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    More about heating an intex pool

    I am still debating whether I do have a viable solution to heating my pool. A previous thread explored a gas heater near the house, with water pipes running to the pool, about 50' away. My concern is that once the weather turns colder, the ground will cool and my water will lose whatever heat it...
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    Upgrading my filter and pump / heater

    Last summer, we had a modest above-ground intex pool, 15', round, 48" deep -- just under the 5000 gallons limit that my city starts to require professional installation and permits. We took it down for the winter and I'm looking to reinstall it this spring, with some improvements. Looking to...
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    Vacuuming technique question

    I have a 15' above ground pool and following a week of intense storms, my chlorine levels dropped and the water became milky. I shocked the pool and used Leslie's UltraBright Advanced to clarify the water, with the expectation that I would be able to vacuum the muck. It;s been 10 days and I just...
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    Introduction -- above ground pool in Northern VA

    Thank you already for interesting feedback on questions I've already asked in the forum. I am brand-new to pool anything -- my sole exposure so far has been swim team at community pools. This summer, we are installing a 4500 Gallon Intex pool in our backyard, and I have lots of questions. From...
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    Grey Paver base under pool?

    I know, dig down rather than build up is what one is supposed to do. In our case, we are surrounded by trees, and regardless where we put the pool, we will have to confront some amount of roots. We consulted with a hardscape consultant and he recommended a base of grey Paver base (thumbled rock...
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    cable lines

    We are about to install a 15"x48" round pool in the backyard and we just had the utilities come up and mark the terrain. Apparently, there is an internet cable going through the spot we're thinking of. Suggestions? We have not started grading / removing sod yet. Do we ask them to reroute (would...