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    Concrete Pool Deck Repair Help

    Hi, Im replacing a couple of sections of my concrete pool deck after making repairs to the skimmer and inlets. I have created a diagram to try to help explain. 1- do I need to place expansion joints where the dashed lines are where the new concrete will be poured? 2- where I have noted...
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    Placement of skimmer gaskets

    Hi mom replacing the skimmer in my inground vinyl pool. I’m using the Admiral s15 skimmer. I have some rust on the wall which I’ve cut out and will rivet a patch panel on to attach the new skimmer. My questions are 1. how many gaskets should I use and what is the placement? A-1 between skimmer...
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    Is my Skimmer incased in concrete?

    Is there a way to identify from the pool deck (without cutting, digging) if my skimmer would be encased in concrete? I think I have a Pentair Admiral skimmer (formerly American Products). The pool was built in the 70s. The reason I ask is that the slab of concrete that houses the skimmer lid has...
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    Inlet plumbing all messed up. Need advice

    Hi guys, I have started changing the liner in my in-ground pool and during my research it looks like the inlet plumbing is all messed up. Am i right, shouldn't there be an inlet fitting in there to seal it up? The end of this fitting is threaded. how do I remedy this? the panel was rusty so i...
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    Pool Wall rusted out around skimmer - How to repair

    Im in the process of changing the liner of my inground pool. I pulled the liner out and noticed that the where the skimmer and pool wall meet is corroded. I took the pictures before I pull off the old gasket. The rot has went passed some of the screw holes. How should I go about repairing this...
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    Draining pool to measure for new liner

    Hi guys looking for some advice in regards to replacing the liner of my I ground pool. I need to change the liner as it’s torn in 3 corners. I have just taken the cover off and have green water. Should I drain and then measure or get the water clean and then measure? It will problems be at...
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    I recently bought a new pump (Pentair Tristar VS) and a new DE filter (Pentair FNS Plus) to replace the old equipment when we bought the house. The current plumbing the is above the ground is basically flew pipes. I have the skimmer line and the main drain line coming out of the ground as PVD...
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    In-ground Pool Light Help

    Since moving into our house a couple of years ago the pool light in my in-ground pool has never worked. It has been left out of the pool mainly because I lost the screw hat hods in in place and i have tried every size screw from home depot and they are either too big or two small. Over the...
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    Pool and Filter Help

    Hi Im sure this is asked a lot and Ive tried doing some research. Every time I have used this forum it has been of great help... The situation - I got an extremely good deal on a Pentair 180009 FNS Plus DE filter that I couldn't pass up. It 60 Sq ft and 120 GPM which to my understanding is...
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    First time closing pool - Help clarify method/chemicals

    Hi everyone! Last year we bought the house with the pool and used TFP to open the pool and this site has been fantastic with help and guidance...Thank you! I believe Im late at closing the pool (haven't had a free weekend until today). I have done a lot of reading but haven't cam across what...
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    What Am I doing wrong? It could be everything....

    Hi Guys, Bought a new home in November which has an in ground, vinyl pool. Ive been trying to open the pool myself and so far I have had little or no success. I believe the pool was installed in the 70s. Im not sure how new the equipment is but I have the following: D.E. filter made by Jacuzzi...
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    Need help with New to me Swimming pool

    Hi Guys, Im recently moved into a house with an unground pool. I would like to open the pool in the next couple of weeks. I have never opened a pool before and I need some help understand what pump/filter I have and how I operate it. The pump/filter is a Slash Pak D.E. Filter system made by...
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    New pool owner - Rain Water

    good evening fellow pool owners. First time posting as Im here seeking advice. Recently moved into our new home with an in ground pool. We moved in after the previous owner had the pool closed professionally as request by ourself. Since then we have had rain and we not have several inches of...