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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Hi everyone.... I have some cool pool news... My family went on a holiday for a week to Queensland here in Oz to do the theme parks and to visit hubby's dad... It was such an awesome time, but the pool sat there and did nothing for 6 days, and then another 7 days after I got home.... I've just...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Sadly no Kimkats, but it will save me a tonne of work in the long run... :)
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    We've had some awful weather here these last couple of weeks... Its been stinking hot, then hideous thunderstorms and hail... On the plus side I haven't had to top the pool up due to the amount of rain we've had... I'm pleased to say that all solutions offered by Reece plumbing are still...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Wow its a hot one here today.. Samson was the first in the pool this morning and he came out with the sorest red eyes..... It wasn't until then I realised I'd forgotten all about TA.... I did the test, lucky I did..... My TA was at 70 which is way too low and my pH had blown out to over 8.2...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Its still 36 degrees celsius at 7pm, its really hot, so I'm considering another swim.... The water temp is perfect.... Thank you everyone for your compliments on my water... I'm very pleased with how its come up... It looked like slimy crud two days ago with no filter and two boys chomping at...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Hi Kim Kats, yup that's what they do... I don't mind it takes a couple of days, as when they play with it too aggressively it just leaves the powder on the bottom of the pool in the corners... So it should be done by this afternoon... I've still got good chlorine levels... I'm about to go test...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Thanks KimKats, and I hope it all goes smooth for you Riley..... I've pulled the solar cover out of the garage and hit it with a couple of hot water buckets, then cold water, and unrolled it onto the pool... My 13 year old gave it a darn good vacuum this afternoon and its CRYSTAL CLEAR... I...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    The boys and hubby just got out of the pool.... Its amazing and clean... It only took two hours to completely clear it... :) I've got a tummy bug so I won't be getting in till tomorrow.... Love the pool again.... There is still one side that is not exactly straight as it should be, so I'll...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    The best part is, when I pull it down and store it this year, it will be much easier to set up as I've used the best connections.... Pretty happy with it....
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    YAY... TOTAL SUCCESS..... We no longer have a suction leak.... The pool is totally working now... I've just balanced the water... And just in time, its going to be 36 degrees Celsius here tomorrow and Sunday, perfect pool weather.... Not a single air bubble in the pump AT ALL.... We used more...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Yay, we are closer than ever before.... I still have a tiny suction leak... But I've got the Brute Squad coming over to help repair it... Its definitely not the pump, I don't think the hose clamps are tight enough so I've called for hubby's large best mate... :) He should be here in 15...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    It will be about 1am your time Kim..... Its about 7pm right now where you are? Its nearly 11am here....
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Ah I just want to add, that we used Soudal brand PVC pipe Priming Fluid and Soudal PVC Pipe Cement, type P for pressure... So we have to wait the full 24 hours for full curing..... And plumbing tape around all screw in connections, wrapping the tape around the connection at least 5 times....
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Morning everyone... I'm pretty happy with the solution, I'm hoping it will help other Intex owners convert their pool.... I've gone through so much crud with this pool, and I've learned so much so hopefully its helped someone else out there..... I'm very nervous about starting University... I...
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    Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Rightio... We went back to Reece's plumbing this afternoon and they offered another solution to the leaking pump.... The first connections they did for us, are BRILLIANT and are the only ones not leaking so they hooked us up with more... I'm very happy with the solution..... We just have to...