Recent content by GrantsPool

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    Best trees around pool

    I agree with John. I have worked with landscaping for years and tree selection around a pool is tricky. When I built my pool (last fall) several folks on here made some really good suggestions. You need to determine why you are wanting the tree (screening vs aesthetics vs shade) and that will...
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    landscaping sugejestion?

    japanese skypencil hollys---I reconsidered this post overnight and wanted to modify... I think I would put some small shrubs like the afroementioned hollys in containers around the base of the pool. There would be no worries about root infiltration into your pool base and they could be easily...
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    Electrictian coming. What extras do I need?

    absolutely you will want several properly grounded electrical outlets near the lounging area. Make sure they put the switch for the light close to the pool deck also. I wish I would have added at least one more outlet. I assume the electrician is also doing your bonding at the same time.
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    Lens Cover

    We have a standard white hayward light in the deep end of the under the waterfall. It tends to be excessively bright and annoying when swimming at night. Has anyone used a colored lens cover to tame a bright light. I advocated for a color changing LED light at pool construction, but the wife...
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    "New" DIY build in NC

    Awesome... you should have had a DIYNETWORK or HGTV crew taping it...
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    Do those solar pills or solar rings actually work?

    i am fairly new at this...but I purchased a solar cover two weeks ago and it rocks...if you will not have help taking it will need a reel...Although there was a discussion on here a month ago about cutting them in half
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    What's your current pool temp?

    86 with solar cover (although it was heated from 70 to82 three weeks ago then put on cover. Should the cover be left off?
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    Pool and Spa Thermometer with wireless Temperature Sensor

    I found one in Hillsborough NC was the last one...but Burlington and Durham also have them
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    Drainage ditch, a worthy addition? or a waste of time?

    depending on your type of soil, that may not work. Consider piping the whole thing to a natural drainage area or using a holding type system to slow the flow onto your yard. We put in a small dry creek bed with stones to carry water to the drainage channel
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    my dog ate my pool equipment---seriously took me two days but it is fixed. Sanding down the 1 1/4 inch pipe was a slow process even with an electric sander and once I installed it there was not enough contact for the old piece and new piece to bond. I let it set overnight but the new piece broke free. I then went to option 1...
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    my dog ate my pool equipment---seriously

    I guess I should explain.. thanks for the all the info.. I think it should be a fairly straight forward fix... anyway... as you can see in the before picture, the waste line has several L's in it to bring the pvc pipe to the ground level and then connecting to the blue waste line. The dog ( a...
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    my dog ate my pool equipment---seriously

    Ok great. sounds like I can try the 1 1/4" pipe idea... Here's a better look.
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    my dog ate my pool equipment---seriously

    Okay...can I fix this? Or this this a pool service issue?
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    May need to borrow previous posters handgranades

    flapper seems fine... casual observation suggests it is at the pump