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    Losing Jet Pressure

    I can give it a try. Although I just put a brand new filter in 5 days ago. Is it harmful to run the tub without the filter?
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    Losing Jet Pressure

    No. Do you mean pull out the filter and turn on the jets?
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    Losing Jet Pressure

    I have noticed over the last year that the jets of my hot tub seem to be lacking the pressure they once did. I'm still getting water flow through all the jets, is just seems weak and there's not as much water-churning as there used to be. The hot tub came with the house when I bought it 2 yrs...
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    Concrete pool deck shifted

    Hello all; My concrete deck has started settling/shifting away from my vinyl coping, creating a small gap. I've had a pool installation company out to look at it and he said the concrete slab will need to be replaced, as jacking it up will only temporarily fix it, and the slab will likely...
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    Backwashing sand filter always necessary?

    I'm only backwashing for less than a minute, but there's still a large volume of water that comes out & I don't want to saturate my lawn (already had an incident where I washed away topsoil and new grass seed....but that's another story). After reading the ins & outs tutorial on sand filters I...
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    Backwashing sand filter always necessary?

    I just had new sod put in my yard and I don't want to keep saturating it with the high volume of water that comes out when I backwash my filter. Plus I'd rather not keep adding water to my pool each time. I was wondering if it's necessary to backwash every time I vacuum the pool? The sight glass...
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    Closing hot tub for the summer

    Hello, I tried a search but nothing came up but there may be a thread already posted. I didn't use my hot tub at all last summer, so I decided rather than waste hydro to keep it warm, I will close it for this summer. I used a jet cleaner then drained the tub and cleaned it. Is there anything...
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    Inground winterized pool water level high

    Ok will do thanks for the advice
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    Inground winterized pool water level high

    Yes I have a small pump that I can attach a garden hose to. Should be able to fit it in the skimmer opening so I don't have to take the cover off. It won't be a fast drain though, but the water is still 2.5" below the top of the pool. Any ideas of how low I should drain it?
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    Inground winterized pool water level high

    Not that I can see.....I'm going to try and attach a photo....Not really computer savvy...
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    Inground winterized pool water level high

    It might not rain enough to overflow the pool, but I was just wondering worst case scenario if it does. I also read somewhere that you want to keep a liner pool full to keep the liner from "floating"? Not really sure what that means
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    Inground winterized pool water level high

    Hello community! I have had my 16x32 inground pool closed for the winter by a professional company. I have a safety cover (I think people call it an "elephant cover"?). It's permeable so it allows water to seep through it. The water was drained below the jets when it was closed, but over the...
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    Sand deposits on lawn from backwash

    The previous owners of the house left a note with pool instructions and it said the sand is new so it shouldn't have to be replaced for a while. I assumed they replaced it because it was due to be replaced
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    Sand deposits on lawn from backwash

    So if I continue normal operation will it eventually drain the sand out?