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Everything posted by jimmythegreek

  1. Yes you can disconnect outside amd breaker inside. The disconnect will kick the gfci when pulled btw. You want to run 6/3 not 6/2. Here with current code you need thhn or thxn in conduit you cannot use romex in conduit for overheating fears. You want stranded for puling wire. With a gfci circuit you are always better running the nuetral as well as both hots plus ground. You can downgrade the ground a size and pass code
  2. You wont have much additional cost using a regular breaker in main feeding a gfci outside. Any standard 2pole box with big enough lugs will work fine. Theres price swings amongst gfci breaker brands as well. Doesnt need to be a CH breaker outside just the right one for the lug in that little box
  3. That's what I figured RDspaguy. I think I'm gonna install new one amd repair old one as an emergency backup. Is there amy disassembly of new heater needed to check internal elements in the tubes or just install out of the box?
  4. 2011ish limelight flair. Haven't used the tub in about 2 weeks. Went out last night to toss some liquid in and was a puddle near drain. Popped cover amd with some light the heater and cap is dripping every second or so. Did it before during a drain/fill but not when warm. Heater is 5yo from what I know amd I saw they make am end cap kit w Orings. I bit the bullet amd ordered a new heater amd spent the 30 bucks on the end kit amd orings. If it blows during winter I'm gonna have major freeze damage so I'll repair amd keep the heater for doomsday or maybe other way around amd keep as backup. Anybody know life expectancy average for the watkins heaters?
  5. Need pics of pool light and cord ad how it was disconnected? I assume it was unhooked at the light switch box if an electrician did the work
  6. Would need to see a pic. Mortar isnt always used, thinset is common as well. Depends if you plan to remove all of it or are trying to repair and blend it
  7. FB and Clist is your best bet. Tubs are in demand you should have no issues selling if priced well
  8. The price difference isnt huge when upsizing filters. Bigger is always better. Plumbing pipe size is irrelevant based on sq footage of pool volume.
  9. The ideal way is to have matched equipment and use an automation panel to run it all. I'm a Hayward guy, so pentair isnt my forte, but some vsp have a relay function to output that may be able to switch signal another device. What model pump do you have
  10. You need something larger like a scarecrow that also moves with the wind. I've seen those blow up things used to promote a bizness or event that has a blower motor on the bottom and makes the "guy" ripple with air in a wave pattern. Feces in the pool is a major problem. Public pools have strict requirements for water chemistry. A robot like a dolphin S200/300 would be your best bet if there is no port currently in the plumbing for a suction powered robot. The dog pee theory doesnt work as ducks dont smell anything. They are visual so you would need a full time guard dog actually on site
  11. It's ok to do this on 2-3 sides. You either need a slope away from the tub amd you retain the earth and butt to the retaining walls, or you make an elevated platform using retaining wall blocks. You leave access for the main panel, amd you would have to slide it out empty for a major repair on other sides.
  12. 100% agree on VGB covers on every suction point, pool or spa doesnt matter. Even older pools with single main drains can benefit from a VGB cover. Things happen in a nano second in a pool or spa, be safe not sorry you didnt
  13. Starboard isnt needed at all, chopped mat is strong as anything. Theres a guy on YouTube and the net who has a big site amd sells everything you may need direct. I haven't used him in a while but I did quite a few fiberglass coated decks years ago. Call him he knows everything fiberglass amd can tell you what you need to do Fiberglass site dot com
  14. You have to attack it from both sides. Remove backfill amd use chopped strand mat and resin and veneer both the front and back. You have to either mechanically sand your attachment points for adhesion, or use the proper chems to open up the pores in the original glass material.
  15. Its gonna cost more but it can be done. Just gonna be slower on moving the dirt. My first experience with a pool build was brownstones in brooklyn NY. The small cocktail pool was hand dug amd 20 guys took turns digging amd running buckets thru the house into the dump truck double parked out front. Theres always a way
  16. Good trick for a nice caulk job is take 5 min amd run tape carefully leaving a 1/16 to an 1/8" gap around the flange. You tape the edge if flange leaving a 1/16 there too. Run your bead tiny like posted above with a 45 cut leaving hole small on caulk tube amd wipe with your wet finger really well. Pull tape after it tacks in a few min amd you have a factory looking bead of schmooze
  17. Those are nightmare pools to repair. The best amd longterm fix is to install liner track on wall face and turn it into a liner pool. Only prep is to grind out those bubbles. You can feather them back in with regular bondo
  18. The drain should be filled with concrete amd flushed smooth amd the liner placed over with no penetrations. At the minimum they should have just left liner intact and installed the cover grill. No reason to cut liner I'm on an abandoned drain
  19. Need more details. Was the pool always unlevel or is this new? How did the contractor handle plaster amd tile of the pool if not level? This could be major issue with the skimmer for starters. Pics?
  20. Do you actually have amy flow at that speed coming out of the returns? Not sure how you control solar but 1500 isnt enough for solar. I have a small 4 panel array amd run 2100 on a full size Hayward VS for optimum flow.
  21. When you replace a cover the best upgrade is a full length seam stopper. Standard is just the small patch under hinge on the sides, a full one seals very well. Get the best wrap as well for the guts
  22. If your pulling a permit there can be no overhead power near the pool/spa. Basically in the event the wires broke and fell into the pool is the theory. With pools it can be an issue, with a spa, pick a spot a few feet over....much cheaper
  23. What hayward control box does he have? How is the pool chlorinated? You do realize the pool needs to run filter and skim regardless of the pools usage
  24. I deal with this building pools. It's expensive. We usually have to get the electrician to rough in a new weatherhead amd drop to the meter then he calls in power company amd they move the existing feed to a new hanger amd reconnect the service. Its cheaper if the feed shortens up, if they have to do a new drop from the pole to house some power companies make the end user pay that too, adds quite a bit to a couple grand job
  25. That's an older style of anchor known as Tbar and keyways. Same cover build, they just install Tbars instead of rings
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