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    Backfill advice for partially buried / semi-inground AGP

    Ok yep that would be something I would try to remedy. I would probably do a drain around the pool leading to a pipe that is dug underground to drain away from the pool. Will be some labor but worth it. Once you have the drain tile in i would think you'd be ok with the soil or gravel. I did...
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    Backfill advice for partially buried / semi-inground AGP

    I am almost 3ft deep on my highest point and it goes down to level with the ground on the other side of the pool. I have about 18 to 24 inches from the wall of the pool to the dirt. It is not exactly even all the way around. And no im not worried about freezing. Its just gravel.
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    Backfill advice for partially buried / semi-inground AGP

    Im also in NE Ohio.. I backfilled mine with 57 gravel. Had it delivered and cost about $200. I ended up using all my soil (clay) to build up a low spot in my back yard. I do wish I would've put drain tile at the bottom of the gravel because when it rained on labor day it was pooling on top of...
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    Night Swimming

    Yikes. The bigger ones were the only ones holding onto dear life. We got a ton of rain on Monday so maybe that had something to do with it.. seemed excessive but most were in the skimmer and pump basket. Pool didn't have too many left.
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    Night Swimming

    When I was scooping them out it was almost like a sludge. Maybe I was imagining things. I am not 100 percent what they even were but this is the 2nd time it has happened this summer. My pump had lost its prime so glad I happened to look while checking chlorine level.:geek:
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    Night Swimming

    Tried to get my wife to go for a night swim after the kids were in bed. Not sure why she said no?
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    Eco Therm 4” Coping top

    Was the pool set on pavers for each upright? I couldn't find too much info on that pool to see pictures. Seems like they want you to contact them to sell you. It appears the pool is sinking. Is there caps for the joints on the top rail or is that supposed to be 1 continuous piece? Hopefully you...
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    Electrical Installation Planning

    If you are running a 20 amp circuit you need 12/2 romex from panel to a junction box just outside house. From there you can switch to conduit - I would use 3/4 inch schedule 40. You will pull 3 conductors (thhn/thwn) white,green,red 12 gauge to a gfci outlet. Just make sure you use green , white...
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    Water bonding

    What does your skimmer look like? Or do you have one? There is a kit from Burndy that has a plate that goes in the skimmer below the water line to bond the water. You drill a hole through skimmer and attach a lug then run your bonding wire. Your pump should be bonded too - does it have a bonding...
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    Non-Intex-type Liner Designs

    This is the Capri from pool factory. I wanted something darker and this was lighter than the picture. Oh well it seems good quality. It is a unibead which was a breeze to install.
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    Looking for suggestions for Resin AGP?

    Make sure you check out that company before you order from them. is a good company - I have seen several members on here use them. I ordered one this summer and it was a good experience. Another company I was considering was pool warehouse but they were all out when I ordered.
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    some pool posts leaning sideways

    Not familiar with your pool install but when I put my uprights in the bottom boot I used a 3ft level to make sure they were straight. The instructions said if they were not then you would have issues getting the top rail on. I would just adjust when you have time so everything is straight.
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    1st time pool owner in PA

    You want to wait until there is water in the pool to install the skimmer and return. I would have them fill to below the skimmer and then fill the rest of the way with a hose.
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    Good point. Best to wait until the pump is going!!
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    8' Intex Easy Set

    I like it! Great job!
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    if not just keep an eye on chlorine levels so it doesn't get too low and you get algae during the storm.
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    I would try to get some stabilizer in there too if possible. You are supposed to put it in a sock in your skimmer or in front of the return but maybe just sprinkle it around and stir it up.
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    nice! Hopefully you get some use out of it this year. Been cold and rainy in Ohio for the past few days and my water went down 10 degrees.. brrr
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    Round semi in-ground pool next to a deck?

    I think for sure it would to an extent. Aluminum should be better than steel so you might be ok. Maybe someone else will chime in that has an aluminum pool. I buried my steel pool this year so can't really say how its holding up because its new. If I get 15-20 years ill be happy.
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    New liner installed tomorrow - Preparation Questions (draining, sand, rust, etc.)

    I wouldn't worry about the pool walls caving in unless it is back filled really high. The installer will just put the liner up and start to fill it so they can get any wrinkles out before the pool has too much water - Then they will leave. The wrinkles on the side work their way out once it is...
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    Round semi in-ground pool next to a deck?

    also I put my pool about 24 inches in the ground on 1 side. Keep in mind you will probably be charged more by your installer for excavation and your pool will probably rust faster unless you bought an all resin pool.
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    Round semi in-ground pool next to a deck?

    depends on what you want to do. I put mine about 10 feet away from my deck with the thought of building onto the deck next year. It is a total pain to not have a deck for the kids to just jump in the pool. Just make sure you follow your cities zoning codes. Mine said the pool had to be 10 feet...
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    Looks good! Let's see some pics when you're done!
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    Awesome! Can't wait to see it when you're done. Believe me, I tried to get someone else to install LOL.
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    Vinyl liner wrinkles --> tear during rapid fill??

    That is from the liner pulling down on the wall as it is filled. Mine did something similar to that but once it had a couple feet of water it corrected itself. It was not as bad as your buckling though. Personally I would roll the dice because its older and what choice do you have? I'm concerned...
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    You could use landscape stakes to hold the track in place while you put wall down. Get some friends or family. We did ours about a month ago and we had 5 or 6 of us on the wall and it wasn't bad. 1 person holding the starting point, 3 of us unrolling and putting in track and 1 or 2 people...
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    24’ Carvin Gold series pool install

    If you have the area leveled you have done the hardest part. Did you dig that trench by hand? Ouch my back hurts lol.
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    Another bonding question - regarding finished grade

    Bonding wire needs to be buried 4-6" below grade and 18-24" away from the inside of the pool. So it sounds like you will just have it in your stones. Im going to try to bond my pool this weekend and just plan on putting bonding wire in the gravel that I backfilled with. Probably 75% my pool has...
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    Equipment pad for AGP

    Your pool looks great- really good job getting it nice and level! Personally I just used some left over pavers to make my pad then put the plastic base that came with the filter/pump. I have the same equipment as you. I also didn't want to spend any more money and I think it looks fine and...