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  1. caliskier

    Paper gaskets for skimmers, really??

    Hi so i am about finished replacing my liner and I noticed that the replacement gaskets for the skimmers are paper? is that going to hold up?
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    Help - Trying to do tonight...Just pulled liner, foam falling from walls as are concrete and covered in green slime. Do I need to pressure wash them?

    hi that is the question in the title. I have solid concrete walls and the foam will not stick to them. Thinking I need to pressure wash the walls and I want to do this tonight so I can start on the floor and hang new foam tomorrow and hang liner on Saturday.
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    Liner Install Game Plan - Please check my steps...

    All, Here is my game plan up to installation of the liner, please let me know if I am missing anything... Thanks all... Steps Make sure every part and every tool is ready to go. a. Light Liner Gasket - Pentair 79204603 b. Light Rubber Gasket - Pentair 79207600 c...
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    Rusted out screws in my step U-strip of my liner pool - help please

    So I am dry running my install by looking at and removing some of my current equipment. I found that my U-strip that ties in my liner to my steps was installed with the wrong screws for 4 of them. They have rusted, I have not tried to remove them yet as I do not want to break them off and then...
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    Vermiculite - How long before I can begin installing the liner if I am doing a patch job on the pool bottom?

    I am about to remove my liner and install a new one when it gets here. I have 5 bags of vermiculite. I am wondering how long i have to wait to install the liner if... 1. I am just doing a patch job... or 2. I I find I need to do the entire floor. How long before I can install the liner, what...
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    About to drain my vinyl liner swimming pool to replace the liner. We have had rain

    So wondering how serious it is to drain a liner pool for replacement. I know what can happen to a gunite pool where it poops out of the ground, but what about vermiculite bottom vinyl pool with metal walls? We have had 10 in total of rain in the last 30 days, the last 2 week we got 5 of those...
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    What do you use for coping paint?

    All, Replacing the pool liner and going to paint my aluminum coping. The former owner used a paint brush and it looks like Crud. I would like to use spray paint. What do you all recommend? I plan to strip it first and repaint.
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    Completely replacing liner, do i need to buy a sump pump or can my pump / main drain completly drain the pool?

    Hi all, I am getting ready to replace the liner, I was thinking i might need to buy a sump pump but before I do I thought I would ask if my pump and main drain could handle it
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    Vinyl Liner Step Gasket and Sealing Question

    Hi All, I have answered most of my questions but just a few I have posted today in my quest to replace my liner. My question here is how does the step gasket works and where do i get the rail pieces? Mine is 7' 11" by 35.5". You can see mine in the picture below. I Assume I should replace...
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    Inground 5" Niche Liner Light Gasket needed

    I have a small 5" diameter light niche. Someone on the forum earlier this month said my light was this model: I cannot find a gasket that size...
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    Where do you guys get your vermiculite from?

    Hi All, I am getting ready to replace my liner and I believe I will need vermiculite. Where do you guys get yours?
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    Pool Light and Liner replacement question

    Hi, I am about to replace my liner and I have this type of pool light. I think the light may be broken but am not sure, it does not light right now but the water is below the light at this time. The O-ring between the light and the liner is shot so I at least need a new one of those, and I...
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    Help me determine the right pool pump and SWCG combination

    First off. I am looking to convert my pool to a SWG pool. When I posted this last year I was told in this thread that I should consider a pool pump. Totally New to and Curious about Chlorine Generators Doing some research and calculations, for my area I would save $167 per year. My current...
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    Advice on how to repair or replace old plaster in hotub

    Hi, I have a small plaster hot tub attached to my vinyl pool that looks like what you see in the following pictures. Nothing more serious than that, would like to DIY it back to its younger days. What to I need to do to renovate it ? Or, what should I go research to figure this out? I am...
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    Liner Measurements Taken!! Help me not screw it up!!... pretty please.

    Hi all, getting ready to take the plunge and replace the liner. Want to get the measurements right. I do not have any documented measurements for this pool. For most of the measurements we took them 4-5 different times. For the depth measurements we measured from the bottom to the top of the...
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    Best liner manufacturer?

