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  1. supercanadian

    What do you think these marks are? video attached...

    Hi Fellow TFP'ers! I doubt anyone can identify this but I just noticed I have three or four marks like this at the vary bottom of my deep end. I can't scrubbed them out with a brush, but was able to remove most of the mark with a magic erasure sponge thing. Very odd marks, almost looks like a...
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    Real fireplace or gas for covered patio? Best heat source

    Hi Folks, I am thinking of add on a covered patio similar to this design but a bit longer, and making the end a solid wall to help with wind/privacy. I love the look for a real wood fireplace but since I am in the frozen tundra of Canada the amount of heat it will produce in the early...
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    Anyone want to do me a solid?

    Hi Folks, I've bought two TFP test kits over the years and love the kits! I need a new kit as some of my chems are getting low. I am in Canada (i know my name would never give it away!)....so I can't get the kit shipped to my house as the pool test kits are not eligible to be shipped to Canada...
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    heater running but water coming out is not warm

    I am hoping to troubleshoot my heater. I noticed that the heater is running and the water coming out is not hot/warm. Usually you'd feel the water would feel warm at the jets but it just feels luke warm. I have the temp set to max and rebooted my omnilogic and the heater. It is a hayward 250...
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    Photo test

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    haha always pay attention to adding chems!

    Notice my PH was creeping up due to some rain we have been having. So grabbed what I thought was my PH down bottle....nope was my PH upper....argh. So now to lower it....made my pool cloudy too. Folks always read the labels. No alcohol was involved either. Not my finest pool moment....
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    Odd issue with speed on low setting on vs pump

    This is pretty odd and no idea how to diagnose what the issue might be....so you'll see in my sig my full setup...omnilogic, vs tristar pump...etc. So I've noticed this year on the lowest setting on the omnilogic either at low or at custom setting for pump speed that the volume of water that...
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    chipping on stamped concrete at safety cover anchors

    To say that I am impressed would be an understatement.... you can see my full build here in the thread. New Build Ontario Canada Was just outside and saw this. I hope this is an easy fix. To be fair we have had three freezings and thaws in the past month so rare for my area.
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    Quartz, light grey pool linerss? pictures

    I am looking to choose my pool liner and can't find any good pictures of pools with this liner. anyone have one similar. I really like the look of my old pool liner (see signature) and my current choices from my builder are limited. http://deysfab.com/patterns/inground-patterns/ I am...
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    New Build Ontario Canada

    New Build Thorndale Ontario Canada - Inground Pool Hello! I bought a new house and moving next month! I am just about to sign a contract with a builder I feel pretty confident in. He has done several of my friends pools, I've called random references and feel pretty confident after getting a...
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    Loud neighbours what to do....

    I love my house, love my yard and love my street. Our house was like 300k. We back up onto farmland but kiddy corner to our backyard is a house on the crescent next door which has houses around the 200k price point. Not sure the price is relevant but thought I'd share. Last year towards the end...
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    Dirt in pool not getting caught by sand filter. Added D.E.

    Thanks to this wonderful place I am able to do a ton of research before I do anything pool related. I've noticed in the past few weeks I keep getting fine dirt/pollen on the seams on my liner. If I waved my hand near it, it would disappear and go away. I'd vacuum it up (sock on the skimmer) and...
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    Concrete deck, refinish or other options?

    Our concrete deck is looking its age I was hoping there might be a fix for it that would be cheaper than ripping out what we have and starting new. I've included a picture below and can take others if needed. Ours is a stamped pattern and I was really hoping I could just paint/seal it or...
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    verify I installed this correctly correct voltage

    I am replacing my pool pump and just want to be sure I wired this correctly. I think my old pump was 120v and set my new pump to 120 as well. Both say they can be either 220/120. My old pump is a pentiar superflo. Here is the old pump with the old wiring setup and the wiring diagram from the...
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    Making pool lights

    My IG does not have provisions for lights nor is it worth the expense of digging and adding in some lights. I've tried a few different lights and well to be brutally honest...they all sucked. So time to make my own. Was thinking of a couple of Naglene bottles with super bright LED strips and a...
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    grout for deck?

    Not sure what I am suppose to use to replace the old grout that is on my deck. this is right beside the pool too. The dude at home depot recommending some ployemere type stuff but was hoping someone could recommend the type of material I should use.
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    small pebble size chip/rust spot on fibreglass stairs...

    My pool has a set of fibreglass stairs and on one of the steps there is a small chip the size of a dime that has rust or discolouring to it. I tried the vitamin c pill and rubbing it on it but no luck in getting all of it off. Is there any white epoxy or silicone I can use to dab onto this...
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    Jet Light pool light without wires reviews? *updated*

    http://www.poolsuppliescanada.ca/jet-li ... wires.html Anyone have experiences or reviews of these lights? Interesting idea.....
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    outside temps/pool temp

    I did some searching and came up blank on this one. Odd question sorry if it is a repeat. merge if needed! What is the ideal temperature ratio relative to outside temperature with wind that is optional to not feel cold swimming or just getting out of the water. I know everyone has a...
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    Test kits in Canada...and a water question about balancing..

    I can't order the TF100 as it won't ship to Canada from the site. Any suggestions? I found a similar Taylor kit online in Canada but it is like 375 bucks!!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    sudden increase in suction while vacuuming and psi 0

    Pretty much a novice here. 16500 gallon pool, haywood sand filter, pentiar pump only 1 skimmer and a main drain at the bottom. I was vaccuming tonight as per normal, pressure read on the filter 10 psi as it usually reads. I backwash it regularly and clean all the baskets 2-3 times as week, plus...
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    some easy questions....when to use solar blanket, pump...etc

    OK I've read so much on the site that I think I might have confused myself. 1. Solar Blanket Use Assume no winds, no other variables. Using a blue 10mm cover and the water temp is 72 and the outside temp is say 80 and sunny. Is it better to take the blanket off to increase the heat transfer to...
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    Cost to use natural gas heater

    I was curious what the cost is to use a natural gas heater. I've read pretty much every thread on here and still don't think I've calcuated it correctly. :oops: First I can't really figure out how much gas costs in my area of London, Ontario Canada. My billing is equalized so I don't see a...
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    which hole does the vacuum go in? (with pics!)

    New pool owner...curious what hole the vacuum goes into? Do I need to move that slide thing over to vacuum? Not sure which hole the hose would attach too. Also, I noticed that the old vacuum hose had a plate that looked like it fit over both holes...not sure I have to use that or not but I...
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    Help me choose a correct pool heater...not sure of pool size

    Spring is fast approaching and I've had two quotes now from companies for installing a natural gas heater for my pool. I know nothing about my pool (just bought the house last year) and this year is my learning/maintenance session as last year I paid a company to maintain the pool. I was told...
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    Gas Line install, drop ceiling

    Hello Everyone! I bought a house in the summer with an sweet in ground pool that this spring (once the ground is soft enough to dig) I'll be having a gas heater installed to help extend the season up here in the snowy Canada. The house we bought has a basement that they started to finish off...