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  1. pookiesunshine

    Tips and Tricks

    yes it is. with my device i can add a little bit in multiple spots around the perimeter very easily. still, no brushing. so not the best but better than nothing. In the fall i use the device in front of the return jets; in the time after i cover but before i fully close. i also use a robot...
  2. pookiesunshine

    Tips and Tricks

    yes, but i got tired of doing that. this is much easier. and yes, i do need some spring covers.
  3. pookiesunshine

    Tips and Tricks

    My device for adding chlorine to covered pool. pieces friction fitted so can break it into two pieces for easy storage.
  4. pookiesunshine

    Window Squeegee that fits a standard pool pole?

    a google search for pool pole threaded adapter came up with several outrageously priced (imo) options and this one for $10 at ace:
  5. pookiesunshine

    where do you dump skimmer stuff?

    or use hairnets in the skimmer and carry the used hairnet to your cans.
  6. pookiesunshine

    Third leak point the charm

    Short version-leaks fixed in three different spots, one at a time until resolved. First i verified leak was in the pool and not the plumbing by closing off returns and skimmer drain (leaving main drain open-didnt have a plug for it) and taking level measurements over a 24 hr period. My dye...
  7. pookiesunshine

    Trying to find the leak.....

    Good luck. i had a leak in my liner shortly after installed. Leak was in a small tear on the bottom in the deep end. Keep that in mind if you try letting the water level drop in an attempt to find it.
  8. pookiesunshine

    Leak detection

    Happened to me shortly after pool originally installed. turned out to be a small tear caused by a rock pushed by a pool cleaner. Tear was near a corner seam at bottom of deep end. I used a professional to detect and fix. That is what i recommend.
  9. pookiesunshine

    Tips and Tricks

    Cool. so are you considering changing your name to Cheapwej? :D
  10. pookiesunshine

    Why do we need Skimmer socks if we have filter?

    for all of the above reasons. i usually change mine once a day. have a long loop handle so i dont have to reach into a mess of spiders. use a toothbrush (old one, haha) to sweep any bugs off of the handle and top of basket rim, then stomp on the folded up bag once removed to kill any still...
  11. pookiesunshine

    Can we talk solar blanket?

    i think you will get "find the cheapest one you can, none of them last very long." From my perspective of similar size pool, i would consider a solar reel if you have space for it. I did not get one for two reasons-expensive and no space. The cover i have is fairly easy for two people to put...
  12. pookiesunshine

    skimmer sock

    i'm pretty sure you will find that much less stuff will get to the pump strainer after you start using hairnets in the skimmer. see if that works for you.
  13. pookiesunshine

    Aggregate Concrete Pool Deck Sealer

    Divin Dave, can you be more specific? there seem to be a lot of eagle sealers. was the one you used acrylic? reason i'm asking is because i thought salt pools and acrylic sealers dont get along well. thanks.
  14. pookiesunshine

    partial drain vinyl liner-temperature question

    no, fiberglass steps.
  15. pookiesunshine

    partial drain vinyl liner-temperature question

    I will be doing a partial drain/refill on my vinyl-lined pool. i am aware of the need to leave at least 12 inches in the shallow end. I saw something in a recent post that peaked my curiosity on temperature requirements. Can i do this while water temp is around 60 or should i wait for higher? I...
  16. pookiesunshine

    LoopLock Cover Storage

    i store mine in the polyester bag that came with it and keep it in the garage, the closest place i can get to. no way am i trying to lug that into an attic or down to a basement. lol. too old for that struggle.
  17. pookiesunshine

    Removing ladder/railing for winter

    Steverino, oddly, i had a similar problem this year. i had to completely remove wedge bolts and loosen the wedge plates.
  18. pookiesunshine

    Are tarp & water bag covers safe?

    that's why the mesh-type covers with tie downs are called "safety" covers.
  19. pookiesunshine

    Pool cover installer is not a genius

    Re: Pool cover installer is not a genius and i say, who wants more flies? just kidding. i agree, Leebo.
  20. pookiesunshine

    Putting solid tarp cover over mesh safety cover

    perhaps consider converting the solid tarp/pool cover to one of the newer styles on the market, that is, a solid cover with a mesh opening in the middle to provide drainage. just a thought, i have not done it.
  21. pookiesunshine

    Winter Cover Advice

    I did get that but i had to reread it several times and get out of my mind how i did it before i caught on. my comment about being heavy is because there is so much water in the pool when i open, the cover sags a bit and is wet. but not completely. so your way may work better for me. i have...
  22. pookiesunshine

    Winter Cover Advice

    Cat, i had not thought about doing it that way. seems it would be quite heavy before the end (20x40 for me) since the pool is usually full when we take the mesh cover off. The way i do it is unlatch all first, then fan fold by pulling from the shallow end. of course it is wet and heavy at the...
  23. pookiesunshine

    Quality Pool Poles? Average life expectancy?

    i still have the 27 yr old original aluminum pole that the pool builder provided, although i did replace the cracked twist lock a few years ago. I did buy a second one at that time so my "helpers" didn't have an excuse. hehe. of course i have used many more nets.
  24. pookiesunshine

    Bugs on the surface after using Coverfree Liquid solar blanket - help!

    The msds i found at natural chemistry shows a 1-7% mixture of two compounds (alcohols) referenced in this study that indicates a fifty fifty ratio is most effective. the msds shows one compound 3-7%, the other 1-5%, so both could be 3 or 4 or 5% equally. Molecular interactions behind the...
  25. pookiesunshine

    how can one person put on/take off a solar cover without using a reel?

    What i do now: 20 x 40 rectangular, two people at the 20 ft end opposite diving board, remove it by fan folding it in about 2 to 3 ft folds, then roll it up toward the shady side so it doesnt cook in the sun all day. to put it back on, roll it out, grab a corner and pull toward the diving board...
  26. pookiesunshine

    Yet another solar cover On or Off during the day thread

    syntax53, i knew you were the right guy for this job.
  27. pookiesunshine

    Yet another solar cover On or Off during the day thread

    i nominate syntax53 for this job.
  28. pookiesunshine

    Pool float question

    I like those too, had not thought about flipping them over, but now will have to try that. I like them for reading while floating. But they do not keep you out of the water unless you are lightweight, which is why i didn't mention them first because lafonte specifically requested that. Then...
  29. pookiesunshine

    Pool float question

    here is the link. the floats are intex. Favorite Pool Toys Accessories