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  1. JenMichelle

    Sand filter cracked-need suggestions on new one

    Awesome, thanks for the reply....my pool is plumbed with rigid pvc pipes. A filter I'm looking at now holds 175lbs of sand, and my current Hayward uses 200lbs. How many pounds of sand is good for a 24ft round by 52in high pool? I want it work very efficient, and don't mind spending the extra...
  2. JenMichelle

    Sand filter cracked-need suggestions on new one

    I’ve noticed a patch of putty on a section of my Hayward E200 sand filter, and when I have my pump on there is a slow drip from it. There has also always been water underneath it even in hot weather so I’m guessing there is another crack underneath. I would like to just replace the filter as my...
  3. JenMichelle

    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    I do use the skimmer socks, I rarely go without one in my basket! I gave one to my neighbor and now they do the same!
  4. JenMichelle

    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    So my overnight test the night before last I lost 1 in chlorine, but my cc tested was .5, so I continued to keep at shock level another 24 hours just in case. This morning I tested and only lost .5 in chlorine and cc test was 0. I started to add the DE slowly and it only took about 1 1/2 cups to...
  5. JenMichelle

    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    Well..woke up and tested pool, lost 3 in chlorine overnight so the battle continues. We did get almost an inch of rain so hopefully it will stay cloudy today and work in my favor. My neighbors think I’m crazy outside with a flashlight all hours of the night
  6. JenMichelle

    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    Ok awesome. Thank you, and wish me luck!
  7. JenMichelle

    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    Ok, I’ll check it out tomorrow at Lowe’s and see what I think. Do people add it here and there throughout the season just to clarify their water when needed? If so, and it doesn’t expire, I don’t care to buy the large box and just use it up. I will wait until the end of the SLAM process for...
  8. JenMichelle

    First time fighting algae and want to add DE

    So woke up to cloudy water, and what looks like dead algae in floor bottom, so I started the SLAM process and have been vacuuming/backwashing. I’m off for the next 3 days so hopefully I can get it cleared up. I read that you can add DE to a sand filter and I want to try that. I did read the...
  9. JenMichelle

    Nervous and excited about my first AGP install

    The previous owners of our house built the deck over the pump/filter and it is definitely NOT convenient. I would rather it be out in the wide open for everyone to see than under there. Trying to hard plumb it was super fun:rolleyes:
  10. JenMichelle

    Sustain Chlorinating Tabs

    :DOk thanks everyone. I hate to switch it up and do anything different so I think I’ll just use the trichlor.
  11. JenMichelle

    Sustain Chlorinating Tabs

    Well I certainly don’t like goo! They come with a special capsule you put them in and it has an adjustable lid to disperse the chlorine, and that goes in the skimmer basket. I did plan on leaving my pump on low while we were gone. I tested my calcium level and it was 150-175. Maybe I will just...
  12. JenMichelle

    Sustain Chlorinating Tabs

    I am planning on going out of town for 4 days and thought I might try the 3” Sustain chlorinating tabs to keep my chlorine level. I know they contain Cal-hypo? and chlorine, and that is supposed to be it. Does calcium hurt an above ground pool or equipment? Doe anyone have experience with these...
  13. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    Well, we are emptying the pool today...installers are coming tomorrow to take down the pool, and show me the layout of the new one, with installation on Tuesday. I am thinking about adding a SWG since I am having to re plumb the pump and filter to the new pool. I am having the skimmer and...
  14. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    I installed my pump myself when the old one went out, but don't remember any wiring going to it at all. I did hire an electrician to then wire a pump switch for me, and he never mentioned it either. The old pool was installed around 15-18 years ago, so I'm not sure what the code was back then. I...
  15. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    Whoops! I guess they are called uprights :D I just want to make sure they do it the right way. I'm not sure if my current pool is bonded. It was here when we bought the house 4 years ago. What does that mean? We also have a small retaining wall around the pool to hold the river rock in...
  16. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    Do you guys know if pavers are needed for the balisters on the new install? I don't know if there are any under them now, if there are I can't see them. We have river rock around the pool and the balister bottoms are not visible. When the guys come to do the install I need to monitor and make...
  17. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    Good! I'm glad it's a good deal. You just never know with these pool stores. I went ahead and did the wider skimmer opening and they are going to put vermiculite (whatever the heck that is) plus the rock blocker pad down to keep the rocks from coming up through the clay. Now I just have to get...
  18. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    So....after much thought, we have decided to replace the entire pool. I have a friend who has a good friend who runs a local pool store and quoted a Sharkline brand above ground pool called the Cinnamon Bay, which he said is a model made specifically for their store. What are the questions I...
  19. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    I'm having trouble uploading photos from my computer. It says it has exceeded the size.
  20. JenMichelle

