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    Selecting a Solar Cover

    We have a big, heavy, mesh cover that has always been used to cover our pool. There are spring loaded things that pop up from the patio around the pool that the cover attaches to. It's very nice and it works well, but it's a pain to use and to store. Last year when we removed it the pool was...
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    Warrior SE frequently stuck on main drain

    Hi all, I love my Warrior SE. It was money well spent. However, it frequently gets hung up on one of my main drains. Almost every time I go out to the pool it's parked on top of one. I believe it's getting hung up part way through a cleaning cycle and never getting off. Anything I can do...
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    Chlorine Generator?

    I have a friend with an AGP who doesn't really know anything about it. Something with the electrical has been broken that he's just gotten repaired. It's a murky green mess right now. It's a salt pool. I asked him about his chlorine generator, and told him to keep the pump on 24/7 and turn his...
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    Making old slide slicker

    Hey guys and gals, Do any of you have an old slide? This one is probably 30 years old. The gel coat is oxidized and completely worn through in places. We use a little squirt of dish soap here and there of we really want to get some speed on it 😂. These days, though, I wonder about what that...
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    Possible water under liner

    Hey y'all. I have these two "bubbles" that have popped up underneath my liner. My research says that this is generally due to water under the liner floating up. The wrinkles in the liner have been there as long as I remember, supposedly they didn't do the best job installing it. The wrinkles...
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    "Smart" pump timer

    I just bought myself a pool devil pro return jet skimmer. I read a few posts on here that spoke highly of it. I have a relatively large pool with only one skimmer port. Ultimately I want a robot, but I figure that for now if I can skim better it will keep the pool bottom cleaner without...
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    Automatic Robots

    As I get up to speed with my pool testing and chemical additions the "tfp" way, sort of the last frontier for me in making this pool really easy to maintain is, you guessed it, an automatic pool cleaner! I have a "Vingli", which seems to be an Amazon knockoff of the Barracuda G3. It works, as...
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    Sag in liner

    I have these two spots in the liner sagging down. My wife's granddad, who gave us this pool, has some molding that is supposed to hold it in place. He wants me to pull the liner back up and fix it. It has been that way at least a year and doesn't seem to hurt anything, but it seems to aggravate...
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    Convincing the wife

    Just got into a little bit of a (mild) argument with the wife about the time I'm spending with the pool. "I started testing the pool when she could also just run a sample up to the pool store for free." I get home from work and then I have to go out to the pool for a bit instead of helping...
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    Net for Leland Cypresses

    Hi guys. So we have some very mature Leland Cypresses around our pool. The privacy they afford us is fantastic, especially since our pool is in the middle of a block that's right in the middle of town. Boy do they make a mess though! Anybody ever put a net or something up between trees/pool to...
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    CYA test direction differences

    Moved from here. Not to argue with you, but I find conflicting information here and there. One source says to check cya at a glance, one says to stare for several seconds. Also, my testing kit recommended doing all testing indoors for best accuracy, but other places state we should do it...
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    Diy liquid chlorine pump

    So, I was researching Stenner pumps, which led me down a rabbit hole looking at DIY liquid chlorine pumps. My favorite is still the 110v $25 pump that it looks like several folks have used with success! I started thinking (sometimes that's bad), I have an old methanol injection system I pulled...
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    Bleach or Liquid Chlorine Pricing

    I'm a little ashamed to admit this, but I haven't bought very much bleach, ever. When I have I didn't pay the price much attention. Doesn't matter much at the rate of maybe 5 or 10 bottles over 30 years right? Lol Anyway, my question is, what's a fair price to expect to pay for bleach per...
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    Hayward Multi Port Valve Air Leak

    I have some air bubbles flowing through my filter basket. I know that the valve to select between my main drain and the skimmer port has an air leak, I can clearly hear it when the pump is off sucking air into it. I'm not sold that this is the only air leak I have on the suction side, but I...
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    New Pool Owner - Educate Me!

    Hi folks! I have recently inherited a very nice in ground pool from my wife's grand dad. We're located in South Carolina for reference. It's 30,000 gallons, in ground with a liner. Your typical rectangular shallow on one end, deep end on the other. It uses a 3/4 HP Hayward pump. My wife grew...