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  1. nate81

    Help me with math! How much does it cost to run my intex pool pump?

    So about .072 cents per hour? Thank you so much....how did you find the wattage?
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    Help me with math! How much does it cost to run my intex pool pump?

    I found a few sites that let me put numbers in to calculate cost of electricity for my intex pool pump but I'm getting roughly $100+ per month if I ran the pump 24/7, is that accurate? I have the Intex 26651EG 3000 GPH sand filter pump I read on the site that I bought the pump from that it was...
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    Spectracide wasp & hornet killer in mah pool

    So there was some bees on a float, in my pool....lots of bees, i sprayed them with this stuff Shop Spectracide Wasp and Hornet Killer at Lowes.com so there is probably a whole can of this in my pool now....should i be worried? lol i'm not a smart person.
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    Thinking about doing a backyard zipline...can anyone recommend a good forum for that?

    I want to do a backyard zipline...it would be roughly 450' long....i want this to be safe and would love to read up on the subject and be able to ask questions as well. Does anyone know a good online resource for this? I've been googling but the subject seems sparse.
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    My very stable ladder

    Thank you for the idea!
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    Should I add more bleach?

    Added bleach to get me to 16ppm (thats all the bleach i had on me) went and bought 3 gallons this morning....tested again just now and it says i'm still at 16ppm, i have no idea how.....its very hot and full sun this morning. It says my CC is 0.....but when i added the bleach yesterday my...
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    Should I add more bleach?

    Thank you for the verification!
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    Should I add more bleach?

    Recently refilled my pool. ph was around 7.4 and then i added CYA to get me to 70, baking soda to get my TA to 60 Now i'm at.... ph 7 TA 60 CYA (i'll assume its 70) I just added it yesterday evening Before I added the cya i added bleach to kill the tadpoles....then i came inside and read on...
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    Recommendations for seeing the bottom to vacuum

    Absolutely agree. I cannot vacuum without wearing my polarized sunglasses! or you could gently slip into the pool and wear some goggles and do it underwater and have your neighbors think you've lost your marbles, whichever way works :) Also, in my cheapo intex pool i make sure the return isnt...
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    Intex fountain and pump running while in the pool

    Why does intex make a fountain if you are not supposed to be in the pool when the pump is running? intex fountain
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    Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    I replaced the intex hose with a different one (new one) and used teflon tape and it stopped the leak for now...i suppose that hose was stripped. I'd like to find someone to blame that on.....any takers??
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    Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    It looks like the same gasket I used....i stole it from the 6 way valve (I have spares)...you can kind of see it in picture 2. I used the Cantex + intex nut on one part of the 'T' in picture 2 and it is holding fine. The problem is the 1 1/2" pvc thread doesnt quite match the pitch of the...
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    Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    I followed instructions on the internet to connect my intex hoses to pvc and the connections are leaking....anyone done this with success? What step did I miss? I even added the gasket from the intex 6-way valve because it seemed to be a perfect fit! picture 1 picture 2
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    Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    I think my old one is 16" diameter also, but it does say the new tank is like 120lbs of sand and my old one said (i think) 100...but 100 lbs of sand didnt quite fit. I just ordered another bag of sand from Ace, they have 25% coupon too! :) Is there any issue to me saving the sand I just put...
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    intex ultra frame parts

    Yes. They are different.
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    Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    My pump died, so i bought a new one and it came with a new sand tank. I had just filled my old sand tank and wanted to see what you all thought about me just swapping out the pumps. My old unit is discontinued. This was the old unit I had. SF20110 This is the new unit i purchased. 3000gph...
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    Upgrading from Intex 1200 GPH Sand to 2800 GPH Sand - Anything I need to know?

    We upgraded from the 1500gph to the 2650 sand filter from the start. Plug and play. Ours worked amazing the first and second summer....by the third summer, the bearings went bad and the pump was really loud but it still operated like it should. This summer the pump was unbearably loud and the...
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    Foam padding installation question

    I used gorilla tape on the top side only. About three strips per seam, one strip overlapping the other (not three strips stacked on top of each other) I Have Had no Issues With Mine So far...This Will Be Our 4th summer!
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    Trouble filling up

    What kind of pool is it Bill? I used a spring clamp from home depot (HDX 2 in. Spring Clamp-80002 - The Home Depot) on my ultra frame intex pool. I've also woven the handle of a broom between the legs and holds the hose in nicely :) I made a mistake a year ago filling my pool.....ran the...
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    Taping/Sealing off joints of Intex Pool

    I would think you'd be better off trying to get all the pieces properly painted/dipped....they come from the factory with only the outside of them treated, the insides seem to be 'raw' metal. I have no facts to base this on, it is only my opinion...but i would think taping the seems wouldn't do...
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    Intex owners that put plastic edging around your pool base...how did you strap it?

    I tried punching the holes and zipping, but the intex 'foot' kinda bumps the edging up.....it wouldn't really keep the sand from creeping under.... check out this high resolution drawing i've rendered.....http://i.imgur.com/j8RxTIv.jpg Has anyone done this and just dumped the sand around it...
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    What the ????

    I've had great success patching a small leak in my intex...I wanna say i bought a kit from walmart for a few bucks. It was something similar to this Jed Pool Tools Inc 35-244 Pool Repair Kit - Walmart.com
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    Intex owners that put plastic edging around your pool base...how did you strap it?

    That's what I was thinking too... any tips on keeping the edging tight to the ground? The beveled edges of the feet are a challenge that's defeating me. I was hoping to keep most of the sand away from the pool liner if i could. Making me sweat just thinking about it.....i need a dip in the...
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    Intex owners that put plastic edging around your pool base...how did you strap it?

    I'm going to put some plastic landscape edging around the base of my intex ultra frame.....i know others have done this. I was wondering how you all strapped the edging to the pool legs. This is what i've got..... http://i.imgur.com/eS72OfA.jpg
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    Anyone have a good idea to hold back my 'retaining wall'? (pictures inside)

    Do you think I'm ok if I keep the sand between the plastic and concrete edging? Maybe I could use a few metal rods to help keep the concrete edging in place. There was no 'retaining wall' for the previous 3 years and there was very minimal wash out.....the stones are there just for a nice...
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    Anyone have a good idea to hold back my 'retaining wall'? (pictures inside)

    noice ;) I like the adhesive idea, conversely what do you think would happen if i 'backfilled' with sand? How would the pool handle that?
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    Anyone have a good idea to hold back my 'retaining wall'? (pictures inside)

    I intend on putting sand in the areas between the edging stones and the plastic edging....but on one side of the pool its a bit deeper.....should i fill it to the top with sand? This would mean sand would be on the pool walls about 2 or so feet. or....can someone give me a good idea to help...
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    Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    I dont mean to thread steal...but how do you hook up the fountain? I'd like to keep my existing supply/return, can i 'T' into the intex hoses somehow?