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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    The rainy season is starting, and no significant increase in debris coming into the pool. However, along with my automated top-up system there's some over-filling of the pool, due to the rain. I just installed a nice little Rain Sensor, set to inhibit my top-up timer-valve when rainfall exceeds...
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    LATEST VACUUM UPDATE: Well, to be fair and because I also loved this vacuum when it worked, I ordered a second unit to give it one more shot. Amazon.com : Intex Handheld Rechargeable Vacuum with Telescoping Aluminum Shaft and Two Interchangeable Brush Heads, Gray/Black : Garden & Outdoor I am...
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    Well, there's good news and bad news: GOOD NEWS: Yes, the whole thing submerges and does a really good job. BAD NEWS: It only lasted two days. Great idea but poorly constructed and implemented. There are other more expensive units, but the reports and reviews are largely the same. (leakage...
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    Just received this great little pool vacuum. A heck of a lot easier than rolling out the big hose, purging and hooking up to the skimmer. Quick and easy to deploy and stow:
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    Was a long weekend here (4-days, Easter Weekend), Latest addition over the weekend was the four kerosene Flambeaux behind the waterfall. I have them filled with a mixture of kerosene and citronella oil. The open flames add a nice inviting touch to the lighting scene, while the citronella tends...
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    Hahahaha! ....thank you very much! .......actually that's where we have our meals now .......Coffee at 6:30am tastes so much better out there, fresh air, sound of the water falling and the birds chirping in the surrounding trees! I even often find myself out there with my laptop, doing...
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    Its all done, and now I am enjoying the results of all that hard work!
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    ....and, here's the night shot:
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    So, here are the completion photos.
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    And the deck build is well advanced. Sanding and sealing today, then the siding around the pool and the bar top. Some prelim pics, while we play with ideas, chopping and changing as we continue the build:
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    Just shy of four months into this pool thing and the sand-filter is now showing signs of needing a backwash, as evidenced of the pressure gauge residing in the yellow zone and the return jet visually less aggressive. I did not like the idea of wasting good saltwater and a bunch of chemicals from...
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    Agreed! This my test system and been working just fine for me:
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    Notes on my Intex Ultra Frame 18x9x52 setup

    It is now two months to the day since I started-up my pool. This morning I got the "Low Salt" warning (code 91), so I will implement a monthly routine of the following: Great tip that I took one step further since I have a small ultrasonic cleaner bath in my shop. So I added the vinegar to the...