Recent content by wmshay6

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    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    I know that fancy beers with all kinds of strange ingredients are all the rage now. But fish beer? No thanks!
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    Dumping used DE?

    Or just get a sand filter.
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    Dumping used DE?

    It's all Dead Sea creatures- diatoms. Just processed finer for filtering purposes. And as a previous poster said only "mildly carcinogenic" if you inhale the dried powder. Once it's been used in the filter and discharged, I would argue it really is no hazard. You could make the same "mildly...
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    Leaking Pipe

    That's exactly the opposite of what I have been taught and what every plumber I have ever know has stated about using tape vs dope on threaded fittings. Regardless, I would uncouple at the union, replumb with new elbow and PVC and use the teflon tape per the hayward instructions. And for...
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    Dumping used DE?

    Hook up a hose and drain to the lawn. It's natural and won't really hurt anything. In fact it's used as a non-poisonous bug killer in some instances. But it won't hurt the lawn at all.
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    Leaking Pipe

    Do you have any plumbing skills at all? This is not a plumber job for someone who is DIY handy. But if you have never worked with PVC before, I wouldn't make this my first attempt. Threaded fittings can sometimes be tough to get sealed. IN any event, if you do try it yourself- do not use...
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    Want to replace DB Skimmer with Standard Skimmer

    I plan to do some rennovation work to my 20+ year old Doughboy pool this fall to include a new liner, skimmer, return, and rotating the pool wall in order to move the skimmer to opposite side of the pool. The problem is DBs skimmer is apparently proprietary and my understanding is that they...
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    Doughboy pool rebuild - help and advice - long post alert!

    I've got a DB I'm planning to rebuild in the fall. Lots of pics please! (Mine won't be as much of an adventure as yours!)
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    Little piles of stuff on the bottom of my pool keeps returning.

    What kid of filter? Another possibility is DE from a torn grid if you use a DE filter. I had that problem once, thought it was algae. But it was DE blowing through a torn grid. Sorry, just re-read and you mention a cartridge filter. So it's not DE!
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    What type of store would i find flex pvc pipe?

    Where are you planning to use it? I have it between pump and filter and from filter to return. Be advised that it tends to get "sucked flat" when used on the pressure side between your skimmer and pump intake. I like it as it lasts for years- unlike the cheap corrugated pool hoses. But I...
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    Concrete pool deck waht is better stain or epoxy paint

    Stain for sure. Many of the epoxy paints aren't rated for UV exposure or consistently wet environments.
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    You get yours, I'll get mine build in Navasota, TX

    Pool looks great. I'm subscribing for the shop build!
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    Sand filter pressure issues

    You sure it's a sand filter and not a DE filter? You describe what sounds like A DE filter that hasn't been recharged with DE. Something is wrong as you shouldn't be going that high in only an hour. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Not enough room to refill sand filter to recomended weight

    Re: Not enough room to refill sand filter to recomended weig Are you sure it's a 200lb filter? The reason I ask is because I just bought a new Sand Filter. In doing my homework, all of the current 18-19" filters seem to be 150 pounders while the 21 and 22" filters are the 200 pound filters...
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    Installing Liquidator and Plumbing on Above Ground Pool (AGP

    Re: Installing Luquidator and Plumbing on AGP I am not too familiar with the liquidator and this part doesn't make sense to me- do you have any pictures? I'd love to see some pictures of the actual liquidator connections.