Search results

  1. M

    Trouble DRAINING Pool

    I bought a sump pump, 6.5 hp shop vac and was ready to tackle this job today but we had a real bad storm last night which brought my water level to the roof! Now the liner is in a position where it is easier to tug back in! I can return all this stuff now, thanks yaw! There is water behind...
  2. M

    Trouble DRAINING Pool

    Thanks for confirming. My pool guy told me about 3 year rule and i see it online here and there. Water is water I guess. I bought the kit sold here, TF-101 I believe? So then the only question is what is the best method to fix the vinyl liner? I was going to boil water, throw it on the...
  3. M

    Trouble DRAINING Pool

    Lastly, based off my theory of constantly having to refill pool due to evaporation throughout the year and vacuuming, is it really necessary to still follow the 3 year rule? If my pool was out of the sun and the water never replaced, I can imagine that needing to be changed but mine is directly...
  4. M

    Trouble DRAINING Pool

    Also, can a sump pump be rented?
  5. M

    Trouble DRAINING Pool

    Appreciate the fast response. So try to fix vinyl in its current water level (right below the skimmer)?
  6. M

    Trouble DRAINING Pool

    I just opened my pool and seen part of my vinyl lining is sagging. Also, I am starting my 3rd year and was thinking it would be a good time to drain pool which would also make fixing vinyl easier. I am able to drain from spa and even skimmer but not the main drain. it never primes. The water...
  7. M

    Opening a Green Pool - Same Idea as a Clean Pool?

    Looking good man. I havent opened mine up here in Georgia yet but this thread helps plenty. I was going to get the shock for the first attempt to attack but do you guys think its better to do liquid chlorine? I would always use liquid chlorine throughout the year (or until the end when stores...
  8. M

    Warning About Walmart Liquid Chlorine

    I would check out the ones in Home Depot/Lowes near me even when Walmart was in abundance and they were always super old. Even the boxes they came in were super dusty like they were sitting for months prior. I gave in and picked up 4 pack from local pool store yesterday. Slightly higher price...
  9. M

    Warning About Walmart Liquid Chlorine

    Everyone must have seen this because I cant find Walmart Chlorine anywhere. Been looking the past few weeks and ended up using the powdered stuff which has worked but I worry long term if I keep using. Going to break down and get from local shop where they have 4 pack for $24 @ 12%. Not as...
  10. M

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    I just went to Lowes and seen Kemtek 10% for 3.86, slightly more than walmart and hella old packages. Could barely read the bottles. 2017 and dusty packages. Ran to walmart and they just got some new ones in 2018 074. 3.64 as well. Walmart winning but still want to compare with a local pool...
  11. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    Keeps getting stuck though. But definitely progress.
  12. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    This thing moves! I seen it was stuck and found out some old goggles were stuck in the hole. Dropped it down and it started speeding up the pool. It can definitely climb up.
  13. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    For some reason it was getting stuck near main drain. I dont think it was closed but its moving descently. The vinyl floor has some wrinkles in some places especially on the low end. I had to help it a little. Also, there is a major slope between shallow and deep end. I'm worried it will...
  14. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    I took video and everything. Now its finally working! I hooked hose directly to the hole and that vacuum is moving. There was a point where it was like in the middle of the air lol like it took a corner too fast but its moving. I'm still in shock! I recall 3 different settings on the side...
  15. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    I'm going to try to upload pics a different way. Anyway, the hole under basket requires threading to connect. the hose can fit but it can easily come out. Maybe it wont come out when the skimmer starts sucking? Might be strong enough to keep it in place. I'll try that because I tried taking...
  16. M

    Foamy Inground Vinyl Pool

    I finally took a new sample and tested today. BTW, being honest with how things were the past few days, I have not put any chlorine in over 3 days. The pool is clearer now where I can see the floor of the shallow side but still cant see the floor on the deep end. Water is nice and blue. All...
  17. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    sorry guys, i uploaded in photobucket. I think they require some add on for your browser if you are using chrome. Can you try to view in different browser? I'll try to fix asap. - - - Updated - - - Photobucket Embedded Image Fix - Chrome Web Store
  18. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    I never used that suction side cleaner. I remember seeing a bubble float out of it before lol but I dont think it is setup to suction. I have a broken Polaris connected to the pipes. I think this was a setup the previous owner had/used. How can I confirm its completely off? The Polaris...
  19. M

    Foamy Inground Vinyl Pool

    I have a container of water ready to test but I havent tested yet. I was a little busy but also a little intimidated. This kit looks a lot more complicated than the hth one I got from walmart. I'll definitely try to test today.
  20. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    Thanks, that will be my next step to getting good suction. Ugh, that means I wasted my money on this stupid Hayward plate.....
  21. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    Thanks. I looked at a few other videos and realized I may be using that adapter wrong with the blue knob. I see people connect hose directly to hole under skimmer basket and that adapter sits inbetween 2 hoses. I might not even need it. My basket plate hole seems too small and the hose wont...
  22. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    Any advice on what I'm doing wrong? When you connect hoses to skimmer, shouldnt you feel the suction under water? I thought it would be a strong suction. I'm able to turn main drain off completely but water from skimmer alone doesnt seem to be enough to keep the pump primed. I see the other...
  23. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    I found that far right pipe is main drain, next is spa and 3rd from right is skimmer. Spa has 2 drains. I can't get enough flow into pump if I single focus on just skimmer. Skimmer and spa share some pipe so best I can do is open spa a little and skimmer all the way. I tried different scenarios...
  24. M

    Foamy Inground Vinyl Pool

    I just got my kit! Thank you, will be testing ASAP
  25. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    Skimmer has 2 holes, 1 seems to be blocked off or at least different looking. I can't find any holes in the spa unless it's the ones that look like jets? I also had that piece with knob tightened all the way clockwise. Adapter for skimmer basket gets suction.
  26. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    Yes attached spa with spill over into the pool. I didnt think I had a main drain in spa but when the filter is stopped, the water in spa goes to a lower level depending on how the things are set so maybe? I have a dedicated suction port on the side of pool not too far from one of the return...
  27. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    - - - Updated - - - The one on left controls jets between pool and spa so it's pushes water out. Second farthest from right controls skimmer. When non skimmer side is off, not enough water flow unless I completely open far right. I tried to only open skimmer but nothing pulls out of hoses. I...
  28. M

    Vacuuming for first time

    Trying to vacuum for first time. I hear main drain needs to be turned off. None of mine were labeled. I have 3 handles. 1 handle controls which returns water comes out of (spa vs pool). Another controls something with the skimmer. If turned one way, the pool doesnt seem to spill over well...