Recent content by Veccster

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    Broken Pipe / Freeze damage

    I'm strongly considering having someone close it this year. It's not the cost...it's that I take pride in doing things myself. We'll see. That guarantee is nice though!!! Really the cost of this fix isn't that much - probably $1,200. I just hate having the yard dug up and the kids can't use...
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    Broken Pipe / Freeze damage

    Rented it from SunBelt Equipment Rental. $200 a day but I rented on a Friday and returned on a Tuesday (Memorial Day weekend so they were closed Monday).
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    Broken Pipe / Freeze damage

    Yes, it worked very well. I was going to buy a camera on Amazon but American Leak Detection out of Pittsburgh was able to fit me into their schedule on short notice. Their camera is detectable from above. They are able to tell exactly where the camera is and the depth. Turns out, mine is...
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    Broken Pipe / Freeze damage

    So this is the 2nd major problem we've had. The first was a slice in the flex pipe that wasn't noticed during installation. A season of lost water and torn up concrete to fix the leak. This was the builders fault and he fixed it - Questions about a possible leak....#frustrated I closed the...
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    How to drain water in winter - inground with mesh cover

    Well, to close this out, I figured out a decent solution last night. I bought a rubber hose (so it folds up easily) and put valves on both ends. I hooked it up to our laundry sink and ran water through it. As water was coming out, closed both valves. I carried it out to the pool deck and...
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    How to drain water in winter - inground with mesh cover

    I understand what you're saying. That's not easy in my situation. Our spigots are turned off in the winter for freeze reasons - and the distance to get hoses out there is far. If I left a 2nd hose in place, it would freeze up and not be usable (until a warm day thawed it out). I could...
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    How to drain water in winter - inground with mesh cover

    Thanks but what do you suggest as a "water source" that will suck the water up and into the hose? I've considered doing this with a Water Transfer Pump but it will have to self-prime as the hose will be empty. Self-priming transfer pumps are probably in the $500+ range and not what I'm...
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    How to drain water in winter - inground with mesh cover

    Ok...I'm frustrated with finding a solution to drain water from my pool. It's an inground pool and has a mesh cover. We get so much rain and snow melt all winter that I have to continually drain it or it will overflow. And, I don't like knowing the water is above the bottom of the skimmer...
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    Help closing...does the mesh cover change numbers anyway?

    Ok...just bringing closure to this thread. I waited until the pool was down to 62F with more cold weather approaching to close. My numbers were all ideal and I circulated 1 jug of polyquat 60 for about 24hrs. This was my first time closing but I think everything went well. Only trouble I had...
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    Help closing...does the mesh cover change numbers anyway?

    Thank you for the help. I have a Loop Loc mesh cover - Mesh Safety Pool Covers | LOOP-LOC. It's new...just bought it last year. I'll do a slam and try for the overnight test. Been looking through some other posts and think I should do the Poly 60. I don't know anything about it though...
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    Help closing...does the mesh cover change numbers anyway?

    Current numbers: FC- 5 CC - 1 PH - 7.4 CYA - 50 Do I need to adjust these numbers before closing it up? I'm in Western PA and we have some 70 and 80 degree days coming. We get LOTS of rain in fall and winter. I have a MESH safety cover so the rain water drains into the pool. I'll have to...
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    Pump that will maintain water level...

    We've had record rain here in Western PA...seems like it's NON-STOP! I'm frustrated that I don't have a good way to lower the water level. With a cartridge pump, I don't have any way to pump to waste. If I put a submersible in, I have to be there to take it out when the level is low enough...
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    Still green....SLAM'ing help

    Ok...thank you both. I'll raise it back up tonight. I have no other options. Just seems to me that if there was live algae in there, i wouldn't pass the overnight test and I would have combined chlorine showing. I'll go with high FC until I get some crystal clear water.
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    Still green....SLAM'ing help

    Thank you. Again...I just don't understand how continuing to SLAM will help my situation. Adding more FC into the pool is only wasting money as I don't have a CC issue and I'm not losing FC overnight. I have dead algae and the filter is not picking it up. At this point, I have to assume...
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    Still green....SLAM'ing help

    Went to pool store yesterday and had water tested. I verified everything with my TF100 and salt kit but couldn't measure phosphate, borates and dissolved solids. All other numbers were same. FC 10 CC 0 PH 7.3 CH 50 TA 90 CYA 70 Salt 3200 Phosphate 1000 Borate 50 Total dissolved solids 4600...