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  1. Electrical
    I was thinking of adding a switch that can bypass the pool timer switch that controls my circulating pump. The switch would be to turn on the pump if needed when the timer is in the off position. My pump runs from 9am - 7pm and if the pool is being used after that time we would like to pump to...
  2. Electrical
    So I am getting ready to wire up my pool pump and want to make sure I got everything right. My pump is 115v and uses 12 amps. I currently have a 120 amp sub panel wired up outside. I was going to run #10 wire on a 30 amp gfci breaker from the sub panel to the pool which is 115 feet away (I will...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi! I had the crazy idea to build a pool, hide my daughters trampoline or both underneath our slightly raised deck. Our current deck is about 1' off the ground. The dimensions of the actual deck boards, which are 1"x6" redwood, is about 10' wide x 24' long. I thought with some cuts, the right...
  4. Building & Construction
    I'm replacing all the fasteners on my pool enclosure in FL. It's not near saltwater FYI. I pulled a few fasteners out to check the size, and they're slightly different: some are 3/4" x #12, others are about slightly thinner shafts, maybe #10, and are 1/2" long, etc. I don't want to buy three...
  5. HVAC
    Hi, I'm building a new house that has a room with a therapy tub. The round tub is 7 feet wide and 5 feet deep. We plan to use it an hour a day and cover it when not in use. It will be in a room that is 23' x 13'. How do I remove the humidity from this room and keep the "pool smell" from...
  6. Electrical
    I am hoping that people in the know can help me! I am in Ontario Canada and I am getting a pool installed. I am looking to do the electrical myself. I have done a significant amount of electrical work with the diy projects, but a pool comes with a different set of considerations (and none of...
  7. Electrical
    I have a GFCI 50 Amp breaker in my main panel that is for my hot tub. I have that ran to a quick disconnect box, it's #6 wire with only white, black, and red. No bare copper ground. I have that in the quick disconnect and it's working fine for the hot tub. I want to run a wire off that main...
  8. Electrical
    Hello, I bought a new pool heater for a ~5000 gallon pool and the instructions are in Chinese and customer support is not very helpful. They have a wiring diagram in the Chinese instruction manual. Also, on the inside of the enclosure there are 4 wires: I - Red Wire II - Red Wire III - Red...
  9. Electrical
    Hi everyone, We have an x10 "powerhouse mini controller" that used to control our underwater pool light as well as a 1hp pump for a waterfall. The x10 is about 12 years old or so and for a while now it will no longer turn on our pool light. We used to be able to plug it into any electrical...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello all and sorry for the very long post. Don't want to read..the bottom line would be.. is there adequate coverage on these [removed] pool copings. I say no..pics at bottom..looking for pro input. If I am I wrong..I need to know. work is commencing soon.pool needs to be ready for Summer...
  11. Plumbing
    I spent a lot of money on Pentair brand pool equipment for my new pool a few years ago. I bought a package of all of the required equipment to clean and heat an in-ground pool. I understood their products to be of high quality. I have since learned that Pentair will go out of their way to...
  12. Plumbing
    I'm building a solar water heater with solar vacuum tubes, For my 4' pool. I have nine 20" solar vacuum tubes. Which I intend to fix 3 each into 3 separate plastic tubes. This device will either percolate (like a coffee maker), or I can use a small pump, to pump water to the lower segment...
  13. Electrical
    I have a 100amp sub panel in my shed run off the main panel from the house on a 50amp breaker. the feeder line is 2 thnn 4 gauge wires (one hot and the other neutral) running 70 foot underground in plastic conduit with a grounding rod at the shed. right now I'm running 110v but I'm wanting to...
  14. Plumbing
    Hi- We have a great big propane tank sitting in our back yard - it's designed to feed a pool heater that no longer functions and we'd rather just not have it. Is there any particular science to disconnecting this thing? I think the gauge says it's actually 65% full which makes it mildly...
  15. Electrical
    Hi All, Looking to get a pool installed come this spring. Obviously there's a need for a dedicated 20amp circuit at the pool for the filter and then there's also a requirement for an outlet about 6ft away from the pool... I'm thinking about running the wire myself. I have one last dedicated...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hello, 1st time poster & homeowner of this project. Can i mount on a preexisting oval pool deck - pressure treated #2 2 x 4's directly on top of 2 x 8 joists (12" spacing w/spans of 3' min up to 7' max ) to elevate the pool deck to allow a cantilever over the pool (9" to 12" from last beam). I...
  17. Building & Construction
    How to attach 2 round pipes side by side? There has got to be a bracket or something out there. I have an umbrella that I want to attach to a round pool handrail. Round pipe next to round pipe. Needs not rotate when the wind blows. Don’t want to damage handrail. Needs to be removable in the...
  18. Electrical
    We are feeling a slight shock when touching the side of our in ground, 20 year old pool. My electrician has checked the bonding and says it's good. We called another electrician who said that if bonding is good then the short may be under the concrete and there is no way to fix it without...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    Not sure how to make the elevation change with the fence. Using 4 ft aluminum fence all around. Fence will attach to house with a gate over side walk. Then it will need to jump up hillside and go behind the retaining wall. Not sure how to make the elevation change with the fence. Retaining...
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