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  1. DeRooZoo

    Intex Low flow

    We have an Intex sand pump as well, we had this happen earlier this week, super low flow when filtering. Backwashed for 5 full minutes, rinsed for just as long, all better now.
  2. DeRooZoo

    This PVC is taunting me...

    I'm new at this pool thing, so I could have just gotten lucky this year. I did notice that the legs on our moved like this until we started really filling the pool... then I had to go around the pool a few times to adjust the poles as we filled the pool. With regard to draining the 3"of water...
  3. DeRooZoo

    Intex 18’ x 9’ XPS with pressure treated boards advise.

    To answer your question on the wood grain, the legs should sit perpendicular to the wood grain. We have the same 9x18 intex pool, and we used the 16x16 2" thick riverfront pavers from menards instead of wood, for similar reasons... slow draining soil, and concerns that the wood won't last a season.
  4. DeRooZoo

    This PVC is taunting me...

    That piece of plastic is far from insignificant... like Wobblerlori said, that keeps the legs from sliding out too far... even with all that pressure of a filled pool. When you're talking about the legs moving when you seat them into position, is this happening before you fill your pool? During...
  5. DeRooZoo

    New from Wisconsin

    Welcome... fellow new pool owner in WI here... I'm a little south of you in Beaver Dam. This is indeed an awesome resource... we would have been SO lost without TFP. Great community, great collective knowledge here.
  6. DeRooZoo

    Not sure about this

    They are 16x16, 2"thick. Got them at Menards
  7. DeRooZoo

    Where can I drain filter backwash water? Connect to house drainage system? Pump to street/drain?

    You probably can. When we first started our filter, we had about 175ft worth of hoses and PVC running from our pool to the driveway approach (we had not chlorinated yet), worked just fine. If your pool is at a lower level, beware... when you disconnect your hose (or PVC) from the discharge, all...
  8. DeRooZoo

    PVC step plans

    We considered something like this at first, but then decided against it. PVC pipes have a fairly low weight bearing capability. A 1' section of 2" PVC can only bear 70lbs (Pipe Load Guide). Even if you have the weight distributed over 4 pipes (made in a square to rest a step on it), a 1x1 foot...
  9. DeRooZoo

    My 16’ round Intex pool is 3” off-level. Am I ok?

    TBH, I would be a little concerned. While 3" does not sound like much, if you do the math, that is a lot of additional weight concentrated on one side of your pool... like about 625lbs of weight... and that's when the water stands still. If people are in the pool and the water sloshes around...
  10. DeRooZoo

    The legs slid off the paver

    Even though it's a pain in the "you know where", if it were me, I'd be draining the pool to where I could safely move the legs and pavers, re-set the pavers, and re-fill the pool.
  11. DeRooZoo

    Where can I drain filter backwash water? Connect to house drainage system? Pump to street/drain?

    Like JoyfulNoise commented: check your local ordinances on the discharge of pool water. For example, we can only use the street gutters (i.e running it down the driveway) for dechlorinated pool water... for our city, dechlorinated means less than 1ppm. I do understand your issue... our pool is...
  12. DeRooZoo

    Not sure about this

    These are the pavers under the legs at the highest point of our lawn This is at the opposite side of the pool (lowest point in our lawn).
  13. DeRooZoo

    Not sure about this

    Fellow n00b here. First time pool owner in WI. Not sure what kind of pool you have, but ours is a metal frame above ground pool; the kind where the legs angle out from the pool. Instead of leveling the entire area of the pool, I sunk the pavers where the legs will rest so that the frame of the...
  14. DeRooZoo

    Pavers in northern climates?

    I'm in Wisconsin. We plan to take our pool down this fall and recheck (and re-level if needed) the pavers when we set the pool up again in spring. Regardless of pavers or wood supports, the amount of buckling and heaving in the ground due to the permafrost, I think annual re-leveling is simply...
  15. DeRooZoo

    Flying, Stinging Pests

    I've been reading some of the older posts (some from a few years ago) on wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. I will definitely be trying out some of the traps and solutions I found there. YouTube is full of suggestions as well. I do have a question... we have an AG metal frame pool and I've...
  16. DeRooZoo

    18ft X 9ft X 52in Ultra XTR Frame Rectangular Pool

    Not sure... Up here in Wisconsin, we found it heavily discounted at Fleet Farm a few weeks ago. Seems to be a popular item this year...
  17. DeRooZoo

    Sink Pavers?

    We have the exact same size pool as you do, and we are using 24x24x2 pavers for the legs. In the lowest spot where the pool is, the paver is barely sunk in (like about 1"). Since our ground is somewhat unlevel, we had to sink all the other ones (pic). If the pool you have is the same kind as our...
  18. DeRooZoo

    Pump is getting water but no visible suction at skimmer?

    Does your pool have a two-outlet system? We just ran into this ourselves. We have a skimmer filter on one outlet, and a regular filter basket on the other... could not see any skimmer action or suction at the skimmer. Then my wife found a post here about this. With the filter basket, there was...
  19. DeRooZoo

    The Importance of Being Level

    I kind of do... Before we started filling, you can see the blocks the pool is sitting on While it was filling the first time, you can clearly see the severe bow in the side rails... The "after"... kind of a bad pic, I will take a better photo later today and post if you'd like... but you can...
  20. DeRooZoo

    The Importance of Being Level

    Going to post this here in the hopes of preventing someone else to run into the issue we had with our setup. Not an issue with the pool, but an issue with how we interpreted the instructions. In other words, don't be rushed and make mistakes like we did. We got a 9x18 above ground metal frame...
  21. DeRooZoo

    First-Time Pool Owner... hello from Wisconsin

    We are the De Roo Zoo... 4 humans and 3 dogs who all love to swim. We just put up our very first pool in the back yard. 18x9 steel frame above ground pool. Looking forward to learning on this forum!