Recent content by mariane

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    no winter cover in metro detroit?

    Do you cover your pool now? Do I remember correctly a discussion on the zoom "chat" discussing cover vs. no cover for AGP in northern states that get snow and ice?
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    no winter cover in metro detroit?

    Thanks Leebo. We're strongly considering leaving the cover off and using the leaf net. Most leaves are down but we have a couple stubborn trees that hang on to their leaves into December. Like Now. :LOL: Still with leaves.
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    no winter cover in metro detroit?

    Our winter cover just tore and is unsalvagable. Has anyone in metro detroit left their AGP uncovered all winter, with trees and a lot of leaves still ready to drop? What would you recommend? The water is already green and it's cold! Thanks
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    How to install pool cover with pool deck under rails

    We have gone bigger since we cannot find a 16x28 winter cover. Ours is 16x32
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    Thanks for the reply. Is the stuff in the bag the same as what's on the bottom of the pool? Good question. It looks like you meant WAS and yes we would expect it to be getting worse if the filter is not running and you are not adding chlorine. Is the water tinted at all. Sometimes it looks...
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    Brand New Pool Owner with cloudy water

    Very interesting. Thanks for the thorough explanation. Glad it has nothing to do with algae or high calcium levels. :wave:
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    Brand New Pool Owner with cloudy water

    It's great that you're encouraging the OP but what is this all about? Never heard this. What do you think @mknauss, @zea3, @JoyfulNoise?
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    I can't remember: did you try putting a sock over the return opening to see if anything from the filter blows into the pool thru the return and gets caught in the sock? Everything you describe about this stuff points to algae.
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    Can't get rid of dead algae.

    You can put a sock over the return and see if it collects anything.
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    Build thread? 27' round salt water AGP

    Look at Pool Math page. At the bottom it calculates the gallons for you when you put in size of pool and water depth. https://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html Here's an example:
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    Algae Help!

    Has it been too long a time to try and return it?
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    Algae Help!

    I think most of us were sceptics when we started because we had been "pool stored" so badly. We were desperate to find something, anything that worked besides the terrible advice from the pool store that was not working. My last straw was when the pool store employee (who did not have a pool...
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    I can't remember have you ever in past years used floc or clarifier? That can gum up the sand and decrease the effectiveness of the filter.
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    Family Member Dumped Algeacide instead of Shock in Pool

    A slightly dirty filter actually cleans better than a clean one. That's essentially what you're doing when you add the DE. So don't backwash until the psi increases 25 percent above the clean pressure. Have you ever deep cleaned your sand? There is a video on how to do it in this forum. It...