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    Problem with legs moving on new ABG Pool

    The pool is expected to move outwards as it fills. If anything I'd say the pavers would've been better a little further out, but if it was mine I'd ignore it as use it as is. It looks good. Pools aren't that picky, especially Intex ones. Most I see are installed on hills without pavers...
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    Waiting for leaves to fall. I'd say we're at 50% left.
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    I'm over here like
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    There was a chart or an article somewhere on what you had to do to protect your equipment at different temperatures but I can't find it. Does anyone have a link? We're getting down towards 24f over the next few days and I just wanted to look to see when I need to drain. I'm assuming I still...
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    Last time I checked the water was down to 48F. FC 6.8, pH 7.6. It's certainly not using much chlorine, so there's that. My hand burns after cleaning all the leaves out of the skimmer mouth so I can pull the basket to dump it. But so far, I enjoy this much more than the cover.
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    I'm assuming keeping the water below skimmer / return are still normal, and instead of draining the cover I'll be draining the pool to ensure this? What about pillows (ice compensators). I assume that's useless without a cover?
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    Would there be any benefit to placing a small 1/6HP submersible pump near the center of the pool to keep water moving down under the ice without a filter? I highly doubt that would ever come close to freezing, so I'd feel safe with it but I have no way to include a filter that would be...
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    I'm not terribly worried about the equipment as I let it run 24/7 all summer, so no reason I can't do the same in the fall. I think I should be completely safe until it's actually pretty cold out. It's a 2 speed pump and doesn't use much in low.
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    How bad will it be without a cover

    So every year I close our pool fairly late in the year and then open it fairly early. I try to keep the water temperature low and so far I've yet to have to even vacuum the pool when opening. That being said.......how big of a surprise am I in for if I wait until most leaves have fallen and...
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    Hayward ecostar on generator

    When there's so many huge alternators running together I don't see how the frequency can shift much, everything needs to move together and that's a whole lot of "everything". How much does the grid frequency actually shift? I've never measured anything other than 60Hz but my equipment probably...
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    Hayward ecostar on generator

    @orangepower10 Did you ever have any luck getting things ironed out? Once you have the correct voltage I'd bet any generator could run that pump fine.
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    Hayward ecostar on generator

    Yeah, You'd need an oscilloscope not just a DMM. Small voltage changes also aren't usually an issue to my knowledge and most things don't mind the frequency shifting either. I set my generator to do 62Hz at no load and I think it drops to 58Hz or 59Hz at full load. Really, 99% of things in my...
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    Hayward ecostar on generator

    It sends out cleaner power than the power company? Cleaner in what way and how do you know?
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    Cloudy. Algae? Pollen?

    How high can I go on FC without causing concern of damaging the liner over the long term? I.E. covering with 20ppm of FC, could this cause damage over the winter? Just trying to feel things out.
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    Cloudy. Algae? Pollen?

    I've haven't done anything with the filter, though it's not really shown any signs of having an issue either until maybe now. I think the pollen is coming to an end finally, at least going by my allergies. I can hope. The cold water is what I've been wondering about. I don't know if I've...
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    Cloudy. Algae? Pollen?

    Hmm. Which works better for fine stuff, skimmer socks or a slime bag?
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    Cloudy. Algae? Pollen?

    Ok over night it seems like I didn't loose anything, at most I'd say 0.2 ppm. But the water's also very cool, high 50's at best.
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    Cloudy. Algae? Pollen?

    I didn't do an actual test but the fact it only dropped from 8.2 to 6 in 3 days including sunlight etc is a pretty good indicator no? That's only 2.2 in 3 complete days.
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    Cloudy. Algae? Pollen?

    Hi all Looking for some thoughts.. Over the past 2 months my pool hasn't had much loving. The water temp hasn't gone above 65 or so but I've been on top of my chemicals. My FC never dropped below 3ppm, my pH is a solid 7.6 and my cya is 30. I have a 2 speed pump and a 250lb sand filter I run...
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    Hayward ecostar on generator

    I would tend to disagree with this statement. Better non-inverter generators work just fine while at the same time lower end inverter generators are terrible. It's actually fairly easy to get decent power out of a standard non-inverter generator. I actually have what's considered the worst...
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    Water Lowered for Winter but Still at Return line Height

    I used to leave my return and skimmer open. This year I'm plugging the return to keep the water level higher, but the skimmer will still be left open allowing any water that gets into it to drain freely. I don't expect any water from the pool to get into the skimmer, but I do expect snow etc to...
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    Covers where it freezes

    Im confused as to how "keep the cover as drained as possible" turned into intentionally add water to it..... I siphon mine whenever I can and clear leaves off of it. I also have spent time removing snow from it when we had 28" in one storm. I put just as much work into maintaining the pool...
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    Covers where it freezes

    Somehow I win that losing battle every year.
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    Covers where it freezes

    In general, you have to drain the cover whenever possible. Have you been doing that?
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    Skimmer Box Repair *Help*

    The skimmer is likely PVC. PVC and sunlight do not get along. The entire thing is likely brittle and should be replaced. If I had to remove even a 3 year old skimmer I'd be replacing the entire thing.
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    2 speed pump for 24' ABG pool? Edit - Also connecting 2" pipe to new pump see post 22

    My 2 speed pump does 896 watts in high. 171 watts in low.
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    2 speed pump for 24' ABG pool? Edit - Also connecting 2" pipe to new pump see post 22

    I run a Hayward 2 speed 1.5hp matrix pump 24/7. But keep in mind these pumps aren't 1.5hp they're 1hp at best. I'm mentioning that because a real 1.5hp pump costs a small fortune and is far from necessary for your 24' AGP pool. I do not know anything about the pumps cowboy posted so they may...
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    AGP Install question

    If they're optional then they're optional. I'd feel better about it in that case as well.