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    My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    I bought it in June. Installed it in July. I found this forum and have been lurking ever since.

    Using the calculator I guesstimated it to be 4750 gallons. 9x18x4.

    Here's my current setup. Leveled on 18 cubic feet of sand.



    Costco Bestway AG Pool 9x18x4. (Installed July 2015) 4500 gallons
    Intex 2800 GPH Pump & Sand filter
    TF 100 Test Kit
    335 Gallon Jacuzzi

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    Re: My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    The solar heaters that came with the kit. *edit* And I just noticed that my spa made it into the pic.



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    My idea for the winter is to put a black frame under the panels....somehow. Maybe pvc and a black tarp? If that doesn't keep it warm enough, then I'll be looking into a heater unit...or maybe adding a solar cover, rather than the blue tarp that came with it.
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    Costco Bestway AG Pool 9x18x4. (Installed July 2015) 4500 gallons
    Intex 2800 GPH Pump & Sand filter
    TF 100 Test Kit
    335 Gallon Jacuzzi

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    Re: My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    Interesting kit you have there. Those solar panels are kind of, well,...........cute! LOL
    ----Chris----
    25k IG/Spa Figure 8, 18x36, Pebble Sheen Blue Granite, Sta-Rite S8M150 Cartridge Filter, Pentair 460805 400k BTU Heater & 011018 IntelliFlo VarSpd
    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

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    Re: My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent99 View Post
    Interesting kit you have there. Those solar panels are kind of, well,...........cute! LOL
    They work pretty well. Pool was 88* yesterday with 95* temps.
    As I mentioned, I may need to add to it over the winter. Not sure it will warm the pool up enough when it gets 40* at night.
    Costco Bestway AG Pool 9x18x4. (Installed July 2015) 4500 gallons
    Intex 2800 GPH Pump & Sand filter
    TF 100 Test Kit
    335 Gallon Jacuzzi

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    Re: My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    My pool is getting a revamp for 2016 Summer. I'm renting a mini skid steer on Saturday, a Bobcat MT55.

    I plan to dig down a few inches and level it using a laser level, then add masonry sand for a pool base, covered by a tarp.

    I am also upgrading to a 2800 gph pump Amazon.com : Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2800 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI : Swimming Pool Sand Filters : Patio, Lawn Garden and adding an Intex auto pool cleaner Amazon.com : Intex Auto Pool Cleaner : Swimming Pool Suction Cleaners : Patio, Lawn Garden

    I'm considering salt but for now going to continue with the BBC method. My plan is to setup the pool permanently for year round operation...possibly add a small deck and pavers.
    Costco Bestway AG Pool 9x18x4. (Installed July 2015) 4500 gallons
    Intex 2800 GPH Pump & Sand filter
    TF 100 Test Kit
    335 Gallon Jacuzzi

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    Re: My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    Rented a Bobcat M55 to do the digging for me.
    bobcatReady.jpg

    Just a bit of dirt pulled out.
    ExtraDirt.jpg

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    guess I have to wait to upload more pics....?
    Costco Bestway AG Pool 9x18x4. (Installed July 2015) 4500 gallons
    Intex 2800 GPH Pump & Sand filter
    TF 100 Test Kit
    335 Gallon Jacuzzi

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    Re: My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    So, here I sit...and have learned that I need Photobucket.

    SLAM in process

    My setup to put it up again....






    My Hayward skimmer install:



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    If I used the Clorox Sand from Lowes: Shop Clorox PoolSpa 25-lb Sand Pool Filter Aid at Lowes.com

    It says that 25lb replaces 50lb. I used a box and a half....but the filter calls for 77lbs.



    Should I just add more sand? Would that be a problem? I would theoretically think that it would just filter better with 75+ lbs of sand vs. ~37lbs....
    Costco Bestway AG Pool 9x18x4. (Installed July 2015) 4500 gallons
    Intex 2800 GPH Pump & Sand filter
    TF 100 Test Kit
    335 Gallon Jacuzzi

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    Cool Re: My Costco Bestway Pool in San Diego.

    Quote Originally Posted by SD_Rider View Post
    I bought it in June. Installed it in July. I found this forum and have been lurking ever since.

    Using the calculator I guesstimated it to be 4750 gallons. 9x18x4.

    Here's my current setup. Leveled on 18 cubic feet of sand.



    I like what you did on the pvc. Can you tell me what I need to covert my hose to PVC. I have same pool (Costco 2015). Love the pool. Only problem is replacing the hose each year. Any suggestion?

    Thank you
    Brian

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