cracking or bowing. So im wondering if I could just save that 2k and put it toward other areas of the build.
Would the 5 months be good for settlement?
What is the purpose of the plate? What kind of plate? Do you happen to have any pics for reference?3/4" clean gravel needs almost nothing after it's in. I run a plate a little ways away from the walls halfway up and then when done for peace of mind. They just need to be sure theres no organics in the overdig like branches and leaves