Snobby pool thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by lechnerd, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Hank Scorpio

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    did I say end of June? I really meant mid November.

    The first cannonball has officially occurred.

    Turf installation should conclude tomorrow. After that, we're 1 final safety inspection and a "pool school" session away from the pool being officially open. Only 11 months from contract signing to completion.
     
  2. a.tramp

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    lol, sucker!
     
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  3. a.tramp

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    I mean enjoy your pool!
     
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  4. Hank Scorpio

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    :(
     
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  5. a.tramp

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  6. a.tramp

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    Finally getting lights and phone controls hooked up to my 1000 gallon redneck pool :laugh:

    The extension cord power supply is going away in 2 weeks when the new electrician comes and puts in my sub panel on the left of the shed.

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  7. Killy Me Please

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  9. Hank Scorpio

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    a.tramp and friends,

    This seems like a dumb question with a common sense answer, but maybe I'm off base. If I turn the desired pool temp on the heater up well past where I want it to be (let's say to 100° when I want it to be 85°), will that heat it up faster?
     
  10. a.tramp

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    No. It already runs at max ability when it is operating, the thermostat just tells it at what temp the call for heat is satisfied at.

    If you do have a variable speed filter pump, playing with the speeds a little might allow you to dial in on most efficient flow rate to raise pool temp at.
     
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  11. Hank Scorpio

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    gotcha. yeah it takes an hour to go up 1-2 degrees when I set to 85, so I was hoping cranking up would make it heat faster and then just bring it down when it gets to the temp I want. oh well.
     
  12. blind dog

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    damn I thought my heater was slow
     
  13. Nole96SC

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    Late on this but if you have one of the little electric pressure washers the pressure is low enough that you can just pressure wash it. Stand it back up, spray it with 30 second outdoor cleaner, and then pressure wash it.
     
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  14. a.tramp

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    The biggest cost of heating a pool comes from the actual heating. Once you get it up to temp, might as well leave it heated for awhile. Pretty efficient at maintaining temperature once the water is already heated. The heater just continues to monitor water temp and kicks on periodically to raise temp a couple degrees when temp drops.
     
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  15. pperc

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    this is what my wife believes in our car. crank it up, crank it down - thinks it will get there faster. not how it works.
     
  16. blind dog

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    My wife gets cold when I'm not there I'm coming home to a sauna
     
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  17. a.tramp

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    Having posted a nice wtf pool in awhile so here goes. Pool is only 6 months old so I will just be doing routine equipment maintenance and placing warranty request for the next couple of years but after that…. Place is a gold mine.

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  18. Dump

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    *me enhancing the background to see if I know where this is*
     
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  19. DuffandMuff

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    That equipment room is what I imagine it looks like under a hotel.

    The tree hanging directly over the pool seems like a hassle.
     
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  20. bigred77

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    That hot tub waterfall seems a little extra splashy
     
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  21. bigred77

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    And do we have two separate pump systems here? One for pool and one for ht?
     
  22. a.tramp

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    And one for basin, one for front fountain. Can only see the outdoor fountain from inside the house. That is unless you crawl through a ton of bushes to inspect it.



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  23. bigred77

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    Holy shit
     
  24. a.tramp

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    9x 3hp pump, 6 of which are variable speed/flow
    4x filter
    2x 96% efficiency commercial heaters (about $14k each to install)
     
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  25. bigred77

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    Congratulations
     
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  26. a.tramp

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    On what? I didn’t build the pool.
     
  27. bigred77

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    On the amount of future maintenance them motherfuckers are gunna require
     
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  28. ned's head

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    I wonder what that setup costs just in energy expenses. That would burn my butt every month
     
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  29. CF3234

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    I have begun the pool building process. Pray for me.
     
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  30. a.tramp

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    CF3234 here is a picture I could not figure out how to embed in messages. It shows all the accent lights, and the ongoing cost issue with them years down the road as they all have to get replaced. Repairing this style of LED is not an option, it is a pass/fail. Works or gets replaced, unless of course it is a transformer issue.

    You can see that 2 of the 10 have gone out. One doing wrong color, other no light at all.

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  31. CF3234

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    So this is lighting an accent wall?
     
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  32. a.tramp

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    Yes, the lights are facing upwards and positioned on a sitting ledge. Also, that whole wall has little stainless water fall spouts.

    This picture shows that if you zoom in.

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  33. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    a.tramp what am I getting into here?

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  34. a.tramp

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    Show me the size of the body of water.

    edit: and State that the house/pool is in.
     
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  35. THF

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  36. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    Florida

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  37. a.tramp

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    My initial concern is as what would be a comically undersized filter if it was in my market. Not that everything is bigger but in Texas, the filtration has to be. The enclosures that are very common in Florida are not really a thing here. You would be busting that filter over every month cleaning if it was here in Dallas. But, that mesh appears to be able to keep all the leaves out which generally carry a bunch of dirt in with them. I would check with Zack Zedalis as he is familiar with pools in Florida.

    If time shows that the filter is undersized, you can either get a larger filter or install a Multicyclone pre filter. It does a good job of sorting out debris via centrifugal force and has a relief valve to manually clear out collected debris.

    A VSF pump would be a great investment for long term energy savings. This is the 2nd time in a week of having a Gulf Stream heat pump brought up to me by someone in the Southeast. Must be a regional and thing as in 20 years, I have never seen one here. Looks similar to an AquaCal, which gives big brand performance at a fraction of the cost (purchasing, they all draw power like a bitcoin mine when being used).

    I can not see the electrical bonding from the pictures but feel like I should be able to. Ensure the bonding is present. It is a solid coper wire (unsheathed) that attaches to the pump, the chiller, and some control systems and then runs into the ground.

    There are also some components plumber in I have never seen before. Do not know if once again they are a regional thing or if they were obsoleted with very little field exposure. Or, they might be irrigation related.

    Omg the what are you doing, embed a picture better so I do not have to hurt my neck trying to figure it out. This is the stuff in reference and the more I look at it, the more it looks non-pool related.

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  39. blind dog

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    my pool guy is sexy af

    all i can add
     
  40. bigred77

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    That's exactly what I was thinking
     
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  41. blind dog

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    I had the exact response typed out but he beat my post by seconds with big12 speed
     
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  42. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    let me know where to send a case of beer. Thank you.
     
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    Just finished.
     
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  45. Funshot Residue

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    Please tell me that you are not Jerry Falwell Jr.
     
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  46. THF

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    Bravo.
     
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  47. ned's head

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    Good grief. The bbq thread isn't the only place where a.tramp is slinging meat
     
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  48. a.tramp

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    Having met blind dog I can say that he is not. Although you could never tell that by looking at him.
     
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  49. a.tramp

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    LLLLLMMMMMAAAAAOOOOO
     
  50. NilesIrish

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    pic looks like an irrigation backflow valve.
     
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