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    warm weather AFTER pool closing.

    thanks so much, thats what i was thinking, but i needed yall to tell me so! lol
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    warm weather AFTER pool closing.

    thanks, so much. aint it the truth about mother nature??? whole time i was putting on this huge cover, i was thinking, "no wind will blow this bad boy in the pool or off!!!" then i remembered, "mother nature gets very angry sometimes and she can have pms and hormonal blow ups just like any other...
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    warm weather AFTER pool closing.

    ok, pool has been closed about 2 weeks. waited until we were getting pretty cold her and worried hoses would freeze and wanted pump to circulate clorine and polyquat. so, got it all closed up, BAM, to day it was 72 and 70 for tomorrow. so, what is going to happen and do i need to do anything...
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    Intex Ultra XTR owners: Winterizing Cover

    no. i dont plug it in until i get ready to open. i usually just test water and go from there. if i need liquid clorine, i dilute in buckets and put it in. usually, i dont have to add any.
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    Help! Intex Ultra Frame Sides bowing with winterizing lower water level

    I always drain beneath the lowest hole, about 3 inches below it. Mine doesn’t look like that. But, they do pretty much look like that as you fill, so maybe ok. I am not really qualified, only from personal experience.
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    Intex Ultra XTR owners: Winterizing Cover

    I got my pool cover on this year and as I stated above, I ordered a larger one, but I didn’t realize it would be this larger. I may have goofed, but used it anyway. I was going to tie the bleach jugs from the sides, but I read they would rip out grommets. It was too long anyway, so I made do...
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    Skimmer Protection from Leaves & Bugs

    thanks and I’m sorry. I always forget to look for the date. I’ll check it out. Youre great!
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    Skimmer Protection from Leaves & Bugs

    Moved from HERE I did too. Could not for the life of me figure what good it would be. Anyone have a picture so I know what to make or get. If I remember it was thick and same size of backside of door. But, would/do you adjust them? Sorry if I sound stupid, but I am, first time with this type of...
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    Intex Ultra XTR owners: Winterizing Cover

    i have an intex XTR 22x52 and i always cover. we are in nw Arkansas and its usually not too bad her, but we never know. i just dont like dirt and junk in my pool. i bought a heavy duty pool cover this year that has the pulley thing to tighten, but in years past, they dont hold tight enough for...
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    fighting these darn bugs...

    Thanks. I am really thinking you are right now. They didn’t swarm and then leave like they say flying ants do. They are still here, but much less of amount. They certainly are annoying. I noticed the different sizes also. I have no water or know algae as it has been very dry here. I’m telling...
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    Wanda the whale not cleaning seams and missing dirt spots...

    thanks so much. I really thought this pump upgrade would be enough. I was thinking this was 1 hp pump when I bought it, but realized it was .75 when it arrived. Just not enough. Thanks again.
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    Wanda the whale not cleaning seams and missing dirt spots...

    Ok, here I am again. You guys and gals help me so much on here. A huge thanks to all. Ok, so I first got the intex robot type cleaner and he really worked well for about three times. I loved the fact that you could see how much he picked up on the screen under the body. But, he died, yet another...
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    fighting these darn bugs...

    Thanks so much for your reply. this is actually what i had read and have been doing. the only way i have to get aeration is on my plunger valve i have a thing that creates alot of bubbles when you take the cap off. i just am not sure how long to leave it open. i like the way you explained this...
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    fighting these darn bugs...

    thanks so much for helping me out. i clean my skimmer sock every morning. i usually dont worry about bugs, but there are literally hundreds of these lil boogers! i told my kids they must be breeding in here and then i rad about the larvae or eggs and i creeped out. they do look like ants with...
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    fighting these darn bugs...

    ok, i am so sick of these bugs in my pool. i have done so much research and it all points to the fact that the main two types of bugs in pool either live on each other or algae. i have recently done the slam as advised here and let the free clorine drift down. now, i dont know if i could still...