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  1. Has anyone ever made their own cover? I'm thinking about using some double stacked 2" foam and luan, wrapped in a UV coated Vinyl. All the websites I've seen are outrageously priced, and I can't seem to find anyone in Louisville KY under $1000. Any good sites for this sort of thing? Any help is appreciated
  2. Here's the background: I have a 2009 Sundance Certa 780, wired for 240V/60A which was purchased used in 2014 from a reputable shop with one year warranty, which is of course now expired. We’ve used it on average five nights a week since professional installation for 20 to 40 minutes per soak (I don’t know if that is considered a little or a lot, but I miss it already). I have no idea how much use it saw with the first owner, but it was in very good visual condition. Symptoms: The water no longer heats up. Heater light illuminates on the panel as expected. Both pumps work as expected. Pump one in both low and high modes, and pump two in high mode. Ozonator continues to blow bubbles when circulation pump is on. The filter is clean and there are no visible obstructions in any transparent lines accessible with the side panel off. Troubleshooting conducted to date: Confirmed the flow switch works via ohm meter. The circuit closes when pump is on and is open when pump is off. A flow error appeared on panel when I removed the J3 connector to test, but has not shown an error at other times. Confirmed the temp sensor is working. It reads about 21K ohms resistance and water temp confirmed via manual thermometer to be low 90’s farenheit. Measured voltage to “heater in” connectors to J7 and J8 at terminal block is 240v. Measured amperage to pumps to confirm inductive amp meter working correctly, but I didn’t get any reading on J7/J8 wires, or J9/J10 leads to heater when heater light came on (and heard relays click). With all power disconnected, I pulled J9/J10 and checked the wires from the heater, which registered an open circuit. No resistance on any setting. My conclusion is that I have a bad heater unit. What do the experts here think and is that reasonable on a seven year old spa? What other trouble shooting steps would you take prior to ordering a non-refundable part? So, if I’m correct and it’s the heater unit, it appears to be a Therm Products Heater C3229-2A for Jacuzzi and Sundance Heater Assembly 6500-402, 6500-403 120/240 Volt. If these conclusions are correct, where the heck can I find installation instructions? I’m comfortable with DIY, but having never worked on a spa before, so would like some info before I commit. For example, is it safe to assume the spa needs to be drained? Then it looks like there are a few wires to connect and a couple of hose connections. What else am I missing? Thanks in advance for the help.
  3. I have a friend that I cannot convince to have my company install her pool. She is buying a pool kit online, and after having looked at it, I think it will probably be all right and I intend to help as much as possible. Are there any members here that can help me with probably some really stupid questions on pool construction? It's going to be a rectangle 6R 16x32 48" walls with 8ft deep end. I guess my first question would be...where can I find some good instructional videos? My primary initial concerns are leveling the walls and installing the main drains. thanks in advance and sorry I don't come around here more often :-)
  4. Hello. My name is Erik Martin and I'm working on a new story for The Costco Connection (the consumer magazine for members of Costco stores) on the following topic: DIVING IN (WITHOUT TAKING A BATH): How to save money on maintaining and closing your pool this season: tips on the best supplies to switch to, routine care and upkeep practices that can prevent costly repairs, and why pool owners should learn to close a pool themselves, and how to do it, to save hundreds of dollars a year. For this story, I’m looking to interview homeowners who own and maintain their own pools. I can either conduct a phone or email interview (with the latter, you can type up responses to my questions below and email them to me if you prefer). My deadline to complete all interviews is Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. central time. Please contact me via this forum or at martinspiration@gmail.com to arrange an interview. To check my credentials, feel free to visit www.martinspiration.blogspot.com. QUESTIONS: Why should owners learn to do it themselves? What are the benefits to opening/closing/maintaining your own pool? In addition to saving money, are there any other advantages? What will owners need to learn, purchase and do to be able to open their own pool at the start of next season? What’s the best way to learn the proper techniques for opening/closing: hire a pro one time who can train you? Read a book? Surf the Internet/YouTube? What will owners need to learn, purchase and do to be able to close their own pool (e.g., air compressor, antifreeze, winter cover, etc.)? How much will these items cost? How much money can homeowners save a year by handling pool maintenance duties themselves (opening/closing/cleaning/maintaining) instead of hiring a professional service? Give an estimate for an average in-ground and an average above-ground pool. What are at least some of these duties that any homeowner can and should learn to do themselves? Why? Do you have any tips on the best way to save money on regular supplies (chlorinator, shock, algaecide, etc.) without sacrificing quality? Is it best to buy in large bulk quantities? Are tablets more economical than granulated chlorine? Does brand not really matter when it comes to supplies? What does matter? What are the preferred ingredients and minimum available chlorine you recommend in these supplies, so that owners know what to look for? Are there any circumstances/situations where owners should be prepared to enlist a professional for help? What is the key to having a clean, well-maintained and properly functioning pool all season long if you’re doing to do it yourself? Any other tips here? What are some good preventive maintenance recommendations you can offer pool owners so they can avoid costly repairs and ensure a long lifespan for their equipment? If you’re a pool owner, how long have you owned your pool? What kind is it (inground/above ground; what kind of liner, filter, pump/motor; dimensions/volume; etc.)? Do you hire a service (for what? How much does it cost?) or do you do it yourself (for how long? Why do you do it yourself?)? Why should pool owners consider doing their own maintenance/upkeep in your opinion? Are you a Costco member (if so, for how long?) What is your full name? What city/state do you live in? If you’re a pool maintenance professional, what are the pros/cons of pool owners performing their own maintenance? Do you recommend it in any way? Why/why not? What should owners except if they attempt to do it themselves? What are some other ways they can save money on their pool during the season—any tips? Are you a Costco member (if so, how long)? What is your full name? What city/state is your business in, and what is the full name of your business? Any other thoughts, comments, or tips you wanted to offer on this topic? Sincerely, Erik J. Martin martinspiration@gmail.com
  5. I'm looking for information for a potential new television show. I was wondering if there was anyone on this forum who might know somebody who's built their own outrageous pool - or maybe you did so yourself? Whether the results were amazing or ridiculous, I want to know about your outrageous pool. Please share your experience.
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