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    Sand on Pool Bottom... Help

    Our sand filter wasn't cleaning the pool as well as it used to and would spit a puff of dirty water into the pool anytime we stopped and started the pump, so we cleaned the sand today and inspected the laterals while we were at it. The sand was dirty with some pockets of debris and yuck, but...
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    Got Compliments!

    We are on our second year of BBB, Hubby thought I was crazy when I found this forum and told him what I was doing but being a stay-at-home mom I told him I wanted to try it and learn it and if it didn't work then he could go to the pool store. Thanks to TFP we have never been "pool stored" and...
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    Run Cleaner w/solar cover on?

    I ordered my little pool cleaner, a Diver Dave (like Wanda the Whale) - Hubby told me to order the diver so I could say I had a "pool boy" Lol... I was wondering if it's ok to run the cleaner w/the solar cover on or if it's a must to take it off. I don't want to risk injuring my pool liner...
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    Hayward Whale, Diver, Aquabug... Best Price?

    We're starting our second pool season and have decided on an automatic vacuum. I was wondering if anyone has any purchased one of these recently and knows where to get a great deal.. or if anyone has any discount codes. ?? I know it's an inexpensive unit to begin with, but saving money any...
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    ice maker....

    Hubby is considering a nice size cabana/tiki bar area to be built alongside the deck of our above ground pool. We have enough other projects we should be doing, but his one seems to be pulling to the top of his list. We've been dreaming up all the things we'd like to include in this build and...
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    POOL BONDING

    Split off of this topic by Bama Rambler So.. I have an above ground pool, aluminum I believe. Hubby is confused about the whole bonding concept and I'm trying to get him to understand it. I want to enjoy our pool, not fear it. Anyway... we need to bond our pool by means of connecting...
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    Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System Clearanced

    Hi all! I'm realtively new to the boards and Hubby and I just put in our first pool... a "new to us" version. I saw the Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System clearanced yesterday at Walmart for $100 and was wondering if it would work ok for my pool. I'm intrigued by the idea of using...
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    Kind of antifreeze...?

    Hubby and I will soon have our "new to us" pool balanced and ready to close (we bought a used Abg just a few weeks ago). We're going to close it ourselves and have a center drain we need to use antifreeze on... I've looked at RV antifreeze and know that's what you all talk about using... but...
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    New Pool... Testing and Closing...

    Hubby and I just bought and installed an ABG 24'x52" round pool last week, liner went in Sunday night and then we started filling with our neighbors city water (we have well water with loads of iron!) I don't have a test kit yet... planning to order one and get it on it's way pronto, until...
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    Used pool .... to change sand in filter?

    Hubby and I are working on installing a used pool that came with a Hayward pump and filter... sorry, I don't have the specs currently on sizes, etc. The owner said the sand is just a couple of years old and shouldn't need replaced yet. Upon looking at the sand, it is white/cream on top and...
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    New Pool Soon.... Well water help..

    Hubby and I will be installing our above ground pool this weekend and need to know the best thing to do for our water supply. We have very hard water... with rust and calcium. Never been tested, but know when our softner is running low on salt!! If you leave water out for 24 hours it...