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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Opened the pool, didn't look that bad, tested water, made list of stuff to get. Here we go a gain for another season...
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    Another Pool Build in Cypress, TX

    hi Suzy, I've just been busy, working around the house; gutting a fiberglass shower and putting in a new tile one, flower beds,trees, and landscaping, I'm in Florida right now epoxy painting the garage floor and installing an under the counter ice maker, it has been a busy summer.
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    Another Pool Build in Cypress, TX

    Wow Suzy!! I just saw your night pic of the pool, that looks so nice.....
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    Another Pool Build in Cypress, TX

    Wow Suz!!! that is really nice looking water, love the deep blue...
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    I weeded and cleaned/spruced up around the pool, tested the pool, backwashed and added DE.
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    Another Pool Build in Cypress, TX

    A Mustang and a Corvette, very nice..... Happy no more mortgage day!
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    When to replace the liner?

    Last season during the initial brushing following the winter safety cover removal we had a 2" crack/hole near the steps. I know it happened during the brushing because if it was there before the water level would have been down to that hole. We had several more leaks last year, to the point that...
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    New Pool Build in Southern California

    You will need accurate numbers for your chemicals, most people here use the tf-100 test kit, sold by TFTestkits.net . I also bought the K-1776 kit as I have a salt pool. A time saver is the speedstir, more accurate results and easier on the wrists. I would start reading up on information here by...
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    New Pool Build in Southern California

    Welcome to the forum. I'm curious where you read that you can't use the pool for 7 days or more, as long as there is water you can swim.
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    **UPDATE** NO LONGER Frustrated after drain and refill

    Re: Frustrated after drain and refill wow, you guys are either up way late or woke up too early!
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    things a novice learns that the experts might not think to pass on….

    You're welcome, the extra "beans" and test vials are worth it to me, one trip to the sink.
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    Another Pool Build in Cypress, TX

    It came together VERY nicely Suzy, a job truly well done!
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    things a novice learns that the experts might not think to pass on….

    bumping up this thread so Suzy doesn't miss it.
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    Another Pool Build in Cypress, TX

    Pictures!!!!!!! Last pic was Thursday and the pool wasn't even full........
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    liner replacement advice

    We just had our liner replaced, we had the steps made using the non-slip vinyl. If you have in pool steps covered with vinyl that is the way to go. We had all the drain covers, returns, skimmer faceplates, and light ring trim changed out also, so glad we did.