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  1. martinezj1120

    Patio safe ice/snow melt?

    This question is for my cold weather pool owners. First winter with our new pool and ideally, we would still like to use our concrete pool patio in the backyard, even during winter. Our entire backyard is fenced in and connected to our house so it is ideal to clear a part of our concrete patio...
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    Fill the pool before closing or let it be?

    So we just finished our new construction this year and had an awesome summer. One issue we had during construction is the water tight line for the pool light broke as everything settled and the concrete was poured. My builder and I came up with another plan to install the light but recommended...
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    How much salt to add? AquaRite Lights are Flashing.

    So after a hot week and a lot of swimming, yesterday, we added some fresh water to our pool as the water level was lowering to get up to mid skimmer. Today, my new Aquarite ( < 1 month old) was light up Low Salt and Check Cell. I can't imagine the cell is dirty already but can inspect if...
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    Appropriate PPM reading AquaRite 900

    Hi everyone, Finished slamming my pool last week and everything looks good. FC levels are currently coming down to the 4-5 range with my PH at 7.2 and my CYA @ 70. I am trying to get my SWG going to keep me in FC range. Optimum levels for salt are 2700-3400 ppm and my Aquarite is reading...
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    First Test Results. No CYA?

    Hi everyone, Finally got my SWG working correctly and my pool is starting to clear up so I am not sure what to make of my first test results and need some help. FC 2.5 CC 1.0 CL 1-2 PH 7.8 TA 90 CYA Not registering <20 I would appreciate any input. Thanks!
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    Trouble with new SWG

    Hello everyone, Brand new pool owner here and I have to admit, it is very overwhelming so far. Have run into several problems but long story short, we were finally able to get everything running today with my builder. Everything in regards to plumbing seems to be working fine. Started the pump...
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    Installing pool lights

    Hi everyone, Almost to the end of our build and things have been going well until we realized that one of our pool lights were not properly connected before backfill and concrete patio was poured. Found this out while our pool was being filled with water. My contractor is looking into solutions...
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    Pool Losing water!! Please help

    In the process of building pool and water was delivered two days ago. Today I noticed the pool had dropped several inches. My builder comes by and I start filling by hose, thinking nothing of it. Another worker comes by and he notices the water is leaking out through the hole where the pool...
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    Trouble with new concrete patio. Is this an easy fix?

    Hi everyone, In the middle of the pool build and Tuesday they poured concrete. Typical concrete pour with nothing fancy. Everything looked great from afar, even told my PB so but today, on closer inspection I notice a few issues near the coping. A few rough areas and chipped out pieces in some...
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    Use my pool company's subcontractors or hire my own?

    Wanted to get thoughts on what others have done during construction. Basically it comes down to using my pool company's subcontractors and have them deal with the headaches of organizing, scheduling, etc. and pay a premium price for their services or find them myself and try to get everyone...
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    Anyone have experience with Tiger Shark In-ground Pool Cleaner?

    Thoughts? I have the options to purchase the Tiger Shark In-ground robotic cleaner for around 800 bucks. I am a complete newbie and while this looks cool, trying to justify purchasing one. FYI, I'm the type of person who has plenty of down time over the summer and don't mind doing daily...
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    Are main drains required or even necessary?

    Hi everyone, Excavation started last week and the pool is starting to take shape. Excited how fast everything is moving and just passed inspection on the footings and backfill. Anyways, had a neighbor stop by and showed him around. He owns a pool and asked why we didn't have a main drain in...
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    Thoughts on equipment for new pool. Upgrade?

    Michigan: These were part of my estimate. 16x32 pool. Curious everyone's thoughts on this equipment and if there is any area I should invest in upgrades. Dig should be starting soon. Thanks! Pump: MaxFlo XL 1.5 HP Pool Pump (Single Speed) MaxFlo XL | Pumps | In Ground Pool Pumps - Hayward Pool...
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    Coping Question

    Hi everyone, We have plans for a 16x32 SW pool to be installed in the spring. Our original quote calls for basic aluminum coping around the pool area with roughly 820 sq. ft of brushed concrete surrounding the pool (12*4*4*6). To add a decorative look, we wanted to do 2' of a stamped & darker...
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    Please help me with my quote

    Finally decided on a contractor we feel comfortable with. Quote was very competitive and we plan on moving forward with him. Would appreciate any help on this quote, it is so new to me I have no idea what to look for. Any suggestions or questions I should be asking before finalizing? 16x32...
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    New Build Questions

    Hello everyone, Complete newbie here and when I say newbie, I mean it; never owned a pool and rarely swim. My wife grew up with one and I want my two young girls to have the same experience. I am excited to learn from everyone here and value your experience. We are in the process of gathering...
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    Hello from Michigan!

    Hi everyone, A complete pool newbie here. I've never owned one and rarely swim but am excited to get a pol installed for my wife and two girls, 10 and 7. Plan is to get new pool installed in the Spring and I am sure I will have lots of questions. Thank you for having me and I look forward to...