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Old 06-01-2016, 05:21 PM
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"Got a pool and a pond" the pond would be good for you. LoL
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:13 PM
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Just south of 3600.

Just like throwing money in a hole.

I can get you the name and number of a local guy to you that is highly respected, a coworker of mine has known him for years and he is supposed to be really good. We went with the original installer
Please do. I'm going to get a couple of quotes and make sure they don't look like crack heads.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:24 PM
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Please do. I'm going to get a couple of quotes and make sure they don't look like crack heads.
Look at 1st impression pools website. The guys are working their arses off past 2 days. They will done with everything tomorrow except for the liner. Rain just got them before they were able to pour the concrete.
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:54 PM
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We held off through last year but my liner is ordered and should be installed in 3 weeks. Kids and wife do use it a lot, so if it makes them happy...
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:14 PM
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It's about that time of year to see what's ****ed up for the year.

Hopefully nothing since I have to have a new heat pump put upstairs in a couple weeks.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:34 PM
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I heard that. My heat pump is pushing 16 yrs old. I know it's not going to last much longer
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:43 PM
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I heard that. My heat pump is pushing 16 yrs old. I know it's not going to last much longer
Mine made it 17. I just hope the downstairs unit makes it for a few more years and I don't have to change both out in the same year. What sucks is the guy said most of then newest units are not as dependable as the older stuff.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:15 PM
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Crazy rich kids with their fancy pool problems.....
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:16 PM
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What sucks is the guy said most of then newest units are not as dependable as the older stuff.
That's what my guy says
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:05 PM
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Taking my cover off this Friday. Hoping for the best!
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:49 AM
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Replaced the vacuum quick connect where it broke out of the pipe, replaced the flow sensor, added salt, water hardener and Phosfree over the weekend.

Water looks good, but too dang cold for me.
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Darrin, how do you like the salt vs chlorine? Allegedly that may also be happening.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:30 AM
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Darrin, how do you like the salt vs chlorine? Allegedly that may also be happening.
I like the salt... Except the flow sensor (Zodiac flow sensor for Jandy Aquapure 1400) design seems to be poor and need replacing every few years. They redesigned it, so hopefully this new one will last longer.

As long as you keep the PH in line, the salt water doesn't have the sting to the eyes that they chlorine does, doesn't require as much fussing over the balance, and just feels cleaner.

Cheaper to operate and balance since after the yearly opening of hardener (sometimes), Phosfree (due to fertilizer being washed into the pool), both of those get used in chlorine pools as well, I only buy salt and muratic acid (used in Chlorine pools also).


So approx $40 in salt versus cost of chlorine tabs. Don't have to check and add new tabs all the time.
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:31 AM
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I like the chlorine. I'm scared of salt and what it does to concrete and rebar, but hey. . What do I know? We don't warranty decorative pool deck finishes with salt pools.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:00 AM
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Salt and chlorine are both bad for steel but that's a good point and I hadn't thought about it Jim. My wife does most of the pool maintenance, I just hold my breath and drop some chlorine tabs in when she asks. Those buckets would probably kill you if opened in a confined space.

I'm hoping to use the pool more this year but I always seem to be working on a project, cooking for the family or trying to impose my will on a piece of steel when I have free time.
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