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    Winterizing - to cover or not

    Thank you for sharing! I am so relieved/excited to not have to get a winter cover. I feel like this pool has been nickel and diming me for almost a year, and the thought of dealing with another heavy/bulky object with my lack of storage was stressing me out! I'm thinking maybe a mesh cover just...
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    Winterizing - to cover or not

    I'm thinking we may try to go topless 🤭 It took 3 adults to get our solar cover on. Without a deck, just hoisting that bad boy up to get it on the pool was ridiculously challenging...I had read about people putting the solar cover on every night, but there is NO. WAY. I'm also concerned about...
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    Winterizing - to cover or not

    I read the Pool School AGP winterizing article, and it has a bullet in the process for "if" you're using a winter cover. As a first-timer, how do I decide? We typically get a week or two of below-freezing temps in January/February. Sometimes, we get no snow at all (at least never more than a...
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    My pool has been perfectly clear since the SWCG finally started working correctly! Still tinkering with it to get the chlorine levels right, as it's been too high, but not enough to hurt anything. Put the solar cover on today for the first time since it's been cooler at night, and the water was...
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    I'm pretty sure I just Googled it, 27' round 54"
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    We got the SWCG correctly wired, and now it says we have to clean the cell (probably since it's been running with unbalanced water for, oh, as long as our pump has been running). So I added a couple gallons of chlorine last night and some stabilizer. I want to keep the pump running to keep...
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    Saltwater Aurora all-resin pool build thread!

    I have one, too - 28' round. The only time I worried about the "sturdiness" was when it was filling, and the walls were bowing in a bit, but once the water level was high enough, it was all good. Honestly, I don't have any basis for comparison since I've never really swam in an AGP as an adult...
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    I know, I'm working on it...I have to go hunting for liquid chlorine because none of the store websites will let me purchase online nor tell me if they have any in stock. Livin' la vida constantly annoyed :LOL:
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    Hi. Me again. We went on vacation and then returned and had to drain the whole pool so our installer could fix the divots - he smoothed out some messes made by mole crickets under the liner as well. Refilled the pool (which took DAYS...), and now it is up and built and perfect, right? Of course...
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    They're kinda killin' me with the constant asking to go swimming. Sorry, kids, but I still have to work. I can't just hang out in the pool with you all day! (And they're managing to get sunburn on their faces despite using sunscreen 🤦) SWCG should finally be hooked up Monday. Tested my water...
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    Well, we have enjoyed the pool since Friday. Now the installer has to at least partially drain it to replace a nearly brick-sized divot that has appeared at the bottom near one of the uprights 😭 It's right where the idiot electricians dug their way-too-close trench, so it's almost certainly...
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    oh whoops, that's the same thing I linked to! I can handle less than 2 bucks, even if I lose it and need to replace it occasionally :D
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    I went and stole the rubber stopped from my kids' bathtub, and it works perfectly! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Peerless-Rubber-Flat-Sink-Stopper-in-White/36883565 We hooked up the basic Walmart manual vacuum to get the heavy stuff off the bottom. We got the stairs in the pool but are still...