Recent content by scout123

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    Ground prep questions for AGP

    As long as you dig down your high spots and are putting your pool on undisturbed ground, you don't need crusher stone. I believe people use that when they, for whatever reason, have to build up their area. It's far better to dig down to level, and only build up if you have absolutely no other...
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    New pool owner

    Welcome. I'd suggest you go ahead and buy a good test kit. You'll want to have that before you get your pool up so you can start it out right. I have the Taylor K2006C. The TF-100 is also a good one that's highly recommended. Congrats and best of luck on your install!
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    New Intex T Joint (Leg & Beam Joint) Design

    Those look promising, and it'll be interesting to hear how they do compared to the metal. My intex prism frame started rusting at the T joints by the end of it's first season. I'm on season 2, and still that's the only place I see the rust. Would be nice if they improved them so they lasted a...
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    Hey everyone just starting out on this trying to find out some info!! Trying a new thing on are new pool.

    I have the combo sand filter/swg by Intex and love it. This is my 4th season with it, and it still works fine. The only possible issue : The pump/filter/swg is set on one timer together. You can't run the swg for 4 hours and then keep the pump/filter on longer without manually changing it...
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    Taping XPS foam

    I tripled taped on one side.
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    Sand or foam or both? Intex

    I'd do one or the other, not both. When I had my 12 foot, I added the larger sand filter/pump/swg, and it worked great, so if you want to add the skimmer, go for it.
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    Attaching Pavers to Coping on an Optimum Pool

    yes, thank you. So you poured concrete collar and then filled with stone? I love the steps. Did you do a sand bottom or vermiculite? Did you do the install yourself?
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    Attaching Pavers to Coping on an Optimum Pool

    Can't answer your question, but I have a question.. Do you have pics of your install (start to finish) that you can post? I had someone come out and price out the optimum for partial bury, and I'd love to see how you did yours.
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    New deck but not sure about wood treatment

    I like TWP stain. I like that it soaks into the wood and doesn't just lay on top. It won't peel or flake. I clean mine and then restain every few years.
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    Having trouble with order of setup | Intex above ground pool

    What I did: Once the ground was level, I put the top ring of the intex pool together so I could see where to dig in my pavers. I slid my pavers under the T where the legs will eventually attach. I took the top ring of the pool back apart. (since I was just using it to see where to place my...
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    just broke ground- need help leveling and prepping ground- I may have messed up

    Hey. I'm not understanding why your ground is soft or would need compaction if you removed soil?? I tilled my area too, and then scraped away all the loose soil, so I was on undisturbed ground which was naturally hard. I've seen others use a water level, and it worked great so you might try...
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    Imagine Illusion 40 Complete 10/19/20

    Exactly how it's supposed to be used! I can get quite a bit of 8 foot 2x4s in my trailblazer (I enjoy building things), but, as my daughter says, mommy really needs a truck!
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    Imagine Illusion 40 Complete 10/19/20

    This drives me crazy! My dad has one of those nice expensive trucks and won't let me borrow it to transport anything! If I need something that I can't cram into my trailblazer, I have to hook up his trailer to use rather than put something in the truck bed....the lined truck bed. I mean...
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    What to backfill with?

    The couple of semi inground pools I looked at call for a clean, compacted, granular material for backfill. It's suggested you shape a 4" cove so that water flows away from pool wall. I think I saw some doughboys that call for a slurry mix. I think the key is something that will compact and...
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    New DIY Inground pool build - Arkansas (Picture Heavy) - Glacier Pool Chiller install complete!

    Love everything about this! This is my favorite pool shape, too. Beautiful job!