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  1. charliej

    warm weather AFTER pool closing.

    ok, pool has been closed about 2 weeks. waited until we were getting pretty cold her and worried hoses would freeze and wanted pump to circulate clorine and polyquat. so, got it all closed up, BAM, to day it was 72 and 70 for tomorrow. so, what is going to happen and do i need to do anything...
  2. charliej

    Skimmer Protection from Leaves & Bugs

    Moved from HERE I did too. Could not for the life of me figure what good it would be. Anyone have a picture so I know what to make or get. If I remember it was thick and same size of backside of door. But, would/do you adjust them? Sorry if I sound stupid, but I am, first time with this type of...
  3. charliej

    Wanda the whale not cleaning seams and missing dirt spots...

    Ok, here I am again. You guys and gals help me so much on here. A huge thanks to all. Ok, so I first got the intex robot type cleaner and he really worked well for about three times. I loved the fact that you could see how much he picked up on the screen under the body. But, he died, yet another...
  4. charliej

    fighting these darn bugs...

    ok, i am so sick of these bugs in my pool. i have done so much research and it all points to the fact that the main two types of bugs in pool either live on each other or algae. i have recently done the slam as advised here and let the free clorine drift down. now, i dont know if i could still...
  5. charliej

    Above ground pool close to closing-HELP!!!!!!! Could I have algae?????

    I have kept my numbers good and pool clean all summer and in two day, after a lot of rain, I’ve got light yellowish green looking stuff all over bottom part of wall and on floor. In places there’s streaks and they almost look orange. My numbers are off as of last night. I had tested just a few...
  6. charliej

    issues with intex pool vaccumn and also, help with numbers

    1.first off, i bought the intex auto pool vaccumn and loved him at first. now, i hate him! as soo as he comes back to the side, he wont push off. per reccommedations on here and you tube videos, i have tried everythin. nothing helps.i am fed up with what to do.i dont have alot of $$$ to spend on...
  7. charliej

    new sand filter pump and SWG creates electricity problems, more headaches

    ok, here i am again and thank you all for letting me use you and this site for my "GO TO" with all my issues and problems. i have the new intex and sand pump filter up and running, but my plug in receptacle wont handle both. ive been reading on here and i guess im just too old, too blonde, too...
  8. charliej

    FYI on: Coleman round 22x52 power steel vs new Intex XTR Ultra frame 22x52

    Last year we had to ditch our Coleman pool listed above in title due to severe rust after only 2 years. This year I got the Intex listed above and in my signature. We don’t know about rust yet, we just got it up, BUT, for anyone one contemplating getting this new Intex or has a new setup...
  9. charliej

    New AG pool about ready to test.

    Got pool installed, sand pump running and backwashed at initial setup and ran it for 12 hours. Added 5 1/2 bags of Morton’s salt last night and stirred it up. Had terrible rain winds and tornado on other side of town. Still raining. I have been adding pool essentials bleach every day until I get...
  10. charliej

    Intex sand filter first time setup.

    First time using sand filter. I know nothing about them and when i read about getting tank clamp assembly on correct or it could blow up, a red flag came up. Im gun shy anyway and this may be a silly question, but should the screws on the tank clamp close the clamp flush? They wont go together...
  11. charliej

    are pool pads just for the hard wall type pools with tracking?

    just wondering if i can use a pool pad of some sort for under the bottom of pool liner on an INTEX 22'x52" ULTRA XTR FRAME above ground pool? we never had one before, but last year with the bigger pool/water weight, the ground would have been much better if padded. if this will work, what is...
  12. charliej

    Intex pool and sand filter pump.

    Hello everyone. I would like to say I think it’s a great idea to have one just for index owners. As my littles were growing up, we always had the easy set pools and always had good luck with them. Well, when they got big enough they needed deeper than that I had to regroup my thoughts and go out...
  13. charliej

    Upgrading pump

    Hello. I have a Coleman AG 22x52 pool. I’ve always had SWG and I do love them, absolutely the easiest and cheapest way to go. But now that I have the Steele frames pool, the saltwater corroded the railing and legs leading to rust and I’m having to get a new one. I have kids that live in the...