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    Trouble in Paradise

    Hi Y'all! 25k gl in ground pool and the pump motor is shot. The sand filter is app. 30 yrs old. Yes, I know. Everything needs to be replaced. Plumbing too, of course. I'm fairly decent in the home improvement dept., but I want to ask everyone if you've done this yourselves. I can purchase...
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    DIY?

    Our poor pool filter is sick. This thing is so old.....about 30 years old. Band-aids and PVC glue was used extensively over the summer just so we could enjoy it (for the most part). Recently the backwash piston literally fell apart and I broke three bolts off the cover of the filter itself...
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    Green Pool

    I'm gonna post, then get back to "Pool School". OK. My pump wasn't working properly, basically had a ton of air leaks. The whole thing needs to be replaced; just trying to get through the summer. Silicone is my new best friend... :-D Lately in Phoenix: wind, rain, and lots of debris. The...
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    New "Dumb" Pool Owner

    Thanks all! My poor old pump....pvc plumbing, etc. At night when it's real quiet, I can hear "air" around some of the plumbing joints. So, I used pvc glue at every connection and made sure the screw on lid was real tight by the filter. Voila! The pool shows improvement. Still a little...
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    New "Dumb" Pool Owner

    25K gal in ground pool, built in 1970. We're in Phoenix. Definetly needs a replastering job, complete filter change, possible complete remodel. Weather out here sez "not now". Winter time kinda stuff for this neck of the woods. Had to do the 'ole PVC glue to "repair" the vacuum hose that...