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  1. RonsPlc

    Show off your AGP Deck please!

    They are all pretty much the same, I built it in place, and "eyeballed" it across the pool as I went.
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    Show off your AGP Deck please!

    Mine isn't as nice as some that I see here, but it is mine, and I do like it... And YES, there is water in that pool! :)
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    My $25 auto chlorinator DIY project

    you could get the same tubing that is used for a Stenner, it is the right size, and the black is UV resistant.
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    Check if Google Photo works...

    The image above is from my google photos Right click on the google image, 'Open image in new tab', right click on the new tab image,'copy image address', paste that into the image box URL form.
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    Check if Google Photo works...

    let me try this...
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    Trying to find the balance to reduce acid addition with acceptable CSI

    From what I have gathered through my readings here on TFP, I have heard of new plaster pools having an insatiable appetite for acid in their first year of operation. I would like to suggest that you keep up with it for the next little while, and that it should settle down on its own given time...
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    Filter pressure gauge never changes - always 18 psi

    Does the gauge drop to 0 when the pump is not running?
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    Swimming Cat!

    I used to have a cat that would follow me into the shower, and sit there while I was showering.
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    Added DE to Sand Question

    I would only add it to the 1PSI increase point, and look at back-washing it when it runs at 25% past that mark. This method is done at the END of a slam, to "polish" the water, and get it crystal clear. Others will be sure to chime in if I am wrong.
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    Liquid Chlorine feeders

    I second the Stenner, but I skipped the 15 gallon tank, and buy mine 55 gallons at a time. :)
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    Need Advice Quick Please

    You could dig a shallow trench on the downhill side of the pool, leading away from the pool and fill it with gravel (aka french drain). That would allow the water someplace else to go instead of pooling up on the exterior of the pool.
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    Stenner installation with buried tank for AZ heat

    There are plenty of installs that have the tank in the basement of the house for the bleach. I would be nervous about having the acid tank in the house, those fumes are no joke.
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    I Just Got SLAM'd

    From what I can see, there are thousands of stories like this... I am one of them. Without this site, I would not have a pool right now. I would have given up on it. It was out of desperation that I found this site years ago, and it "CLICKED". I have never had a green pool again, and I open to...
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    Above Ground Pool Location Question

    I wouldn't put anything in your pool until you know that it is level enough to be safe. There's no sense in wasting it if you need to empty it and start again.
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    Maintaining FC

    Instead of "wasting" it, I prefer to say that I am making a sacrifice to the sun gods.
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    My DIY HomeBrew Pool Automation Controller

    That's a whole bunch of update!... But... The nagging question on my mind is just how much cooler your buried chlorine (aka bleach) is compared to outside temps.
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    Finished SLAM, now obsessed with pool! LOL

    And to answer your question, YES, I think we are ALL obsessed with keeping our pools as clean and clear as possible! I get comments all the time about how good my water looks. Not to mention the looks of disbelief when I tell them how LITTLE time I spend on the pool to keep it looking THAT GOOD.
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    Maintaining FC

    You could try 50 for your CYA, and see what it does for your FC consumption. That is how I ended up at 60. (By playing with it)
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    Maintaining FC

    I live in Alabama, and I found that I needed to bump my CYA to about 60 so that my daily FC drop was about 3-4 points per day. Test once per day at the same time of day, and adjust your FC accordingly, and you will get the hang of it quickly.
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    Test

    it works
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    Oof- lots of people, in HOT weather.. then nobody in pool for a week! Levels are a mess

    You can bump your chlorine with plain bleach. It will take some of the stress off of your SWCG as well. Also, with a salt water system, you might want to bump your CYA up to about 60 in your area. That way you won't lose as much to sunlight during the day. (Yes you will have to keep your FC at a...
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    Above Ground Pool Location Question

    Instead of replacing the boards, I would look into removing them and filling the area with crush-run. The broken board on the left, and the area on the right of your picture where there is a plant growing next to the cement pad is telling me that it is quite hollow beneath the boards. I would...
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    Algae in my above ground pool

    Clear is when you can tell if a dime is heads, or tails when it is sitting on the bottom of the pool. Some people have better eye sight than me, and can read the date.
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    Water Bugs

    I get backswimmers every year. They feed on other bugs, and don't usually stay for long. I see 1 or 2 every year, but I have a 1 acre pond about 30 yards from my pool, so they come as no surprise when I see them.
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    My $25 auto chlorinator DIY project

    There should be an award for the longest running thread on the board... This one would be in contention! :)
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    Vacuum plate that fits an Intex skimmer

    The one I use is a Hydrotools 8929. It works fine with mine, and I have the same skimmer.
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    Deck mounted ladder help

    here you go...
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    "Old" Pool Math Calculator?

    The link is at the bottom of this page as well.
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    Best above ground pool vinyl liner patch.

    vinyl pool patch... Boxer brand is the best.
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    How to stop Hayward inlet from leaking. Will I have to draing water to redo?

    I tightened mine as tight as I could... by hand. Then just snugged it with a wrench. (Less than 1/8 turn)