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    Any reason to bring sand filter into garage for winter

    Hi All, In the northeast - have about 50lbs of sand in the filter. I know pump etc. need to come inside, but hubby and I have different views on leaving the sand filter outdoors for the winter. Is it worth it to bring it inside? we have a handtruck, so we really could move it if needed...
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    Chlorine level safe for sewer

    Hi All - frame pool (a bit shy of 5,000 gallons) storing it for the winter.. here are my questions: 1. what is a safe level of chlorine to drain it into the storm sewers? 2. what's the best "keep it dry" material? corn starch? baking soda? How liberal do I need to be? 3. my pool is a Bestway 9'...
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    testing salt level - do i need test strips?

    I'm just getting started with Intex SWG - I know it will alert on high/low, but it doesn't show the salt levels. Bout the TF-100, but I think I may need some kind of strip to test the salinity? Many thanks with all the advice received so far --- starting with adding salt now! Michele
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    looking for bungee solution for pool cover to be used daily

    thanks all ! as always - the best community!
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    looking for bungee solution for pool cover to be used daily

    Hello - lots of trees/debris in pool area and I think the pool cover should go on at night (seasonal pool- coming down in the fall. The cover that came with my bestway frame pool has little strings that tie on to the Ubar supports. Its' a total pain. Anyone have a good solution rigged with...
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    any value in using both anti-fatigue and foam board together? assembling on stone patio

    well setup day was yesterday, and we wound up using mats+ foam board - it makes a nice pool deck too! Gorilla pad goes back to the store:) Thanks for your advice!
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    Confirming FC level stays between 4-6 ppm not below 3 + Timing

    ok got it - don't leave the pool without any chlorine for any length of time. run to the store it is!
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    any value in using both anti-fatigue and foam board together? assembling on stone patio

    they are set into dirt/sand? as closely as possible, but there are maybe 1/4" or so between them. You can see some weeks popping through.
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    Confirming FC level stays between 4-6 ppm not below 3 + Timing

    you guys are all amazing. Checking my inventory, I think I might have flaked on the chlorine/bleach to supplement. Any issues with running the swg for with the salt and cya doing their thing fo a two days before adding chlorine? or should I do a quick run to the store?
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    any value in using both anti-fatigue and foam board together? assembling on stone patio

    don't have anything set yet, so not sure how helpful...but my plan is to use 2x12 pressure treated lumber for under the legs - I also see that some people just put the legs on the foam. (legs are u- bars, so no a single pole for pressure).
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    Confirming FC level stays between 4-6 ppm not below 3 + Timing

    Got the TF-100 Start Up - Gotta support TFN! pool volume: 3,913 gal - Have not tested fill water. guess I should take a sample at the beginning of the fill.
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    any value in using both anti-fatigue and foam board together? assembling on stone patio

    Hello lovely TFP folks, I'm taking a risk by putting my bestway 18 x 9 x 48 on my stone patio for the summer. taking down in the fall. Patio is level, so I don't want to muck with it. I thought I would do following: gorilla pad foam board anti-fatigue mat all tapped with gorilla tape. My...
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    Confirming FC level stays between 4-6 ppm not below 3 + Timing

    Hi all. Newbie running Intex Krystal Clear Sand filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 14", 110-120V with Gfci on a 18 x 9 Bestway pool - setup day is here! A couple of questions: (stuff I'm confirming/confused about is in green) 1. TFP recco is 4-6 ppm FC, above 3 recommended in Pool Math...
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    Could someone post pics of the wood used in place of pavers for the Intex (or similar) oval pool set up?

    so glad you guys posted! anyone know how wide the bar is? What the "length" of the wood pieces?
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    SWG shopping list - newbie advice needed

    you guys are amazing. I can't tell you enough how thankful we are!
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    SWG shopping list - newbie advice needed

    Thank you so much. Wow, there was no mention of adding chorine directly to get going in the intex manual. Do I need to do something like SLAM the pool to start? Also, I'm looking at Natural Chemistry Pool Stabilizer (yeah, I know, Liquid is more expensive), is that the same as CYA? The...
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    SWG shopping list - newbie advice needed

    Hi All, We bought a bestway 9 x 18 x 48" frame pool with and upgraded to Intex Krystal Clear 1500 GPH Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System with E.C.O. (Electrocatalytic Oxidation) for Above Ground Pools, 110-120V with GFCI my volume should be 4860 gallons Bought so far - 120 lbs of Morton pool...
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    Newbie questions - thanks in advance!

    I've seen some installs with wood under the pavers. Do you think that would work?
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    Newbie questions - thanks in advance!

    Hi All, I know some of these questions have been asked before, but I've got a bunch: we bought a (bestway) 18' x 9' x 48" pool f for our back patio area and have a bunch of setup questions: -we have a really amazingly level flagstone patio, set in the dirt, so there are cracks between the...
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    looking to hire someone for ground preparation - Westchester county, ny

    Hi Folks, We are looking to put in a TINY intex above ground pool - 16' x 8' x 42", and we need someone to pick up some flagstone and level our ground area. Anyone do this or have recommendations? If it's reasonable, we might spring for the install too. We live near white plains, ny Many...