Recent content by almostakeeper

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    Help thinking out a SWG plan

    Switching from a liquid chlorine to a swg (circupool) this past spring has made my life so much easier. Got it down pat now. The morning of and the day after when all my grandkids will be over I'll put the generator on 100% to keep the FC roughly around 6, otherwise I have it at 70% for 12 hours...
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    Pool Step Replacement

    The circled area hasn't anything to do with having both coping and stairs flush. Water level is 6" or more below that so leaking any water is, shall I say, the pool builders excuse for doing what he did. Now, having said that, my steps are an even 8" is rise starting at the bottom vinyl. If...
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    Pool Step Replacement

    My pool is similar to yours. Inground panels with a vinyl liner. When my two sons and I built it (a hydro pool kit) the instructions had the top of the steps to be flush with the top of the coping (deck, concrete, tile etc.) There's roughly 1 1/2" of water on the first step.
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    Pool Step Replacement

    You'll probably lose the liner if you disconnect it from the steps. And you're correct about the top of the steps should be the same height as the coping. Rock and a hard place. Take the money.
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    This circuit breaker or change to GFCI…

    Just for clarity. Your new dbl 20 amp gfci will have a curly white wire. That white wire goes to the neutral side bar bus inside the breaker panel. your neutral white wire coming FROM your timer attaches to the new breaker using the single screw in port AWAY from the two screw in ports also on...
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    Going on Vacation

    a cover, a few gallons of LC and fill a floater or two with some tablets and you're golden. Your cya could use a slight boost you'll get from the tabs.
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    RoBot maintenance.

    Had to have my Warrior SE serviced under warrenty after 1 1/2 seasons. They replaced the motor.
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    How long for FC to drop in SWG pool

    Have a pool party, that'll knock it down bigly or turn the unit off for a day. FC at 9 is on the upper reaches, but only a tad. I like to keep mine between 5 and 8 and swimming everyday I cannot tell the difference.
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    Plan on building a new pool in Houston area. Anything i need to change?

    You should add an auto fill. They are cheap and well worth it. I lose about 3/8" in the dead of summer.
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    Plumbing disconnected

    I don't see any way that a pump has enough power to strip a large threaded fitting. Is it possible the installer accidentally cross threaded then corrected the screw on but with damaged threads.
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    Cya level

    It's been so hot and sunny here I had to do some adjustments. Was running the RJ-30 at 70% for 8 hrs most of June and then had to do a quickie slam when I noticed signs of algae on the white steps. Boosted the unit for 80% on 11 hours since and this morning's test was 5.2 FC and crystal clear. I...
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    Pool complete Greenville, TX

    It's been miserably hot here in Central Texas since mid May. Put down roughly 400' of new Zoysia, the sun would dry up the top in hours. I took some bushels of clipped dry grass to spread on top. Grass is staying green under the canopy.
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    Wall anchor screws getting Rusted

    To add what Joyful listed. Get a round wire brush with twisted wire handles, you can purchase a whole set with different sizes at Harbor Freight, then cut off the handle leaving 2" of the handle on, put it in a cordless drill and go nuts on the rust.
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    Shocking after finding a dead animal

    Must be the season. Found a dead frog on the third step this morning. Swam yesterday so it must be a recent drowning. I keep my FC in the higher regions, 6-8 just as an in case.