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    Wasps the bane of our pool

    This is terrible but I still recall my younger brother dancing around when a bee/wasp/ whatever it was got up both of his pants legs. This was way back in time, he was maybe 4 or 5 years old at the time. I was not much older. I'm sure it was anything but funny to him.
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    Neat idea, I think...

    I was talking to a fellow pool owner the other day, and he told me he installed a fitting on the output side of his filter-the line going to the eyes, and placed a plant watering wand in it, pointed at the middle of the pool. He said the kids have fun with the shower, mist, etc settings while...
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    Growing Algae

    Hope to have results of water test tomorrow pm.
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    Growing Algae

    Assuming no leaks when I remove the tablets, should I plan on a SLAM or drain, scrub and refill? Well water and rain are only two sources.
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    Growing Algae

    I know, but I did not have clothes to get them this afternoon. Tomorrow probably four pm will be the soonest I can get them. Hope it will not cause weak spots in the liner. Discoloration I can live with.
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    Growing Algae

    Well, we made it back to our soon to be home. Closing tomorrow afternoon. Our pool is now filled to the eyeballs and growing algae as one might expect. I put two floaters with 4 chlorine tablets in each one in the pool. I failed to get the top on one of them and three fell out. So I guess I...
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    Circuit Breaker Replacement Recommendation

    Well, code or no code, I look at GCFI protection just like fire extinguishers and insurance. I don't necessarily like them and don't like paying for them, but when the time comes I NEED them I am sure glad I have them. Remember, the life you save may be your own or a loved one.
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    Robot pool cleaner?

    Just wondering, what make/model of bot do you have?
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    Robot pool cleaner?

    I am still in the process of learning about pool maintenance, etc and in a week or so we should close on our new to us home with a 30' above ground pool. While reading thru various posts I see reference made to robotic pool cleaners. After looking at them it appears to me that mainly all they...
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    Earthquakes and Pools

    Funny to see, but not so funny when you wake up in the middle of the night to a shaking waterbed. Northridge earthquake, Jan 17th, 1994. Oxnard, Ca.
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    New guy, almost a pool owner.

    I bought a chlorine floater today and a 25 LB pound bucket of chlorine. I lucked out and walked into a place that was no longer going to support pools, only spas. He charged me only $62 for the 25-pound bucket! I think I got a great deal. I also have on order the TF-100 with XL option, the...
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    TFP Podcast?

    Please allow me to voice my two cents worth. Regarding a format, scan some podcasts online and find one you like, or conduct a poll here in a forum if you are unsure of what forum you want. As far as topics, I see well over 100k questions and many more responses in the various forums. Pick...
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    New guy, almost a pool owner.

    Currently, it has a few feet of rainwater in it. Would it be a mistake to fill it with existing well water after removing what debris I can? I have no way of testing the makeup of the well water until we get there. Even then we will be there only a few days until we return back to Illinois. I...
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    New guy, almost a pool owner.

    No, I am not sure, that came from the realtor's description. I suspect it is more like 48"deep, but until we go back there on the 19th I will not know for certain.
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    New guy, almost a pool owner.

    Plans are to close on our home with a pool on the 19th of July. I have been in several pools, owned a few blow up pools, but never an aboveground pool. This one is 30' in diameter and was told to be 30" deep. Right now it has rainwater from over the winter and some leaves and debris in it...