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    27' Round AGP - Drain, clean & Refill -- will it stretch back out?

    Believe me when I say I didn't want to but we had spent the last 2 months working on the pool almost daily and could not get it clean and get all the debris, frogs, and tadpoles out. This was a last ditch effort. I would prefer not to replace the liner since this one is only a year old but I...
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    27' Round AGP - Drain, clean & Refill -- will it stretch back out?

    Hey guys due to not covering it for the winter and having several branches fall in the pool during storms and a frog breeding pond going on I decided to drain, clean, and refill my pool. Liner is 1 year old (had it replaced last year due to a tear). I drained it with a pump overnight and at...
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    "Self Contained" Vac for 27' ABG or ideas to get the sludge?

    Re: "Self Contained" Vac for 27' ABG or ideas to get the slu Hmm well I tried everything but the filling the hose first part. I'll try that when I get home this afternoon. Perhaps that will fix the problem Of course I have no way to connect to the pump directly since everything is hard...
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    "Self Contained" Vac for 27' ABG or ideas to get the sludge?

    Put this in the ABG section but really should have put it here ... duhh. Please don't ask the same question in more than one place. JasonLion Looking for a suggestion (and a quick one at that) to get the sludge/slime from the bottom of our pool. We did a big no-no and did not cover for the...
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    "Self Contained" Vac for 27' ABG or ideas to get the sludge?

    "Self Contained" Cleaner/Vac for 27' ABG? Looking for a suggestion (and a quick one at that) to get the sludge/slime from the bottom of our pool. We did a big no-no and did not cover for the winter and have been paying the price trying to get it straight. We decided to drain it and clean the...
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    The Digging Begins!

    Looking good. I can understand where you are coming from on the heat. Sat here in VA was 104 and yesterday was 108 -- these are real temps mind you not heat index. I didn't even want to know the heat index. Kids were in the pool all day on Sat - I popped in for a bit and it was bath water...
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    Recommendation - Good quality volleyball net?

    Just need the net only Greg
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    A FEW MORE PICTURES OF MY POOL AFTER FINDING TFP

    11?? I think that is too high. You should be in the 3 -7 range for Chlorine. Your CYA is also high unless you are running an SWG. CYA should be down around 30 - 50. What are your other test results? Greg
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    Pump location?

    I am 50 feet away and notice no issues at all.
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    Contract advice

    If you are lucky you may be able to hold 10% back until the job is basically done. I seriously doubt you will be able to hold it much more than a day or 2 after completion of the project. Most contractors will never agree to the terms you are proposing. Good luck with your build. Greg
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    What size pool do I need?

    New 27' AGP and we are thrilled. We couldn't go bigger due to space. Would I go smaller ... yes once the kids are gone and it is just me and the wife but that is 10+ years from now. Once the kids get bigger (a few years) I am sure I will be doing a liner replacement and digging it down some...
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    Help in chosing an Intex AGP

    Former 18' owner here and I can echo the same sentiments as others. Filtration is HORRIBLE on the Intex pools. I purchased a used Sand filter and pump off craigslist and it made a world of difference. I can also tell you with 4 kids you are going to want a bigger pool. As I mentioned we had...
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    Advice on 27' 17,150gal AGP and SWG

    Correct. My CPSC is plugged into it's own outlet. Greg
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    Pump location?

    I wouldn't go there personally as it would be visible from the street (eyesore IMHO) and would be next to your neighbor's house. Why not put it in the upper left corner of pic 1 where there is some sort of box thing? It would be out of the way, shaded, and in the rear of the yard so less noise...
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    Thanks To TFP I went from a POND to Crystal Clear

    Well done! I remember the cesspool days of my Intex -- yuck. Hoping we do it right from now on (that means covering the pool for the winter this time, LOL). Greg