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    Having the gang over for a swim.

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    It's Official

    The weatherman reports we had a total of 3 days above 85 deg for June, July and August. :cry:
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    Solar blankets 8-mil

    Are 8-mil solar blankets getting harder to find? I'm still looking.
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    New Public Pool Law Starts Dec. 19.

    A new federal safety pool law goes into effect on December 19. http://www.wktv.com/news/local/36065819.html
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    The world's most crowded swimming pool

    What's the chlorine reading in that pool?
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    Question? Borates and Salt .... Borates or Salt

    I'm going to add borates (20 Mule Team) this Sunday. Would it improve the water if I also added salt; say to 1500 ppm?
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    I'm barred from the TFP Supporters Section

    Tried to get into the TFP Supporters Section and get .... You are not authorised to read this forum.
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    Uncovered and all new equiptment working

    Uncovered the pool Monday afternoon. It was a real deep green to black color. A lot of dead leaves were on the loop-lok cover. I started the new Pentair VF pump and drained the anti-freeze to waste. Started the new filter and had only one small leak at a union. Took care of that; programed...
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    Man arrested in Texas for trying to cash $360 billion check

    Charles Ray Fuller must have been planning one big record company. The 21-year-old North Texas man was arrested last week for trying to cash a $360 billion check, saying he wanted to start a record business. Tellers at the Fort Worth bank were immediately suspicious — perhaps the 10 zeros on a...
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    Well, here is my question

    Getting ready to install a new Hayward filter. Do I add 20% pea gravel or not? It's a 26 inch, 350 lb sand filter.
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    Men accused of stealing swimming pool

    Men accused of stealing swimming pool Fri Apr 11, 10:49 PM ET Two Massachusetts men are accused of stealing a swimming pool from a Granby backyard. Timothy Morin, 37, and David Hawley, 18, both of Westfield, were charged Friday with trespassing, larceny, conspiracy, and possession of...
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    Looking for a 2 inch valve

    Somewhere in my internet travels, I ran across a 2 inch valve that had positive stops. I think 32 stops, but not sure. It was a 2 inch ball valve. The positive stops were so the valve wouldn't "creep" open or close. I thought I bookmarked it, but I've been looking all day and can't find it...
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    Solar cover on all the time

    I read it on this forum and have looked for it again; still can’t find it. Someone mentioned that you shouldn’t leave a solar cover on all the time and why. It seemed to have to do with the pool chemistry and what it did to it. I looked at it and then wanted to read it again; since I have...
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    Safety First

    I was going to put this in the thread about fencing but I didn't want to hijack the thread. Most Kids Who Drowned Were Supervised, Study Finds June 4, 2004 The kids are giggling away as they splash each other, practice holding their breath, and bob in and out of the water in a game of Marco...
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    Snowing out and I'm bored

    Since it is snowing hard outside and I’m retired and the forum is slow; I’ll sit here and just type a little. In my section of the world there are 12 houses with 4 inground (the old rectangle type with sidewalk around it) and 3 aboveground pools. Since I know all the people I can wonder...
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    New filter arrived

    My new Hayward filter arrived. The guy must coasted down my driveway, left the filter and ran. The box the filter was in was really torn to shreds and retaped. I think they draged it across America. Everything looks OK. Hayward..... at least you did a good job packing the filter.
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    World's Largest Swimming Pool

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1770 If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up on the energy drinks before diving in to this one. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water...
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    Filters and law.

    Just looking around the internet at pool filters and ran into this statement on one site. Crushed sand filter systems are being outlawed in a growing number of areas because of the need to back flush, which causes contaminated water to mix with groundwater supplies. Anyone run into this or...
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    Flexible Schedule 40 PVC Pipe

    Flexible Schedule 40 PVC Pipe has a rating of 60 psi. Can it be used between the pump and the filter? I want to use 2 inch flex hose between the pump and the filter. I can't find the normal PVC clear hose in 2 inch, only in 1 1/2 inch and smaller sizes. Any suggestions. What do you use? I...
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    I'm new here also.

    Hi all..... Well I’m not new to having a pool, but I am pool dumb. I have a 20 x 40 in ground that is 25 years old. I put it in myself except for sanding and installing the liner. I am running a Hayward 1 ½ horse super pump and a S200 sand filter. In series with the sand filter I can...