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    Need some clarification about closing an AG frame pool

    Thank you both so much, that was really helpful! And thanks for the extra link bover907, they were really informative. I'm just dying to close this pool and be done with it, but the water probably isn't quite cold enough yet, it was still 69-71 when I checked it last week.
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    Need some clarification about closing an AG frame pool

    I went and measured the lowest intake, its at 27", so even only draining 3" below leaves my 48" pool only half full.
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    Need some clarification about closing an AG frame pool

    Ok, I have read the post about winterizing your AG pool: Closing (Winterizing) Your Above Ground Pool - Trouble Free Pool but still have some questions I was hoping to get some help with so I can get busy getting the supplies I need to be ready to close! I have an 18’ round Coleman Ultra-frame...
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    Not ready to close pool, but can I cover and maintain it while covered for a few weeks?

    Gregfsc - I've considered the leaf net too, though my biggest problem is bugs and I don't think it would help with that. I do think I'll likely get one for over the winter cover though that makes sense. you'll have to let me know if it works out for when pool is open. Next year I'm going to have...
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    Not ready to close pool, but can I cover and maintain it while covered for a few weeks?

    Thanks! Is it better to keep it closer to shock levels while covered or just regular levels?
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    Not ready to close pool, but can I cover and maintain it while covered for a few weeks?

    Our weather has turned cool early this year in Indiana, and the pool is hardly getting used. Meanwhile the maintenance of it has gone up. The cooler, windier weather means that I'm having to clean out bugs and leaves multiple times a day to stay on top of it. Pretty thankless when it gets used...
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    Does this count as passing the ONLT?

    Hi, I've had a super busy (insane more like it) couple of weeks and haven't been able to vacuum the pool. I've just kept it as clear as I could by skimming, brushing, and keeping FC levels right. Finally took the morning off yesterday to get the pool vacuumed out super well and discovered a tiny...
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    Will temperature of R-0013 affect CYA reading?

    Ok, thanks. I do get the same reading over and over with the same mixture. Its just that the next time I do it (with a fresh mixture) it will be 20+ lower or higher. Oh well. I'll just continue to use the higher number to set the goal and try to quit being annoyed by it!
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    Will temperature of R-0013 affect CYA reading?

    Thanks Wobblerlorri, I do, do this. I agree it makes it easier. I've read everything I can find about how to perform this test properly (back to the sun, hold waist high, glance, make sure water isn't too cold). I'm not getting variations between the same mixture. It's happening on totally...
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    Will temperature of R-0013 affect CYA reading?

    I am still struggling with the CYA test. When I first put stabilizer in the pool I measured with a goal of 40ppm. However, I was using 6000 gallons, the capacity of my pool and it was not completely full. So when I first tested and was getting 50-60 I figured that was why. I've since filled the...
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    How often do you have to turn off the water going to your sand filter?

    Maddie - I don't have the sand filter/pump yet but with my cartridge filter, since its on the ground below the water line, if you open it up the water just keeps pouring out freely, I imagine its the same thing with the sand filter. I get around that with my current filter by lifting it up to...
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    How often do you have to turn off the water going to your sand filter?

    Thanks Chasarms. Once a week is not too bad, though I could potentially see wanting to clean that debris basket more frequently since we have a lot of trees around the pool. I hadn't thought of the need to do that so I think that answers my question, probably worth it!
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    How often do you have to turn off the water going to your sand filter?

    Hello, new pool owner. Have an 18x48 Coleman Frame Pool which has two 1.25" outtake hoses going to the filter and the only way to stop the water is to put in plugs. I just ordered the Intex 3000 GPH Sand Filter Pump and my question is how often do you have to shut off the water from the intake...
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    Do you SLAM after a lot of rain water?

    Homemade filter for the win! Thought I'd update. It's been a trying week. I got lucky and had everything I needed arrive on Weds: vacuum, R-0013 and even the R-0871 which wasn't supposed to arrive until Fri. Even keeping the SLAM level perfect and vacuuming and brushing constantly didn't seem...