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    battery acid?

    I took a sample of water to Leslie's Pool Supply today and the owner of the store told me that the water is horribly acidic. She is usually the one to push products on people to the point of almost aggrivation, and told me today that buying anything for this water is a waste. She recommended the...
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    getting the yard enjoyable

    when i first moved in, the pool was green, the yard was foxtails, and porch was peeling blue paint. no good! i dont have before pics but this is where i have gotten so far. the pics are in order from oldest till now. and here is one of our jacuzzi and pool at night. not sure why the pool...
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    defeating the purpose but possibly enjoyable?

    i just tore down a weathered old gazebo covering a jacuzzi for a customer and it had a square cap smoke tinted skylight on it thats still in good condition. it's ~4'x4'. i am preparing to build a palapa for my backyard that will be 16' diameter wide, 11' tall in the center, and 8' or 9' high on...
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    cheap ideas to entertain the children

    the kids had a bit to much sugar food the other day and had been in the pool till they darn near raisined up. even after the pool time they were on the go so i looked around and came up with this idea. a 5 gallon bucket, 12 foosballs, and four foam noodles and bingo! a game that took they're...
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    how to deal?

    i just bought my house less than a year ago and we are doin the best we can to get it fixed up. first things first, the pool was brought back to life, and then the backyard is now gettin our focus on top of other stuff. the problem i have going is the neighbor to my left has 2 (two) HUGE...
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    raise the pool skimmer?

    i was wondering if it would be worth trying to raise it to get the water level up in the pool. i do not mind doing the work myself but do not truly know how much detail there will be to this project. it is a fiberglass pool and i know how to do fiberglass repair, but is it regular fiberglass...
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    trying my hand at tiki

    i told my buddy "i could do that no problem!", and he called my bluff. so he came home with a 12" wide piece of wood and hucked it at me and grinned. deep breath on my side and then i got to work. i drew it on with a pencil both freehand and by using some cereal box paper after i sketched the...
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    newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    im about to drain and clean my in ground pool (approx 25x13) and was wondering if i could coat the inside with the gray garage floor epoxy stuff. would it hold to the chemicals? just an idea for something different. oh, and i believe it's gunite based (house was built in the mid to late 70's i...