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So here is the end of the story. After a week of hot dry weather the breaker didn't trip anymore. On Friday morning I tired to turn it on and it stayed on. So wherever the moisture was......was gone. At this point not sure of this is a temporary fix or log term. I put some electrical tape around a few of the areas that should already be water tight. I ...


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I am surprised that pool leaf rakes are not marketed to also be useful to clear algae clumps. However, this is the tool I'd use: mounted on a pole to reach the bottom: This isn't all that hard to do—maybe an hour's work—but it is very pleasant and satisfying. Certainly more of a sure kill than twiddling with the filter system.


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There is no general answer for this type of question. The specifics and quantity of chemicals greatly depend upon: your local water conditions: water source, minerals, age of pipe pool liner type filter type pump type plumbing type climate: rainfall, humidity, salty air, etc. usage patterns and other possible variations like overhanging vegetation, ...


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Was the replacement breaker also a GFI breaker? Sometimes if those GFI DEVICES even smell moisture they will trip. Change to a regular breaker without the GFI and go from there.


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I used the platform that the stock fiberglass board sat upon, but I bought two planks of pressure treated board from 84 lumber. I had to secure them together, but that was done with a 2x4 from underneath, near the end of the boards. This kept the side by side boards from moving individually. The rear of the platform offered to large bolt holes so I used a ...


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If you use a blower (such as from a wet/dry vacuum, or from a leaf blower), you'll be able to blow the pipes to the skimmer(s) and the return pipes to the pool. You will most likely be unable to blow the pipes going to the intake at the bottom of the pool (if you have one). The 3HP-6.5HP air pump will be insufficient for that water column. You'd be asking ...


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Good question! DOC - to answer your question, (for 240 volt application) the two BLACK wires go to a 2-Pole 20A breaker and the white goes to the ground bus or a bonded neutral bar. Here is a cut sheet for a unit similar to yours (and similar to those that we install on a daily basis: http://www.five-two-one.com/pdf/LT521SPD_Web.pdf Hope this helps you!


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As previously stated, heating the water directly is a lot more efficient and cheaper. I'd like to add that it's also a lot less complex of a system. You only need (a lot of) tubing, paint it black and that's it. Replacement parts are easy to come by, both in terms of availability and price. Possible repairs in the future do not require expert knowledge and ...


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How much energy do you need? In four months you spend $7500, so assuming you heat using natural gas, that would indicate a consumption of about 19,000 cubic meters. At 10.8 kWh per cubic meter, we're talking 200,000 kWh; in four months that's an average power requirement of 70 kW. Can the Sun help? Reasonable solar output in New York is around 5 kWh/m2 ...


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To reduce your energy costs you have a few options (some taken from comments and not from the post). First if your temp is set to 83.5 that is the largest part of your problem. A lower temperature would be desirable. The "best" range for swimming is 77 - 82. If your not swimming turn it down to the 60s or lower. If you are swimming then 77 in the winter ...



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