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    Thank you TFP! New Pool Install 2020

    I enjoyed the account of your progress. So glad you and kids can enjoy the water- makes it all the better after hard work and overcoming problems! A good temporary fix until you decide on back-fill might be pine straw... however, I have a feeling you already have a plan :)
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    Guess who starts a SLAM tomorrow?

    ....that old Mother Nature... feast or famine or lately, surplus feast :(
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    Guess who starts a SLAM tomorrow?

    We, (pup & I) were wondering about your progress and I hope to we never need to need SLAM! From past experience with SWG's , I hope it's working OK and not a culprit in algae.
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    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    You've done a good job! fun to see the progress of the final results and best kids having a good time .... curious about your next project maybe your revised plumbing with your recycle?
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    Guess who starts a SLAM tomorrow?

    "Oh, and all the people on the frog thread will be happy to know that I saved a lizard 🦎. He was trying to climb out but couldn’t quite make it. "... yay for lizard salvation! ... Good luck with clearing pool and wearing your new high fashion dyed shorts :)
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    Aggressive Frogs in AGP!

    Oh my, your comment brought back memories from when I had IG, 20,000 gal vinyl pool with steps in back yard. Never recalled frog issues but in skimmer occasionally had voles, chipmunks, snakes, the very worst was huge gopher rat- I had to call on friend to remove because it was too gross for me...
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    Aggressive Frogs in AGP!

    This thread is very informational and entertaining!!!! .... however I don't have frog problem. I like the rodeo relocation suggestion best and I'm hoping, at least, you have zero mosquito/gnat problems unless they are on frog vacation at your "resort" :)
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    15'x36" Quick Set w/SWG "covid" pool

    I can't comment on the numbers but hope by now your water looks better especially with your upgraded pump and filter: a definate plus for frequent swimmers! I love seeing the kids help take ownership- very nice!!!!
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    Pool companies telling me I don't want salt water pool

    Now I do recall bubbling but not checking daily when I did have SWG- Good point! Delighted you rescue the frogs!!! ....here I count on them to capture the pesky mosquitoes- worms and spiders good for other things like compost and random flowers (picture attached) as pools and flowers just mix...
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    Pool companies telling me I don't want salt water pool

    Per Dirk: "My gripe is the warranty structure. An SWG isn't a machine with replaceable/repairable parts that could maybe last for decades (for the most part). It's a commodity. It's expendable. It's disposable." I agree that when a SWG works, it's great and very low maintenance as far as zero...
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    Pool companies telling me I don't want salt water pool

    Sorry that my message was unclear: Yes salt is inexpensive and really only needed as one time addition unless a lot of rain with a SWG Chlorine pool is adding every day- Thanks for pointing out difference.
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    Pool companies telling me I don't want salt water pool

    per Rossterman: "In the earlier days of swgs reliability was a concern. I ended up replacing my jandy aquapure complete system every 3 years due to various pc board and cell failures. About 6 years ago, jandy did a significant redesign and that system has been trouble-free. All the major brands...
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    Pool companies telling me I don't want salt water pool

    Salt is definitely inexpensive. I bought bags at Lowes. But honestly, daily checks are still necessary along with adjusting the SWG, based on timer, bather load, and weather-temp and rainfall Again, it's about preference- I just prefer simpler maintenance ,timed pump, liquid chlorine, daily...
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    Pool companies telling me I don't want salt water pool

    You should go with what you feel best about- both have their pros and cons- I had only chlorine with in ground (now filled in), then salt water/chlorine with above ground. The salt water generator was short lived, I think just because of more components although very intriguing with separating...
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    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    You've done such a great job to recycle- that's a lot of work! Good Job!!!!