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  1. TomGallopavo

    Pump question

    So for two years I have been fighting a small amount of air getting into the pump basket...no big deal. I turn it on high and they get sucked out. I just assumed that it was in a seal somewhere. So at startup this year I remove two redundant valves and resealed everything with silicon. It...
  2. TomGallopavo

    Two speed pump won't start on low...

    When the timer turns on and the pump is set to low it hums but does not pump. If I turn it on high it comes on and I can turn it back to low and it works. I'm about to close so I can look at it but any ideas? Thank You.
  3. TomGallopavo

    Pool/deck bonding issue...

    We recently put a small deck on our pool. Every so often we get a static shock if we are on the deck and touch the water. I have google searched and plastic/composite decking does not have to be bonded. We have followed the regulations and the pool is properly bonded. Should I dig down and...
  4. TomGallopavo

    Not the usual find in the pool bug...

    So my 9 y.o. saw this little girl in the cap of our pool as she was climbing out. Had to remove the cap to get at her. The unfortunate hubbies body was also in there.
  5. TomGallopavo

    My old huntin' buddy...

    Truman, an 8.5 yo black lab would like to know if it is safe for him to swim in his owners new pool. He is still a large and powerful dog, but a true gentleman. The liner is 30 mil but we are still concerned, possibly overly because it is new. Do you let your dog in your pool?
  6. TomGallopavo

    Anyone have these wedding cake steps?

    Wedding Cake Steps...do you like them?
  7. TomGallopavo

    Hillbillyville AGP

    Thanks to all on this site as I have been quietly digesting eleventy billion posts on building a pool... We live on a farm in rural MO where the weather cooperated for two days...but no more (it's raining and I cannot finish the pump/electric). We did the ground prep two weeks before the pool...
  8. TomGallopavo

    Crushed Lime Question

    I am preparing to install a saltwater lx pool and have prepared the site with crushed limestone (we don't have sand around here, we call it ag lime). I know that high pH protects metal up to pH 11 or so. I would like to bury the pool 27 inches and the manufacturer recommends using sand or rock...
  9. TomGallopavo

    New Pool Fill

    I have a new saltwater xl pool sitting in my barn awaiting my attention (I grew up with a pool but have never taken care of one). I have the TF-100 kit and ran the tests on my well water this weekend. FC = 0 pH =7.8 TA = 460 CH = 500 CYA = 0 salt = 0 borate = 0 I have 400 # of pool salt and...
  10. TomGallopavo

    New Pool Questions???

    New here. We are planning on putting in this pool shortly from The Pool Factory but have not ordered anything yet: My Pool Package ™ Edit 24'x54" Saltwater LX Round Pool $2,007.00 1 $2,007.00 Hayward Thru-Wall Skimmer & Return Fitting $0.00 1 $0.00 24' Round Peel...