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  1. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Since the weather was cooling off I decided to focus on increasing pool temp to extend the season so I picked up a solar blanket and decided to DIY a reel (save a couple hundred $$$)out of an old galvanized fence top rail and a little welding. It still takes 2 people to do it right but this will...
  2. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Definitely deck first, planning to do a "U" shape around most of pool but yes plumbing upgrade is on the list.
  3. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Well the pool is complete, full of water and all patches are holding. Two of my little ones got to swim this weekend and they just had to have the unicorn aired up. Working on the deck design next.
  4. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Well I didn't do the best at taking pics while installing the liner, the felt pad or the cove (oops) but we have WATER :party:. I was able to pump my treated water from old pool into new one with a small sump pump. I realized quickly that ovals have their own challenges related to getting things...
  5. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Updates 8/7/20 - Had a week of rain that really hurt the progress but got the framing done and base down packed and leveled. Had to get creative to pull and hold the wall apart to keep the steel bands flat. Was able to get the wall in the track with about 7 extra bodies (that was fun) and got...
  6. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Finally found some time to work on the pool, got everything moved to my house and getting the base and framing up.
  7. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Todays progress - hope to start breaking down the pool this weekend, it's within 1/2" on level.
  8. mcampbell1981

    Upgraded Above Ground Pool 18x33 and deck rebuild

    Started documenting my project and wanted to share. Found a pool that someone wanted to get rid of pretty bad, they did not need the deck either so I purchased both and now need to disassemble everything to move to my house 15 miles away. Attached pics of the pool and deck and the location that...
  9. mcampbell1981

    New AGP 18x33 **UPGRADE**

    I do have my old pool that I am not taking down yet and I may try to put it in there immediately while working on framing and sand work. I was able to find a liner last night hope to get confirmation on that today.
  10. mcampbell1981

    New AGP 18x33 **UPGRADE**

    Somebody give me the odds of the liner surviving the move or send me some pointers on saving it. Tough to find a replacement right now. Concerned with getting skimmer lined back up or should I just patch skimmer and start with new?
  11. mcampbell1981

    New AGP 18x33 **UPGRADE**

    Found someone wanting to get rid of 2yr old 18x33 AGP pool and deck so I broke down and bought it, now have to take everything down and move to my house. Wish me luck.
  12. mcampbell1981

    Older hot tub will not fire up - Baja Casita

    Yes I did, I have good power all the way to the circuit board panel, but not sure how to check beyond that. Thanks
  13. mcampbell1981

    Older hot tub will not fire up - Baja Casita

    We have been using this older (early 90s) Baja Casita 4 person hot tub 2-3 times per week but now nothing is working, GFCI good and both sets of breakers are good. I am getting full power into the box. My question is where to start, I am decent with wiring but not sure if I start with circuit...
  14. mcampbell1981

    Crystal Bay sand filter issue

    Update - I was able to take it apart the laterals were completely detached from "hub" under the stand pipe so I will either need to get an entire new lateral kit (if it exist) or jut break down and buy a whole new filter.
  15. mcampbell1981

    Crystal Bay sand filter issue

    I just installed my older Crystal Bay 19" sand filter along with a Pentair Dynamo 1 HP pump, pump is doing great, however the filter is putting sand in the pool - lots of sand. I got the sand out by vacuuming to waste but the sand is pretty "fine" so I am assuming I have either incorrect sand, a...
  16. mcampbell1981

    INTRO - New house and Coleman AGP owner

    I got the new skimmer installed and swapped out the stock return/outlet ports with hayward 3/4" eyeball - with both pointing counter-clockwise my floating chlorinator is doing laps in the pool. :whoot: - next rigid PVC with fountain - Have to go change signature. :)
  17. mcampbell1981

    Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

    I got the skimmer installed and swapped out the stock return/outlet ports with hayward 3/4" eyeball - with both pointing counter-clockwise my floating chlorinator is doing laps in the pool. :whoot: - next rigid PVC with fountain - Have to go change signature
  18. mcampbell1981

    INTRO - New house and Coleman AGP owner

    The site turned out pretty level would guess within 1/2" per waterline after adding the sand. I didnt have a transit so just used string and line levels. I was actually planning on taking it down for the winter, it gets pretty cold out here and the wife wants a deck around it next year so will...
  19. mcampbell1981

    INTRO - New house and Coleman AGP owner

    Poolmaster 22260 5-Way Test Kit from Amazon - also picked up a box of HTH test strips that I have been using to confirm the dropper test (to make sure I am doing it right) http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j387/mcampbell1981mcampbell1981/pool%20site4_zps0kirxuke.jpg I found the frogs in the...
  20. mcampbell1981

    Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

    I am planning to pipe in my Coleman 16x48 AGP with a Hayward thru-wall skimmer. I have read numerous post about this and have a question - should I pipe as follows: 1. Add the Hayward skimmer and keep the factory output as an additional output with ball valve to control skimmer force while...
  21. mcampbell1981

    INTRO - New house and Coleman AGP owner

    Hello, I recently moved into a new house with a rather large back yard (like 35,000 sq ft) and the kids talked me into a pool, just wanted to throw together one since it was so late in the season and decided on a Coleman 16x48 AGP. I have a little experience with pools as I had a metal sided AGP...