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    Closing down a 18' Intex above ground

    Back when I had one of these pools I used to get the shop vac out and help to remove some of the remaining small puddles to help it to dry faster.
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    1 closing of the pool question

    Does the winter cover also cover the skimmer box? And if the water level should rise...what prevents it from freezing in your skimmer and cracking it? I know to remove the hose so it can drain....but it still concerns me.
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    Bottom foam on AGP, is it really worth it?

    My pool dealer sells the Happy Bottom foam underlayment....but they do not push it. They actually suggest getting the poly film from the installer. They put put the thin poly film down then add the sand on top. Then in goes the liner. I went this route. The poly film also is known to...
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    Brand new pool...and a busted hose

    I more than likely do not have flex hose then...it sure looks like it would fit the description. But after two mishaps with the pool hoses in the first two days of operation...I agree with simicrintz...the PVC is the way to go. It will give me the piece of mind that I am looking for!
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    Clean or drain the swamp?

    kincer there is something for you to consider here if you have not already. When you use water you get billed for it twice. By that I mean...you get charged for the sewer portion as well. A phone call to the city clerk will ensure that you only pay for the water which will cut your water bill...
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    New Pool am I on the right track?

    Pool has been full and running for two days. I took my water sample to the pool store. They used some kind of a computer to do the analysis. Here are the numbers they gave me. Total Chlorine 4.3 Free Chlorine 4.3 PH 7.2 Total Alkalinity 140...
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    Brand new pool...and a busted hose

    It is partially my fault...I should have checked them all when I put the skimmer hose on...ughhh....I am so unhappy right now! This pool is not off to a good start.....at all!
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    Brand new pool...and a busted hose

    simicrintz this is a horrible day....how many times can I tell you how right you are. I came home from work today to find the pool drained below the return line. Guess what the installers chose not to tighten the hose clamps...so now I am topping off again...wasted chemicals and all. I am...
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    Sorry the water is actually pretty clear. Just checked the FC and it is around 7 or 8 it appears. I turned the dial down to low on the feeder. I will do the chlorine drop test tomorrow night after I have all my numbers from the pool store. Thanks so much for your help. This is a great forum!
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    I added 1 lb (16 ounces) of stabilizer...per the pool calculator that should get me to 15 cya...I will add another lb as soon as it is dissolved. I also added three pucks to the feeder. I will take a water sample with me tomorrow and take in to the pool store after work.
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    Yes...this is a new pool.
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    I added 1 bag of super shock FC is 5...I expect this to rise as I just added it 30 minutes ago. PH still 7.2 TA is still off the charts. So should I put the chlorine in as well?
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    Okay so I can now shock...and add the chlorine now then? Sorry if I was harsh but I am in panic mode as it is now day 3 with no shock or chlorine in the pool. I have had a pool but nothing this size.. How often should I check my ph and alkalinity given my numbers?
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    Ooops sorry fixed the gallons to 8500. Just did another test PH 7.2 Alkalinity...still off the charts
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    Okay 2 hours ago I added 1 gallon muriatic acid. Below are my numbers. ph 6.8 FC 0 (If I understand this right no shock until I get my Ph and alkalinity fixed?) CYA is zero...just put the sock and stabalizer in tonight TA...so dark blue it is off the charts...all I have for now is my test...
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    Please tell me if I am right or wrong here...please.

    Just started up my pool tonight. My first goal is to add the MA until I get my akalinity where it needs to be...correct...or wrong? My second goal then once I get my alkalinity right is to raise my ph where it belongs? Then I can shock? I just put the sock in with 1lb of stabalizer in it...I...
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    Brand new pool...and a busted hose

    Thanks for the info...I will run it the rest of the season...then I will convert it myself next spring. What you said makes sense...and rigid PVC is not that expensive. The peace of mind for me will be well worth it. Thanks again, Doc
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    Brand new pool...and a busted hose

    Yes it is...I take it that this is a common problem?
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    Brand new pool...and a busted hose

    I am kinda torked right now....two days of filling the pool and I find that one of my hoses has many holes in it. I am fortunate that I opened up the lines and let the return line fill the filter and tank assembly. It was then that I found water shooting into the air from my skimmer hose. The...
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    18 Foot Pool Is Finally getting somewhere****PICS****

    I just redid the math on how much longer on the pool fill...1.5 inches an hour...ughh...18 more hours!
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    Nature 2/chlorine feeder question

    Thanks Grape Ape...I actually still have a floater from my old pool...just not a fan of them. Sounds like I can put them in the feeder...if that does not work I will pull the floater out of retirement at least until I get through the rest of the 3 inch tabs...thanks again to all.
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    Nature 2/chlorine feeder question

    Thanks to you both...I will watch my CYA real close! The reason that I asked about the 3" pucks is I have a most of a container still full of them...and it looks like they are to big to fit...thus the put in a bag and tap with a hammer to bring them down to a workable size. Do either of you...
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    Nature 2/chlorine feeder question

    My pool actually came with this duo setup. I have a full understanding of the N2 and will more than likely not use it. The chlorine feeder portion actually is built to hold a chlorine cartridge. My question is...can I break up my 3" pucks to fit in this slot? Hopefully I will not have to...
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    18 Foot Pool Is Finally getting somewhere****PICS****

    1. The pool is a Wil Bar? 2. I got it from a chain store..."The Great Escape" (They deal with hot tubs, pools, outdoor furniture, pool tables, and much much more. They are pretty big. 3. I know how you feel about the Intex...I grew so tired of moving it in and out of the garage every...
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    18 Foot Pool Is Finally getting somewhere****PICS****

    It came with the pool actually...I will use it this year...but next year I will remove it. Question though....does anyone know if I can put the 1" chlorine tabs in the side that holds the chlorine cartridge. I am assuming that the cartridge is more expensive...and that I cannot run tabs in the...
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    18 Foot Pool Is Finally getting somewhere****PICS****

    Thanks...LOL....well that would be the dreaded nature 2...chlorine feeder combo!
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    18 Foot Pool Is Finally getting somewhere****PICS****

    Pool install is finally getting somewhere****PICS**** Just add water....glad to have the pool up. 105 heat index today! With this heat the water will warm as it fills...I am guessing 2 full days of water...but not sure!
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    18 Foot Pool Is Finally getting somewhere****PICS****

    Continued from yesterday...installers arrived at 8:30 this am.
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    Chlorine to bromine to chlorine

    I too am new here...but I think the experts here will want to now some more info. 1.Water test results 2.Is this a new pool setup? 3 If this is not a new setup...how long has it been since you replaced your sand.