Recent content by sarahp1957

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    What kind of plug?

    We just had our pool resurfaced. I stupidly never checked that the installer replaced the output valve exactly as it was before now. Trying to close our pool for the winter and realize that the output valve [that I have a threaded cap for] is now UNTHREADED and completely different. I guess they...
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    To heat or not to heat [the pool]

    We looked into the swim spas. Not our cup of tea. I'm hoping to discourage my husband from really pursuing this..gathering ammo! Lake Almanor hasn't changed much since I started coming up here as a kid in the late 60s. Got my chance to retire here. It's awesome
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    To heat or not to heat [the pool]

    I agree! My husband is crazy and I'm just getting info to convince him otherwise. Thanks!
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    Brand new fiberglass resurfacing question

    We just got our pool resurfaced with fiberglass. Went from funky vinyl liner to super nice coating. The resurfacing guy recommended [after a 24 hour dry] to completely fill pool. I am in the process of this. Very happy with results so far. However, it's getting to be closing time. Probably in a...
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    To heat or not to heat [the pool]

    I hope everyone had a good summer with clear waters and balanced chemistry. I know I did...thanks to this super good site. We live at 5600 feet in the California Sierras. Summers are fabulous with enough heat to keep our pool comfy without a pool heater. For winter, we partially drain the pool...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Welcome to TFP. This will be your go-to site. But I don't know what "OB" means. Can you explain? Thanks and I'm eager to watch your progress.
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    Replacing old Hayward pump. Recommendations

    Thanks, Chris. I agree with salt. It sure makes your skin feel good. We live in a rather remote location where there is no regular pool service. It took us two years to find somebody to resurface the pool and it's only recently that one of our local plumbers said he would be able to replace...
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    Replacing old Hayward pump. Recommendations

    We are finally replacing our vinyl liner with fiberglass. As long as we're investing in the beauty of the pool we've also decided to invest in the beast: replacing the old Hayward pump. My dearly beloved would like to convert to salt and wants some kind of a heating function so he can run...
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    Pool resurfacing

    It's time to replace our vinyl inground pool with a fiberglass surface. We have an outfit that will do it but the contract is asking that we have the following: If a pool has a single suction outlet that is not an unblockable suction outlet, then it shall have a pump equipped with a safety...
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    Pool resurfacing

    There is only one place that I could find in my area that does any sort of vinyl manufacturing. In fact, this was the place that manufactured the original liner in my pool. I called them and they said they no longer make liners and they recommend using alternative surfacing. They referred me to...
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    Pool resurfacing

    I opened my pool this year and it is official: I need to replace the vinyl liner. It's 17 years old. I've heard that replacing the vinyl liner is not recommended. So I've got a message into Advance Pool Coatings in Loomis, CA regarding fiberglass resurfacing. Any ideas or suggestions about...
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    I've replaced the gauge twice and I still can't get it to read anything. We are too far away from any pool companies. I am the designated "pool pump expert" but the gauge has stymied me.
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    Unfortunately, the pressure gauge has never worked on my filter. I clean the filters regularly just for that reason. Should I leave the pump on overnight?
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    The water seems to be clearing up already!
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    Grrrr...went away for a week...now GREEN

    Should I leave the cover off?