Quick Electrical Question - Conduit

nick_wa

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Jun 12, 2012
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Where are you located? I often buy heavier thhn/thxn on Ebay there are a few wholesale sellers that are cheaper than my local supply house and they have 25foot increments. Many sources available online nowadays.
As for the Hayward panel I saw you mention the t15 bundle with aaquaplus. The automation and subpanel features are very nice it's worth it in the end I'm glad I went that route over timers
I am in Ontario, Canada. I am near the border so I do get stuff shipped to US side and pick up. I will check out eBay, thanks.

E: Also, the AQR15 and the Aquaplus are a fair bit cheaper in the US but supposedly they are tracked by serial number and if you buy a US-sold Hayward SWG and bring it and install it in Canada, your warranty is void. So I am stuck paying the higher price for the exact same item - yay!
 
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jimmythegreek

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Wont matter the warranty isn't the same for a DIY job. I think its 3 yrs you wont have problems til after the warranty expires and even then the salt cells go bad and that's the end of it you just replace it. Personally I would go with cheapest price you are already saving alot doing it yourself
 

nick_wa

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Wont matter the warranty isn't the same for a DIY job. I think its 3 yrs you wont have problems til after the warranty expires and even then the salt cells go bad and that's the end of it you just replace it. Personally I would go with cheapest price you are already saving alot doing it yourself
I am reading that a few places now too - 1 year warranty on DIY/self-installs. My concern was more the main board/display going bad but I also wouldn't expect that in the 1st year. So if I likely wouldn't utilize the warranty anyways (given 1 year and low chance of issues), I might as well buy wherever I can get cheapest. There are a couple GoldLine AquaRite with 40k cells for sale NIB locally I would also save a lot buying. Hmmm, decisions...
 

jtburf

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Nick,

Do not take this wrong, since you are very unsure about the electric why not you do all labor and pay an electrician to make the connections. Then it is not a home owner DIY.

John
 

jimmythegreek

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That's good if your not sure of your skills but an electrician qont be able to warranty the Hayward either. Only their authorized network of ppl can do the work. I would get what you can cheap and the automation portion is nice to run the cell trust me on that
 

setsailsoon

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Nick, one of the reasons I chose Circupool is they offer the same warranty to DIYer's as the professional installer. I was not able to find a major manufacturer that would do this. One major manufacturer gives zero warranty if you DIY or buy online. It's more important than ever to read the fine print!

I hope this helps.

Chris
 

nick_wa

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Jun 12, 2012
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That's good if your not sure of your skills but an electrician qont be able to warranty the Hayward either. Only their authorized network of ppl can do the work. I would get what you can cheap and the automation portion is nice to run the cell trust me on that
Nick, one of the reasons I chose Circupool is they offer the same warranty to DIYer's as the professional installer. I was not able to find a major manufacturer that would do this. One major manufacturer gives zero warranty if you DIY or buy online. It's more important than ever to read the fine print!
I hope this helps.
Chris
Thanks for the ideas guys. I am competent with wiring (re-wired my entire basement, replaced main house fuse panel with breaker panel, run electrical to garage panel, etc.). I was hoping to keep the warranty but at the cost of paying someone to do the install, I can buy all the components again should they (hopefully not) fail.

We don't plan to order the pool and equipment until May (unless some amazing deals come along), so I have time to figure it out. I would rather go with the AquaPlus/Prologic if I can swing it and find a good deal on the panel itself and 6 or 8 AWG THWN (not cheap here in Canada and hard to find by the foot).
 

uxbridgechris

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@Bosley You're in Canada too? Where are you buying your Aquaplus from (or where did if you already have)?

The cheapest I can find for the Aquaplus with 40k T-Cell is Amazon.ca for $1900 CAD. For the AQR15 with 40k T-Cell would be $1590 from Pool Supplies Canada.

From a US pool site, I could get the AQR15 with 40k T-Cell for $1165 or the Aquaplus with 40k T-Cell for $1520.

I wonder if I would have any warranty issues if I ordered from a US site for use in Canada?
I am in Ontario, Canada. I am near the border so I do get stuff shipped to US side and pick up. I will check out eBay, thanks.

E: Also, the AQR15 and the Aquaplus are a fair bit cheaper in the US but supposedly they are tracked by serial number and if you buy a US-sold Hayward SWG and bring it and install it in Canada, your warranty is void. So I am stuck paying the higher price for the exact same item - yay!
Pay exchange and duty and you save what? $10? Not worth it.
 

nick_wa

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Jun 12, 2012
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Pay exchange and duty and you save what? $10? Not worth it.
Those prices are all in CAD and without tax. The same 13% HST would apply to all (have never had to pay duty when picking stuff up yet). ~$400 CAD savings on each and typically I will gas up my truck and the savings in that pays the fuel for the trip. ~2 hours of my time for $400 is worth it, but I have to contemplate the potential warranty issues...