Recent content by Pool_Medic

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    Leak after closing - what am I in for in the spring?

    $2,400 is a steal, book that company ASAP.
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    I drained the pool too far, it’s at least 12 inches below the skimmer, will it be ok? 30 ft round

    The above is bad advice, yes the water is weighing down the bottom but that isn’t the concern. The sides are vulnerable.
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    Bounce house blower for closing?

    I doubt it will move the water, shop vacs, cyclone or big blue is a worthwhile investment.
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    Winter in Massachusetts- First Year

    No need to drain, it’s very common for pools up east to actually get that high.
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    Ideal number of returns for my new construction pool

    2-3 would be standard, while more will give better circulation they will also decrease the flow so upsizing pump would be required.
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    Covers - can you have gaps?

    They are ugly dirty nasty looking things that we then have to decide the best way to hide them. I have pools to look at the water, not some god awful looking piece of plastic. Lol
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    Covers - can you have gaps?

    Many do not cover the steps, but you can buy a larger blanket and cut it to fit perfectly. I hate solar blankets so I’m a bad one to ask lol
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    Going through first winter with a pool & seeking advice to prevent damage

    Just jam your skimmer and the mouth of it with cut up noodles, nothing beats them for protecting from expanding ice.
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    Going through first winter with a pool & seeking advice to prevent damage

    Just an FYI, the return and skimmer should be plugged because the water that will pour out of them, once thaws happen, will erode the substrate directly under them.
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    I drained the pool too far, it’s at least 12 inches below the skimmer, will it be ok? 30 ft round

    IMO that water is too low, remember the water gives support to the walls. I doubt it will fill up by melting snow. Ever melt a pot packed full of snow, there is very little water left. I would add water to bring it up to the bottom of the skimmer.
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    Sagging cover

    That’s how a correctly installed cover should act with heavy snow or ice.
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    Solar Heater

    Those panels are horrible imo, connections are very brittle and poorly built. The rubber panel connect onto a a row of spigots which breaks easily. Any solar panel that shows them being mounted horizontally should raise concerns, it’s the wrong way to mount them.
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    Starting pool route business

    Google spa and pool, you can sign up and get hard copies mailed to you.
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    losing water to a certain point

    I’d bet the skimmer has cracks, check it well. 2 part epoxy can be used to fix any cracks.
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    I've had it with paying for closing, need a blower...

    With no miain drain a 5hp shop vac will remove water from the lines.