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    Help thinking out a SWG plan

    Switching from a liquid chlorine to a swg (circupool) this past spring has made my life so much easier. Got it down pat now. The morning of and the day after when all my grandkids will be over I'll put the generator on 100% to keep the FC roughly around 6, otherwise I have it at 70% for 12 hours...
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    Pool Step Replacement

    The circled area hasn't anything to do with having both coping and stairs flush. Water level is 6" or more below that so leaking any water is, shall I say, the pool builders excuse for doing what he did. Now, having said that, my steps are an even 8" is rise starting at the bottom vinyl. If...
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    Pool Step Replacement

    My pool is similar to yours. Inground panels with a vinyl liner. When my two sons and I built it (a hydro pool kit) the instructions had the top of the steps to be flush with the top of the coping (deck, concrete, tile etc.) There's roughly 1 1/2" of water on the first step.
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    Pool Step Replacement

    You'll probably lose the liner if you disconnect it from the steps. And you're correct about the top of the steps should be the same height as the coping. Rock and a hard place. Take the money.
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    This circuit breaker or change to GFCI…

    Just for clarity. Your new dbl 20 amp gfci will have a curly white wire. That white wire goes to the neutral side bar bus inside the breaker panel. your neutral white wire coming FROM your timer attaches to the new breaker using the single screw in port AWAY from the two screw in ports also on...
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    Going on Vacation

    a cover, a few gallons of LC and fill a floater or two with some tablets and you're golden. Your cya could use a slight boost you'll get from the tabs.
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    RoBot maintenance.

    Had to have my Warrior SE serviced under warrenty after 1 1/2 seasons. They replaced the motor.
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    How long for FC to drop in SWG pool

    Have a pool party, that'll knock it down bigly or turn the unit off for a day. FC at 9 is on the upper reaches, but only a tad. I like to keep mine between 5 and 8 and swimming everyday I cannot tell the difference.
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    Plan on building a new pool in Houston area. Anything i need to change?

    You should add an auto fill. They are cheap and well worth it. I lose about 3/8" in the dead of summer.
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    Plumbing disconnected

    I don't see any way that a pump has enough power to strip a large threaded fitting. Is it possible the installer accidentally cross threaded then corrected the screw on but with damaged threads.
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    Cya level

    It's been so hot and sunny here I had to do some adjustments. Was running the RJ-30 at 70% for 8 hrs most of June and then had to do a quickie slam when I noticed signs of algae on the white steps. Boosted the unit for 80% on 11 hours since and this morning's test was 5.2 FC and crystal clear. I...
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    Pool complete Greenville, TX

    It's been miserably hot here in Central Texas since mid May. Put down roughly 400' of new Zoysia, the sun would dry up the top in hours. I took some bushels of clipped dry grass to spread on top. Grass is staying green under the canopy.
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    Wall anchor screws getting Rusted

    To add what Joyful listed. Get a round wire brush with twisted wire handles, you can purchase a whole set with different sizes at Harbor Freight, then cut off the handle leaving 2" of the handle on, put it in a cordless drill and go nuts on the rust.
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    Shocking after finding a dead animal

    Must be the season. Found a dead frog on the third step this morning. Swam yesterday so it must be a recent drowning. I keep my FC in the higher regions, 6-8 just as an in case.
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    Diving board base attachment

    In construction, when adding a concrete slab against another, if a two part epoxy, Sika is not used to embed the rebar the inspector won't pass it. Never used the Quickrete, if it's a two part epoxy it shoud be similar.
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    Diving board base attachment

    Use only "Sika" epoxy. How thick is the concrete at the new location ?. It will determine the length you can use on the concrete anchor bolts. You can always weld or bolt on a larger plate to the plate pictured to spread out the footprint for more anchor bolts. When using the bolt epoxy, clean...
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    We Have a Winner! TFP Pool of the Month (July 2022); Theme - Pets

    This is my pug "bugger". If the grandkids are swimming, so is she, it's what she does.
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    Which Circupool SWG to get for 15,000g AGP?

    I did the RJ-30 for my pool. The sweet spot for me is 80% at 8 hrs per day.
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    New pool owner w/ Uneven Pool

    Do not unscrew the liner from the stairs perimeter edging, you'll never get it to match up. You'll have the challenge of mating up with the returns and skimmer. Drain, Undo the liner and fold it up in front of the stairs.
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    New pool owner w/ Uneven Pool

    On the OP's pool you would leave the stair's and that entire end alone. On the remaining three sides do a deep saw cut a foot away from the edge, carefully remove the concrete without doing any damage to the coping ( but coping is readily available cheap). Unbolt the coping from the top of the...
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    New pool owner w/ Uneven Pool

    Most pools here in the hill country has to bust out rock to do anything with their land. I hired a septic company to bust out and haul away close to 130 yards of rock from my back yard.
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    New pool owner w/ Uneven Pool

    How much out of level is the top coping from all 4 corners. If your panels are metal like mine, there's no moving them. They should be bolted down to a perimeter concrete beam and the outsides will have angle braces embedded in concrete. To level the top 1. drain water 2. pull liner 3. remove...
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    New Gunite Build in SETX

    Before you make a final decision on Liquid Chlorine vs SWG I'd do a half dozen dry runs spaced a week apart each just to see if Liquid Chlorine is available and at what price. Here in New Braunfels it's a rarity finding any Liquid Chlorine due to everybody and their brother has put in a pool...
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    Pump won't pump?

    Make sure you don't have a clog in you skimmer line. I pulled the solar blanket off the pool back in late April after all the oak leaves and pollen fell here in Texas. Had the pump on when doing this and got a good sized clog going inside the skimmer line.
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    Pump and SWG wiring question

    Keep it simple and safe. You want the SWG to come on when the pump runs. In order to have an outlet tied into the pump timer you need 1 hot leg, a neutral and a ground wire plus you would have to have a dbl GFI breaker. the kind with the white curly wire that attaches to the neutral bar and you...