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    Water height under winter cover

    I’m using a tensioned permiable cover for the first time this winter. I drained the water below the tile line and closed my pool as I’ve done in the past (with just a tarp and weights in prior years). We we just got our first snowfall - about 7” wet inches. The cover is now weighted down and...
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    Pool light replacement / upgrade options

    Bump. Any thoughts on this?
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    Pool light replacement / upgrade options

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    Pool light replacement / upgrade options

    Bought my house almost 2 years ago and it had an inground pool that was built in 1983. The single pool light worked fine and was plenty bright for the smallish pool. The night I was closing the pool last fall, I turned on the light and it flashed then went out. I figured the bulb burnt out and I...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    Just wanted to provide another update to say how awesome this heater is. I opened the pool last Friday morning April 27 and switched on the pump and heater. Water temp was 46 degrees 10:30 am. High temp Friday was 62, low was 42. Water temp crept up to 52 degrees by 10:00 pm. Ran heater...
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    Pool light burned out - help identifying model and suggesting replacement

    We recently purchased a house with a pool built in the early 80's. The pool light worked fine for the whole season, but when I went to turn it on a few days ago it flashed for a second and then went dead. Assuming the bulb burned out. I have zero experience with pool lights, so sorry for the...
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    Debating a new cover: Mesh or Solid Safety Cover in Northeast

    Thanks for the info. Here is the specific cover I am considering: Amazon.com : 16 x 32 Rectangle Safety Pool Cover : Swimming Pool Covers : Patio, Lawn Garden This guy from the forum just did a DIY install of one of the amazon safety covers: The last time I paid the ....
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    Debating a new cover: Mesh or Solid Safety Cover in Northeast

    I should have mentioned that... I have a 2.5 year old and a 2-month old. That is the main reason I want a safety cover.
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    Debating a new cover: Mesh or Solid Safety Cover in Northeast

    My pool is under oak and cedar trees and we get lots of snow and cold here. Last year I bought the house just in time to close it. I used the big green tarp and water bags the previous owner left. I closed in November and drained water off the cover but still ended up with some water / ice on...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    That was my understanding... I have to manually hit the hand / select button to clear the low flow error and then it kicks on and runs all day until the pump shuts off in the evening. I'll do some more research and investigating to see what might be causing it.
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    My pH has been constant since June. Is this normal? This seems too easy...

    TA is 80. Looking at my test logs in pool logger and it started the season at 100 and has gradually come down to 80.
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    My pH has been constant since June. Is this normal? This seems too easy...

    ​I'm not complaining, but just want to make sure I'm not testing incorrectly or something. When we bought our first house and it had a pool, I was worried the pool was going to be expensive and time consuming to maintain. It's been neither. This is was my first year with the pool, and I've...
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    Leaving for 12 days without pool care. How to keep from going green

    I went out of town for 8 days in July and I did what you're talking about: -Raise to shock level -Cover -Set filter to run 6 hrs a day Came home to a clean, clear pool. FC had dipped slightly below recommended level by the time I got home. Next summer vacation I will float a puck or two or...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    Re: Crazy to buy a used heat pump? I wanted to update this thread with my actual results... I started searching again for a used heat pump right around labor days since that's when most people in NE close their pools. I got lucky and found a nearly brand new Aquacomfort ACT-1100 Heat Pump...
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    Looking to increase size of pool deck - need advice

    We want to increase the size of the pool deck. We just bought the house last fall and would like to make some changes to the pool area. The grassy area in the top right of this pic is wasted space currently. We would like to increase the size of the deck to fit lounge chairs, a patio table /...
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    Should I buy a used Rapyak Pool Heater?

