The Great Slapulator Pool Saga

kimkats

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Nice! Now make sure that ALL of the plans with wrong info on them are shredded. If you don't then the wrong plans are the ones that will be handed out :roll:
 

MyAZPool

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Jul 3, 2018
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@Slapulator
Just happened to peruse your thread here.
There were two things in your thread that I caught notice of and that I appreciated so much, that I thought I would comment on.

1. Regarding your excuse for a digital flow meter. "These are purely for the geek in me." (y) I can relate. Seeing how plagiarism is the highest form of flattery. If you don't mind, I'm going to steal that line, the very next time I take a "ribbing" for all of my pool-related electronic "gadgets" and wizardry. :laughblue: All kidding aside though... Usually nothing wrong with it so long as you keep in mind that electronics and software sometimes fail so don't lean too hard on the toys. Always continue to back up all of that electronics with good solid "manual" testing and chemical management.

2. And coz you are a "geek". Good call on the upgrade from the i5 to the i8. I won't go into detail at this time (you got enough on your plate), but just trust me, you will find many "geeky" uses for those IntelliCenter Power Relays. I'm just not quite sure why your first posting of equipment, calls out an i5P (and you mention NO SPA). Then your last post with an equipment posting calls for the i8PS. Did you decide to add another "body" of water somewhere that I missed?

Lastly, when all is said and done. Please take a minute to give a review on the Flowvis Digital FV-D. A couple of us have been eyeballing that thing for a while now. I would really like to incorporate that "feed" into my current automation "mix"...

Thanks and good luck on your new build...
r.
 
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Slapulator

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Aug 16, 2018
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Riverview, FL
1. Regarding your excuse for a digital flow meter. "These are purely for the geek in me." (y) I can relate. Seeing how plagiarism is the highest form of flattery. If you don't mind, I'm going to steal that line, the very next time I take a "ribbing" for all of my pool-related electronic "gadgets" and wizardry. :laughblue: All kidding aside though... Usually nothing wrong with it so long as you keep in mind that electronics and software sometimes fail so don't lean too hard on the toys. Always continue to back up all of that electronics with good solid "manual" testing and chemical management.

Absolutely! I have analog and manual back ups for everything. Tech always fails when you need it most is my additional to Murphy's Law :)

2. And coz you are a "geek". Good call on the upgrade from the i5 to the i8. I won't go into detail at this time (you got enough on your plate), but just trust me, you will find many "geeky" uses for those IntelliCenter Power Relays. I'm just not quite sure why your first posting of equipment, calls out an i5P (and you mention NO SPA). Then your last post with an equipment posting calls for the i8PS. Did you decide to add another "body" of water somewhere that I missed?

I didn't add a SPA or anything new but I decided I wanted an actuator for the therapy jets and I did the math on buying the actuator vs upgrading to the i8 that comes with 2 and extra flexibility and I felt the cost difference was minimal for the spare actuator and flexibility to embrace my inter geek possibilities!

Lastly, when all is said and done. Please take a minute to give a review on the Flowvis Digital FV-D. A couple of us have been eyeballing that thing for a while now. I would really like to incorporate that "feed" into my current automation "mix"...

100% will do. This site has helped me in ways I can never pay back so providing information about how my stuff works out is part of my paying back and paying forward.
 
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