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    New Hayward Filter Leaking Drain Cap

    I've had this same problem for about 2 years....pool we inherited with the house. Plumber of all people was the previous home owner who had made rough work of the drain port threads and the drain cap/grip. Used the new wider teflon tape and that worked for most of last year somewhat well. This...
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    Solar Cover Reel Support...?

    That would probably work...ideally I just need one to pivot the reel out of the way like in the video.
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    Deep Cleaning sand filter with filtration glass

    You should have good results doing this same treatment ------ > Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter
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    Luck with Solar Cover Warranty Claim?

    We bought one from PoolSupplies.com that they did apply warranty to when it failed. We opted for a clear version in the thickest possible and this thing is crazy good - but as mentioned, you need to cover these when rolled up and off to the side if it's going to be in the sun the majority of the...
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    Solar Cover Reel Support...?

    Leave it to Youtube....this is what I need - but I don't like the fact that it's permanent. Good start though.
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    Solar Cover Reel Support...?

    So I remember a post someone had in a thread regarding storage of the reel w/ cover on it while the pool was in use. Like a 2x4 / 4x4 built support end . Be darned if I can find it here now. My issue is our solar reel supports are dead center in our 28' round Doughboy AGP. I typically roll it up...
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    Solar cover thickness?

    Heat retention with the 16 is a big factor on why I keep buying them. I am also in the middle of nowhere and it gets windy often by me. The 16 mil stays put a heck of a lot better than any lighter ones. Good luck either way.
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    Solar covers?

    I would disagree with you on one part of that. I buy the 16 mil. Yes, they do only last 3 seasons (especially here in WI), but the difference in thermal retention and heat gains with the thicker one is night and day. Plus, the heavier ones stay in place much better in windy conditions. Just my 2...
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    Mystery skimmer

    I've seen equalizer valves/ports that would allow the skimmer to keep operating if the water level got below the skimmer opening....kind of a safety valve to prevent blowing up a pump rather than burning up in an dry run situation. Not sure if that's what this is, but....
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    Water loss

    Agree....leak seems almost certain. I'm wide open to the wind and fully exposed to sun 100% of the time and at most have lost 1/2"-5/8"....maybe 3/4" to an inch with a boatload of kids splashing around on top of those losses. If you were in an arid climate....I'd think twice about it....but that...
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    Skim A Round All in one basket

    I actually just ordered one....heard pretty good things. We'll have to see. Don't have it yet. I also purchased a 3 pack of the skimmer basket socks at our local Meijer store....just for craps 'n giggles. Had my pump running last night for about 3 hours and I like what the sock is doing. I am...
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    AGP flex hose conversion to hard pipe

    Well done. I was looking for someone that had a situation similar to what I have going on. I am in the process of converting mine to 100% hard pipe for a lot of the same reasons you mentioned. None of mine will be below grade....just too much of a PITA and a worry with the winters we get here in...
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    Looking for cover reel solution for AGP

    My "neighbor" (about 1/3rd of a mile to the North) has almost the exact same configuration as what's shown there. They fold / roll theirs up and then hang it on a set of 4 very large hooks they bought and mounted along the outside edge of their deck railing. Wind is not our friend many times...