Snobby pool thread

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  1. bigred77

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  2. YNWA

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    the fuse is pulled but yeah it should be off.
     
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  3. YNWA

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    why I’m changing it
     
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  4. YNWA

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    I don’t think the deck people felt comfortable touching the egg which I’m glad about.

    found out this morning they were starting today.
     
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  5. BIGASSTITTIES

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    Seeking advice from TMB pool experts. I'm getting a new safety cover for my pool this winter as I live in an area where I have to winterize. The question I'd like to get feedback on is what type of safety cover should I purchase? Solid or Mesh? I can see the value in either and am honestly leaning towards a mesh pool and using a sump pump under the cover on the steps at the depth I want the water to remain during the winter. I see the value in a solid cover; however, it's significantly heavier and more difficult to place on the pool. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
     
  6. pperc

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    i have a high quality mesh and use a pump on the steps. just be prepared for that pump to break every other season and you need a new one.
     
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  7. a.tramp

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    I have no advice to offer as covers are pretty rare in DFW and the ones I do come across are automated. Any issues I just refer them to a cover company that services them.
     
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  8. THF

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    Any ideas how hard it is to install an automatic refill valve on an existing pool?
     
  9. a.tramp

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    Pics or GTFO. If it is the standard float valve like you find in a toilet basin it is easy af so long as you can find the shutoff valve to kill the supply to the float valve.
     
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  10. g8r

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    this interests me.
     
  11. g8r

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    As tmb pool guy I need your recs for the pool filler.
     
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  12. THF

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    So let’s say there isn’t a valve; but instead let’s imagine there is a guy with a pool who uses a hose to fill his pool once a week or so. Hypothetically of course.

    In that case how difficult (expensive) would it be?
     
  13. a.tramp

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    Most fill valves, if in a basin on the edge of the pool, are going to look like one of these. It is as simple as shitting off the water supply to the valve (finding it may be the hard part), unthreading them, threading the new one in, turning water back on, then adjusting float level.

    Of it is the first one below, you do not even have to unthread so long as you are positive their is no water leakage from the bottom where the old one is threaded in. You just slide up the gray collar that is halfway up the shaft, slide the new one in, and secure the collar back down.

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  14. a.tramp

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    My bad, I was thinking you already had one and had to just replace the valve.

    So, you will need water ran from your closest faucet to the deck, a basin with lid will need to be dug and attached to the exterior wall and have an equalizing pipe that is drilled through to the interior pool wall. The faucet will of course need to be in great working order (read as not leaking) as it will be left on all the time. Most people put a Y on the faucet in this application so they can still use it.
     
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  15. a.tramp

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    Trying to get a ball park on price.
     
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  16. a.tramp

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    And these are inexpensive enough that they work find until you have a permanent solution. Once again, just make sure faucet and hose connection are not leaky and leave hose on.

     
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  17. Zack Zedalis

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    This one works well with a cinder block & hose
     
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  18. YNWA

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  19. Fire Jimbob

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  20. a.tramp

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    The days of doing that are long behind me. Pretty good money in doing clean-ups though. You can charge whatever you want, within reason, as the options are to let it set and continue to worsen and try to tackle it yourself. Most people that try and tackle it themselves end up costing themselves more money.
     
  21. THF

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    I am curious what he soaked those filters with, mine are the exact same ones and I am curious if mine would do that....
     
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  22. infected donkey

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    Either way figured you’d like the pool cleaning porn. Apparently not, I’ll see my way off the roof now.
     
  23. DuffandMuff

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    Take it to the sloppy pool thread.
     
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  24. Pharm

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    muratic acid?
     
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  25. a.tramp

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    Some people do an enzyme, some people do degreaser, some people do soap, some people do acid.

    I just have a high pressure hose nozzle and after years of experience only do that for 2 reasons.
    1. No one is going to pay me for the time or trip back that is required to properly soak the cartridges then clean them.
    2. No noticeable difference is actually detected on the cleanliness from the standpoint of “how long until it needs cleaned again.”

    Of the one of those soaking methods I would caution against, it would be the acid. Yes, it can be done but to do it properly, the cartridges need cleaned first, then soaked in acid, then cleaned again. You can acid etch the dirt into the material if you do not clean the cartridges pretty well first.
     
