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    Cloudy water when running vacuum

    Having a fun new issue this season - so at the start of the season my pump died and algae bloomed. I got a new pump, drained the pool & cleaned out the algae, doused with chlorine, and things have been sparkling and clean ever since. However, for some reason now whenever I run my pool vac...
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    Need help choosing a pump+saltwater system

    That's the one I was leaning toward too, so I think I'll get it. Thank you! As for a filter, I do already have an Intex sand filter I'm hoping to just re-use.
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    Need help choosing a pump+saltwater system

    Okay great, I think my old Intex SWG was only up to 7000 so I'm upgrading to the 15000! Thank you for the input on that! As far as a new pump goes, I'm looking at these - anyone have any advice? This is my first time upgrading a pump rather than just relying on whatever junk came with the pool...
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    Need help choosing a pump+saltwater system

    I have the linked Taylor Salt kit, and yeah before the previous Intex SWG crapped out I was running about 12 hours a day during the swim system (up to 14 during heat waves)
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    Need help choosing a pump+saltwater system

    The Intex saltwater system had me running my filter for about 12 hours during the swim season - it gets to the 80s and 90s during the summer here and the rule of thumb for the Intex was 1 hour for every 10 degrees above 0, plus 4. Interesting to hear that DE is more maintenance! I was under the...
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    Need help choosing a pump+saltwater system

    Hey all! I have an above-ground Intex Deluxe that's just under 7000 gallons. I've had it for a few years and am looking to upgrade my pump/filter and replace my saltwater system. I had the Intex saltwater system and loved it, until it just crapped out on me after 3 seasons. After some research...
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    Small leak w/ Hayward Skimmer on Intex pool

    It is not running across any seams. Beginning to wish we hadn't split the gasket, but all things considered these are tiny leaks so I'm not super worried about the longevity of the pool at least - just gotta get it sealed, it sounds like!
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    Small leak w/ Hayward Skimmer on Intex pool

    Yesterday we installed a Hayward Skimmer onto our vinyl Intex pool. We split the gasket, trimmed the bolts to what seemed like just the right size, and overall it went well, but it does have two small leaks on either side. Any ideas on how I can plug this up without removing the whole thing and...
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    Connecting Aqua Critter to an Intex pool

    Hey all! First-time poster. So this is my second season with my Intex and I finally got tired of manually vacuuming (who has the time?) After a bunch of research I ordered an Aqua Critter (AquaBug)... but it's left me feeling really stupid. I just can't figure out how it's supposed to connect...