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    Help learning a new pump/filter/equipment setup

    Taking over my friend's pool from the pool store and needing to learn about her equipment. Downloading manuals from the manufacturers, but not exactly sure on the valves in the plumbing etc. Any input is appreciated! My guess: Valve 1 and 2 are the skimmer and the intake from the bottom on...
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    Help with family friend's pool - ammonia?

    She is going to fire the pool guy, and I'm taking over. She got the bill and they charged her for 50 bottles of liquid chlorine, however they delivered 45 and gave her instructions for adding 45. Pool guy's numbers were FCL 2.32, TCL 3.0, PH 7.1, Alk 95, CH 180, CYA 93, Cop 0.6, Iron 0.0...
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    Help with family friend's pool - ammonia?

    This is unfortunately coming from the largest pool company/store in town...they've been in business since 1954... you can imagine how many customers they have in our town of 400,000 people. Perhaps I've got a new career in pool servicing if I can get her fire the pool store... She's been...
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    Help with family friend's pool - ammonia?

    Update: Things going well I thought... I've gotten the TA up to 60 from 30, and PH from <6.7 to 7.1. I believe chlorine is holding over night, the problem is that I cannot test it at sundown and before the sun has been on it a few hours. Pool is crystal clear. We put in stabilizer to go from...
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    Help with family friend's pool - ammonia?

    Sorry this is long, LOL Background, I myself have had above ground pools for 10 years now. Been using the TFP method since the beginning. A family friend reached out asking for help with her pool. Her pool is serviced by one of the local pool stores (for 25+ years). She has a 22000gal vinyl...
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    Intex Ultra Frame rusted out in one year

    We are on month 4 of the new Coleman with the windows... so far not a spec of rust, and no leaky windows.
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    What does your above ground pool paradise look like??

    We have that same gazebo and we leave the canvas on year round (we sit outside a lot even in a light rain during the late fall and early spring) Our canvas has withstood hail, 60+mph winds, snow etc! After 4 years it had enough sun damage that a few hail stones went through it. Lowe's sells...
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    Intex Ultra Frame rusted out in one year

    We had the same issue with our newly purchased (upgraded design) Intex Ultra Frame 16' in 2017... our previous ultrframe lasted 5+ years, had very little rust on just a couple of places, but had a completely faded out liner. Within 1 month we had rust on quite a few of the poles around the top...
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    Coleman above ground pool questions

    We have the same pool this year... the connections are the same as Intex. We have added the Hayward Skimmer, sand filter, and salt generator. The process for the skimmer was the same as with our Intex pool previous years. Another option that works well for cleaning the bottom of the pool...
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    New and possibly NOT improved Intex SWG?

    That was my hope when I was looking for a replacement, unfortunately, the prices were sky high! Amazon has one seller for $489, ebay had a few for about $200.
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    New and possibly NOT improved Intex SWG?

    I posted this earlier in another thread that pointed here... I've tried 2 of the new design SWG and can back up the negative reviews. I've have a previous model for 3 seasons and loved it ... this summer it constantly gives us low salt errors, even though the salt tests between 2500 and 3500...
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    Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    I've have a previous model for 3 seasons and loved it ... this summer it constantly gives us low salt errors, even though the salt tests between 2500 and 3500. The plates appear to be worn out (they've been soaked in vinegar frequently throughout their life, soaking them now will remove the...
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    Is it worth it??

    Our first Ultraframe lasted 5 years. Our new one last year had rust within 30 days ... I called Intex before 30 days and they would only send us one or two new poles if we had rust, but would not replace "half the pool" if it had rusted that bad. Basically told us we were out of luck. You are...
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    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame, are they not made? Coleman as replacement? Help..

    We had our first Intex 16x48 for 5 years... only got a new on last year because the liner was so faded the bottom was white. There were only a couple of tiny rust spots on a few poles. The new Intex we purchased last year had rust all over it within 30 days of setting it up. Intex's customer...