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    Normal or Abnormal Evaporation

    You have a leak somewhere. I live in central California and the temps here are 100+, 10-20% humidity with a slight breeze. Pool has sun on it from sun up to sundown and I will lose 2 inches at most in 4 days. I lose way less when the solar cover is installed each night. You have a huge water...
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    Do solar covers really help bring up or retain the water temp?

    I buy the most inexpensive solar cover every year. They only seem to last one season where I live in Cali. I'm okay with $30 a year extra expense some may not be. Anyway, they do help retain the heat that the pool has accumulated during the day. You should not leave the solar pool cover on...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Thank you. The wife picked the colors. Right now it is raining hard and I am enjoying watching the water bead up hahaha. Proof to me that I did a good job sealing the deck 👍
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    "kimkats, post: 1612311, member: 35806" Thank you. I really like how the deck does not look new. The wood has a old kinda look to it which is really what I wanted. There are a few imperfections due to boards warping while sitting in the hot sun but nothing that requires replacing.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    So the project is coming to its finaly. Finished the sealing this morning. I will tell you our weather person cannot predict accurately at all. I put the first coat down and it was not more than 30 minutes and it started to rain a little. Just enough to spot up the last 4 or 5 long runs of the...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Going to be staining and sealing this morning. Still have to set the ladder but that is pretty easy. It will be 30 days exactly today start to finish. I should change the thread title to how to sink a pool and build a deck in 30 days hahaha. Yeah my body hurts in places I forgot could hurt lol...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    She is all decked WHOOHOOO! Tomorrow the stain sealer goes down and wait a couple of days before I set the ladder. After that swimming can commence.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Got a lot further today than I thought we would. Deck #1 is finished and the press is on to finish deck #2 tomorrow before it rains Wednesday.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Your funny lol. You do know that the only difference between #10 T25 counter sink deck screws and #10 Phillip's counter sink deck screws is the bit used to drive them. These are not wood screws in my deck they are deck screws.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Doug Fir and of course deck screws lol. I may be doing this on a tight budget but skimping on the securing hardware is a BIG no no. I was really looking at the Redwood but the wife didn't want a transparent sealer. I told her I would not put a tinted sealer on redwood boards. To me that is a...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    New update for all my adoring fans hahaha. Yesterday got done with laying the decking for the main deck. I named the sections of the deck project to keep it straight in my head. Main deck is the 26' area right off the patio. Deck #1 is the right side and deck #2 is the left when looking at the...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    It was a chore but I knew it would be especially since I was getting untreated wood. I chose untreated for 3 reasons: 1) It does not rain a lot here where I live. 2) Cost per board was $5 more for treated and $30 more for plained decking boards and $35 more for composite. 3) I'm not scared to do...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Well after 3hrs of searching through lumber yesterday we got all the decking. Over 100 pieces of lumber on a little uhaul trailer lol. We got a few of the boards down yesterday afternoon in the heat and are back at it bright and early this morning. I don't anticipate being done today but we will...