Recent content by tikoh

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    New liner, coping, and deck - pool shell issues?

    From what I've heard it was a common coping used by Imperial Pools. It is no longer made and there is no direct replacement. The total cost for new coping and liner in central New York was $5500 for our 20x40' pool. I can let you know the cost of pouring the deck when we get that done as well.
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    New liner, coping, and deck - pool shell issues?

    Hello all, I've spent the summer making upgrades to the backyard of the house that we purchased last year. With a soon-to-be 2 year old, safety was a top priority. The pavers around the pool were likely original, dating back to the 1970's. They were heaved and uneven, not matching up to the...
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    sharp objects under the new liner in the deep end

    What an absolute horror story. I'm in the middle of having my liner replaced and am not getting the warm and fuzzies from my installer either.
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    Sun2Solar cover reel assembly questions

    Finally got around to it. I use self tapping sheet metal screws and so far so good! Thanks again for your help
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    Sun2Solar cover reel assembly questions

    Just want to bump one more time before I drill into this thing...
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    Sun2Solar cover reel assembly questions

    Good morning and happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. After seeing quite a few recommendations for solarcovers.com pool cover reels I purchased the Sun2Solar Easy Gear Stainless Steel Cover Reel. It seems sturdy enough and even though the instructions were poor, assembly went well...
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    Pool filter sizing - time to upgrade?

    Newdude, sorry I wasn’t thinking. Obviously 500 sq ft is ridiculous for a sand filter. Where does the 500 come from for a cartridge filter? According to Pentair the 200 should be fine for flow. Does it have to do with cleaning frequency?
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    Pool filter sizing - time to upgrade?

    Would that 500sq ft rating apply to both sand and cartridge filters?
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    Pool filter sizing - time to upgrade?

    Right, and with the VS pump, 90% of the time I'm going to have pretty low flow, but would definitely overpower the current sand filter at higher pump speeds. Before I had the VS, the pump that the previous owner had would have been constantly exceeding the max gpm of the filter.
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    Pool filter sizing - time to upgrade?

    I've been spending my COVID time slowly making small upgrades to the pool. I've straightened out some plumbing headaches and upgraded to a VS pump. The next thing I'm looking at is the sand filter. I have a Sta-rite BP-200-1 sand filter for my ~36,000 gallon pool. It was installed in 2006...
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    Is Poop a Problem?

    I have an 18 month old who loves to poop in the pool...It's like she waits for it. Swim diaper or not, the poop is in the water, so I don't really think that the fact that it overwhelmed the diaper changes much. According to the CDC, with chlorine at normal sanitation levels, the pool will be...
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    Cloudy Water, very high FC.

    I deep cleaned the filter while waiting for the pump to arrive. You mean using the garden hose in the sand, right? Thank you for the response, hopefully this clears in a week or so and it’ll be lesson learned.
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    Cloudy Water, very high FC.

    Definitely will continue SLAM. As the FC and hopefully CC come down, should I just wait until it's close to 16 before worrying about the overnight test? Not super concerned about the liner as the pH was never much below 6.8 thankfully. But yeah, lesson learned, don’t try to balance your pool...
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    Cloudy Water, very high FC.

    Oh boy do I have a situation... I pulled the cover off the pool three weeks ago to find a swamp. We had a baby last year and I'll admit to not taking as much time with closing as I usually do. Strike 1 against me. I started scooping the leaves and vacuuming the bottom...when my pump quit. I...