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Old 11-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #4705
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Great advice! I see tons on CL that say that they're already drained in preparation for the sale... yah well how are you going to make the sale if nobody knows if it works. lol We're just supposed to take the word of a stranger... well that doesn't hold up too well anymore. I've noticed that just like cars, they don't make people as good as they used to!
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #4706
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Is that a smart a$$ on the horn I hear?

No, I don't have to park at the bottom, I have a nice new F150 Lariat 4x4 that walks up the drive. It's not going up that's the problem. It's backing out of the garage and coming down that's the issue.

Here's what happens when all this crap melts then freezes.

It was like black ice on the driveway. Even 4x4 didn't have a chance. $4000 for truck. $1000 for light post.

I love winter!
I'm assuming you had the necessary 2000lb load in the bed and your soft rubber aired down winter tires on when ya slid?
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #4707
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I'm assuming you had the necessary 2000lb load in the bed and your soft rubber aired down winter tires on when ya slid?
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Nope. Took me by complete surprise. When I came home from work the night before, it was melted. When I left in the AM it still looked wet, but what I thought was wet, was black ice.

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since I'm on the IPad I can't quote each post so read and you will see who the answers are for.


Thank god it wasn't the MH!!!!

Have you considered ice melt before you back out? :( sorry had to say it.

I get my DD to do the pool (or will this spring- she already knows) by saying No clean the pool- No money for the activities you do and No friends over to enjoy the pool. She was not happy to say the least but after forcing her to net leaves (before I got the cover installed) I think she finds it therapeutic. I do!

The salt water pool is very simple to maintain as long as you have the correct pump run time each day.
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I have 3 bags of ice melt sitting by the garage doors as we speak. They were there when I crashed as well. I looked down at them as I backed out onto the skating rink. LOL

I actually don't have an issue with cleaning the pool. Like you, I find it therapeutic and take pride in the fact I have been able to keep the pool perfectly clear and balanced. It would just be nice to have someone else care about it like I do. I know they all appreciate it.

I leave my circulation pump on 24 hrs. Do you have yours running on a timer Ron?

Also, are you using a heater at all? I use solar panels on my roof. I have (4) 4'x10' panels joined together that I circulate through.

Also, if you click multi, even on your iPad, you can still quote more than one. Just use your back arrow once you have one quote set to reply.

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I'm assuming you had the necessary 2000lb load in the bed and your soft rubber aired down winter tires on when ya slid?
I did have my winter tires on, just not chains on all fours LOL!
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Nope. Took me by complete surprise. When I came home from work the night before, it was melted. When I left in the AM it still looked wet, but what I thought was wet, was black ice.

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I have 3 bags of ice melt sitting by the garage doors as we speak. They were there when I crashed as well. I looked down at them as I backed out onto the skating rink. LOL

I actually don't have an issue with cleaning the pool. Like you, I find it therapeutic and take pride in the fact I have been able to keep the pool perfectly clear and balanced. It would just be nice to have someone else care about it like I do. I know they all appreciate it.

I leave my circulation pump on 24 hrs. Do you have yours running on a timer Ron?

Also, are you using a heater at all? I use solar panels on my roof. I have (4) 4'x10' panels joined together that I circulate through.

Also, if you click multi, even on your iPad, you can still quote more than one. Just use your back arrow once you have one quote set to reply.

I'm using my iPad right now.
I've walked right by a bag of ice melt and thought (I need to put that down before someone) then I fell on my behind.

I have the Pentair easy touch 4 load center/control panel. It was over 1K but well worth it since it does everything! Water and air temps, pool lights, salt chlorine generator control and has extra relays for landscape lights or any other features you want to control. My pump is a Pentair 220v 2 speed high efficiency job.

I'm was just learning best run times for 2 turnovers a day, when the temps started getting below freezing at night so had to winterize it. So it seemed that I could keep the water crystal clear running the pump on low speed for 8 hours.

DW and I managed to drill all the anchor holes and get the safety cover installed today! It was a riot watching the dogs try to walk across.

I don't have a heater (all electric house and propane is way too expensive to have installed or use) I saw 4 solar panels on Craigslist for $100.00 about a month before I thought "hey let's put in a pool" when I called, the guy had thrown them in the trash!!!! My luck at its best. Missed a 1000feet of commercial vinyl privacy fence with gates and posts as well. That was being given away!! Same deal, the company threw it in the dump!!

I'm on the IPad now and don't see a multi button.
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I've walked right by a bag of ice melt and thought (I need to put that down before someone) then I fell on my behind.

I have the Pentair easy touch 4 load center/control panel. It was over 1K but well worth it since it does everything! Water and air temps, pool lights, salt chlorine generator control and has extra relays for landscape lights or any other features you want to control. My pump is a Pentair 220v 2 speed high efficiency job.

I'm was just learning best run times for 2 turnovers a day, when the temps started getting below freezing at night so had to winterize it. So it seemed that I could keep the water crystal clear running the pump on low speed for 8 hours.

DW and I managed to drill all the anchor holes and get the safety cover installed today! It was a riot watching the dogs try to walk across.

