Fastlane Stained Stainless Steel handle – a small miracle

After a few months of going around with Endless Pools and the folks at DesJoyaux, the DesJoyaux folks hit upon a workaround if not a solution for my issue with the handle on my Fastlane turning a black color. As you can see from this “Before” picture the handle (and portions of the stainless steel … Continue reading Fastlane Stained Stainless Steel handle – a small miracle

Endless Pool Fastlane in a Salt Water Pool – Issue

So I had a pool installed this year. The pool opened on Memorial day and all was good. Included in the pool was something I’ve been working toward for about 10 years, an Endless Pool system. This particular system is called a “Fastlane” and it’s intended to be installed in a normal pool. i.e. the … Continue reading Endless Pool Fastlane in a Salt Water Pool – Issue

Found a great source for my Sacrificial Anodes

Long story short, if you are looking to find copper-free zinc sacrificial anodes you want “Pool Tool Anti Electrolysis” and, as of today, you want to get them from GetPoolParts.com. To protect my Endless Pool Fastlane I use Zinc Sacrificial Anodes. The purest source for these I had for these was from Endless Pools themselves. … Continue reading Found a great source for my Sacrificial Anodes

Salt Water Generator Pool Recommendations

For the below I want to acknowledge the tremendous amount of knowledge I gleaned from various web sites and forums across the Web. But foremost among these I have to say was TroubleFreePool.com. Of course every pool is a bit different, whether it be the equipment you are using or the construction of the pool … Continue reading Salt Water Generator Pool Recommendations

2012 Home Renovations – Part 32 – Usable, final punch lists outstanding

We are down to a couple of punch lists. I need to sit down and do a final reckoning and accounting for this project. Hopefully that will be of use to anybody else thinking of embarking on a similar voyage. Our salt system is not yet functioning – this should be rectified on Monday as … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 32 – Usable, final punch lists outstanding

2012 Home Renovations – Part 31 – The Pool Liner is In

We came home from a week in Puerto Rico to find some minor updates had been made and that our pool liner had been installed and water was trickling in. The sandbags are to hold the liner in place until the water can come up to that level and do the job itself. Also the … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 31 – The Pool Liner is In

2012 Home Renovations – Part 28 – Screening of Lanai Done

Another incremental day. I’m pleased to say that you can’t really tell that the screening has all been installed 🙂 You *can* see the chair rails and the doors are now all fully operational. This first shot below is still waiting for the Lexan covering for the roof. This small part will not be screened … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 28 – Screening of Lanai Done

2012 Home Renovations – Part 20 – Modular Retaining wall continues

We are in that phase of the project where the work done is more incremental than it was originally. Below we see that work continues on the modular block retaining wall And initial fill behind the wall that will allow widening of the driveway also continues The dirt pile continues to shrink. We’ve had several … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 20 – Modular Retaining wall continues

2012 Home Renovations – Part 13 – Backfill has begun Electrics have begun

The French Drain has been installed around the pool base and has been tied in (as far as I know) to that of the driveway retaining wall. It’s at this point that you realize exactly how much trust you have to have in your contractor and in the subcontractors. There is not a lot you … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 13 – Backfill has begun Electrics have begun

2012 Home Renovations – Part 10 – First round of cement pour completed

I took a picture of the signs for the principals on this project, DC Enclosures and DesJoyaux pools. The site is always organized, even in the midst of rain and the chaos that naturally accompanies any sort of renovation work. At the end of the day everything is wrapped up nicely. Tarps are in place … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 10 – First round of cement pour completed