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    Concrete Pool Deck Repair Help

    thanks Jimmy. The dashed spots are where cuts where made in the control joints of the old concrete in order to break and remove. Are you saying that I should pour the concrete so that it mates with the old concrete and then cut in new control joints instead of using expansion joint product? My...
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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?

    thanks for all the input. Here are a couple of pictures of the skimmer and the issue I'm trying to resolve with the deck shifting. There is a good sized void between the deck and the stone that you can see. Would the fact that there is stone/gravel there and the void maybe indicate that its not...
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    Inlet plumbing all messed up. Need advice

    here is an angled view of the fixture in the inlet hole
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    Is my Skimmer incased in concrete?

    my pool is a vinyl in ground pool. Does that make a difference?
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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

    ill get a angle pic tomorrow. after pulling th liner there was a mound of sand on the bottom of the pool bellow the inlet hole. below is a picture of what was threaded onto the pipe in the hole. Now there is evidence of a prior "repair" as there is a square on the concrete deck above the...
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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

    Thanks. If I cover it and keep the skimmer in the same location how would you mark the new panel to match the existing holes in the skimmer? I have already put a could of coats of por15 on it.
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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

    After rotating the pump and the filter this is my new dry setup. I didn’t cut or resize any of the pieces so it’s not straight in places but this gives you an idea I tried looking at putting the 3-way valve on the bulk head but my inlet is the bottom one and there isn’t enough room to get to...
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    thinking about your suggestion about putting the 3 wy valve at the bulkhead of the filter... is your inlet at the top of your filter? or are you going through your filter then to waste?
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    it is DE filter. never thought about turning the pump. I'll give that a play with tomorrow. thank you
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    here is my dry fit... its not pretty but i'm not sure there is a better way to do it base on where the pipe in the ground are located.
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    Thanks, Jim. I actually have them. I think i must have ordered them after getting the white ones shown and forgot.... I just dug around the pipes coming from the pool so I can start the process of changing them. The three pipe going to the pool are black. The are connected to the current pvc...
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    What about adding a chlorine feeder?
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    Thank you. I'll check that before installing.
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    Changing Plumbing - need advice

    ok I guess that will make winterising easier too. Thanks.
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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

    I did not but I've ordered one. I'll hold off putting it in until the new gasket arrives. It does look like some sort of sealant has been used in the past. I guess is could clean this residue off too. Thanks
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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....

    Went home on my lunch to check on the pool. To my surprise the water was still trickling down the slide but the pool looked like the photo below. I gave the pool a quick brush to try to agitate things and a few minutes later the noise of the pump changed and the trickle of water stopped. I...
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    What Am I doing wrong? It could be everything....

    This morning the FC had dropped to 16. I put some more liquid shock in to bring it up to a minimum of 20. I didn't have time to test the CC. The part that I am most worried about is the filter pressure. Before I tested the water I cleaned my filter grids as the PSI was high. I then started the...
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    What Am I doing wrong? It could be everything....

    just over 2.5 hours since adding the liquid shock and Im still holding at 23 for FC. Ive checked twice since I added it with no change. Im a little higher than the 18ppm I was aiming for. Is it normal for the number to stay the same after a couple of hours? Ive had to clean the filter once due...
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    What Am I doing wrong? It could be everything....

    Thanks Pooldv. Ive updated my signature so hopefully it will show below. I added about 3.5 gallons of liquid shock as per PoolMath. I'll give it an hour to circulate and then I'll do a test on the FC