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    Cement pool leaking around skimmers

    Helping a friend with a pool made of cement block and some kind of skim coat that I am pretty sure is not gunnite. Anyways it is leaking around the skimmer which I don't believe was installed properly to begin with but hoping to avoid sawing it out and busting up concrete etc. Is there a...
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    check salt and check cell lights flashing on Aqua Rite

    Was this issue ever solved? I am having the exact same problem. Salt level reads 2300, tests fine. I had the system and cell tested at the pool store and it was fine still get the Check salt light and system will not generate. This only the second year for all my equipment. Not sure what...
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    Need a heavy duty way to keep the straps fastened onto my solar cover

    Thanks for the reply. I would say that basically this is my setup: Swimline Universal Solar Cover Reel Strap Kit 5100SK The little screws pop out of the clips that hold it to the cover. Then ends stay on the straps themselves no problem and no issues where it attaches to the reel either.
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    Need a heavy duty way to keep the straps fastened onto my solar cover

    I have a ~20x40 kidney shaped pool and a heavy duty hurricane solar cover reel. The reel works great, but need a heavy duty way to attach the straps to the cover. I continually have problems with them pulling off. I/ We manually pull the first 1/3 of the cover up to the reel and then crank it...
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    Hayward Heat Pro Heat Pump Flashes error code LP

    Many thanks for that data sheet as well by the way!
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    Hayward Heat Pro Heat Pump Flashes error code LP

    Thanks for the replies. So jumped the low pressure switch and it fired up, so that let me know the fan, capacitor and controls were fine and it was either the low pressure switch itself or it was low on refrigerant. I put a set of gauges on it and there almost no pressure (high and low sides)...
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    Hayward Heat Pro Heat Pump Flashes error code LP

    Through online searches this stands for Low Pressure but sounds like it can be caused by a bunch of stuff other than just a freon leak, like a bad fan motor, start capacitor, control board, etc., etc. Since I don't have A/C gauges, would like to try to cross off anything I can before calling a...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Thank you. We really like the decking. To be honest my opinion was concrete is concrete and just wanted to make sure we had a good base, thickness and rebar in it. The wife preferred a broom over swirl finish and not the smoothed edges that kind of frames in each section like a box (not sure...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Thank you very much! That is awesome and best of luck with your project! I am generally a bit of a perfectionist and am never quite happy with my projects, but am happy with how this one turned out. I have had some great folks help me with this project and do some great work. I got it full...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    and today at long last, finally the liner went in.
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Really? I am going to have to check into that. Thanks!
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    I am certain this will probably be of no interest to anyone else, but I am a bit OCD on the plumbing setup as I worked as a laborer for my uncle who is a plumber through high school and college. I am also certain there is an obscene amount of over kill in this setup as well. All plumbing is...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    The vermiculite floor went in today. Weather permitting liner goes in tomorrow. Here is are some before and after pics: Before: During: [/url] [/url] After:
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    After 2 SOLID weeks of rain (litterally every day) plus a week of drying out the yard and pumping out the deep end, finally poured the decking today. Tomorrow will be finish dressing out the concrete and removing forms (sub-contractor), and I will hopefully be hooking up the filter pad...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    And finally backfilled Planning on starting the concrete decking area later this week. Doing cantilever coping. Glad to have gravel instead of mud! Thanks Mike.
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    How to attach #8 bonding wire to IG steel pool wall panels

    My bonding inspection passed. Here is what I used to attach the #8 bare wire to my pool walls. I took my other lugs back. I drilled a hole and used stainless steel bolts and washers to attach to the steel panels of the pool walls. Here is what I used to tie the bonding wire to the diving...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    @bdex - That sux. Hopefully you got it straightened out! Here are some pics of my bonding. I am planning on tying the wires I have stuck in the are with a piece of red duct tape to the rebar I will put into the concrete deck.
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    How to attach #8 bonding wire to IG steel pool wall panels

    Thanks. Any link to a photo or picture of what I need to attach a bonding wire to a diving board base? Hoping I can get it at lowes/home depot.
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Finally got all my electrical conduit run and wire pulled for the sub panel and lights. Also dug 2 post holes and set two 4x4 posts to mount my sub panel. I am hoping to finish up my bonding tomorrow and get my trench inspection Monday/Tuesday and then start back filling. I will admit the...
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    How to attach #8 bonding wire to IG steel pool wall panels

    Does anyone have any pictures of what all I need to use to attach the bonding wire to the steel wall panels? I bought some of these and was planning to use them with the same self drilling/tapping screws used to attach coping to top of wall panels Will these work and if so, what kind of...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    1.25" conduit with (4) 2 awg insulated wires for a 100 amp sub panel. Put the wire in the conduit as I went. That part was not bad at all even on the 90 deg elbows. I was expecting much worse actually.
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Thanks @bdex. I am not sure what piece of equipment I should have rented, but what I got was not the one for the job. I originally wanted to have the excavator do it, but he only had a 3 foot bucket on his back hoe. I got a buddy over this morning that helped me clean it out by hand and start...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Tonight started working on electrical trench. Rented a walk behind trencher that digs a 6in x 24in trench. So far it is not going well. My soil is rock hard clay with no rocks at all and the machine is struggling and not getting the trench deep enough. Going to try another pass tomorrow and...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Finally got all of my plumbing ran, the steel steps bolted in, the lights (2), the skimmers (2) , the returns (5), the main drain, the overflow, a backwash line and the footer drain in place. Tomorrow hoping to have to footer poured. After that only 1 small piece of downspout drain line to...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    Todays progress Had 2 buddies help me set the walls, pull the plumbing, etc. I greatly underestimated how many screws would need to be shot on this project! I actually can't believe how fast it went together and took shape. The excavator made the job cake. Very little hand shoveling!
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    @jjwalker you are dead on. Other than the plumbing repair for the drain line they clipped while digging I have had to do surprising little hand shoveling. The plumbing repair was more than enough though! I bought a spud bar at lowes and that was key for that job. So a friend stopped by...
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    DIY IG started in Cincinnati, OH

    After months of research, I have finally started my pool. Ordered a 20 x 40 Mt Loch/Lagoon/Deer Creek from Poolwarehouse.com. So far everything seems decent quality. I was very nervous about buying from the internet. My only real issue with the order so far was with the shipper. Was...
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    Considering DIY IG in Northern Cincinnati, Ohio (Kings Island) area

    Will do. I got my kit from poolwarehouse.com. We went with a 20x40 Mt Loch (also known as Deer Creek). Doing cantilever concrete coping, internal steel steps with liner over them, 2 lights and a diving board. Plumbing wise the plan is to go 1 1/2 flex PVC with 2 skimmers, 5 returns, 2 main...
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    Considering DIY IG in Northern Cincinnati, Ohio (Kings Island) area

    Well at long last I have ordered my kit, got my permits, and have everything ready finally. Kit should be here week after next. Cannot wait to see this project completed...
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    Considering DIY IG in Northern Cincinnati, Ohio (Kings Island) area

    Thanks Mike. I sent them an email to ask for a quote on a liner and mesh safety cover for the pool and a link to the pool dig specs. Do most folks do rebar/wire mesh or nothing in their deck? Does that #8 wire go all the way back to the panel or does it just connect everything around the...