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    When to fix skimmer leak (AGP)

    Hey everyone! I discovered a small leak under my skimmer, on the outside of the pool wall... I'm assuming the gasket is done. I ordered a new skimmer (Hayward Dyna Skim 1091WM) because it was on sale, and then of course I started to read up on it and the process seems more difficult than what I...
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    Potentially the 2 stupidest question you will see? Pump and return hose question

    Hi guys - as a first time pool owner with older equipment, I have been having a hard time figuring out what's normal and what isn't. When I initially turned my pump on, the water coming into it from the pool was rushing in and creating lots of "crashing water" (that's the only term I could think...
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    Week 1 of first time pool owner & opener

    Hi everyone! I'm trying to fix up all the leaks I've encountered after opening up my pool for season. First year with a pool for me, but this pool was installed in 2006 and I have a feeling some of the connections are from the original start up. I noticed a small leak coming from the underside...
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    How tall should the weir be?

    My question is related to the height of the weir in comparison to the inside height of the skimmer opening. Unfortunately I could not find a weir anywhere, and when I google the make and model of the skimmer (Make:Atlantic, Model: Paws, 22-9117-56), nothing comes up which is frustrating! I...
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    First Water Test Results + Questions

    Hi! I did my first tests with the K-2006C kit after the water circulated for 4 hours. I am planning to do another test tomorrow after it's been running for 24, but these are the prelims FC- 1 ppm (see question and pic) CC- 0 pH 6.5 (pH probe); with test kit it took 13 drops base demand...
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    Am I missing a part?

    Silly question time, because the answer is probably definitely yes haha I have looked through everything the previous owners have left and I haven't found an eyeball fitting that attaches to the return piece. It does look like something attaches to it by the little clips? Is there a universal...
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    Heater coil damage

    Hi! I am finally able to open my pool up after the winter and took off the heater cover to clean up the debris. I bought the house last fall after it was winterized so this was the first time I was able to look at it. There is some significant precipitate on the heater coils and I was...
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    AGP Opening

    Hey guys, After reading a lot on TFP and watching videos, I think I am capable of opening my pool for the first time (about a month away, but getting myself prepared!) The previous home owners closed the pool and so far all I have done is take off the cover off and try to determine what I have...
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    Sampling water before pump can be started

    Hey friends, I bought a home with a pool that has been maintained with trichlor and cal hypo since 2006. I would like to test my water soon, even though I will only be officially opening sometime in May. My cover is off and the water is crystal clear and 54 F, and I'm super excited to open it...
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    Heater Questions from a noob

    Hey guys, I inherited a pool when I bought a house last fall, and the set up includes a Raypak Heater (Model 156). I just have a few (probably stupid) questions. 1) During my summer start up, should I try to isolate the heater from the system? My pH is likely going to be low on start-up and I...
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    New pool owner with tonnes of questions!

    Hi new friends! My fiance and I bought a house and moved in right at the end of September 2020 with a pool fully closed, in Northern Ontario, Canada, and no idea what to do! I've read and watched a lot, especially in the past couple days in anticipation for opening. Probably all of the relevant...