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    Green pool

    Hi guys First off I am not a real pool geek. I own my 16 X 32 - 22K gallons gunite pool since 2014 I do not own a test kit (use test strips) but get my water tested without fail each week at the pool store. It has worked for me for the last 7 years I had algae break out in 2014 and shocking...
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    Solid winter pool cover size

    My solid tarp cover tore ove the winter and I need a new one My pool guy says the overlap should be 7 feet on both sides. I have a 16 x 32 inground pool and as far as I remember the old cover had an overlap of 5 feet each side as is evident fron the covers available online is 5 feet overhang...
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    Pump did not prime on skimmer side

    Hello, It's time to open the pool on 5/25 When we closed the pool on 9/8, we discovered a priming problem All through last season, my filter gauge was at around 23 psi when the valve was set to draw from main and skimmer Towards the end of summer, the psi dropped to 20. The return jet power...
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    Pool tarp tearing

    We are still more than 2 months from opening We have had a lot of snow/ice in Michigan this winter and I noticed my tarp tearing on the side just covering the skimmer opening and maybe 2 feet either side of it As soon as the ice melts, I will drain the cover. For now, I just put some blue...
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    Skimmer leak?

    Hello Looks like I have a leak for sure: 1) Filled water last evening at 7 PM 2) Pump ran in cracked position (main + skimmer) for 1 hour this AM 3) At 6 AM, level was down an inch from 7 PM last night 4) Refilled water at 7 AM 3) At 2 PM, the level is down about 3/4 inch The pump ha been...
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    Pump not priming

    Hello, I opened my pool last week At the opening, the pump would not prime when set to main drain. After the level reached above skimmer, the pump did prime for a week. Just this morning, it stopped priming from skimmer The pool person said the main drain issue could be clogged suction line...
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    Pool Leak - agonizing over next steps

    Hello all, Really seeking some invaluable advice from the experts here: 1) I suspected a shell leak last fall as the water was receding over a period of a long dry spell after pool closure last September. Since my mesh cover was old, it was suspected to be evaporation through cover. Got cover...
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    Pool leak? Help please

    Hello, I have a gunite pool in Michigan. Closed it on September 8. I am a hawk as far as leaks are concerned. During the season, did a dye test and no leaks were apparent around skimmer and jets. With pump on overnight did not lose water. When it got cooler late in August noticed water loss...
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    Pool still leaking after closing - HELP

    Hello, I closed my pool on Sept 12 after dye tests were done and any leaks found were plugged. The pool is covered and I have been checking the level to be sure I lost 1/4 inch in 5 days in the pool and it is getting cold here in Michigan. What should I do? Will it possible for a leak...
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    Pool closing

    Hi, This will be my first full year and pool closing happens in 2 weeks. I have a Pentair filter. I don't remember the steps I took last year. I did a backwash until the level dropped below skimmer. Don't remember next steps. Should I put valve to Waste or Recirculate and turn the lever to...