I don't have a heater (all electric house and propane is way too expensive to have installed or use) I saw 4 solar panels on Craigslist for $100.00 about a month before I thought "hey let's put in a pool" when I called, the guy had thrown them in the trash!!!! My luck at its best. Missed a 1000feet of commercial vinyl privacy fence with gates and posts as well. That was being given away!! Same deal, the company threw it in the dump!!

I'm on the IPad now and don't see a multi button.
Wow, you really got a deluxe model! Mine is only a single speed pump. 1-1/2 horse. My control centre only operates the salt generator and pool lights. Don't really need more in my case. I like yours though.

If you have a convenient place for it, I have several friends who have used a coil of 1" black irrigation pipe to circulate the pool water through. The sun heats it pretty good. Really cheap solar.

Regarding the multi button, Don't you see the page like this? "Multi" at the bottom of the post?

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Wow, you really got a deluxe model! Mine is only a single speed pump. 1-1/2 horse. My control centre only operates the salt generator and pool lights. Don't really need more in my case. I like yours though.

If you have a convenient place for it, I have several friends who have used a coil of 1" black irrigation pipe to circulate the pool water through. The sun heats it pretty good. Really cheap solar.

Regarding the multi button, Don't you see the page like this? "Multi" at the bottom of the post?
I got the easy touch because of the reviews and the potential to upgrade if/when the budget ever allows. it was a wrestling match when we figured out the budget but the equipment was something I figured would pay for itself in short order due to energy savings. I've got a ton of room in the back and had watched a few videos about the coils and even thought of using ABS but the plumbers I know said our heat would end up melting the pipes if the flow was interrupted for even a short time.

You're using Safari to get to the main webpage, I use the IRV2 App and it doesn't show the multi button. It does when I'm using Safari though.
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Sarah- watch your PH and calcium levels this year and next since you just had it replastered, the plaster will leach calcium into your water for awhile making it a little difficult to keep totally clear.
My hubby's a research chemist, so believe me, the water gets tested.
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I have had a Hot Springs spa for 17 years now, all I ever replaced was one filter cartridge, the small circulating pump that runs 24/7 and the cover. Oh and I had to fix a big crack that showed up one spring when I opened it.

As far as chemistry, I just use a floating bromine tab gizmo and watch the pH and disinfectant levels. I have one of those complex test kits that I haven't opened in 10 years. First couple of years I thought it was cool to use it in the winter after shoveling show to get to it. But it was just too cold getting out of it, bare feet and wet suit. So I run it from May to October now.

Man I hope this post doesn't kill the thread, it won't be the first time for me. Just trying to keep on point.
We had a hot tub a few years back, and all we needed was the floating bromine pack and to watch the ph up and down and adjust it as necessary. I t was really quite simple and the water stayed nice all the time The company we bought it from showed us how to look after it and said don't let anyone talk you into a bunch of chemicals. It worked for us.
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I got the easy touch because of the reviews and the potential to upgrade if/when the budget ever allows. it was a wrestling match when we figured out the budget but the equipment was something I figured would pay for itself in short order due to energy savings. I've got a ton of room in the back and had watched a few videos about the coils and even thought of using ABS but the plumbers I know said our heat would end up melting the pipes if the flow was interrupted for even a short time.

You're using Safari to get to the main webpage, I use the IRV2 App and it doesn't show the multi button. It does when I'm using Safari though.
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I guess a guy could worry about the heat possibility but we get well over 100F here and people still use the coil here. Using the solar heat, I'm setting up the pool a month earlier and keeping it open a month later.

Regarding the irv2 app, I use both on my iPad. I used Safari to access the main irv2 site and added a bookmark to my main screen. I use this for almost all my conversation on line. For me, it's more user friendly and easier to read and I can access all parts of the site including multi quote, user info, etc.
I downloaded the iPad app because this is the only way to add photos to a post from iPad. That's all I use the app for.

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We had a hot tub a few years back, and all we needed was the floating bromine pack and to watch the ph up and down and adjust it as necessary. It was really quite simple and the water stayed nice all the time The company we bought it from showed us how to look after it and said don't let anyone talk you into a bunch of chemicals. It worked for us.
I got caught in the "listen to the pool company" for what the spa needed. I'd take my water in every week to test and every week I'd come home with a new chemical I needed to have. Sometimes, I felt like they were giving me the wrong results so I'd by something new the following week to adjust.

Made me friggin crazy!
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My hubby's a research chemist, so believe me, the water gets tested.
Well thats good cause from what I've found its the opposite. Whatever men do for work, they don't exactly excel in at home. Dad worked for the phone company, couldn't stand to be on a phone. Hubby works for pest control & we've got spiders galore!
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At one time I worked bringing in and delivering Hot Tubs for a retailer. His salesmen were excellent at reading the water tests in such a way that the customer's water needed a chemical the customer did not already have.

The little file cards at the sales desk that the tests were recorded on contained both the customers names and all the treatment chemicals they had purchased along with the dates. That way the salesman could even remind the customers of chemicals they had previously purchased that were now out of date.


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Ya never know. I hear that some Shoemakers kids don 't have shoes. Just sayin.

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