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    Hard plumbed my AGP

    So this is my 600th post, and I decided to make it something special. I will show you my hard plumbing on my pool. My dad gets all of the credit for this, because it was his idea and he did all of the work. Enjoy. One question for you, I think I may have a leak. Does a 1" water loss in 24 hours with a solar cover on all day sound normal to you?
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    Re: Hard plumbed my AGP

    That drop in pool level seems high. I would do the bucket test to confirm.

    Tell your dad, nice job on the plumbing

    Where do the pipes go that come out of and go into the ground?
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    Re: Hard plumbed my AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by linen

    Where do the pipes go that come out of and go into the ground?
    Those are support pipes. Keep some weight off of the fittings. I'm planning on doing the bucket test, and I know the perfect bucket. I just have to stop being lazy and clean it off.
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
    New to TFPC? Read Pool School a few times, then post questions. PoolMath will help with chemical additions.

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    Re: Hard plumbed my AGP

    Make sure you have access control to the yard. A child could use that plumbing as a ladder to get into the pool.
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    Re: Hard plumbed my AGP

    John, make sure and tell your dad (and you too) great job on the plumbing. Really nice and clean.

    Water loss. Is that "hose" is see connected to the white valve used to add water to the pool without throwing a hose into the pool? If it is, that's probably your problem. There may be enough suction after turning the water off to suck the water back. I can't remember exactly what they call it, but I know if you leave a hose in big thing of water it can siphon it back out.

    Bob E.

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    That's the hose that goes to my DIY heater. Here is the full heater setup: thanks-to-bbb-my-pool-looks-like-this-t51476.html?hilit=heater
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
    New to TFPC? Read Pool School a few times, then post questions. PoolMath will help with chemical additions.

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    Re: Hard plumbed my AGP

    I'm going to have to do something about this leak, because, since adding ~2" of water over the past 2 days, the pool is starting to turn green (not algae, it's iron). I'm also probably going to be using A LOT of Borax to keep my pH in line. I'm trying to do the bucket test, but I am going to have to find a nice clean brick to hold the bucket down. It keeps floating away.
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
    New to TFPC? Read Pool School a few times, then post questions. PoolMath will help with chemical additions.

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