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    Possible to replace coping and tile but not the quartz plaster?

    What does it look like now? Compared to the before
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    Semi-Inground construction and deck bridging house to pool - ideas?

    Isn't there a 800 number to call? Local Utility people come out and mark the lines for free. That's what we did when they dug out for our pool. We had to reroute our phone line.
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    Ledge Lounger Bulging

    Did the water freeze inside the chairs? That would cause expansion and explain the bulging. The expanding ice had to go somewhere.
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    Glow-in-the-dark aggregates

    Pictures, please!!!
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    Need help to fix a botched concrete pool deck job

    I do like the wavy look of the edge. Looks more organic than some straight edges. It's pretty impossible to match new concrete to the color of weathered older concrete. It seems to match the color of the coping. I could get used to the color. The crack on the other hand ...... No clue
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    Ants in paver deck?

    For those ant hills that are visible, (and close to the house) I pour boiling water on the nest. Easy on the budget, no residual chemicals, pet-safe, & available in abundance!!
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    Choosing a water color

    I love the 2nd one as well.
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    I had the same problem a few years ago. Only bleach, Muric acid, Baking soda.... added to the pool for the whole time. But after reading that salt in a chlorine pool makes the water feel so much nicer, I added about 4 bags of salt one year, and 4 more the next. I suspect the metal came with the...
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    Very high chlorine readings for several weeks

    "Had problems earlier this year with low PH and high Alkalinity, but have managed to bring PH up with varying Borax and Washing Soda. 8/3 we added 1 gal Muratic Acid (31.45%) to work to bring Alkalinity down. " Muric Acid lowers PH!!
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    North Texas, new liner needed?

    Have you checked the hoses/ PVC pipes outside of the pool? Cracked filter, leak at skimmer..... Might not be a liner problem, but a plumbing problem.
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    Dirt under stairs

    Try sticking a water-hose with spray nozzle into the holes. That would force out the dirt. I'm in the process of doing the same thing. But my suspicion it, there is some algae growing there as well. I will have to pull mine out and give them a good scrubbing with bleach water.
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    Lots of water loss in my IG vinyl liner pool

    I used gorilla tape on my pool for a couple of years. That worked well enough until we replaced the liner.
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    Drain My Pool Again!! 2nd Time in 6 Months!! URGGGGGGGG

    "FC usually 0-2 ( this is my main problem, even after a shock treatment its only 5-6 for a day or so) " What kind of "shock treatment"? Most of those will add more CYA to your pool. Use only reg bleach to increase your FC
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    Old liner into cover.

    When they replaced my liner, the old one was brittle and had the sand and algae stuck on the bottom. It wasn't pretty. Nothing I wanted to ever see again, least of all to get into contact with my nice, new and clean water!!
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    Can Suction Cleaners Damage a Vinyl Liner?

    My 8 year old liner was damaged due to a suction side cleaner. It got trapped between stairs and wall, cleaned the same spot for hours!!!! But that is not something that will happen to everybody. Now a new liner, (after a patch job that lasted 3 years) I still have the same suction side...
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    New to pools, pool guy seems to have done nothing for us

    My 2 cents: The guy that came to open the pool for you, the guy you complained about wasting $200.- on, was trained by the usual pool store. Be prepared to get the same bad advice and results at the store.
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    Converting from Baquacil to Chlorine in Mass.

    "Granular chlorine shock" contains CYA Only use regular household bleach to get your CL levels up. Get a good test kit to measure your CYA level, I suspect you need to increase your CL level in order to finish your conversion. Once you are done with that, change your filter medium. It has all...
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    What I have done in the past.... Hook up filter and pump, fill up with water and start the pump. Check Ph, CYA, etc Add chemical needed with the cover still on. On a nice day, clean cover and remove. Throw in the pool cleaner and recheck all levels. But with the TFP method my water is clear...
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    Operator of Villas from the Philippines

    That's almost boiling!!!!! 100 deg celsius is the boiling point.
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    Semi in ground 12x24 intex

    Slope idea .... How about a retaining wall with railroad ties? Pool Deck.... Build it in a way that you can replace the pool with a larger one down the road, without having to tear down the deck.
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    New to pools, found the liner pulling away

    Could you post some photos from a little ways off. It's hard to tell what we are looking at.
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    What to do with abg filter

    For the last 10 years, I drained the pool, disconnected the pump & took it inside, drained the filter and covered the opening with a plastic garbage bag. Used the clamp that was attaching the spider valve to the sand filter. Never had any problems.
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    High CYA trying to figure out what to do

    If you have trouble with the reading, repeat several times. Just pour the solution back into mixing bottle and redo. No need to use new water and new reagent. (Don't ask how I know about this;) )
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    Leaking Pool, Repair option after 2 unsuccessful ones

    My liner is pretty new. It was installed in spring of 2017. Due to illness I could not keep a close eye on it, but noticed a small leak. Put it off as evaporation, never doing the bucket test. Closed it for winter, opened up this spring. The water level was 2 feet below what it was supposed to...
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    Cannot raise FC above 12 whilst trying to SLAM

    6 liter is not very much for a SLAM (about 1 1/2 gal), I add 1/2 gallon every day just for maintenance. (Also 40 CYA like yours, but about twice your size) Keep adding chlorine until it holds, keep it there until the water is clear & you can keep it at that level over night.
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    Is there a bleach shortage?

    My Wal-Mart carries the same 6% Cleaning Bleach for $2.60 per gal The color of the band has changed from blue to green, but I did not see any change in the ingredients. Was afraid that they added a lime scent or something.
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    Grayish film on white areas

    With CYA at 65, your FC is pretty low. This might be the beginning of an algae bloom?