New Pool Build - South Florida

Ryanrichard25

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Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
So we didnt get coping/tile done Friday like originally planned. But we did get equipment/pad installed this morning (no electric yet) - look decent to you guys? He was here so early I was barely awake when he was leaving so I didnt get to ask him anything - but whats the deal with the waste pipe thats capped with a gauge on it (in middle of pic)? I assume thats how you remove water if its overflowing? But how?

Also in the irst pic theres still 2 lines out of the ground(bottom left area) that are just capped off , not attached to any of the new stuff, what would those possibly be?

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Also tile guys came and got some prep done, and brought our tile (no coping delivered yet)
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bbqjosh

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Apr 17, 2020
57
Orlando, FL
So we didnt get coping/tile done Friday like originally planned. But we did get equipment/pad installed this morning (no electric yet) - look decent to you guys? He was here so early I was barely awake when he was leaving so I didnt get to ask him anything - but whats the deal with the waste pipe thats capped with a gauge on it (in middle of pic)? I assume thats how you remove water if its overflowing? But how?

Also in the irst pic theres still 2 lines out of the ground(bottom left area) that are just capped off , not attached to any of the new stuff, what would those possibly be?

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Also tile guys came and got some prep done, and brought our tile (no coping delivered yet)
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You run a hose to that spigot and turn the pump on and it will drain the pool slowly.

The pressure gauge isn't necessary since the filter has one on it. They will leave 35ish psi in the pipes to pass inspection and make sure there are no leaks. I am not sure about the two capped pipes. If you can zoom in on this picture I think these are the two capped pipes:
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Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
You run a hose to that spigot and turn the pump on and it will drain the pool slowly.

The pressure gauge isn't necessary since the filter has one on it. They will leave 35ish psi in the pipes to pass inspection and make sure there are no leaks. I am not sure about the two capped pipes. If you can zoom in on this picture I think these are the two capped pipes:
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right now all the guages (filter too ) say 0... when it was capped before equipment it was 35-40ish all the time i looked at it.

i think one of those 2 you made a square on was "hydrostatic relief" maybe?
i mean ill ask of course next time they are over here but was trying to figure it out

looking at my pool i see:

5 normal returns in walls
2 returns on the floor.
main drain
skimmer

then the 2 im not sure of:

pipe that sticks out under the skimmer area
pipe that sticks out from the deep end bench
 

bbqjosh

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Apr 17, 2020
57
Orlando, FL
right now all the guages (filter too ) say 0... when it was capped before equipment it was 35-40ish all the time i looked at it.

i think one of those 2 you made a square on was "hydrostatic relief" maybe?
i mean ill ask of course next time they are over here but was trying to figure it out

looking at my pool i see:

5 normal returns in walls
2 returns on the floor.
main drain
skimmer

then the 2 im not sure of:

pipe that sticks out under the skimmer area
pipe that sticks out from the deep end bench
I think one might be the under drain which is below your gunite shell. This is used if you need to empty your pool water completely. You can pump the water out from under the shell so it doesn't pop out of the ground. But verify those pipes with the builder.
 

Ryanrichard25

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Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
coping & tile today - wife isnt happy with some of the coping so we might get some replaced that have slight chips on edges but overall i think it looks pretty good.. they could have cleaned up the grout residue better but ill get out there and clean off the rest i suppose

Heres some random pics:

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Heres some of what we arent 100% sure of:

a chipped tile here:
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and some of the copings have crappy edges/chips:
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Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
so equipment is installed (installers speak 0 english so kind of hard to ask questions) but wondering if anyone knows what this stuff is and if its normal to install like this?

So heres the full picture
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but im wondering about all these external wires running on the pipes :

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look slike the other cables installed onto the salt cell to control it i imagine?
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but then this little sensor looking thing attached here what is this?

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then this thing hanging outside of box

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bbqjosh

Well-known member
Apr 17, 2020
57
Orlando, FL
so equipment is installed (installers speak 0 english so kind of hard to ask questions) but wondering if anyone knows what this stuff is and if its normal to install like this?

So heres the full picture
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but im wondering about all these external wires running on the pipes :

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look slike the other cables installed onto the salt cell to control it i imagine?
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but then this little sensor looking thing attached here what is this?

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then this thing hanging outside of box

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It looks good. The two pipes going to the small black box is your pool light. The transformer is the tan box mounted to your wall. So you have a low voltage pool light or lights. There is a power cord running to the aqua pure. It looks like maybe an actuator under the aqua pure but I can't see it that well. The sensor in your pipe is going to read your pool water temperature and the gray box under the electrical box probably reads the air temperature. This is useful if you have a heater.
 

Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
It looks good. The two pipes going to the small black box is your pool light. The transformer is the tan box mounted to your wall. So you have a low voltage pool light or lights. There is a power cord running to the aqua pure. It looks like maybe an actuator under the aqua pure but I can't see it that well. The sensor in your pipe is going to read your pool water temperature and the gray box under the electrical box probably reads the air temperature. This is useful if you have a heater.
thnx

the grey box hanging under the aqualink panel is actually this thing:
Zodiac Jandy AquaPure Salt Cell Flow & Salinity Sensor for 3-Port Cells 16' Cable | R0452500

not sure exactly what that does but i guess it automates sometthing?

but that little sensor on the pipe doesnt seem to be included with that system link above, so you are saying it reads the temp thru the pipe and shows up somewhere in the aqualink system/pda thing?

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