Recent content by 4rings6stars

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    Water height under winter cover

    I’m using a tensioned permiable cover for the first time this winter. I drained the water below the tile line and closed my pool as I’ve done in the past (with just a tarp and weights in prior years). We we just got our first snowfall - about 7” wet inches. The cover is now weighted down and...
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    Pool light replacement / upgrade options

    Bump. Any thoughts on this?
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    Pool light replacement / upgrade options

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    Pool light replacement / upgrade options

    Bought my house almost 2 years ago and it had an inground pool that was built in 1983. The single pool light worked fine and was plenty bright for the smallish pool. The night I was closing the pool last fall, I turned on the light and it flashed then went out. I figured the bulb burnt out and I...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    Just wanted to provide another update to say how awesome this heater is. I opened the pool last Friday morning April 27 and switched on the pump and heater. Water temp was 46 degrees 10:30 am. High temp Friday was 62, low was 42. Water temp crept up to 52 degrees by 10:00 pm. Ran heater...
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    Pool light burned out - help identifying model and suggesting replacement

    We recently purchased a house with a pool built in the early 80's. The pool light worked fine for the whole season, but when I went to turn it on a few days ago it flashed for a second and then went dead. Assuming the bulb burned out. I have zero experience with pool lights, so sorry for the...
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    Debating a new cover: Mesh or Solid Safety Cover in Northeast

    Thanks for the info. Here is the specific cover I am considering: Amazon.com : 16 x 32 Rectangle Safety Pool Cover : Swimming Pool Covers : Patio, Lawn Garden This guy from the forum just did a DIY install of one of the amazon safety covers: The last time I paid the ....
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    Debating a new cover: Mesh or Solid Safety Cover in Northeast

    I should have mentioned that... I have a 2.5 year old and a 2-month old. That is the main reason I want a safety cover.
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    Debating a new cover: Mesh or Solid Safety Cover in Northeast

    My pool is under oak and cedar trees and we get lots of snow and cold here. Last year I bought the house just in time to close it. I used the big green tarp and water bags the previous owner left. I closed in November and drained water off the cover but still ended up with some water / ice on...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    That was my understanding... I have to manually hit the hand / select button to clear the low flow error and then it kicks on and runs all day until the pump shuts off in the evening. I'll do some more research and investigating to see what might be causing it.
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    My pH has been constant since June. Is this normal? This seems too easy...

    TA is 80. Looking at my test logs in pool logger and it started the season at 100 and has gradually come down to 80.
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    My pH has been constant since June. Is this normal? This seems too easy...

    ​I'm not complaining, but just want to make sure I'm not testing incorrectly or something. When we bought our first house and it had a pool, I was worried the pool was going to be expensive and time consuming to maintain. It's been neither. This is was my first year with the pool, and I've...
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    Leaving for 12 days without pool care. How to keep from going green

    I went out of town for 8 days in July and I did what you're talking about: -Raise to shock level -Cover -Set filter to run 6 hrs a day Came home to a clean, clear pool. FC had dipped slightly below recommended level by the time I got home. Next summer vacation I will float a puck or two or...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    Re: Crazy to buy a used heat pump? I wanted to update this thread with my actual results... I started searching again for a used heat pump right around labor days since that's when most people in NE close their pools. I got lucky and found a nearly brand new Aquacomfort ACT-1100 Heat Pump...
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    Looking to increase size of pool deck - need advice

    We want to increase the size of the pool deck. We just bought the house last fall and would like to make some changes to the pool area. The grassy area in the top right of this pic is wasted space currently. We would like to increase the size of the deck to fit lounge chairs, a patio table /...