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    Need some clarification about closing an AG frame pool

    Ok, I have read the post about winterizing your AG pool: Closing (Winterizing) Your Above Ground Pool - Trouble Free Pool but still have some questions I was hoping to get some help with so I can get busy getting the supplies I need to be ready to close! I have an 18’ round Coleman Ultra-frame...
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    Not ready to close pool, but can I cover and maintain it while covered for a few weeks?

    Our weather has turned cool early this year in Indiana, and the pool is hardly getting used. Meanwhile the maintenance of it has gone up. The cooler, windier weather means that I'm having to clean out bugs and leaves multiple times a day to stay on top of it. Pretty thankless when it gets used...
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    Does this count as passing the ONLT?

    Hi, I've had a super busy (insane more like it) couple of weeks and haven't been able to vacuum the pool. I've just kept it as clear as I could by skimming, brushing, and keeping FC levels right. Finally took the morning off yesterday to get the pool vacuumed out super well and discovered a tiny...
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    Will temperature of R-0013 affect CYA reading?

    I am still struggling with the CYA test. When I first put stabilizer in the pool I measured with a goal of 40ppm. However, I was using 6000 gallons, the capacity of my pool and it was not completely full. So when I first tested and was getting 50-60 I figured that was why. I've since filled the...
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    How often do you have to turn off the water going to your sand filter?

    Hello, new pool owner. Have an 18x48 Coleman Frame Pool which has two 1.25" outtake hoses going to the filter and the only way to stop the water is to put in plugs. I just ordered the Intex 3000 GPH Sand Filter Pump and my question is how often do you have to shut off the water from the intake...
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    Do you SLAM after a lot of rain water?

    When we filled our pool (Coleman metal-frame 18'x48") we only filled it about 3ft deep (around 5700 gallons) to start with. I didn't want it too full for my youngest. We've had a ton of rain in the last few days and I calculate we've added nearly 500 new gallons of rainwater and it's still...
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    Totally lost - PH and TA high, pool green

    Hello, I am a brand new pool owner. We set up an above ground Coleman 18x48 metal frame vinyl pool on Saturday and started filling it from our well. I knew we had high iron so had done some research and used a Hydrolife Pool filter on the hose to try and filter some of it out and added two...