Recent content by nick_wa

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    Prologic Panel - Winterize / Cover?

    Thinking more about it now, maybe I should build a plywood box (without a bottom) and put it over the Prologic. That way, it protects the panel from the elements, but will not trap moisture and allow air to circulate.
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    Prologic Panel - Winterize / Cover?

    It is on a 4x4 post, in our yard, 6' from fence line, no trees over top or around it. I have a piece of plywood over the top of it right now (temporary until I decide how to make a nicer cover). I don't see any issues with critters, if I cover it, I am concerned about moisture though. I know...
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    Prologic Panel - Winterize / Cover?

    Installed a Hayward Prologic for our above ground pool this year. Now I have the pool winterized, covered, pump and multiport are inside, and sand filter is covered. I removed the display panel from my Prologic panel and brought it inside. I'm wondering if I should cover the panel over the...
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    Definitive Answer on Winter Cover Pillows?

    Is the pillow/floats just for being able to clear the cover off easier? I saw something about the ice expansion and the pillow/floats acting as some sort of buffer?
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    Rigid Foam board

    My foam does not compress when walking on it, but I made my base solid and put compacted crusher fines underneath. Everything was nice and level before putting the foam down.
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    Any recommendations for ABG pool base?

    I removed the sod, put down geotextile fabric, put down granular 'A' gravel and compacted it, leveled and put down crusher fines on top and packed those. Then, I put the pool walls up and put down 3/4" XPS foam. triple taped all the seams, then put gorilla pad on top. It is nice and soft and...
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    Definitive Answer on Winter Cover Pillows?

    We are in Northern Ontario Canada and trying to close our 21' AGP. We bought a black winter cover (solid, no mesh), with a ratcheting wire mechanism to hold it tight around the wall uprights. Pool is clean and has been at shock level for the last 24-36 hours. Still unsure if we need a...
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    Rigid Foam board

    I used 3/4" tongue and groove and placed it directly on my gravel base. I think we did 2 layers of tuck tape (vapor barrier tape) and 2 layers of duct tape, something like that. We also did gorilla pad on top of the foam. If I built another pool tomorrow I would 100% do it the exact same way...
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    Our New 21' AGP Pool in Northern Ontario, Canada

    OK, and your pool has about 70% more water than mine, so I guess it makes sense that my FC is pretty high even at 15% and my wife and I swimming at least EOD.
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    Our New 21' AGP Pool in Northern Ontario, Canada

    We have the pump to run (on low) for 8 hours overnight and as of now, I have the T-CELL-15 down to 15% and still measuring FC around 6ppm each night. Not sure if I should turn it up and run pump less, though I do feel like the water is getting a better clean.
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    Leveling ground

    If the bubble is slightly off, on the same side, every time you measure, you can end up quite about out once you make it all the way around. It can work, but if you want to be sure, water level or transit level are the way to go.
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    Our New 21' AGP Pool in Northern Ontario, Canada

    The base from start to finish is: 1. Solid earth, sod removed 2. Geotextile road base fabric 3. Granular A foundation base gravel 4. Crusher fines gravel aka crushed limestone 5. 3/4" XPS foam 6. Gorilla pad 7. Pool liner
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    Our New 21' AGP Pool in Northern Ontario, Canada

    Thanks for the support! We definetely spent much more time and money than one needs to, but like I keep saying, "do it right, do it once". I've been concerned about the ground moving so I wanted to do whatever I could to try and prevent that.
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    Our New 21' AGP Pool in Northern Ontario, Canada

    I used the foam to make sure the bottom would be nice and smooth, no bumps or anything that may inevitably show through the gorilla pad. I didn't like the idea of using sand in case of weeds, or potential for water to wash it away. I used the gorilla pad on top of the foam as well, just for a...
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    Our New 21' AGP Pool in Northern Ontario, Canada

    I have another post to the right of the equipment pad that was strategically placed in preparation for our deck next year. I might add another outlet to the side of the Prologic, depending what type of cover/shelter I build around or over it, and if I want to pull another permit.