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  1. applgrl

    Need advice RE buying in-ground stairs for an older pool

    Thanks Isaac! I like the stainless steel rails much better than the plastic I've seen.......and if I can bug you with two more questions: 1) how deep (floor to deck) is your shallow end 2) I don't have a smooth coping, but a concrete cap that juts out from the wall about 2 inches. Would...
  2. applgrl

    Need advice RE buying in-ground stairs for an older pool

    Considering purchasing a ready-made set of stairs for our pool so that the grandparents, dog, and little visitors have an easier time getting out. Wondering if anyone has experience with them, good or bad. In particular, the sets I'm looking at state the height to be 36", and I measure 50"...
  3. applgrl

    repairing punched holes in solar cover

    I've had great success using a product called Tuck Tape but it has two drawbacks: expensive and bright red. It's designed to seal the poly vapour barrier in construction (when you seal the clear poly sheeting to the floor/ceiling behind drywall). If you don't mind the look of a red patch...
  4. applgrl

    water loss?

    Our pool is roughly the same size. We re-plumbed our pool three summers ago then checked to ensure nothing was leaking before back filling. Now we lose about 3 inches a week during July-Aug and less during the cooler months, so I'm sure you're doing OK. When we DID have leaks, my CYA stayed...
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    solar cover - major PIA?

    We made our own reel. Purchased two ends from pool supply store, but they have 18 inch wheels on either end, not just the small crank. Then we got a 4 inch aluminum irrigation pipe (about 22 feet long) to connect the ends, drilled holes and bob's yer uncle. I can manage it by myself, usually...
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    Keeping ducks out of the pool

    We have a pair of ducks in our pool every spring. They take off during the day and return at night. I think they like to find a private place away from the crowd during mating season! When we are ready to drain and re-fill the pool, I let my border collie (finally! she says) chase them out...