Recent content by CincyDools

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    Water Level Dropping Faster Than Normal

    Thanks. Yes, I have a lot of surface area. And the Lazy L makes a solar cover a pain to work with so I have never have used one. And because we have 8 grand kids, we use the pool pretty much daily so I don't want to have to put it on and take it off. So I guess I will need to live with the...
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    Water Level Dropping Faster Than Normal

    It seems like our water level is dropping faster than usual. We have a 20x40 Lazy L (33,000 gallons). We added a heater this Spring. So I am wondering if water is evaporating more since the pool temperature is being held at 90 degrees. Is that possible or should I be worrying about a slow leak?
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    Winter cover advice needed...

    Ouch! And I was unhappy about having to spend $2k for a cover this year. ;-) Good luck with your replaster and finding the cover you are looking for.
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    Pool Covers, mesh vs solid?

    I had to order a new safety cover this year and had this same question. My old cover was mesh. I was experiencing the tea leaf problem mentioned above which was partly a problem of an old "porous" cover and probably not installing the cover taught enough to keep leaves out of the water or...
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    Winter cover advice needed...

    I know you are not interested in a safety cover right now. I just ordered a new safety cover for our pool. I got quotes frm multiple vendors and ended up buying from Mighty Covers. They were very helpful and answered all of my questions. Two other vendors that I found were very helpful are...
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    What to do with my old mesh safety cover

    Just ordered a new mesh safety cover and I am wondering what to do with the old one. Would hate to just put it out for the garbage man to take to a landfill. I saw a thread a while back where someone suggested using it as landscape mesh as a weed guard. Great idea which I will try but my pool...
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Haha, some people have no shame! (talking about the Christmas tree)
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Just looked at Costco and it appears they only sell a robotic skimmer - no other pool cleaners.
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Interesting. I would not think they would take stuff back after several years. Also would not expect them to take something back that was broken from normal wear and tear as opposed to manufacture defect. I guess it might be worth checking out. Maybe next year because I just dropped a bunch...
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Thanks Jim. I used to be able to close both valves with only a minimal amount of air. I is much worse now so I thought there might be a problem starting to develop. In my case, I have to crack one about 75% to eliminate the air. I guess I will just do that and if the suction is good enough I...
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    Correct, all valves open, no air. I close both the other two valves to get the most suction - I thought that is what everybody does. I figured that there might be a problem with my vacuum head hose. That is why I attached the vacuum head on three sections of hose from my Zodiac G3 and let it...
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    I got tired constantly having to repair my Auquabot every year not to mention the high cost of replacement parts. I don't mind manual vacuuming. If I could fid a robot for less than $1000 and that would operate for more than a swason without costly repairs I might consider it. Thanks.
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    How much suction for skimmer intake?

    But another PRO for flex pvc is that fire or carpenter ants don't like to eat it as much as rigid pvc. ;-)
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    Suction Side Leak with Vacuum head attached

    I have three valves Shallow Skimmer (SS), Deep Skimmer (DS), and Main Drain (MD). Started getting a lot of air when attaching my vacuum head and closing the other two valves. So I put the vacuum head on three sections of my automatic cleaner on the SS. While air bubbles were present, I ran...