Recent content by ManiacalMama

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    Pool Vergnuegen cleaner

    My pool has a dedicated suction port. I can adjust the suction in two ways - with the multi-valve and an adjustable valve at the dedicated port (as shown).
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    New CYA level guidelines?

    Well your FC requirements would be lower, but since your CYA would be lower your chlorine demand would be higher, wouldn't it? I lose 2-3 a day with CYA 40-50. If I was running CYA at 15 I figure that my FC would probably drop 3-4 a day (in the heat of summer anyway). So I don't see how that...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Interesting. I have no markings at all. Who knows maybe it was just the standard around here for a while. I can tell you I don't like it though.
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I live in the same general area as Luckycoffin and my returns and skimmer configuration are quite similar. Wonder if it was the same builder.
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    New Pool Fill ... What Should I Have on Hand?

    So, we had our pool replastered last year (Diamond Brite). The PB supplied us with the sequestering stuff, which he had us pour in after we got about a foot of water in the deep end. Once the pool was filled he had us brush brush brush. We didn't add chlorine until I think the 3rd day which was...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I was going to say the same as kimkats. When they chip out plaster it isn't a 100% chipout, it was more like 90%. You don't want some dirt there to prevent adhesion of the new plaster. So if you own a pressure washer have at it! As far as the plumbing lines go...I know nothing about that, the...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Yes! It's soooo hot out here right now too. Up to 109 for the next 5 days! I drag our big ice chest out for our trades in the summer and fill it with water, gatorade, sodas, etc. They always seem to really appreciate it. Also, I set out some umbrellas and folding chairs for the occasional...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I sent you a private message.
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Hi Neighbor! We had a baja shelf added to ours during our replaster and I love it. I will sit on it in a chair and read a lot and our 2 year old grandson loves to wade around on it and then jump off into the deeper water from it. So far it's been a worth while investment for us. Ours isn't very...
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    Replaster or not to replaster that is the ?

    My NONexpert opinion is as long as it's holding water, you can get several more years out of it. Going by what I see in your pictures my pool was 1000 times worse than what you're dealing with and we still got 3 seasons out of it (after buying the house). Every time I emptied the vacuum canister...
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    Adding Cyanuric to Pool

    I use the hairnets I bought as skimmer socks load them up and hang them in the skimmer. This has been the easiest way I've found.
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    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    mguzzy, I'm in your area (ish), can you pm me the name of the local store you mentioned? Thanks!
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    New Build in SoCal - Grout Color???

    We had our small baja shelf added when we replastered last year. I just went out and measured and it is 14.5" deep at the water line (so probably close to 17.5 to the bottom of the coping). We also added an umbrella sleeve. We have some plastic adirondack chairs that fit perfectly on it, just...
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    Buried Pool renovation

    Our patio and pool decking is exposed aggregate and VERY uncomfortable to sit on and definitely snags the bathing suits. I bought a couple of outdoor rug runners and put them along the edges. They stay out there all season.