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Old 02-05-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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I am setting up a swimming pool which doesn't have an installed auto fill. I was looking at two brands of garden hose hook up auto fills.
One is Pool Keeper by Marpac and the other is Pool Sentry M-2000.
Has anyone had any experiences with either of these?
Thanks
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I've seen a pool sentry m-2000 unit and it seemed pretty good. There are a few units in the market and I haven't heard anything bad about any perticular unit. They are all around $80 bucks give or take.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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Just reviving an old thread.

I have a Pool Sentry in Las Vegas.

I'm on my third unit and it is leaking too. They seem to last about 6 months before they start leaking. (it is the PVC joints in Pool Sentry unit that are leaking, not the hose or the connection at the hose.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I have used both. the pool keeper is smaller and more inconspicuous, but it seems to be a little more noisy(squeak due to water pressure). cant really adjust the water flow to compensate. I never had a problem with the sentry leaking that a new washer or tightening the hose fittings wouldnt fix. the sentry looks fine when new (white) until the sun takes its toll with discoloration, then it looks ugly. also, the water flow can be regulated at the hose bib.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Build your own for about $20: Automatic Pool Water Filler

I built one of these a few months ago - easy to do and way cheaper than the store-bought units.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Build your own for about $20: Automatic Pool Water Filler

I built one of these a few months ago - easy to do and way cheaper than the store-bought units.

While technically its excellent, using a toilet fill is uhh. well. a bit on the trailer park look..

Just sayin

Jonathan
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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While technically its excellent, using a toilet fill is uhh. well. a bit on the trailer park look..

Just sayin

Jonathan
Actually that is the standard on built in fillers. It is just hidden in the deck. I might suggest putting it in a piece of pipe. Make a more robust housing as well. I would be concerned with the open one getting busted in horse play.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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I have a autofill on my puddle (9k of water doesnt qualify as a pool) and it's 6 months old, and looks like its three years old, I find it to be moody and temperamental.

there is no brand on it, or any kinda markings of any kind.

Jonathan
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I have a autofill on my puddle (9k of water doesnt qualify as a pool) and it's 6 months old, and looks like its three years old, I find it to be moody and temperamental.

there is no brand on it, or any kinda markings of any kind.

Jonathan
Its a Pool Sentry model. They are all pretty much the same internally, wish they would use better materials rather than cheap plastic and use something that resists the sun better. I have one myself and its 5 years old and still works well but leaks (around the area where the hose goes into it). In-deck autofills are the best, but they are expensive to install.
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