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Tips for designing swimming pools

posted by: rin123 on 03.11.2008 at 06:17 am in Pools & Spas Forum

As we know that swimming pools are one of the most desired areas of home. They are useful for glamour and outer beauty of homes and make you feel really happy.

If you are considering of installing a quality swimming pool in your home, you need to gather some important information about swimming pool design and formats. It simply means that what shape do you prefer, steps will be there or not, about the pool cover and other accessories.

Many companies are there which are dealing in providing quality swimming pools to ensure they meet your choices and standards perfectly for years of safe and memorable swimming.

For better designs and quality, you can look into swimming pool design NJ, an expert in designing swimming pools from last many years now. You can view their work and order your pool now.

Here is a link that might be useful: Design Pools


clipped on: 03.13.2008 at 01:00 pm    last updated on: 03.13.2008 at 01:01 pm

RE: Pentair 'SunTouch'- anyone have it? (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: tresw on 03.01.2008 at 01:06 am in Pools & Spas Forum

The SunTouch was installed today and it rocks!! I posted this info in my pool build thread, but thought I would post it here too since it is specific to the SunTouch:

The SunTouch was a 350.00 add over the time clocks plus 200.00 for the QuickTouch wireless controller setup. The SunTouch technically only has the capacity for one "spare" valve actuator, so we cheated a little bit. We put it in pool/ spa mode (even though we don't have a spa) and put the pool/ spa actuator on the valve that diverts between the pool supply and all the water features. Then we were able to use the "spare" actuator to run the slide valve. So the remote controls 4 circuits as follows:

1 (spa button)- turns on/off all water features (pump speed 3)
2 (aux 1)- Normal filtration mode (all water features off, pump speed 1)
3 (aux 2)- Pool cleaner mode (booster pump on, pump speed 3)
4 (aux 3)- Slide on/off (pump speed 4)

It works fantastic, and NO trips out to the equipment pad are required! Awesome! The above modes do not interfere with the normal programmed run times, so it can be programmed to run filtration and pool cleaner modes whenever we want too. If another mode is running and you hit one of the buttons, it will initiate that mode. Then if it's turned off at the remote the normal programming will resume.

Of course the big disadvantage is it is maxed out with the above. That's fine by me, but if someone else wanted to do all of the above plus control their lights, or solar, etc. then this system wouldn't handle it. But for controlling just a few things it is a really great (and cheap) option!


clipped on: 03.11.2008 at 01:37 pm    last updated on: 03.11.2008 at 01:37 pm

Ivory Travertine Pavers

posted by: twochicklets on 01.11.2007 at 05:35 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

I just took some photos, before it got dark. Kind of messy, but you can get the idea:
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clipped on: 12.03.2007 at 12:33 pm    last updated on: 12.03.2007 at 12:33 pm

rganno's pool (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: corypollock on 11.17.2007 at 12:44 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

ps, i actually saw his post in one of the "all pool pics" thread. his was one of the colors i had saved in my "i want" list, but he didn't name the color that i know of. you wouldn't remember off hand or be able to email him to post it would you? his posting looked like it was way back in 04...

Here is a link that might be useful: rganno's pool


clipped on: 11.19.2007 at 02:31 pm    last updated on: 11.19.2007 at 02:31 pm

RE: Solar covers? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: bobyoe on 10.29.2007 at 03:57 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

Here is the link to the plans on ebay


Here is a link that might be useful: floating solar disks


clipped on: 11.05.2007 at 09:33 am    last updated on: 11.05.2007 at 09:34 am