Snobby pool thread

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

  1. pperc

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    this is the heater i have now (although didn't opt for cupro-nickel since i close for winter). been solid AF. the little bypass valve is nice, too, I guess.
     
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  2. blind dog

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    I am a piece of shit liar. Bill was 115 more than normal. But point stands and was also running house heater more than normal
     
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  3. huskurz4ever

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    That's really not bad at all. A lot better than staring out the window at the tarp covering your expensive ass pool for 7 months of the year.
     
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  4. CF3234

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    Does not compute.
     
  5. huskurz4ever

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    Winter sucks.
     
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  6. CF3234

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    75 degrees and minimal rain. What you mean?
     
  7. huskurz4ever

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    Not where I am amigo! Highs below freezing but luckily minimal snow!!! Fuck.
     
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  8. huskurz4ever

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    Anyone have a solar cover brand that you'd recommend?
     
  9. CF3234

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    Thoughts on the mismatched tile? Being told by the installer it’s supposed to be like this but I’m not buying it for a second. There’s variations, and then there is this.
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  11. adephoi

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    I have a travertine (not sure on spelling) deck around my pool and there are a lot of different shades of tile. Very noticeable during install and when I walked around looking for it but since it was completed it is a non issue. No one ever has commented so it is only an problem if it bothers you. I kind of like the uniqueness of it now. Tip - make sure you keep any extra tiles and store them. You will have some that crack due to settling or use.
     
  12. CF3234

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    For sure keeping the extra.

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  13. CF3234

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    equipment install
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    tile is completed plus some Ian related flooding.
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  15. Angry Dolphin

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    Admittedly I have an anti-snobby pool that I bought this year because it came with the house. The pump equipment is DATED. Yesterday I noticed the water level was much lower than it should be. Found water leaking out the base of the multi-port. AmI fucked?
     

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  16. a.tramp

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    Will try to remember to reply tonight. Bump me if I forget.
     
  17. pperc

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    Closing day…
     
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  18. a.tramp

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    So from the pictures, that does not appear to be immediately over-concerning. That is unless you can see a steady stream of water which the pictures do not show. That is a natural occurrence with those filters as they age. It is a fiberglass-composite mesh that will break down over time and start weeping. The concern with the tank is if it ruptures and there is a visible crack and you can see water spraying out.

    I would be more concerned that the backwash valve is leaking to waste while in filter mode. If that is the case, it will most likely push the need to replace the filter. The reason being is those top-mounted backwash valves are specific to a filter model. Your current filter model may not even be available still. Which would mean that you would be temporarily replacing a valve until the filter ruptures, and then you would be replacing both.

    So why not put that money towards the repair that is going to get you through the next 10-20 years as opposed to trying to limp along something that has already been in service for 15-20 years.

    Once again, all this is deduced from 3 pictures on the internet so I could be way off. Feel free to dm me. I can talk via phone or even FaceTime to point you in the right direction.

    Question? Does your backwash line discharge into the ground via plumbing or does it just shoot into open air, via flex hose or no hose?
     
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  19. a.tramp

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    What is that? :laugh:
     
  20. pperc

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    The day I no longer have to think about the pool until the spring. Liberation day.
     
  21. Angry Dolphin

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    a.tramp I have a dedicated backwash pvc line out to the ditch behind the house that has ball valve on it. I walked over to the outflow point and there was a fair amount of water coming out the backwash line as I ran the filter port. I turn off that ball valve and the water coming out of the backwash line stops completely. After some friarjuggsian research It appears that my spider valve is shot. There is a tiny rivulet that comes out of the bottom of the multiport valve/fiberglass filter tank after the backwash valve is closed. Given the age of the system, what's a reasonable replacement cost so I don't get taken advantage of?

    Also, as a stop gap do I replace the valve or just turn off the backwash ball valve when I run filter?

    Thank you for the helpful advice.
     
  22. a.tramp

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    Yes, shut the ball valve as the most temporary of stop gaps. Depends a lot on the size/model of filter. What I would charge would be as follows.

    $500 to haul off old sand/filter (drop to $250 if there is a place on property I can dispose of sand).
    $1500-$3500 for new filter (depends on make & model).

    It may be possible to attempt repair on valve assembly but I would be prepared to immediately replace filter if that attempt fails. I have not performed a repair on a multiport backwash valve in about 10 years because it is just not a good use of customer’s money.

    So basically, tell me which make & model of filter you are considering for replacement and I can tell you what I would install for in the Dallas market.
     
  23. a.tramp

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    Also, put the filter in backwash mode briefly and back in to filter. Check to see if leak goes away. Try it a couple times if need be. A lot of times the valves will stick a little bit but you can get them back in place with some more attempts. If that happens, still plan on replacing filter. It will not continue to operate correctly for long.
     
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  24. Angry Dolphin

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    No idea on this. I have a 15,000 gallon gunite pool with 2 return lines and a newish pentair salt chlorinator.
     
  25. a.tramp

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    Sorry for delay. So not really sure. As I have seen numerous examples of in this thread, filtration systems in other parts of the country are wildly different than what I am accustomed to in Dallas.

    Here, I would put no smaller than the largest filter on 99% of the pools unless they were indoors or almost completely sheltered. Our filters get absolutely hammered with debris and have to have maintenance done multiple times a year.

    Also, I could not install a sand (what you have) or a DE filter (best filter medium) on your pool because you currently backwash into open air and are not tied into your property waste line. So that would leave me only able to install a cartridge filter.

    So if I was to install a cartridge filter, it would be a Pentair Clean & Clear 520. I install those for a service call $47, and $2195 for the filter. I do work for companies that charge the customer as much as $3050 for that same filter.

    So it mostly depends on what you need and/or can get by with installing on your pool.
     
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  26. Angry Dolphin

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  27. CF3234

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  28. MoJo

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    Pool cover, yay or nay?

    I maintain my pool all year but it’s under a lot of trees which dump into this time of year. Its kidney bean shaped and is roughly 32 x 16.
    I’m sure it’s been discussed before but I couldn’t find anything
     
  29. CF3234

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    IMO 75% of the point of owning a pool is being able to look out back and see water. A cover defeats the purpose of that.
     
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  30. bigred77

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    Just look past the pool at the lake
     
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  31. ned's head

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    I just get on my roof at look at my neighbor's pool. #lifehack
     
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