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  1. Gopherboy6956

    Near constant possible Algae fight - clear water but silt on the bottom

    Just to update - Last week I unhooked the stairs, removed the rubber step grips, scrubbed the stairs and vac'd to waste what was in the pool. Popped the CL up to 15, and hoped for the best. Well the day after CL was at 14, and 3 days later is was still at 13. I think that's a victory. I...
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    Near constant possible Algae fight - clear water but silt on the bottom

    Cool - i'll check that out. I'm at a rate of about 2 ppm CL loss from day to day with no activity in the pool.
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    Fine silt bypassing my new cartridge filter

    Also - you'll find that your grass will LOVE propertly balanced water. The small amount of chlorine will not hurt your grass at all. My neighbor just had a hose come loose and he lost about 1/3 of his water, most of which ended up in my yard. As you can see, the grass was REAL happy about it.
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    Near constant possible Algae fight - clear water but silt on the bottom

    Is there a good way to completely clean the stairs? Just dump straight bleach on them and scrub? Or will just letting them dry 100% do the job?
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    Near constant possible Algae fight - clear water but silt on the bottom

    This is my third year with a pool, first with a steel sided AGP. Last few years have been pretty easy - I test every other day, keep levels in check and things have been great. Early this year, I noticed things were getting cloudy and I had a dark colored silt on the bottom. Vacuuming it...
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    What to backfill with - semi-inground AGP

    I've backfilled a bit - some extra sand my neighbor had - but I put down landscape fabric between the pool wall and the sand / dirt to hopefully give it some sort of barrier over the years. we'll see how it turns out.
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    Slightly Cloudly water - Chemicals in balance - Floc or clarifier?

    So - follow up. I went slam and kept it at 10-11ppm for 3 days. Lots of silt on the bottom of the pool, but it got very clear. Passed an overnight CL test - 8pm 11ppm to 10am still at 11ppm. I took the cover off for the day (still only 20cya) and filled the pool right up to the top. Last...
  8. Gopherboy6956

    Solar Cover Clamps?

    I thought about that - mine would only need about a 1" trim to do that same thing
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    Solar Cover Clamps?

    I got a new (and better) solar cover this year, and i'm having trouble keeping it on the pool with our North Dakota wind. Previously I had an Intex 18' and cheap cover, and it would take a real storm to even move that a little. Now I have an steel side AGP and it seems like slightly above...
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    Slightly Cloudly water - Chemicals in balance - Floc or clarifier?

    Thanks for the heads up - I have not done an overnight test yet- I will do that. Hey - thanks for the reply. I guess I wasn't running my filter 24/7 as I figured turning the water over twice was all the filtering it needed - but I can definitely do that. This filter is brand new - I did a...
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    Slightly Cloudly water - Chemicals in balance - Floc or clarifier?

    My new AGP has been up and running about 2 weeks now - I have all the chemicals in balance, with the exception of CYA - i'm slowy working myself up to that level as I dont want to over-do it. Anyways - pool just isn't super clear. I have a Hayward sand filter (150lbs of sand) and 1.5hp pump...
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    Semi buried or Intex?

    Yep 18' Signature RTL from there.
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    Cutting additional return in Steel AGP

    Has anyone added an additional return and/or intake to their steel sided AGP? I just got one, and want to basically add a vaccum port intake into the pool, as well as potentially a 2nd return for better water churn. I definitely will drain the water below the area I want to cut, as I dont...
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    Steel Sided AGP- Resin Top Cap question

    So, upon review of the guide (Below) there might be a top screw needed for the small part. I'll take one apart tomorrow and check it out. Thank you!
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    Steel Sided AGP- Resin Top Cap question

    I just got my new 18'x52" AGP up last week - install went great, got her level within 1/4" (thanks laser level) and I didn't have any problems now that it's filled. I'm wondering if there's a trick to these resin caps (This is a Signature RTL from Pool Factory) and getting them on and looking...
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    Semi buried or Intex?

    While I just setup my steel sided AGP, I previously had an Intex XTR for the last three years in the exact same spot. I WILL backfill this pool, but it was left exactly like you see in this picture the whole time the Intex was up.
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  22. Gopherboy6956

    New AGP with 1.5hp Pump - 2 intakes vs just the skimmer?

    Thank you all for the replies!
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    Installing new Semi-Inground AGP

    Tell me about it - they're like $30 a pop lol.
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    New AGP with 1.5hp Pump - 2 intakes vs just the skimmer?

    I just setup my new 18' AGP and did the plumbing for pump and filter. After I got the skimmer and return in (the kit is from The Pool Factory) I started filling the remaining water. It seems that unless the skimmer is over half full, the pump is too powerful. It would completely drain the...
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    Installing new Semi-Inground AGP

    Got time to work on the pool more - time to setup the Filter / Pump / Heater! Pool Up and ready to go from last weekend - Poured a quick and dirty slab to put this all on - Testing the location - Started to rain while working - Keep going! Main plumbing and bypass done-...
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    Installing new Semi-Inground AGP

    Well spent a few days getting the new pool up. Here are some pictures. Just have to do a few small detail things and backfill/landscape! Step one was getting rid of a little more dirt next to the deck - the old pool couldn't quite get close enough. Time to play with toys again! Took out...
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    What to backfill with - semi-inground AGP

    Lol. Really though, i'd also have to dodge the spinkler system, etc.
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    What to backfill with - semi-inground AGP

    Man - it's about 200ft to the end of my yard as it's graded from the pool. i'm not sure i'd want to trench that...
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    What to backfill with - semi-inground AGP

    What kind of drainage woudl you use / how would you do it?
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    Installing new Semi-Inground AGP

    What does everyone use to backfill their Semi-Inground Pools? Dirt? Sand? Something else? I'm going to top it with some sort of rock to catch any splashing etc. Thanks!