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    requesting some pool advice

    So, 20 years or so ago my parents decided to make a diy poor mans pool for commercial purposes in a small town in mexico. It was later abandoned after about 4 years of use when we moved to the states. Now that now that im back in mexico I decided to open the pool back up again. Last year my mother rented the whole business and gardens to a guy that knew quite a lot about pools and was able to get it going commercially and with pretty good success. So now I want to do the same, however I am lacking quite a bit of gear. I was able to do this month with just the parts i had at my disposal. I had to retrofit a normal old water pump that i had in storage. So the problem now is if the pool intake and outtake lines were done right in the first place. Some of the intake holes seem to suck while others push water out. I however cant really see the effectiveness of this since i don't have a proper pool pump for it currently. The pool is about 9 meters by 11.5 Meters and I estimate it to be somewhere in the 53000 gallons area. I Feel that the drain on the pool might be clogged a bit. How would i be able to fix that? The pool has a skimmer but its now missing the little gate. I checked the Skimmer and it has 2 lines on there. Im not sure what the other line is or what its function is as it seems to not push water in or suck in. The other sucks in but its a weak. Im not sure but I was under that understanding that the skimmer should make this tornado effect right? Now I have this month just used chlorine floating dispensers and a lot algaecide. I have been using a hose and pool vac to get all the algae scum from the bottom of the pool and just vac to waste. The problem is that it gets really bad since i cant circulate the water right and after a 2 weeks or so i just drain the pool and start over. Its quite wasteful but I have well water so im not bothered to much about it financially. so now im at an impasse and dont know how to go about the problem but to just get a pool pump like the guy had from last year. I have a pretty large sand filter but i think i will just buy a new one since this one is quite old and i don't trust it to work at all.

    I read quite a bit of pool guides and manuals so i know some basic stuff. I picked some items that I will be needing and I would like someone to check them and see if it will do me any good. Im hopeful that those intake and outtake problems can be fixed as well as the skimmer. In case it doesnt I think i will just make the pool i have now into a shell for a little bit smaller pool inside. Thanks in advanced.

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    Re: requesting some pool advice

    The items are all good products - not sure you need to spend the $$ on a variable speed pump but you can if you want to...

    Pics of the pool? sounds interesting....
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: requesting some pool advice

    I can go take some more pictures later. Its heavily shaded and the trees there are now very over grown so im going to start cuting some down cause the leaves they put in the pool everyday are getting on my nerves. Only reason I have this picture is because I saw that bird sitting right at the edge of that inside kiddy pool.

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    Re: requesting some pool advice

    Well I thought It would be best to have it a low speed and have it on 24/7 since its a bit larger than a standard home pool. The weather can vary from dry to humid quite fast. So i thought having it on would help against dust.

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