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  1. Mermaid Mama

    Solar cover strips? Will it work?

    In theory, we think it will work but I don't know what I don't know so here I am to humbly ask if it will actually make life easier with using the solar cover. I am 5'1" so I am struggling to get solar cover on and off our AGP. We fastened some utility on hooks to hold it but it fills with...
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    We are 1.5 days in on 5 days of rain and thunderstorms. We put a solar cover on top and thinking maybe I should put the winter cover on? The pool is surrounded by 80-120 foot trees so they are dumping organic materials on top of the solar cover and that coupled with rain is starting to make...
  3. Mermaid Mama

    SWG & Gas heater that will work on temp & long term pool?

    Hello everyone! Hoping for your advice on the pool we just ordered for the summer with grim possibility of not having community pools for summer. We have plans on building a nice gunite pool by next summer so don't want to buy anything unnecessary twice like heater or SWG. Temporary Pool...
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    Gunite Pool/Spa in woods in Wake Forest

    Hello All, I have been a long time lurker and feel like I know alot of you from all the reading. We have never owned a pool before so I am struggling with the very basics like size and exactly what features would be best especially with spa. It would be really helpful to know what things you...
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    Help getting started?

    I have a 350 galloon Coleman inflatable hot tub and it's only a couple months old. In past I did chemicals all wrong so trying to kicked it off on the right foot this time. I read all the pool school articles but still have a couple of questions. What I have done thus far: 1) flushed system...