    New liner, or whole new pool?

    So...I have lots of small holes in my liner, due to the last owner of the house not putting in sand or whatever was needed under the liner when it was replaced, and I'm now losing water and have to fill up an inch or so every few days. I have patched and patched since we moved in 4 years ago...
  21. JenMichelle

    Volleyball net for above ground pool?

    Thanks guys. After much research I'm afraid I'm going to just try to make my own. Thanks for the ideas!
  22. JenMichelle

    Volleyball net for above ground pool?

    I am wanting to get a volleyball net for our 24ft above ground pool. I have looked at ones online and maybe its just me but they all look a little cheap. Any ideas on a good one? I could attach it to the railings I guess but would rather it just go to the ground on the outside of the pool.
  23. JenMichelle

    Walmart Lounge Chairs

    I bought the same chairs (in the lime green) at WalMart last spring and they held up really well! When fall came around they clearanced them out for $35 so I bought a couple more. They are great for the price, I did store them inside for the winter but they are definitely going to last atleast a...
  24. JenMichelle

    Questions about the filter bags?

    I spray mine out after each cleaning and hand wash every few and let air dry.
  25. JenMichelle

    Pump basket water level drops, also threaded pump fittings slowly leaking

    The pump ran on high speed all day, so I atleast got chemicals in and got to vacuum. Still just champagne bubbles on high, but I can hear the water flow air noise it seems close to the multiport valve. I don't remember hearing the water flow before I switched the valve/pump/sand out. Maybe I'm...
  26. JenMichelle

    Pump basket water level drops, also threaded pump fittings slowly leaking

    Just talked to pool guy who has been working on leaks, he said he's not sure what else he can do to stop leaks? They aren't any better than when we started! He also said its normal to have air in pump strainer basket and won't hurt to run with a little air. Maybe I need a new pool guy, this is...
  27. JenMichelle

    Pump basket water level drops, also threaded pump fittings slowly leaking

    I have to issues that I am at my wits end with, please help me with suggestions.... 1. I changed out sand, replaced multiport valve, got a new pump, and redid the pvc plumbing. The threaded fittings from the filter to the pump are slowing leaking, like a drop every minute. I hired someone in to...
  28. JenMichelle

    What did you do to your pool today?

    Well YESTERDAY I changed out 200lbs of sand (waaaaay beyond deep cleaning), changed my multiport valve (piece was broken and just as much for new one), and all new pvc. Went to turn it on this morning after fill up, and BAM...pump went out. So I ordered a new one which will be here Friday. A 2...
  29. JenMichelle

    Pump is making a humming noise??

    Re: Which Pump?? Sorry, I just thought since I had decided to replace the pump it was a different "topic", and should have a new thread heading. Thought I was doing the right thing. So much forum etiquette to learn.... - - - Updated - - - It will not run in any mode now, including backwash...
  30. JenMichelle

    Pump is making a humming noise??

    Which Pump?? The one I currently have is the Hayward PowerFlo LX 1.5hp, and I could replace with the same thing. Or I was thinking maybe a two speed, and the one Im looking at is the Hayward PowerFlo Matrix 2 speed 1.5hp. I need help! If I order today soon I will have it tomorrow, so I need...