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    Okay, which one of you did this?

    Man builds massive 317,000-gallon swimming pool in his backyard | WQAD.com
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    New leaf net

    This looks the same as the one I got off ebay advertised as a Red Baron knockoff. I'm really happy with it.
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    Pool Cover ID

    Looks like my 20 year old pool cover is dissolving. Nothing on the cover or the bag tells me the brand. The Meyco, Loop Loc, etc all look the same to me online. Anybody want to take a guess?
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    Skimmer question

    I worry about this every single year. Everything turns out fine in the spring. :)
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    Too Far Gone?

    You can get another season out of it. My patch kit has pieces that are 23" x 6". It's not going to look good, but you should be able to make it work. You could also think about getting it replaced at the end of the year before you close (if you close). That would save you a little bit of...
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    Cutting the light cord

    Just went and looked at the wire. It says UF/B, so that's good. Not that I'll be leaving the light, but there is more wire going around the other side of the pool for garden lights. I think the plan now is to remove the light, then we'll revisit redoing the whole patio area in a few years...
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    Troubleshooting an old pool light

    When you say in the concrete deck, do you mean the junction box is in or above the concrete? How high above water level? Sent from my LG-H950 using Tapatalk
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    Cutting the light cord

    No, but I will look into that. I am outside of the city limits and I don't think inspections were needed but I will make a call. Thanks.
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    Cutting the light cord

    Yeah, that's why I am leaning toward cutting the light and fixing this later. I was hoping to find something like this in my diving board when I first started looking, but didn't.
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    Cutting the light cord

    I have been looking for the junction box for 7 years off and on, Dave. This was probably a little after I spoke to you on the phone about another issue I had. Time sure flies :) I believe others had mentioned earlier that they have found J boxes mounted flush with the deck and also buried in...
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    Cutting the light cord

    Opened pool to liner with rips above the water line. I can patch and swim for as long as I need to this year, but we'll be getting one by season's end. Already been measured for a new one. My problem is that I have no idea where my pool light junction box is, so I cannot remove the light for...
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    Nicheless light options

    Do you actually see the black light cord at the pad? I'm asking because I'm in a similar predicament.
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    Options for a nicheless light

    I know this is a very old thread, but if you see this, did you get a new light or leave the old one. I had my own question about installing a new liner with the same kind of light. Do lights have to be removed to install a new liner? I have the nicheless Aqualumin but I cannot remove the...
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    First Time Closing - Blower Question

    I've been using one of those Rigids with detachable blowers for about 7 year now and it does the job with ease. I also drain below the return lines.
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    How to drain

    Bruce, you might not have a backwash feature, but your filter could still have a port to go to waste. What kind of filter do you have? Also, in the pool, I assume you are talking about not having a main drain, but you could still drain it through the skimmers.