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    Punctured holes in cover

    Hi all, So it seems the cost to repair by Loop Loc is going to be around $400-500 shipping included. I talked to our local store today and they said that a patch kit should be okay. They said they have seen the cover last for 20+ years and it could potentially lower the lifespan a bit by having...
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    Punctured holes in cover

    Both of our properties are fenced in. They are a neighbor that lives behind us and we have a shared fence with them. Here are some pictures. In the first picture you can sort of see a bit of slack in the cover and how it is wrinkled (look near the bottom of the picture near the water.
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    Punctured holes in cover

    Thanks for the replies all! I'm definitely hoping that the neighbor fixes the issue. Other than putting a taller fence up, I don't have any ideas. The neighbor claimed they would put some chicken wire across the top. Might not look as nice, but oh well. The worst part was finding out that this...
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    Punctured holes in cover

    Hi, We just purchased a Loop Loc safety cover 3 months ago. Today, I found a neighbors dog in my backyard running on our brand new cover. It punctured quite a few holes in the cover. One hole is about the size of a penny, and the others are quite a bit smaller. But they are all in sets, clearly...
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    Repairing pool coping

    We have a 15x30 vinyl inground pool with metal coping. The coping is rusting and we just started to fix some of it. To fix it, I've removed as much of the rust as I can, prime it with rust converter, and painting over with an oil based paint. This was supposed to all be done when we were...
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    Repairing cracks in our concrete pool deck

    Hi all, We have a 15x30 oval inground pool. Around the pool is a 30" concrete deck. The pool was built in 1977 and still has the original concrete deck and coping. There are some rather large cracks that we want to take care of before our first winter with the pool. Is there a recommend product...
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    Sand in our pool - caused by multiport valve?

    Thanks for the replies. I didn't know what dead algae looked like. Most of it is dead algae. Some of it is definitely sand, but that could be from the patio.
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    Sand in our pool - caused by multiport valve?

    Hi, When we purchased our house last year, the pool inspector noticed sand in the pool. He assumed that this was caused by a broken lateral in the sand filter. We had the sellers repair this, and they went ahead and replaced the entire filter with a Hayward Pro Series S210S filter. However...
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    One skimmer and one return line for entire pool

    Thank you for the replies! The pump HP is 1.0, but says SF of 1.4. I'm not entirely sure what all would be useful on this, but here are some pictures!
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    That is what I figured. Hopefully it just holds up until we are out of the house. Fortunately, it doesn't seem as though it will rust through anytime soon.
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    I figured as such. The rust will come back though, correct? There are spots that I wont be able to get to, especially areas like behind the coping. The rust converter will just help delay?
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, there are spots we won't be able to get, so it will come back. It's rusting on both sides of the coping.
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    One skimmer and one return line for entire pool

    Hi all, I have a 15x30 inground vinyl pool. The pool is over 40 years old and has black polyethylene piping. Currently, there is 1 return line (there used to be 2, but 1 was closed by the previous owners), 1 skimmer, and 1 main drain. We have a leak in our return line and I believe another leak...
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    It's not too rusted. I talked with a professional in the area who thought treating it would be fine. Given that it's the original coping, they didn't think it was too bad. The only advice he gave me was to sand off the rust and put a rubber based paint over it (here is what he recommend: Olympic...
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    Thanks for the help! Unfortunately, with the liner in, there isn't much I can do. I could work in sections by pulling the liner out of the track, scraping the rust off and out of the liner track, prime w/ rustoleum and paint, then put the liner back in. I could drain the water quite a bit to...
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    Thanks for the reply! What type of paint should I use? It looks like appliance paint is an epoxy paint, but the rust neutralizer says to use lacquer or oil based paint. Lastly, the rust neutralizer goes on black, as a primer, so I probably won't be able to get in the liner track at all. Is that...
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    I'm not sure the specific material the coping is made of. Any way to tell? The magnet does stick to it. The second company said that the liner track was rusted above the skimmer, that's why first company put the liner the way it is. I wish the first company would have told me that, I would have...
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    Rusted coping - How to repair?

    Hi all, I bought a house last year and was told by the pool inspector that our rim was rusting and needed to be sanded and painted (estimated $250 for this as he said it would just be a bit of labor). We hired them to replace the liner and sand the coping in the Spring. Long story short, only...
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    Turned filter on with plugged return line

    So the dish soap idea worked great. Unfortunately, I still couldn't get the barbed piece in very well. I have to imagine that it comes off. But even if I could get it off, I'm not sure I can get it in very far. I was using quite a bit of force, but it was not going. However, I did put the dish...
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    Turned filter on with plugged return line

    I didn't but I'll try that now. And thank you for the help! I have a leak detection company coming out tomorrow morning and I'll have to cancel if I can't get this fixed!
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    Turned filter on with plugged return line

    Yes, I'm positive the leak is coming from the connector, so where the two pipes are meeting inside. I can see the drips coming from there. It's not too much though (the water that is in the picture is not from the drip). I just can't get that barbed PVC pipe into the black pipe very well at...
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    Turned filter on with plugged return line

    I'm honestly not sure. I don't believe they served a purpose before either. Here is the best picture I have of what everything looked like before. Unfortunately, there is a leaf right where the connector is. However, I can still see those clamps and they look loose here as well and don't seem to...
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    Turned filter on with plugged return line

    I disassembled it all, but I didn't get enough pictures before putting it back together. Here are some pictures I did get. Still has a small drip to it. I'll probably take it back off and I can get some more pictures. When I take the black PVC connector off, I have these two pipes: I can't...
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    Turned filter on with plugged return line

    We're getting a small drip where we connected it. It's possible we didn't push the PVC pipe in far enough and maybe need to tighten more? Is there anything else that I would be missing? I can include more pictures if needed.
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    Turned filter on with plugged return line

    I'm writing this with a red face from embarrassment. I've been trying to trace a leak in my pool for the past few days. I confirmed that the leak is in our return line (as we suspected all along). I have 1 return line, 1 skimmer, and 1 main drain in our inground pool. I turned the pump off and...
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    Bottom of inground pool collapsing

    Just a quick-ish update. They removed a lot of the debris and cleaned it up a bit. I asked them to touch up more of the bottom which they said they would. After they did more touch ups on the bottom, we went ahead and had them install the liner. We talked with the other company who would do the...
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    Hayward Sand Filter air relief leaking

    Our pool was opened for the first time today. We have a Hayward sand filter and I noticed the air relief was leaking. Is there something we're doing wrong, or is this just something that needs to be replaced?
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    How to fill in pool light?

    Thanks for the reply. We have steel walls. Here is a screenshot of the area. Ignore the rust and damaged bottom. We have since got that mostly repaired. You can see a little bit of the foam still in there. We had to take the foam out as it got wet from rain and was spilling out anyways. I'm...
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    How to fill in pool light?

    We have one pool light in our pool. There is no light in it, just an open cavity. The previous owners filled it in with just some expanding foam and put the liner over it. One person recommended that we just use cement and fill it in, but I would prefer to use something a little less permanent...
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    Bottom of inground pool collapsing

    Quick update and a question. We finally were able to get them out here to finish the repairs and install the liner after getting them on the phone and pushing pretty hard on them finishing the work. They came out today to repair the bottom. Tomorrow they are going to smooth out the concrete and...