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    How much would you pay to remove sod and level the ground for a large above ground pool?

    Was quoted $100 an inch for the 2 above ground pools I owned and that seemed fair considering one of them had a super high side and ended up needing 14" removed.
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    plumbing under gunite shell

    There is gonna be lines under the pool regardless as far as main drain and things . our lines besides drains and infloor cleaning run along the side but theyre still under the decking so I dont think it would be an issue... Its your pool in the end so tell them how YOU want it ran. Sounds like...
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    What speeds to use with my VS pump?

    You're gonna have to experiment with it and see what works for you......mine is on 75% 1st thing in the am (8am)while the In-floor system cleans then ramps down to 60% for a few hours to surface skim. at night its on low (50%)for a few hours and that is the times I add chemicals. Start low and...
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    Home Depot 31.45 muriatic acid

    Our Home Depot mixes the stock together so you have to dig thru the boxes to find the higher ratio 31.45
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    Pergola over pool?

    I would do posts and shade sails instead of a pergola for the above mentioned reason of birds and paint and they can be un-clipped and removed when needed
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    In-Floor Cleaning Systems, Venturi Skimmers and LeafVac Containment

    I'll chime in on the Venturi system and say I had no clue what it even was when we got the whole system all i know is it came with the setup but I can say when I played with it and adjusted the valve that thing had suction like a toilet bowl ! the down side is when the pump is running and you...
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    Plaster finish question

    looks like mine did...jus means thicker plaster in those spots. i'm sure the plaster folks dont like the extra work but they do it and make it smooth
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    Maintaining FC

    Seems like you are over thinking......the key is between 5-7 if it falls a little bit below for a day its not gonna hurt ya......I test every other day once and add chlorine on those days to put the levels at the top of my range to give me that room between adds. right now I am at half a gallon...
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    In-Floor Cleaning Systems, Venturi Skimmers and LeafVac Containment

    I have the whole system.....works great !! turn it on a few hours in the morning and the pools has been clean since we have owned it with zero issues. Runs at 8 am at 65% and after that switches to skim and the pool sparkles. I guess label me lazy.........All I have had to do is set a timer...
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    How Fast does your pool water evaporate ???

    Buckeye area ....my pool is 13500...was trying to determine what was doing the most damage to my water bill, my pool or the irrigation system.
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    How Fast does your pool water evaporate ???

    About how fast does your pool water evaporate in the summer??? I'm in AZ and trying to determine the increase in my water bill since its gotten hot outside....... gallons by numbers??? $ amount of water bill increase???
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    New Build Suggestions, Mesa, AZ

    AZ pool here......I have 1 skimmer, IFCS, Main Drain, VS speed pump, No Salt system , (still debating on getting on added, so far adding chlorine every other day hasn't been to much of an issue). The cleaning system works great , I know folks on here Crud on them but mine works like a charm , I...
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    Need some ideas for shade for pool patio..

    I know it says beyond umbrellas but.....Use big umbrellas ......structures will never give you shade in the spots you need unless you have a canopy with 3 sides. Umbrellas allow you to move them throughout the day based sun positioning. we currently use six 11" and shuffle them around because...
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    Adding Muriatic Acid directly to skimmer

    Been a while with this post being active but but be careful doing it with the infloor system......we did this the 1st few times as the builder said it didnt matter , the acid shoots thru those heads if its running and can streak the floor if you have pebble tech almost like an acid wash and we...
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    Umbrella Sleeve ideas ?!?!?!?

    Thanks all.....Splash I found that after I posted ! I think thats the route I'm gonna go as well
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    Umbrella Sleeve ideas ?!?!?!?

    Summer is here the sun is shining and its come to our attention that the sleeve locations for our umbrellas we picked suck! We need ideas on umbrella stands that will actually stay standing if the wind blows. Anyone ever drill a deck and add more sleeves? was tossing around the idea of flower...
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    Door locks/child safety

    Slide Right....We are required to have one on our patio doors leading to the pool
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    Infloor cleaning system, troubleshooting tips and maintenance desired

    not sure about how yours is setup but mine has wall jets and floor jets(in-floor heads) ....I have a valve in my equipment pad next to the in-floor unit (the black lid thing) where I can choose between in floor and pool return(wall jets)...do you have a valve in your equipment setup??? if so...
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    Infloor cleaning system, troubleshooting tips and maintenance desired

    My system will run at 50% pump speed unless I have the waterfall running which will divert some of the pressure. If the heads pop up but dont go down something is stuck or gummed up in the head as they should always be down unless running. Also did you remove the black lid??? that lid has marks...
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    Cloudy water but chlorine numbers seem fine

    Dropped my PH from 7.8 to 7.4 and went from cloudy to sparkles!
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    Patio umbrellas

    We have 9" umbrellas and haven't had any issues so far and we're gonna get an 11". We ordered 2 of these and it helped the wobble a lot. to insert it stand on it to get it in the hole then wet the pole and put it in ...
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    Patio umbrellas

    2" post I believe but most umbrella poles are 1.5 and as far as the deck goes I'm sure strong winds would fold the pole or umbrella before harming the deck. A 1.5 pole will still wobble in the deck holder
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    Hayward On Command

    I would contact them.....Plead your case and you may get it covered only being 6 months past or even some sort of loyal customer discount. Telling them how dissatisfied your are with the product and your switching equipment brands along with recommendations not to use Hayward may help some.
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    Top of water continuously dirty

    Angle the return jets to ripple the surface turned left or right so the water circles the pool ...our builder had ours straight out and the surface never moved leaving a layer of dirt...I had no clue if you pushed the jet they swiveled, once i changed the angle my problems were solved.
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    Mini Pebble Application - Too Thin?

    Brush Brush brush ..it will even out thats what mine looked like until it was brushed and chemical balanced.
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    Broke my in-floor valve lid...

    skimmer....suction from the bottom of the skim bowl.......quickskim pushes water thru the bottom of skimmer into the pool creating some vortex type of thing. took me a while to figure that out to...you need skim but only to suck debris out of the skim bowl no to pull from the surface of the pool...
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    Broke my in-floor valve lid...

    Like mentioned above you have return and skim full open......did you replace that in-floor lid???? it has notches that adjust the flow inside the lip make sure to check that. you may already know this but the head rotate per cycle but without enough pressure I don't think they will complete a...
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    Pool flow and cloudy water

    Lowes and Home depot also have 10% Chlorine
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    Mesa Arizona New Build! Help

    Mine shuts off........ I have it set to shut the valve and have it skimmer and returns only to run at night. I guess it depends on what builder installs maybe.
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    Mesa Arizona New Build! Help

    In-floor works great here for me in AZ....haven't touched a net yet and a simple brush every so often and my pools as clean as a whistle. I've even accidentally kicked landscape rocks in the pool and had a sponge fall apart and sink to the bottom and it all end up in the basket within a...