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  1. Windylou

    Bubbler Questions

    I had found an old thread and couldn’t post on it, but luckily the guy is still fairly active so I messaged him.
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  4. Windylou

    Hard plumbing just this one piece.

    Thank you SO MUCH! That is JUST what I needed!
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    Hard plumbing just this one piece.

    You have NO IDEA how difficult it has been for me to not brag about my slide. There’s a whole story and I want to wait until everything comes together before I brag 😂
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    Hard plumbing just this one piece.

    First off, I want to say that I hope all of my fellow Texans were as lucky as we were this past week. Very minimum damage. My plan was to just leave my pump going. Well at some point on the second night, the bottom part of this hose popped off. It’s something I’ve been wanting to hard plumb, but...
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  8. Windylou

    Lake water??

    We went with the faucet. It was so hard explaining to them that the money saved in using lake water would be tripled in chlorine costs.
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    What is this bug

    If you’re having a lot of rain, you need to use granules. Even the chemical that claims to be rainfast won’t work as well as granules in a wet environment.
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    Ants???? Vacuum hose????

    I can’t speak for all generics, but suspend is pretty good. I really don’t have a favorite IGR, but I usually use NyGuard. Good luck!
  11. Windylou

    It’s time to play... Name this stain!

    Wow, almost looks like minnows swimming around.
  12. Windylou

    Lake water??

    To me, this is an obvious answer, but let’s humor someone... I’m helping someone get their pool in order & they live lakeside. We’re draining quite a bit bc the CYA was at least 200 & that’s just a guess bc my test tube doesn’t register at that number. So they’ve asked can’t we just refill from...
  13. Windylou

    Anyone have outlets installed on their deck?

    I know all of that from when I ran the power out to the equipment. I should have been more specific, will I need to bond the deck to the pool if it has a power source connected to it? Not sure that I’m using the correct terminology.
  14. Windylou

    Anyone have outlets installed on their deck?

    I bought the NiteLighter pool light this year & the place that I currently have it installed doesn’t leave enough room to plug it in comfortably. It’s on the short end of my pool & the deck on that side is 10 ft, then my equipment & outlets are installed about 4 ft away from the deck. It can...
  15. Windylou

    Pool bottom flaking off?

    I don’t believe she does. I’m planning to go out on Tuesday to look at her equipment. She says the pool company has told her they won’t service her equipment at all anymore by she won’t move the equipment. Given, it does look like the equipment may be sitting higher than it should. But it was...
  16. Windylou

    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    That does sound excessive.lol. But if you’ve got the energy, then go for it. I never considered the impact of cleaning the SWG plates as far as corrosion, etc. I’m really not good about cleaning mine. I only do it about once per year. I think I will try to focus on being better at that. Thanks!
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    I read so many of these stories when I first got mine up & was just terrified. I’ve been lucky. But having the time to see others troubleshoot, etc, I’m fairly certain we can really extend the life of our XTR when the time comes.
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    I would hold out for the XTR, but if you’re happy with 4 years, then go for it. I’m hoping the XTR will last me about 10 years. Mine is great. I do use saltwater, and my corners are terribly rusted. Not to the point that I’m worried though. This was kinda like my test run pool. I’m considering...
  19. Windylou

    Modern Intex Rectangular Pool Build DIY

    Very helpful! I scoured for a year looking for info like this & there really isn’t a lot out there for this style pool.
  20. Windylou

    Pool bottom flaking off?

    Thanks, that was my main concern, was it an actual problem or just aesthetics. It’s not a financial issue, it’s more of a being taken advantage of issue.
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    Pool bottom flaking off?

    Thank you! We’re in a rural area, so we don’t have a lot of options, but there are more than one. At this point, I just want to get it repaired & then I can take care of it. We all know how much hassle it is to maintain your own pool.lol. My biggest concern with that is we’re in Texas & I...
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    Pool bottom flaking off?

    Not a bad idea, I think I know who it is, but I’d like to verify it first. I have their number on my desk at work. My 18 year old daughter will be stopping by her place on Monday to get a water sample to test with our kit, she does all of our testing at home.lol. I’m very curious as to what...
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  25. Windylou

    Pool bottom flaking off?

    This is out of my area of expertise. But I’m hoping someone can give me some advice. I’m trying to help an elderly lady that has been taken advantage of by the pool company. She sent me these pics, it looks like the plaster(not positive it is plaster) is coming off the bottom. Yes, her pool is...
  26. Windylou

    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    That was my plan for this year, but we all know that’s not gonna happen. I don’t need it, that’s just what I’d like to do for a more permanent pool. So I’ll just plan for next year.
  27. Windylou

    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    That was a good deal @Brett S ! Was it the Ultra Frame or the XTR? I want to say mine was $1600 like 4 years ago, it was the Ultra Frame, not the XTR. I’m wanting to stay in that price range for the XTR. I’m hoping to get one in the next year or so.
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    Finishing install of Intex XTR on clay soil - issues with sinking - can you jack it up?

    I wouldn’t worry about dirt touching the liner, as long as it doesn’t have a lot of rocks in it. In theory, the legs should last as long as the liner, but I’ve seen where some people had to replace the legs in as little as one to two years. I’m in my third year & I had wanted to replace mine...
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    Finishing install of Intex XTR on clay soil - issues with sinking - can you jack it up?

    I wouldn’t mind seeing of the burial. I have the same pool & I have to agree, that makes me nervous. Mine is recessed into the ground, but I built a retaining wall around it so nothing is actually touching the pool.
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    I just HAD to share!!

    Right. I was floored when he said there was a car in there. My first question being were there any bodies 😂 😂