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    Heavy Duty Vinyl Patch kit?

    scout123- By marine vinyl, do you mean marine upholstery vinyl? Does anyone have a good source for it? Amazon?
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    Heavy Duty Vinyl Patch kit?

    Thanks, will look into to those options. Are the Boxer peel and stick patches any good or should I skip them? I always end up making a mess with the cement that you apply yourself to patches, but I’m willing to do it again. The liner was actually replaced just before we moved in 2.5 years ago...
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    Heavy Duty Vinyl Patch kit?

    Does anyone have a favorite heavy duty (or maybe just large) way to patch a vinyl liner? Here is my situation: My above ground pool began leaking two years ago where the liner is pressing against the bolts that join the walls together. There doesn't seem to be padding to protect the liner from...
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    Another leak, and nothing I can do about it until the ice melts

    Edited my first post to clarify that I can't do anything about leaks now because of all the ice.
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    Another leak, and nothing I can do about it until the ice melts

    As far as I can tell, it is a Cornelius Pacifica. Just like the rest of the house. There's definitely no insulation over the bolts. And there are at least two different areas of the pool where the bolts can be felt, so the wall is made of at least two different sections. Is that normal for an...
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    Another leak, and nothing I can do about it until the ice melts

    Well, I thought I had patched the leak(s) prior to closing the pool last fall, but today I noticed a drip-drip-drip coming from the inside of the pool wall, about 1 foot from where I had patched a hole. There's nothing I can do about it right now because of all the ice on top of and under the...
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    Start-up without access to liquid chlorine?

    Thanks all - I hadn't heard of this store before, but just came home with 3 cases of 12.5%.
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    Start-up without access to liquid chlorine?

    Thanks - didn’t know about that place. I had used the tool for finding liquid on the blog here, but the only place listed doesn’t have any in stock at the moment. Is everyone finding enough liquid to keep their pools going?
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    Start-up without access to liquid chlorine?

    I'm getting a water delivery later this week to fill my pool. With bleach/liquid chlorine being so scarce at this time, I'm concerned about getting the FC levels up quickly enough to prevent algae. How are people handling this? Shock followed by tricolor tablets?
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    How to protect exposed liner until fill?

    Yes, the pool has 1 1/2 ft of water in it now. Thanks!
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    How to protect exposed liner until fill?

    Over the winter, my above ground pool’s water level dropped significantly. I assume there is a leak, that I have yet to find, but that’s another issue. I am on well water and can’t fill the pool myself. I called the local pool fill companies and the earliest I could schedule the fill is almost...
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    Near-new pump buzzes - won't run

    It was the centrifugal switch. I manually actuated the centrifugal switch a few times, then the motor started right up. Assuming I cleaned some dirt or corrosion off of the contacts. Wish I tried this several weeks ago. Thanks
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    Mustard Algea or Pollen (photo attached)?

    FC: 9.5 CYA: ~45 pH: 7.4 TA: 70
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    Mustard Algea or Pollen (photo attached)?

    Yesterday I vacuumed. In the evening I added chlorine and before bed I started the OCLT. When I was done vacuuming, the water was cloudy. I assume from a combination of the vacuum brushes kicking up debris (though I went as slowly as I could), and some of the debris making it through the sand...
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    Near-new pump buzzes - won't run

    Will try... I installed it myself and according to PoolSupplyWorld, the warranty is for 60 days from the delivery date, even though it was delivered a while before I even opened my pool for the season.
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    Near-new pump buzzes - won't run

    Well, I replaced the capacitor. It did not fix the issue. I need to further troubleshoot the problem, but I can not find a complete wiring diagram for the motor with the documentation that came with it. Does anyone know where I can find that? I googled but haven't found it. I have a Pentair...
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    Mustard Algea or Pollen (photo attached)?

    A few weeks ago, my pool water got cloudy and I noticed some green on the stairs, so I did a SLAM, which took about a week to complete. Shortly after completion, the water got a little bit cloudy again, especially after vacuuming (I could always see the bottom though). I did nothing other than...
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    Winterize Above Ground Pool Without Draining?

    Last summer I bought a house with an existing above-ground pool. I followed the winterizing instructions in the Pool School ebook and drained the water to 4 inches below the return. This spring I removed the cover to find crystal-clear water, so overall I'm happy—but, since I have well water...
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    Near-new pump buzzes - won't run

    I was just able to "jump start" it with a screwdriver by manually turning the shaft at the same time I switched it on. Before that, I measured line to ground on the motor itself and got 120, which is good. Was trying to figure out how to safely check line to line when on a whim I tried the...
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    Near-new pump buzzes - won't run

    Just checked the voltage at the outlet - 122vac
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    Near-new pump buzzes - won't run

    I ordered a new sand filter and pump from poolsupplyworld.com and have had it installed and running great for about a week. The pump is a 2-speed Pentair Dynamo (DYNII-N2-1-1/2). I have been running it on low speed almost constantly for a week. Have tried high speed just to see that it works...
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    Replacing pump/motor - What to look for?

    One more question (I think): In a 2-speed pump system, how do I calculate energy savings? For the Dynamo 340206 I am having trouble finding data for low speed operation. The current draw on low speed is a little more than 1/4 the draw on high speed, but I'm unsure how long I'd have to run on...
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    Replacing pump/motor - What to look for?

    Thanks, InyoRob. Is it correct to say that my system's performance would decrease if I keep the SD40 and increase the pump size to 1.5HP?
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    Replacing pump/motor - What to look for?

    Thanks! I should add that the reason I started this project is because the motor of the existing pump is old, had water getting into it, and the motor shaft is rusting and starting to flake apart. Other pool owners who heard it operate said it sounded like a motor that was about to fail.
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    Replacing pump/motor - What to look for?

    So... I contacted InyoPools and I'm now more confused than before. I used the chat a few times with different questions and ended up getting conflicting information from different agents. I was told at different times: 1. You don't want to go above a 1HP pump for any above ground pool (which...
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    Replacing pump/motor - What to look for?

    Last summer we bought a house with an above ground pool in upstate NY. The pump (STA-RITE ABG4E-2A4) was very loud (kept me awake the first couple of nights), not well protected from the elements, etc. I want to replace it. I'm just not sure what to look for, and I'm not 100% sure it was the...
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    Worth saving this late in the season?

    Ok - So if my sand filter is taking a long time to clear up the dead algae, I should still maintain my SLAM FC level, even when green is gone and I'm losing less than 1.0 ppm FC overnight, with CC <0.5?