    Hello, I am looking to replace my liner soon, Been studying it for some time. What I can’t find is recommendations on a good company. Anyone have a recommendation on a company they would go back to? Or a company to avoid? Edited to add: I plan to perform all the work including measurements...
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    Totally New to and Curious about Chlorine Generators

    Hi, I am simi-clueless on Chlorine Generators and am considering switching when I replace the liner soon... I reviewed pool school and some other sites please help me clear up a few things... 1. Are chlorine generators and saltwater chlorine generators (SWG) the same thing? Or let me ask it...
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    Draining Liner - possibly replacing

    All, I have a couple of problems that lead me to just drain my pool and start over. Here is what is going on. Since I have owned this house, 4 years. The pool has leaked, I have found some of the holes but over the years it seams to always leak. There is a large rip in the corner above the...
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    Spent about $75 on chlorine over 2 weeks, still cloudy white

    All, Late last year we started having difficulty getting the pool clean. I can't remember if it went green on us over a vacation or what happened but we ended up with a white cloudy pool that we eventually gave up on and closed green. We opened the pool 14 days ago. Put floc in it...
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    Winter Liner Leak - Really low 5" Above Shallow End

    All, I just went out to my pool I winterized 5 weeks ago, just to check. Water dropped 2 feet in 5 weeks. I am so low now not sure if i will cause a major rip filling it back up, but at the same time, if I don't refill I may loose all water, and can my pool pop out of the ground?. It is a...
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    Winterizing Hot Tub, Blowing out heater but not removing drain plugs...

    All, We are going to have a major freeze event in okc here in about 2 days. When I winterized my hot tub last year I removed the drain plugs but could not get them back in this spring, so I had to put in an oversize plug to stop the leaking. I believe that if I pull those plugs again I will be...
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    Solar water heater in OKC - Hail Storm Question

    So I have looked a little into Solar water heaters. I understand that they are good for letting you swim a few extra months out of the year if you use a solar cover on your pool. in OKC that would be April and Oct. Also thinking of using it as a supplement for my hottub in the winter. I have...
  23. caliskier

    Jandy Valves leak proof?

    All, 25 year old plumbing (guess). Jandy valves are cracked at the screws, light gray in color (appear sun washed), seem to be letting water pass through, not sure however. Question is, if I get new ones, are they leak proof? I want to be able to completely shut off my spa from my pool and...
  24. caliskier

    Cost on inground Tub

    All, I have a ~600 gallon gunnite inground tub that came with the house I bought. Until this fall we have not used it other than to keep water running through it and closing it with the attached pool. This season we are considering keeping it open and I have a few questions. Background. We...
  25. caliskier

    DIY Liner Replacement Questions

    All... Trying to save money. Starting a post here to get some questions answered on liner replacement. Done some searching, watched several youtube videos. I think I kinda get how its done i have listed several steps below... Please let me know what if anything I might be missing... Why am...
  26. caliskier

    Can someone recommend a VGB compliant drain cover?

    Hi all, I have one of these bad drain covers in my hottub and 3 children under 6. One drain is for the filter, one is for the jets Bad in that it is not VGB compliant (that's the regulation that greatly reduces the chances of a person being held down by the drain suction.) Needs to be...
  27. caliskier

    Non Hardening Joint Compound? Question about closing procedure in pool school

    Hi all... Pool school closing procedure says the following: Pool School - Closing an In Ground Pool Drain plugs - Remove the drain plugs on the pump, filter, and heater. I also remove the SWG cell assembly and various other parts of the Total Control system (sensors, acid tank, etc). The...
  28. caliskier

    Draining Pool below returns - Is this a problem?

    I have a small 3/16" per day leak in my vinyl liner pool. I am getting ready to close, I just drained the pool an inch below the skimmers and still have the 3/16" leak. I do not believe it is the plumbing as I sealed all pluming except for the drain and still had the leak. I know you can...
  29. caliskier

    Leak... its somewhere in the liner, not in the plumbing

    Hi, I have been perplexed about a leak my pool has had for some time. We have a gunnite hot tub and liner pool. Did the bucket test on both pool and hot tub everything running to verify a leak, in 30 hours we lost 1.75 to 2 inches. Conclusion: Leak! Did the bucket test on just the pool...
  30. caliskier

    Adding a timer to my old setup. Do I set it to DPST or SPST for my pump?

    Hi, Just a little ignorant here about how to wire the new ET1125CR. I don't think I need guidance on actually how to wire it...yet. I think I will be ok there. It came with the diagrams I need, but it gives options based on weather or not i am using the timer to power something that is DPST...