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    Need an Above Ground Vacuum Recommendation

    Hey guys, i have an above ground pool and looking for a vacuum recommendation. Had a hayward diver dan for a while and i truly despise that thing. Suction just never did work correctly for me. I bought a handheld rechargable at Walmart last year for around $100 and of course it won't start up...
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    What’s Going On Here?

    Went out to check out my pool and noticed this buckling near my slimmer. Am I in trouble?
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    Sand At The Bottom of My Pool

    I did a little digging and I can see someone else complaining about it. I'm not sure if this is the original disconnect or if the previous guy that fixed my pool used this glue job to get the filter working. The part is only $40, so i'm thinking instead of just gluing it together it might be...
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    Sand At The Bottom of My Pool

    It's definitely the filter sand though. I think the green is from using Pool shock at Job Lot --just a bit too much since my free chlorine was at an 11 this morning. All other levels were fine. I'm using a Taylor FASD Kit. I did take apart the filter, vacuumed out all the sand ...and I'm a...
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    Sand At The Bottom of My Pool

    Okay thanks. I actually never rinse after backwash (just learned about that) so I did a lengthy backwash and rinse and the filter sounds a bit more normal now—was making a lot of “gurgling noises”. After a few hours though and my water is greenish (looked perfect yesterday) so I have a feeling...
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    Sand At The Bottom of My Pool

    Figures on the hottest day of the year (near 100 in Boston today) i'm seeing sand at the bottom of my pool. It most definitely looks like filter sand. I haven't changed out the sand in probably 4 years, so I'm assuming that part is due. I have a Hayward with a multiport valve for my above...
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    DIY Solar Cover Roller

    Ah ok that makes a lot of sense! Thanks for all your help
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    DIY Solar Cover Roller

    Nothing within a 100 mile radius to me and they won’t ship. I did just get some pvc cellular core from plumbing store. Guys said if I cap it should float. Think it will work?
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    DIY Solar Cover Roller

    So the first one--if it is ABS DWV it is ok--even if it doesn't say Cellular Core or Foam Core? Plus for a 20 Ft piece (looks like no 10ft) it has to be ordered in multiples of 30! Should we do a group buy LOL?
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    DIY Solar Cover Roller

    Where in the world do you guys find the abs foam core pipe? Tried HD, Lowe’s and all local plumbing supply stores and no dice.
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    Target Up and Up Bleach...with Fabric Protection?

    Haha I thought the same exact thing every time I checked out. Probably should have added a mask and some gloves for a good laugh.
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    DIY Solar Cover Roller

    Ah ok got it thank you
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    DIY Solar Cover Roller

    hey guys -just found this thread and it has been super informative so thanks! i'm stuck on what to use as fasteners...not exactly sure what you mean by auto panel clamps? is something like this good for the job? FG-PFS | Snap Fasteners
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    Yet another solar cover On or Off during the day thread

    Any pics of how you put together this cover contraption? Sounds intriguing and looking for a good solution!
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    Target Up and Up Bleach...with Fabric Protection?

    oh boy i was actually replacing it with Clorox---are you saying that one is no good now as well?
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    Filter Leaks! Help!

    ok i'll give that a shot...thanks as always for your help Richard!
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    Target Up and Up Bleach...with Fabric Protection?

    Hey guys i typically buy all my bleach at Target--the house brand Up & Up. When i went to buy it last week, it looks like their base concentrated bleach now has a different label. It says "Concentrated Bleach with Fabric Protection" I'm not sure if anything change or not, but I wonder if I...
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    Filter Leaks! Help!

    Ok so a little heat from a hair dryer did the trick on that connection to my filter! Still working on skimmer but now have another few leaks coming from connector linking my pump to the skimmer—see below (I marked in red where it is leaking) 3 D0224 E9 729 C 4 C6 C 922 D 239 E6583 F73 E —...
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    Advice On Heating Above Ground Pool

    That's a sweet setup! Thanks for the inspiration! - - - Updated - - - Great intel, does sound like it could be a pain. I might try it for a season or two to see if it makes a difference. Thanks!
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    Filter Leaks! Help!

    Hmm, ok so i guess, i can just forget about the clamp then--no need for it? Is there any sort of sealant that might work in this case? I'll give the blow dryer a shot. Thanks!
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    Advice On Heating Above Ground Pool

    Gotya--thanks Richard
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    Advice On Heating Above Ground Pool

    Hmm..was it a nuisance Richard? Are these covers the weight of a normal pool cover?
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    Advice On Heating Above Ground Pool

    Thanks a lot guys. I'll give the bubble cover a shot. I see the reels too, which I imagine makes life easier when trying to put the cover on and off. Is there a way to do this with the setup I have with the deck? I imagine the cover reel ends going across the middle of the pool, but then i...
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    Filter Leaks! Help!

    Hey guys just started opening my above ground pool today. I've got a pretty furious leak at the connector hose that's going to the top of my sand filter. I took a video of the leak to help. Any ideas what to do here? I've re-tightened, re-adjusted, heated, etc...
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    Advice On Heating Above Ground Pool

    Hey guys--four year pool owner here, and I've decided that my pool is just too cold. There's partial shade over my house, albeit with some sun, but I'd like to try to get the water a bit warmer. I have an 18' x 24' oval above ground pool with a connected deck. See picture here...
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    Ultimate Pool Cover

    I upgraded my cover to the ultimate pool cover this year. For some reason however the water is accumulating on top of the cover. I thought it was supposed to drain into the pool? See image below 2 D48 CA72 3459 46 B6 BDE7 D8 CDF4 A2 DE9 E — imgbb.com
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    Winter cover for AGP

    why do you need to replace every year?
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    Advice On Above Ground Pool Cover With Partial Deck

    Hello there, trying to get ahead of the curve this year. I've owned this above ground pool (see picture below) for three years now and every year it's the same story--when I go to open the pool, the cover is filled with debris, water, leaves etc and it is impossible to get it all off the cover...
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    Hayward Pool Vaccums

    I bought one of the 'Diver Dan' automatic Hayward pool vacs about three years ago. At first it seemed to work OK, nothing really impressive, but the past few years it has gotten to the point where the thing isn't even moving when i hook it up to the skimmer. Not sure if I'm just doing...
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    Leak at Pump Connector

    got it --thanks. last question i promise--the hose --should I be putting sealant on the connection between the hose and that connector (on the ball valve)-- i saw someone heating it up on another video, not sure if that's enough?