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    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    I think I'm just going to be cautious and hook it up. Thanks folks!
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    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    Yeah sorry, the skimmers are plugged with the gizzmos and the returns have rubber plugs in them. Thank you!
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    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    The returns have been plugged with gizzmos and the lines filled with anti-freeze, which is the usual winter procedure up here. Am I draining to protect against failure of the gizzmos?
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    Submersible pump in closed pool needed in the winter?

    I recently bought a new house pool (IG vinyl, NY/USA), and last winter when we were going through the inspection process it had a submersible pump under the mesh safety cover with a flexible drain hose going into the garden. When we closed the pool this year, the tech said that is was...
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    Skimmer basket support ring troubles; solution?

    I have Hayward SP-1083-2 skimmers with a large basin, the skimmer baskets (which are smaller than the basin) are designed to rest on top of a skimmer support ring (circle within a circle). I am having a few issues. 1. the skimmer baskets are sometimes sucked down past the rings, and this is a...
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    What is this thing?? Taped up pipe near my Polaris.

    Interesting. We have city water for drinking, but the sprinklers pump water out of the ground. I'll do some research here. Why would it be covered with tape though?
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    What is this thing?? Taped up pipe near my Polaris.

    I just bought a new pool (it came with a house attached to it) and found this strange thing in the garden next to it. It is really close to the dedicated jet for my polaris cleaner. It appears to be flexible PVC, and I am only assuming its part of the pool, as its taped the same way my previous...
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    "Recirculate" pulls way too much water (+air)

    I believe my sand filter is clogged with pollen (it is no longer pumping water out of the jets), and I wanted to add some liquid chlorine to address algae until I can figure out how to clean the filter (just bought the house this week). I put the MP in recirculate mode to bypass the filter, and...
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    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    Ha. And I guess it also means he's on top of things. Appreciate the help, I feel better.
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    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    My goodness, I had a big mistake there: "submersible pump beneath the *cover*"
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    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    The pump was under the cover, I couldn't see where it was. When I had liner issues I had the pump laying on the top step to ensure the water level didnt go above it.
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    Buying a vinyl IG pool in winter; pump submerged?

    Hi! I am planning on putting an offer on a new home with a vinyl-lined IG pool (in the winter/NY), and during a visit I noticed a submersible pump beneath the liner with a pump outlet running to the lawn. I've had my own pool for a few years, and the only time I had to do this was when I had a...
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    Preventing mosquitoes in closed, uncovered pool?

    Had a local shop install a new liner last month, and they left the cover off. I don't have my opening scheduled for another month, and there are mosquitos breeding in the pool. I've asked the guy to come address it, but he is not responding. Is there something I can do, besides open the pool and...