Recent content by mpiliero

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    AGP how long last? How big to go?

    I'll also re-mention the intex/seasonal pool idea as a starting point as well if you are concerned about the size of the kids. We went with an intex 16x16x48" because of the decreased depth compared to other above ground pools and it has been perfect for us. We will probably get something more...
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    AGP how long last? How big to go?

    Just curious what type of pool this 16x28 is? (your signature says 16x32?). That would be the perfect size for the space we have. I see lots of 32' oval pools, but that would be a little tight for us.
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    Above Ground Pool Solar Panels: When to Run

    Thanks for your response! That's some good common sense advice, I think. :)
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    Above Ground Pool Solar Panels: When to Run

    Hi all, We have an intex prism 16x16 pool and have decided to add some polar panels this year. This is our second year with the pool and things went very well last year - we upgraded the pump size and upgraded to SWG at the time of purchase thanks to all the advice on this forum. I purchased a...
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    Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame -edit- trying to get water balanced

    Re: Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame I checked a couple of things this evening and figured I would report back. A YouTube video prompted me to check the connection between the skimmer hose and pool wall - I disconnected the hose, reached in, and pulled out a bunch of "gunk" that I'm sure was...
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    Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame -edit- trying to get water balanced

    Re: Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame Good point. I think I'll experiment a little and post back (in case anyone else encounters a similar challenge).
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    Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame -edit- trying to get water balanced

    Re: Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame I've been doing a little more reading/searching on this forum regarding the Intex restrictor and it seems it may "starve" larger pumps of water, so that might be why I'm having more trouble on my end. I'll give it one more try, but might be back to the...
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    Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame -edit- trying to get water balanced

    Re: Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame Thanks very much - I'm sure you are correct. I guess I'll try putting the restrictor back on and see what happens. With the restrictor on, have you noticed whether that line/tube ends up with partial air/water mix (sort of like a big air bubble in the tube)...
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    Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame -edit- trying to get water balanced

    Re: Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame Yes, I have the over-the-wall Intex skimmer. I can see that water flows into it, but it seems v. slow/gradual. Our pool has dual inlets, so I'm not sure if that is part of the problem? It's funny because the return has forceful water flow (you can see the...
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    Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame -edit- trying to get water balanced

    Re: Brand new Intex 16’ Ultra Frame You're already getting lots of great advice on management, just chipping in as another brand new Intex pool owner. We have the 16 x 16 X 48" square pool (so similar size). Based on reading discussions on this forum, we upgraded to the sand filter and SWG...
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    Is Chlorine Too High to Start Swimming?

    Well, we went swimming and all seemed fine! The kids weren't thrilled with the 72F water though - hopefully we'll get some more consistently warm weather soon! Thanks again for the help!
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    Is Chlorine Too High to Start Swimming?

    I guess I lied. One more follow up - I'm thinking it also makes sense to add another bag (40lbs) of salt to the pool. Any issue with doing that? Thanks again!
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    Is Chlorine Too High to Start Swimming?

    And one last question - since we've resolved the CC issue (sorry about that) - what do you advise in regards to CYA? Still hold off or add more? The powder finished dissolving around 8pm and I ran my filter for 6 hours over night.
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    Is Chlorine Too High to Start Swimming?

    Ah, I'm so sorry to be a nuisance, I'm just figuring out that the CC being closer to zero is a good thing (I swear I did some reading before I started, I think I started to get overwhelmed with actual test results in front of me). I just checked again, and I would say my CC is officially 0.5. So...