Recent content by Mike1162

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    Rusting Walls After 1.5 years? Normal?

    Am I correct that in all the pictures in your first post we are actually seeing rust stains on the styrofoam?
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    I wouldn't hesitate to put on a solar cover with CYA level at 70 & FC of 7.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    I'd call that good news! Have you been swimming yet? Tried the robot yet?
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    Could you put the cartridges in the filter & then add the DE before putting the top back on?
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    Difficulty finding pool safe bleach and liquid chlorine

    Your signature shows Salt Water Generator. Is it broken?
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    Now you're just teasing us! I'd give the tape a try if your still trying to get it clear enough to evaluate the condition of the fiberglass. There's hardly any gap in the crack where there'd be a lot of water pressure on the tape.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    How long is the worst crack? There's definitely a gap but there wouldn't be much water pressure unless the crack is extends quite a bit below the water line.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    I've never used Flex Seal but think it is quite heavy. I don't think you'd need anything to reinforce it. Isn't it just a crack not a gap? If it doesn't work she's only out $13.00.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    I wonder if Flex Seal Tape would repair it long enough to get the pool clear. Flex Tape @ Home Depot
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    Those threads look soft to me. I don't think you'll break it by trying to straighten it. If you have a vice then put the bolt in the vice between two pieces of wood & tighten. You might need some fairly hard wood like maple or oak.
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    Reviving out of service pool: Winter freeze & a new leak

    When you get back to working on the filter take lots of pictures. Maybe someone with the same filter will see something that you're missing. Can't wait to see that filter in action! I'm betting you'll see a huge improvement in just a few hours. Probably see the bottom of the deep end in 24...
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    Finally... Now a question about my skimmer cover

    Mine is not screwed down for the same reason. I imagine if someone some how got hurt then we might be libel.
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    Need pool info for dummies... me!

    You said its cloudy today. Do you think it would be safe to drain without filling for awhile?
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    Need pool info for dummies... me!

    Is the filter set so the water is just coming from the skimmer? I believe the idea is to have the new cooler water stay on the bottom & drain the old warmer water from the top. You also wouldn't want the returns pointed towards the bottom.