    Hi again. In my never ending quest to heat my pool on a budget, I have found somebody selling this Raypak heater locally. Their description is "Was working fine when removed but has been stored in the garage for several years". Asking price is "best offer". I have a few questions. 1. I...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    Re: Crazy to buy a used heat pump? Thanks for the tips. I might consider a smaller heat pump then... I do have a signature but I am posting from my phone so looks like it wasn't coming through.
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    Re: Crazy to buy a used heat pump? Thanks for the info. I was assuming I would need something 100k BTU or more since I'm in a colder climate. I will do some more research to see if that is necessary. I will also need to look into getting a new multi or variable speed pump. I wish there...
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    Crazy to buy a used heat pump?--Update and question about my Aquacomfort Heat Pump

    I would like to get a heat pump and have seen a few on Craigslist that range from 5-15 years old. What sort of issues should I look for if I'm going to buy a used heat pump? Or do I need to suck it up and drop $3-4K on a new one? Thanks! Alex
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    Cracks at top of pool and question about test results

    Talking to myself here it seems, but small update: I added 1.5 gallons of 12% bleach expecting FC of 10, but ended up with 13.5. Pool might be smaller than I thought... FC: 13.5 CC: 0 PH: 7.8 TA: 110 CH: 175 CYA: 70 Assuming my testing is correct, it seems my pool is closer to 15k gallons...
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    Cracks at top of pool and question about test results

    Hi All - Just got my pool uncovered and the pump going this past weekend. I bought the house just in time to close the pool last October. First test results: FC: 0 CC: 0 PH: 7.5 TA: 100 CH: 175 CYA: 70 (I think...I will do this again this afternoon if the sun comes out) I know I need to...
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    2017 Bleach Prices

    I couldn't find a date code anywhere on the jugs at ocean sate. Have you found it / am I just an idiot?
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    First TF-100 water test on new to me pool. Was expecting high CYA... Few questions.

    Thanks for all of the comments. The water looks clear. The water definitely became increasingly more cloudy as the tube filled up and the dot disappeared just as I reached the top. I'll do another test once the water has circulated and make sure to let it warm up before testing. I will...
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    First TF-100 water test on new to me pool. Was expecting high CYA... Few questions.

    I bought my house with just enough time to close it last fall. I haven't opened it yet but I've been anxious to see what I'm working with and to test out my fancy new test kit, so I scooped some water from under the cover yesterday and did some tests. FC: 0 CC: not tested PH: 7.2 TA: 90...
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    Help me decide how to heat my pool

    I do have central AC... I was just thinking that the Hayward heat pump looked a lot like our AC unit. The AC unit is on the opposite side of the house as the pool, which doesn't seem ideal. But I'm going to look more into this. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Help me decide how to heat my pool

    Littleton has their own utility company, so they are able to keep prices low. Copied this from my most recent bill! (sorry formatting is bad) BASE CHARGE =5.00 ECS =1.00 SURGE PROTECTOR =2.86 DISTRIBUTION CHARGE 0.02650 300 =7.95 PPC 0.08290 300 =24.87 PASNY CREDIT -0.0021 300 =-0.63 TOTAL TAX...
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    Help me decide how to heat my pool

    Thanks for all of the responses. Regarding how we want to use it...I'm still figuring that out! It's going to be our first season with a pool. We have a 2.5 year old (and his 3 and 5 year old cousins that live down the street) and my wife works two days a week so will be home a lot in the...
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    Help me decide how to heat my pool

    Thanks for the info pooldv. Solar or a heat pump sound better and better. I just need to do some more research to determine if the heat pump would work well in my climate and if I could get solar done for a reasonable amount of money. I did a "custom pool heating analysis" on the Hayward...
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    Help me decide how to heat my pool

    I bought my house last fall just in time to close it, so this will be my first season with a pool.<br> We are in MA so the swimming season is already pretty short, so I want to use a heater to extend the swimming season. The pool doesn't get a ton of sun (will chop a few trees in the spring to...
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    Best option for buying large quantities of liquid chlorine

    Thanks for the info. Interesting info about the bleach losing its strength so fast. I assumed that the stuff I'm buying at the store has been in a warehouse or the back of the store on the shelf for weeks already before I purchased it, so a few weeks out of the sun in my basement wouldn't do it...