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Minor pool update August 4, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Pool Blogging.


The Aqualink 754!

More buttons and crap to learn.  Fewer children at home to pawn this task off to.

I hate that!


1. Michael - August 4, 2006

I love to learn about buttons and stuff. Gimme the manual!!! Best part of getting a new sprinkler system, IMHO. Or a pool.

2. Michael - August 4, 2006

Or the new GPS system in my car. It’s going to take me wherever I want to go in Colorado. Lots of buttons. Big fat manual. This vacation is going to be great.

3. daveintexas - August 4, 2006

I’m so retarded I didn’t even look at it closely. It’s RS4, not 754.

I feel better about that somehow. Except I know someday I’ll be at a friend’s house in the hill country… they’ll have one of those “disappearing edge” pools (splitters!), and their control box will be a stainless steel RS5.

I hate them already.

4. Enas Yorl - August 5, 2006

I love those disappearing edge pools! I remember seeing one the first time on HGTV – they were showing off a house in Hawaii that had an ocean view from the pool. It looked like the pool blended with the ocean. Very cool. But it wasn’t as cool as your pool Dave – no PebbleTec for them!

5. Elzbth - August 5, 2006

No pool is as cool as Dave’s pool. Did they take out the old pipe yet? I’m going to miss that pipe. *sigh*

6. Dave in Texas - August 5, 2006

It is scheduled to be removed this Tuesday.

It was a faithful pipe. It served us well. May it rest in peace.

7. Madfish Willie - August 6, 2006

Not meaning to disparage anyone’s terminologly of pools, but the ‘disppearing edge’ pools are known as ‘vanishing edge’ pools. A lot of people – even in the pool industry itself – call them ‘negative edge’ pools. The upper end builders looks down their noses at the ‘negative edge’ people for not using the proper terminology.

The Jandy controllers are the best product out there and probably the easiest to program and set up – your builder should do the initial set up, but it is pretty easy to change to fit your own parameters.

Are you having Pebble Tec installed? Just my own personal opinion here, but although the aesthetics of Pebble Tec are nice, and the surface is the most forgiving of bad water chemistry, the actual surface is rougher than a wood hauler’s ass. Just last week I was doing a repair on a spa jet in a spa with Pebble Tec surface and I came out with scraped and bleeding toes and knuckles.


We will all certainly miss Dave’s Pipe!

8. daveintexas - August 6, 2006

Yes, we are installing PebbleTec. That’s interesting, cause I’ve been in a couple of pools with PT and didn’t really notice any edgy stuff. Of course I wasn’t fixing a spa.

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