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    Keeping catch basin clean

    Hi folks

    After several years, I've now started renovation work on an existing 5mx4m above ground concrete pool and could really do with your advice on a few issues through the project.
    I have a construction background and love a challenge so I thought I'd set myself one by turning what was a concrete/steel water storage into a negative edge pool. I've started by coring 4 holes in the shell for returns etc, chopping away the front edge facing the garden and laying 30m2 slab on which to build the catch basin.
    My next step is actually building the catch basin and this is where I'd appreciate you input please. Living in the country we have a fair amount of debris which is one of the reasons I wanted to build a negative edge, but the only drawback I see is that the catch basin is going to get an awful lot of heavy debris. Our aim is to the rent the property, automate chemicals etc and reduce maintenance visits to a minimum. Therefore, what suggestions do you have regarding cleaning the catch basin, floor jets? skimmer?
    I'd really appreciate your feedback. I'll start soon to post some pics.
    Thanks
    Paul
    30 foot round AGP (25k gal), 2.5 hp pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Diver Dan pool vac, TF-100 Test kit
    -It takes less time to do things right then it does to do it again.

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    Re: Keeping catch basin clean

    I have no experience with the negative edge...but I get the impression that they take some work to keep running optimally. Since you are planning on renting this place, I would keep it simple and stay with a standard skimmer setup.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Keeping catch basin clean

    Thanks Linen for your reply,
    The edge is already underway and having built infinity edge pools I realise how dirty they get and was just thinking of ways to keep it clean! At present I'm thinking of a skimmer and a few floor jets, does anyone have any advice?
    Thanks
    Paul
    30 foot round AGP (25k gal), 2.5 hp pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Diver Dan pool vac, TF-100 Test kit
    -It takes less time to do things right then it does to do it again.

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    Re: Keeping catch basin clean

    I'm referring to the catchbasin...
    30 foot round AGP (25k gal), 2.5 hp pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Diver Dan pool vac, TF-100 Test kit
    -It takes less time to do things right then it does to do it again.

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