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    Slight Green Hue

    Thank you will start the process. Any reason to use or not use the solar cover during the process?
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    Slight Green Hue

    I have a 18 foot above ground pool that has a slight green look to it. When I brush the bottom it looks like like some kind of green dust is on the bottom so guessing some sort of Algae issue starting? My CC is 0 my PH is around 7.2-7.5 hard to read the colors. My CYA is around 30. I current...
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    Intex sand filter sand escaping

    I have a 16inch Intex sand filter that is a year old. I just added a vacuum on the return that comes with a small prefilter cone. I noticed it keeps getting clogged with sand particles after a day or two of use. It doesn’t take much to clog this filter. Before I go about tearing apart the...
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    Intex zx300??

    I have had that happen to me as well. I am guessing some derbies is getting stuck in the flapper. It hasn’t been a major issue. My bigger issue is it gets stuck by my staircase a lot so I need to figure that out.
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    Hayward Skimmer Final Steps...

    I just screwed in the Hayward skimmer by splitting the gasket in two. My water level is about 2 inches below the grey line on my Intex so it was very nerve racking poking holes and and seeing water spray out of the holes. About 20 mins later I have the skimmer mounted to the side of the pool...
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    Hayward Skimmer came with cork gasket, not rubber butterfly gasket

    Where did you order the skimmer from that is caring old stock still?
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    Remove Hayward Skimmer for Winter Storage?

    Thinking about installing the skimmer, but what do you guys do for storage? Last year I rolled up the liner as best as I could and thinking I would maybe have to remove this before storing? If you remove do you do anything to proct the liner etc where you cut the hole?
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    Hayward Skimmer came with cork gasket, not rubber butterfly gasket

    Looking at various items online it looks like maybe the cork gasket was for the older 1090 vs 1091LX? Did the box say a model number?
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    Intex zx300??

    Yea that could be. Will just have to monitor my pressure and backwash more I guess. Given I start off in the mid green level I cant recall if that is normal or if I need to try to deep clean the sand. I have backwashed etc but I have seen videos of people taking it apart and doing a better...
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    Intex zx300??

    The only issue I have so far is it does get stuck on my staircase I have in the pool. I can't blame intext since it is not an intex staircase. Guessing if you have nothing in the pool it would work fine going up and down the walls.
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    Intex zx300??

    My guess is the mesh filter between the sand filter and the vacuum isn't helping the PSI either.
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    Intex zx300??

    One other issue I noticed (maybe the same with the old unit) but my sand filter shows about a 5-7psi increase when using the vacuum. So I am going from middle of the green to bottom of the yellow. Just having the attachment i noticed maybe 2-3 psi increase and then adding the vacuum another...
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    Intex zx300??

    So far so good. Only been a few hours but using it with a cover. My only concern is if the tubing or the unit climbing the wall and touching the cover will cause it to fail quicker than normal. I did have the tube fall once but that might have been user error. I checked the screen after a...
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    Intex zx300??

    I finally setup my pool and tried out this unit for the first time. This was my first time with a vacuum so not sure what to expect but it definitely climbs the walls. Will have to see how it works with a solar cover on.
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    Moving On Up - Intex 16 inch Sand Pump for 18 x 48 Coleman - Question about Pool Outlet and Inlets

    I have a 18x48 Intex the outlet jet is already a 1.5" on mine. The two inlets are 1.25" but my original pump came with a T plunger to accept both 1.25" and convert to a 1.5". So Kept them as is with a skimmer on one of the inlets. Seems to work fine the skimmer on the sand filter never has...
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    All Star brand pool sand

    I ended up getting Aquaquartz from a pool store. Was a little more money a bag than HTH but around me HTH would have taken two weeks for stores to restock and didn't want to wait :)
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    How to level ground on side of cement pad

    I am new to this all so hopefully some with more experience will answer. Seems to be a wood deck addon would be better than building up the ground that can risk washing away. how big of a drop is it from cement to grass?
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    How to level ground on side of cement pad

    Could you build a wood platform even with the cement pad?
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    Foam? Sand? Gorilla Pad? What do I need to put under my pool and what is optional?

    I leveled the dirt as much as humanly possible, put the pavers in making sure they were all level to eachother using a 6 foot level as well as a water level then put 1" XPS foam down. I triple taped the seems (one down the middle using extra wide gorilla tape and then one strip on each side)...
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    Pool Paradise!

    Ha I am in Chicago and just got the pool up and was excited I got the water up to 74 degrees. Kids didn't seem to mind :)
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    Adding stabilizer if using tablets (day 1)?

    Got the pool up and running adding chlorine yesterday and CYA at night. The CYA dissolved via the sock method real quick just did some testing with the TF-100. One quick question can I use the speed stirrer for the chlorine test not sure why one vial is labeled chlorine only using the speed...
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    Pavers location and plumb legs

    I thought I read on here about putting it closer to the edge so the pool liner isn’t rubbing against the pavers. Maybe I read it wrong right now all legs are plumb on some part of paver. But not sure when I continue to fill if the legs will be sucked closer to the center which will move them...
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    Pavers location and plumb legs

    Well I thought I did it all right. Build the top rail and put the pavers so the Y bracket was towards the edge ( pool side edge). I build the pool and thought I had it all lined up but started filling with water and in the process of removing wrinkles must have moved the liner I have legs they...
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    All Star brand pool sand

    Do you have brands you recommend?
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    All Star brand pool sand

    The only pool sand I can find in the area is at Menards made by All Star. I have a 3000 GPH Intex sand filter so wanted to see if this sand would be appropriate to use. Thanks
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    Can I please stop leveling!

    You think I should add some leveling sand when I roll to even it out more? I have some dry dirt I can add as well I guess.
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    Can I please stop leveling!

    I have a 8x8 hand tamper but also have a lawn roller. I tried the roller early on and didn't think it worked well but the ground was a little wet maybe worth trying it again. Before it just kept picking up direct and making more divots!
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    Can I please stop leveling!

    I can't level anymore! Putting up an intex 18x48. I digged down to soil and will use 1" XPS with 2" brick pavers. I built the rail and using a 6 foot level I am level all the way around..maybe a 1/4" variance in spots so happy with that. My issue is more around the ground itself. Given I...
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    Adding stabilizer if using tablets (day 1)?

    Is that just the initial period or forever that you need to add chlorine everyday?
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    Adding stabilizer if using tablets (day 1)?

    Thanks. So once I get it stabilized how often should I expect to put liquid chlorine in the pool? How long does it usually take to get stabilized?