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  1. Sharelick

    Spring assist grill lids

    So I ended up buying a FireMagic with spring assisted lid. Happy wife=happy life is what many guys (and my wife) keep telling me. But AZrob, I’ll definitely show her a pic of your weighs, she’ll get a kick out of that. I’m still waiting for everything to come in. Tons of stuff is delayed for up...
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    Spring assist grill lids

    I’m in the market for a built in grill to add to my outdoor kitchen. First off I wanted a minimum of 36” of grilling space, interior lights, all quality 304 (or marine grade 316) SS construction, a good ignition system, and finally narrow spaces between the grates bc we like to cook salmon...
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    How to open a main drain

    A leak detection guy came out and blew air to show that there were two separate pipes going to the equipment pad that were the two main drains. Still need to hook them up, but that should be easy.
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    Water Leak

    It was not one leak but three that I’m aware of. Leak detection company found and shut down three of my nine returns on two separate lines. Plus I still have an air leak that seems to be somewhere underground. But That’s only a minor issue at this point. Pool is running much better now. Thanks...
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    Why am I Losing prime/head while vacuuming? arrrgh!!!

    In case anyone is curious how things turned out, I figured I’d post some before and afters. And say thank you to all that helped me get to this point. You guys (and gals) are awesome and I really appreciate all the help. A leak detection guy sold me some stain remover/sequestration. after 2...
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  11. Sharelick

    How to open a main drain

    Nope, my skimmer pic was is in another thread. So here is that pic... Should I open the square plug?
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    How to open a main drain

    I took a few more pics that I thought might help. The first is a wide shot and then a closeup of the deep end drain and the third is closer to the shallow I’m wondering what would happen if I open the plug on the bottom just to see if there’s a pipe in there or if it’s just dirt. I wonder...
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  17. Sharelick

    Suction side leak and losing water

    Hi Maddie, A few days back I plugged up all the lines and had no water loss. So I doubt it’s the liner. And yes I’ve been using a bucket to account for evaporation. No I haven’t found any wet spots either by the pump or in the lawn. Tonight I plugged the returns, and left the skimmer lines...
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    Suction side leak and losing water

    I’ll try that tomorrow night. But since I am consistently losing more water with the pump running, so I’ll assume for now there’s two problems. So to start I’ll get some buckets of water to see if I can find a leak at the pool pad. All the equipment is new, but I don’t think the installers put...
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    How to open a main drain

    So while the pool was built in the 80s, I assume the liner was replaced maybe 15 years ago give or take. So they may have added the second deep end drain at that time. But I have no way of knowing for sure. I can only say that it hasn’t been done in the past 9 years. I dont know if the main...
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    Where to start now?

    i agree with Msch, also what are you using to as a test kit?
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    Suction side leak and losing water

    So I’m getting air in my pump basket window and I’m losing 3/4” of water each day. Is it normal to lose water with a suction side leak? Or do I have multiple leaks? With my luck that would be my guess. I don’t see where the water is coming out anywhere, so it must be under ground. Last night I...
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    Where to start now?

    Can you post a picture? It seems black algae is rare so you likely need to SLAM your pool. At least run the OCLT.
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    How to open a main drain

    hi Jim, Yes the pipes currently going to the pump are from the two skimmers. I relocated the equipment pad and got all new equipment a couple months ago so I could open the pool. I believe only one of those pipes goes to the main drain. I think the other is a dead or spare line that may have...
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    How to open a main drain

    Thanks Jim. I’m also rather sure it’s a safety feature. And I know the pool works without the main drain. But I also have a leak somewhere and it would be nice to hook up the drain to the pump. Here’s the pool pad... The main drain should be one of the two black poly lines in the foreground...
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    Water Leak

    Pool temp is about 78 and 70 was the overnight low with about 70% humidity. It’s a 40,000 gal pool 22’ x 41’. In my bucket tests I only lost up to 1/8” overnight, but I did not a bucket in the pool last night. I will replug up tonight and do a bucket test to be sure.
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    How to open a main drain

    So having opened our pool for the first time after buying the house it’s taken 2 months to get the deep end clear enough to see the main drains. But not sure how to do this. So there are two covers, both on the floor, one fully in the deep end, the other 4-5 feet toward the shallow. The...
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    Water Leak

    So having refilled the pool with water many times everything seems to be working normally except for consistently losing 3/4” of water every 24hours. Last night from 11pm to 8am this morning I turned off the pump then plugged all the returns and both skimmers. (I haven’t opened the main drain...