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    Deep Cleaning Sand Filter: pool pump is lower than pool, no shut off valve, what do?

    Is it okay to drain the pool down to below skimmer level when I change the sand in my filter? When I go to clean the pump's basket water is constantly coming out. The intake has a 3 way valve, but no "all off" position, just "skimmers", "both", and "drain". Since the pump is lower than the...
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    Recommend a pool cleaner? Have pressure port.

    I read that you are supposed to take the robot out after each cleaning and store dry, can't leave in pool or it will damage the robot. In my prior experience with my parents pool, you can leave the pressure bot in the pool almost indefinitely only removing when cleaning the filter. So from ease...
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    Recommend a pool cleaner? Have pressure port.

    I want to get a pool device to help clean my pool and I have no idea what to get. My pool has a auxiliary pump that I was told by the previous owner is there to run a "polaris". When turned on there is a port on the pool that starts blowing water. I don't have a cover and there are many trees...
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    Backwash & Rinse: How long for each? How often?

    Thanks, it is plumbed into a pipe. The discharge is in the grass, so its kinda hard to tell how dirty the water coming out is. I brushed last night and this morning when I backwashed the water in the glass sight looked clean after 20 seconds, I let it run the full minute. When rinsed it was...
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    Backwash & Rinse: How long for each? How often?

    Sand filter, 25-30k gallon inground pool. How long should I backwash for? How long should I rinse for? I know I should do this after each vacuum session, but how often to do it when just normally running the filter?
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    New to "closing" a pool: don't have cover: what to do this winter?

    IG liner, not sure of gallons (see image below for dimensions), concrete decking, Northern Alabama. There are no trees hanging over the pool, but there plenty of tall trees on the property that will be dumping leaves. The owner had a cover at one point, and I think there are some attachment...
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    New to "closing" a pool: don't have cover: what to do this winter?

    I recently bought a house with a pool in the South. I am from the west coast and have never heard of closing a pool. No one where I was from ever put a pool cover on. From what I understand is that when the weather starts to get too cold for pool use, people put a cover on the pool and wait...
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    New pool, just got tested, how many gallons am I? (Pics)

    Thanks I had a feeling they were probably wildly off. Yeah its about 8' deep. I do plan on doing it myself. I have been reading through the ABCs and other articles. I do have a question about "How to Chlorinate Your Pool", so whats typically the best buy on liquid chlorine, household...
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    New pool, just got tested, how many gallons am I? (Pics)

    I just bought a house with a pool and brought a sample to the local store for a free test. The water is clear, there is a little yellow/brown "dirt" that comes right off when you brush it with your feet. The pool I think was left alone for the 3 weeks in escrow, then the owner came back and...
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    New pool owner: How best to get skimmer basket out of skimmer? [In-ground pool, pics]

    I bought a house with a pool! :D So I don't know if this is a standards style skimmer / basket, but its a pain in the rear to get out. The pool we had when I was growing up had a little handle on the skimmer basket, but this one does not. I need to reach all the way in and use two hands to...
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    Buying house with IG pool, liner wrinkles? Also steps? Cracking around perimeter? (Pics)

    Hi, I am buying a home and asked about another one here that we eventually passed on for multiple reasons other than just the pool. So I am looking at a new home and wondering about this pool. The liner is 3 years old but has some wrinkles. There are signs of silicon repair at the screws of...
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    Buying house with pool: damage on steps, how to repair? (pic)

    Wait, you are talking about my pool or the one linked, "Stair Repair" by EDW? Another pic of said pool:
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    Buying house with pool: damage on steps, how to repair? (pic)

    I am looking at buying a house with a pool. The one I am looking at now has damage to the steps (see pic below). How bad does this look? Might it be leaking from there? How hard is it to repair?
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    Buying house with pool: Liner age and when to replace? Pool inspector?

    The stairs have an issue, any idea how much this might cost to repair? I am wondering if maybe it leaks from the upper damaged area, water level was at that height, but then again the water level was still at a height where the skimmer was working.
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    Buying house with pool: Liner age and when to replace? Pool inspector?

    Different house: Hows this equipment look? It was on and running quietly when I was there. Pool liner was faded but looked like it was in good shape. How much should I expect for a diving board? Pool is 8-9' deep according to owner, it is the deep end sort.