Recent content by Brett S

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    2 leaks - how to fix?

    I think you are underestimating the risk here. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/i-team-uncovers-risk-of-pool-filter-explosions-causing-devastating-injuries https://www.plaintiffmagazine.com/recent-issues/item/the-bomb-in-your-backyard...
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    pH - how low is too low?

    So my water has stayed pretty well balanced over the summer. My pH would typically be around 7.6 and my alkalinity stayed around 80. However, as the temps have been starting to cool a bit here I brought out my solar cover and my pool has been mostly covered for the past couple of weeks. I...
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    Advice on switching to SWCG

    Actually, just about all the SWG’s I’ve seen allow you to adjust the output rate. (The only one I’ve seen that doesn’t allow this is the cheap Intex SWG). Some have finer control than others... some allow you to adjust the output in 5% increments and others are 25% increments, so you may still...
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    I don’t mean to pick on you here, but one quick note about this as well. It seems counter intuitive, but a dirty filter will actually clean the water better than a clean filter (at least to a point). The sand filter works by trapping dirt and particles in the small holes between the grains of...
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Keep in mind that each time you clean the SWG plates with acid it will slowly erode the special coating on the plates that allows them to generate chlorine. If you clean them excessively it will definitely reduce their lifespan. They are designed to be cleaned occasionally when scale builds...
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    Reviving out of service pool: Finishing pad rebuild; deck cleaning

    Congrats on the repair. I’m glad you were able to find someone to do the work. On a side note, I can’t imagine working from my knees and leaning over into pools to repair them all day. That’s gotta be terrible for the back.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Finishing pad rebuild; deck cleaning

    Don’t forget to go to Pentair’s website to register the robot and apply for the $50 rebate.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Finishing pad rebuild; deck cleaning

    I mean I’m not a professional or anything, but I’m pretty sure that’s more than just a crack.
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Mine is an XTR. It was definitely a good price. Normally you can get a good deal at the end of the swimming season, but given everything that’s been going on lately I don’t know what the prices are gonna look like this year.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Finishing pad rebuild; deck cleaning

    Both Lowes and Home Depot will delivery almost anything in the store for a flat fee of about $70, and if you have a Lowes business credit card they’ll reduce that to $20. Depending on how much salt you need it might be worth having them deliver it to save your back. The truck will come with a...
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    Neighbors pool making a swooshing noise

    It looks like the equipment is not really close to the pool, so that might help narrow things down. Does it seem like the sound is coming from the pool itself (in which case it could be a skimmer or something like that) or from the equipment, in which case it could be the pump or the filter...
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    Reviving out of service pool: Finishing pad rebuild; deck cleaning

    It’s really interesting to me that both cracks seem to be in exactly the same place on opposite sides of the pool. I feel like that could mean something. Exactly what it means I have no idea, but I still feel like it could be significant.
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    Advice on switching to SWCG

    I can answer your first question, at least. It’s definitely not necessary to replace your pump, however SWCG aside there can definitely be some power saving advantages to replacing the pump. If you get a SWCG rated for twice the capacity of your pool like we recommend then you would...
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    Anyone having issues typing on mobile device?

    I don’t have this problem. Clearly because I’m perfect and never make a mistake, so I don’t have to backspace at all. Either that or because I use iOS. But I’m pretty sure it’s the first one;)
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    26' Intex - Planning, Install, Upgrades, and Landscaping Thread

    On a side note, depending on the age of your dryer, you may want to consider replacing the belt while you have it open, or at least inspecting the belt to make sure it’s still in good shape. I needed to replace the belt on a dryer a few years ago and it required about that much disassembly to...