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    Skimmer lid raised above patio?

    I believe the top portion (lid base) slips inside the body of the skimmer. They should be able to disassemble and correct This.
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    New pool in Toronto

    As mentioned get 3-5 quotes and do good checks into there customer satisfaction. And just a word of advice be realistic and don't expect to be swimming until late summer. Most good pool builders have been booked. Weather plays a big part in how many pools can be built around here.
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    Tips for late opening

    Thanks guys. I can probably peel back the cover a few times a week and top up the chlorine and run a pump for a bit. My main goal other than preventing damage is to get it open as soon as possible to have house/ pool party. I spent most 2017 building the pool and haven't really had a chance to...
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    Tips for late opening

    Any tips for prepping for a late opening? This will only be my second time opening my pool and I expect it will be a very late opening. My house caught on fire last summer and we are still in the rebuild process. We were able to get temporary power hooked up to it last summer and it was crystal...
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    Pool depth 6' or 8' will I regret 6'? Which slide for SW?

    We went 9 feet and we don't regret it. My 5 year old can almost get rings from the deep end now,
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    pool light tripping breaker over night

    What else is on that breaker? Time to rule out other devices
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    Laminar or Standard Deck Jets?

    I have standard deck jets and we love them too. No idea about how they compare
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    New Backyard w/ FG Pool - Toronto - Owner/Builder

    I would recommend the basic deck jets if you have kids. We put in 3. They were cheap and every kid that comes over loves them. They make a great background noise to if you have loud neighbor. The jumping rock is a must. Again it was super cheap. 2 hours and 4 pieces of gas pipe and a pry bar and...
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    LED Transformer hookup

    I have the PX100 and mine has only 2 voltage settings. 12v and 13v. There are 2 black output wires that go the lights. Either wire to either wire. The white netraul connects to white on transformer and the black hot wire connects to the appropriate color depending on the output voltage you want...
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    2018: Fiberglass install uxbridge ointario

    We went with a swirl instead of a broom finish. The concrete finisher talked me out of a broom finish because of all the curves. I glad he did. The swirls looks great, give the same traction and you don't end up with lines at odd angles. Its hard to see but here is a pic.
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    Should there be rocks under liner in-ground pool

    The pool floor should have been swept and vacuumed before the liner was installed. Vacuuming on your knees give a good chance to catch any leftover high spots/ pebbles so they can be scraped off. It will never be 100% perfect but there should not be any large rocks.
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    Driving on concrete??

    Personally I would lay down sheets to plywood over the septic bed and go that way. The wood should spread out the load enough to not compress the ground much. The good thing about track machines is it spreads out the load. Look online and you might be able to get the psi of pressure exerted by...
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    Advice to remove this winterizing plug which is now stuck in plumbing?

    A spring puller. (I hooked tool used to install springs on snowmobiles.) You can hook it and pull it out. Exhaust Spring Tool SNOBUNJE Oh and lube. Always use lube!
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    New Build In Ground Vinyl Southern Ontario

    That is where I bought mine. Its nice to save money but usually I waste too much time trying... OH and make sure the get the salt test as well if it is not included in that kit.
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    pool ladder rust

    I got a used ladder a couple of years ago for $40 on Kijiji. I used it on my dock. Are pool ladders a universal size? If so have a look for a cheap used one.
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    Need help with DIY major vermiculite repair

    The other factor to consider is speed. How fast can it be done? 1 the season is short and 2 your pool is now sitting without water. That may cause more damage then the extra cost to have it done. Do you have a liner already?
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    Electrical, grounding and bonding issues.

    Try running a temporary jumper wire between the suspected parts and something you know is bonded and test again. If you determine its not bonded then you need to figure out how to tie it in permanently.
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    Adding Salt?

    Pour salt in shallow end, add 3 kids a wait 30 minutes. Works great!
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    Vinyl 18x36 on the way. Here is the gameplan!

    Good weather wood take all the fun out of it...
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    Call me crazy but always wanted to build a pool

    I wish I had that kind of dirt too. And the site access!
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    Skimmer basket issues

    For the price of a new basket ($10 around here) try flipping it over and using a heat gun on the center. I would expect it to sage a bit in the middle. Let it cool and you should have a curved basket bottom.
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    How did you pay for your pool?

    We managed to build ours from savings but I would recommend a HELOC. We paid cash for everything except the shell, liner equipment. We managed to get a deal on everything by paying in cash. Even the cement truck gave us a fantastic deal. Its worth looking into because every dollar you save is...
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    Owner build in NJ DIY steel/vinyl liner

    I remember that feeling well. I had the same problems when I built mine last year. It seemed to rain almost everyday once I started building. Now that the footing is in you can relax. the ground is no longer at risk of caving in. Now go drink a few beers and get ready for plumbing and 50 tons...
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    Tingle When Getting Out of Pool?!

    Try running a wire from the pump/ heater bonding lug to the ladder. See if it helps. If it does then you need to find a way to bond it properly.
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    Vinyl liner replacement advice, feedback and opinions please

    I would get buy the liner they recommend. Otherwise then are not going to stand behind it when there is a problem.
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    Broken skimmer, fiberglass resin

    Don't forget the pics!
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    New build skimmer question

    The lid most likely slides up and down as mentioned earlier. Go have a look. You can probably lift it and it will slide up pretty easy. When I installed mine I waited until I have the coping and concrete forms built then I used a straight edge to set the level and taped the collars to hold it...
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    install heater plumbing myself?

    It may be different in Ottawa but around here HD doesn't stock sh 40 PVC. Lowes has minimal selection. You may need to go to a pool store are plumbing supplier.
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    SW OHIO Ready to ORDER pool kit take a look

    I would look at getting 3 lights. We put 2 in our 16 x 32 and its perfect. Depending on the lights you may want more flex pipe. The Jandy lights I used go into return fittings so I ran extra Tiger flex back to the pad. Other than that it looks great!