Recent content by Miskatonic

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    Water boatmen and water quality, HELP !

    thanks, I will follow this advice and get back to you with the results ! thanks ! Hopefully I can get that kit in Europe or Amazon USA will ship it to me here in Spain :-)
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    Water boatmen and water quality, HELP !

    no one can help with this ? :-/
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    Water boatmen and water quality, HELP !

    Hello, we just set up our above ground pool (finally) a couple of weeks back and the water is nice and clear BUT we get groups of water boatmen in the corners of the pool and occasionally the odd backswimmer. I don't really know anything much about balancing the PH or suchlike and some help...
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    levelling ground for new above ground pool

    you mean scrape up the surface turf level and even it out or ?? - - - Updated - - - we were going to rake it all out and get the lumps out, with regards to grass there's not much it's just tufts and very dry, powdery earth that's quite compacted. If we rake all this up and even it we're...
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    levelling ground for new above ground pool

    going to go with the intex pool i was talking about in another post, thanks to everyone for the comments on that. So, well, next thing is we need the level area for it. Our garden is big enough but it's a lumpy, grassy mess so we're going to poison the grass and weeds in the area that's marked...
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    Debating which pool from Intex/Summer Waves and winter time

    what are these steps called i see them on a lot of intex us pool photos and videos but not sure if they're available in europe they look like they'd be great for our dog !
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    Intex pools, how long do they last ?

    thanks, that's a good thing to hear ! my wife is more interested in the in ground and i thought it would last a lot longer BUT for the price the above ground pools really seem worthwhile and, as you say, if you have a lot of fun from it then it's more than worth the money :-) - - - Updated - -...
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    Intex pools, how long do they last ?

    ok that's interesting, too, thanks ! do you think that if the side supports are sealed in (semi) with decking above and wood panelling to the sides it would help at all or is the weathering as a result of perhaps the pool chemicals ? do you have a salt or a freshwater system ? we're thinking...
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    Intex pools, how long do they last ?

    that is interesting thanks for the information :-) Is theirs up all year round, yes ? We're probably going to bite the bullet and get one as we're in Spain and all the planning regulations/stipulations etc are looking to make a legal inground build a very expensive and timely business, sadly :-(
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    Intex pools, how long do they last ?

    I posted yesterday with a bunch of questions regarding in ground and above ground pools but at the end of this i asked about temporary/permanent pvc/vinyl pools such as intex and bestway. Can anyone with these pools tell me how long they've had theirs and what are they best ways to prolong the...
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    Hello, back again with questions !

    we'd also, as briefly mentioned, really like to know how long an intex style metal frame above ground pool will last for. I've heard that a salt system is best but that the salt eats the metal supports, is this true ? We have hot summers and cold(ish) winters that get to around 5c (41f) and...
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    Hello, back again with questions !

    Hi, I was here a while back asking about above ground pools but I ended up moving house and never got around to putting one in. Now we're in a new place and we'd definitely like to put in a pool. We've had quotes from companies to put them in ranging from too expensive to ludicrously expensive...
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    New pool build - all advice welcomed - Help !

    you mean like an intex pool or something or what style ? What brands/types are there out there ? suggestions welcome !
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    New pool build - all advice welcomed - Help !

    Thanks, yeah, we're definitely thinking this is the route to go down, just need some advice on materials etc. We're thinking to do it with breeze blocks/concrete but we only have a cement mixer and nothing much else. Will this be an impossible task ? Also, are there any precautions to take to...
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    New pool build - all advice welcomed - Help !

    Hello, folks, first post here. I live in Spain and have a nice space in my garden where I wish to construct an above ground pool. The ground is about 6 inches of dirt with solid rock underneath so digging a pool in will just be too time consuming/expensive/messy. So, I'm totally new to the idea...