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  1. pdilow

    Had coping stones reset and grout already has hairline cracks

    We had some renovations done to our pool 3 weeks ago and I'm already starting to feel a little uneasy about it. A lot of our coping stones were loose, so they were pulled up, cleaned out underneath, then reset. I'm noticing the grout between the stones is already cracking a bit. Nothing BIG, but...
  2. pdilow

    Pool pump maintenance

    We have a Pentair Intelliflo VSF - 011056 pool pump that we used last year for the first time. We took it off at the end of the season and are about to open up again for the year. What kind (if any) maintenance should I be doing on the pump? It was working fine at the end of the year. Should I...
  3. pdilow

    Re-plastering startup help

    We are having our in-ground pool re-plastered at the beginning of June and managing the startup ourselves. I've been reading the info provided by our contractor, as well as other info online (including the guide on TFP) and just needed some additional clarification. Our pool is traditionally...
  4. pdilow

    Issues with IC60 and zero chlorine levels

    I still consider myself very much a pool newbie, so hopefully I'm not missing something super obvious here... I converted our pool this year to saltwater when we first opened it. Took me awhile to dial everything in, but the water has been crystal clear for months now. The main problem: my...
  5. pdilow

    Pentair IntelliCenter Installation Questions/Issues

    I've been surfing around the threads for some help with a couple of IntelliCenter installation questions. I'm not finding much, I suppose since they're still fairly new. Please go gentle on me. I'm not electric expert and I've seen some other people's questions on this not go over well... -...
  6. pdilow

    Pressure keeps dropping. Help

    Opening our pool for the first time myself really isn't going well. It seems like something is off, and the local pool company that is familiar with our pool just told me they wouldn't be able to come out until mid-June. The system will appear to be up and running well, then I walk away and...
  7. pdilow

    Problem number 5,000 trying to open my pool - In floor system issues

    For those that haven't read my previous posts asking for help, this is my second year of pool ownership and my first year of managing it myself. It's not going HORRRRRIBLE, but I wouldn't give myself a good grade yet. We have a Paramount in-floor cleaning system (that I actually do like) that...
  8. pdilow

    First attempt at pool DIY - Major leakage

    Hello again TFP. I have finally started the attempt at opening/installing/upgrading our pool to salt water and a variable speed pump. This is my second year of pool ownership, and last year I hired a company to open/close the pool for me. Today I de-winterized the pool and installed the new...
  9. pdilow

    Going DIY - Making changes to pool setup

    Hello TFP! Please forgive me as I attempt to explain my pool situation and questions. I purchased a home last year that came with an in-ground pool, the first one I’ve ever owned. It’s been quite the learning curve. I’m a DIY’er and trying to move forward this year without the help of a pool...
  10. pdilow

    New pool owner in MD - Dare I DIY?

    Bought a home last year that has an in-ground pool. This is my first time owning a pool, and I'm trying to not destroy the thing. It's a 27,000 gallon, fresh water/chlorine pool. I used a pool company last year to open/close it, but I'm hoping to do everything myself this year. I'm also going to...