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    HELP!!!!! ET Abducted my Pool Builder!!!!!

    This is a valid concern.
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    HELP!!!!! ET Abducted my Pool Builder!!!!!

    Hard to tell from the pictures...if you go halfway up the skimmer opening (normal water level) where will that hit on your top step? I do like your idea about the sandstone cut and shaped...that might work and might look really good too. My liner over steps was from a kit and each step had a...
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    *Shallow end, being shocked when grabbing railing*

    This is a great idea...after seeing the decking around the step area, would be pretty easy to get a bonding wire to a point where you could bury it to pump pad.
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    Inground Pool leaking and groundwater, cement repair

    You need to remove any of the loose crumbling pool krete. You read correctly that you need to use a Hydraulic cement to repair. This is good stuff, mix in small sets up fast. You can also use this to fix/smooth out any divots or low spots that are in the pool (think...
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    Hayward Skimmer SP1084 Leak - Cork gasket?

    This is the way most of them are done. We can see the gasket on the face of the skimmer throat in your picture. I used a thin layer of silicon to make my gasket stick to the face of the skimmer, I am guessing your installers did the same thing. I also did this exact same thing on the gasket...
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    *Shallow end, being shocked when grabbing railing*

    Let me start by saying...I am glad that you are back and did not leave us hanging indefinitely. :) You might not have to remove all the current decking. You might easily get away with cutting back 2' from the edge of the pool all the way around. You could pour back the 2' with a...
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    New Pool Owner - Help!

    Welcome to the board, lots of great info and people here to help. 16 bags of salt in your pool should give you a salt level of 4,000 ppm. The Ichlor 30 that you have will produce 1lb of chlorine when set at 100% and run for 24 hours. If you experience say 3 ppm chlorine loss per day you would...
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    Concrete footing 1 inch above lines & conduits?

    You do not want the footer sitting on top of the pipes nor do you want any pipes going through the footer. As stated above, footings should be on undisturbed and/or compacted ground. The obvious best choice is to move the plumbing...I think your idea of the 2 footers with I beam might also...
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    Please share your pool equipment storage/placement

    Mine is on the side of my pool house and it is clearly visible from the pool area, so I wanted it to look nice and be out of the weather too. Sun is really hard on plastics and electronics. I have an omnilogic panel that has basically a computer with touch screen in it and I did not want it...
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    Has anyone cut in an additional return and a vacuum port without full drain? (Steel Wall)

    I mainly use a pressure cleaner, but I also have a manual suction cleaner that I use from time to time. I have the plate that goes in the skimmer to hook it up and if I don't turn off the other 2 skimmers completely the suction is Crud. I have a 2.7 hp pump and even if I run it on high, there...
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    Using a pressure side cleaner with skimmer closed

    As long as you have main drains and can open those all the way and close the skimmers all the way, you should be fine.
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    After the 2021 Deep Freeze, is anyone else considering closing for the first time?

    Last year was my first winter with the new IG pool. I had no intention of closing it and didn't. We had 20" of snow that lasted for over a week and several days of below freezing weather. Completely out of the ordinary for Southwest Arkansas. I was very luck to never have lost power. I had...
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    Bypass Polaris

    Need a picture of the pump and it's connections to help you here. Is is plumbed with the flex piping and fittings that comes with the pump? Like in this picture: If the answer is yes...those fittings on the end of the flexible piping are 3/4" fittings and you would simply use a 3/4" PVC plug...