VLIG Expansion - something a bit different.

TheRaven

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Jul 3, 2018
28
Fleetwood, PA
I don't expect to have to run it all that long, my pump runs 10hrs a day at low speed so I would like to keep the same schedule with the salt system...i'll run it at whatever level is necessary to fit that. I would think 50%-ish should be fine but who knows until I try it. I also only have a five-month season. As long as the cell lasts until it wears out and the controls last through a couple cells then i'm fine with that. But if I find myself replacing controls or the cell after a couple seasons because they just stop working, that will be the end of the salt adventure.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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NY
You will get a nice lifespan. May in PA is nothing like May in southern FL, TX or AZ. But like I said they need FC either way so it’s a moot point if they replace the unit sooner or use more liquid than you. I’m in line with you in NY and I’m chugging along this year at 40% runtime (24/7) even with the current heat wave and increased demand.
 

TheRaven

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Jul 3, 2018
28
Fleetwood, PA
Some progress...

Poured bond beam yesterday and did the deep end concrete...

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Then cut in the skimmer, return, and niche today, and backfilled until he ran out of stone...

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Thats it until Monday. Gotta finish the backfill and then form up for the deck and shallow end concrete.
 
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TheRaven

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Jul 3, 2018
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Fleetwood, PA
Been awhile since I updated, was out of town for a week but there's lots of progress to report...

Backfilling done and coping installed;

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Deep end bottom complete:

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Deck and shallow end bottom done:

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Pad Plumbing done (this was my task, not the builder's):

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So now we are just waiting on the liner. There are some minor details to work on in the meantime but we're almost there. For the pool at least. Then there's the paver sundeck and firepit area, the deck extension for the hot tub and steps, and landscaping. Tons of work to do. Those items will be a lot less daunting when we have a pool to jump into when we need a break though.
 

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