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  26. a.tramp

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    The big 3 (Pentair, Jandy, Hayward) all rolled out a ~10% price hike on equipment/parts over the weekend. RIP to your wallet if you have lingering repairs that you have not already resolved.
     
  27. a.tramp

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    Went and put a new HD heater on one of my favorite pools/properties today, been waiting on that heater since May. Long ass infinity edge lap pool hugging a creek with spillover deck-side into a grooved stone channel drain. 2 houses down from Jordan Spieth.

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  28. a.tramp

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    Also, this crazy lady has called me 3 times since the freeze trying to get me to install a heater. All 3 times I have told her that payment is due upon completion and she has said “I can pay you the balance of what the home warranty company does not cover when they mail you a check.”

    My response has been consistent. “I do not work for the warranty company. If you want to cover the cost of a heater until they pay, that is on you. But since you, as the homeowner and beneficiary of a new heater does not want to, why would I as a business owner who has never even done any other work for you want to?
     
  29. tigr2ndbase

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    a.tramp pulling the trigger on the pool this weekend. Not sure if I should ask you to talk me out of it or congratulate me.
     
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  30. buy_dont_lease

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    Don’t ask him to congratulate you.
     
  31. a.tramp

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    Awesome! Biggest piece of advice I can give you is enjoy it and use it all the time.
     
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  32. pperc

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    I am so proud of myself. Replaced the flow sensor/thermistor on my IC60 that was only a year old and have a working device again.
     
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  33. poetictrojan

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    Just reached out to three companies for quotes. The first said their next appointment is in January and next available build start is 2/23. The second sent me a three page work sheet to fill out to get a preliminary bid with ballpark price before they will send somebody out and the third never called back. Apparently it’s true that these businesses are busy.
     
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  34. Zack Zedalis

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    Where are you? I can possibly reach out to a TSM of mine for the best builders in your area
     
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  35. tigr2ndbase

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    It’s crazy. We reached out to probably 10 companies that we knew were good in our area. 4 got back to me. Of those, one said they aren’t taking on new projects until January and I could get on their list, another would work unless it was at least $120,000 project, then 2 met with me to do designs and quotes.
     
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  36. CF3234

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    The itch is getting stronger. I was at a friends house whose pool was controlled by an app. I need this in my life.
     
  37. poetictrojan

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    San Luis Obispo area in CA.
     
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  38. a.tramp

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    This is in no way throwing shade on California as I love a lot of things about the state but I can only imagine the hell of a process it is to build a pool out there. San Luis Obispo is just :lovelove:. I mean, we have warning labels on the packaging of products/materials for the packaging and then the products/materials have their own warnings on them as well.

    Now I am curious of all the regulatory steps required to build a pool there.
     
  39. poetictrojan

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    My friends built theirs last year and permitting took about two months. Not sure what it entailed. The price is the crazy part. We want approximately a 30x20 free form with a jacuzzi with a little concrete work and expect it to come in around $90k. Our friends put in a 40x20 rectangle with a cover and it cost $120k. Seeing some of the numbers that have been posted in this thread hurts.
     
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  40. Zack Zedalis

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    I just dropped him a text to see if he has a suggestion
     
  41. Zack Zedalis

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    Said Carecraft Pools or Carefree Pools are your best options
     
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  42. David Puddy

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    Is this black algae? If so, what’s the recommended solution? Scrubbing with a wire brush doesn’t do shit.


     
  43. a.tramp

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    If it is black algae, there is a tool that is made where you put a chlorine tab in it so you can scrub away at the spots with the tab. Something like this.

     
  44. a.tramp

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    I have no idea why that link is not posting, search pool chlorine tablet holder.
     
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  45. David Puddy

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    Yeah that link is t working for me either. Is it this thing?

     
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  46. a.tramp

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    That is it.
     
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  47. David Puddy

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    Also, anyone have any recommendations on an easy way to clean these pool safety fences? I took it down to pressure wash the deck and want to clean them before putting them back up. The one on the left was cleaned by scrubbing it with a vinegar mixture. It worked, but took forever and smelled like vinegar for a while even after rinsing.someone recommended to just spray a bleach mixture and then rinse, but that didn’t do shit.

     
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  48. a.tramp

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    If you have kids, it is time they earn their keep. That is my suggestion. Or go to your local parking lot that has a group of men looking for a day job and set 1 or 2 of them to it.
     
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  49. David Puddy

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    Well damn, I was hoping there was some miracle product out there for just this issue.