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    Losing Jet Pressure

    I have noticed over the last year that the jets of my hot tub seem to be lacking the pressure they once did. I'm still getting water flow through all the jets, is just seems weak and there's not as much water-churning as there used to be. The hot tub came with the house when I bought it 2 yrs...
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    Concrete pool deck shifted

    Hello all; My concrete deck has started settling/shifting away from my vinyl coping, creating a small gap. I've had a pool installation company out to look at it and he said the concrete slab will need to be replaced, as jacking it up will only temporarily fix it, and the slab will likely...
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    Backwashing sand filter always necessary?

    I just had new sod put in my yard and I don't want to keep saturating it with the high volume of water that comes out when I backwash my filter. Plus I'd rather not keep adding water to my pool each time. I was wondering if it's necessary to backwash every time I vacuum the pool? The sight glass...
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    Closing hot tub for the summer

    Hello, I tried a search but nothing came up but there may be a thread already posted. I didn't use my hot tub at all last summer, so I decided rather than waste hydro to keep it warm, I will close it for this summer. I used a jet cleaner then drained the tub and cleaned it. Is there anything...
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    Inground winterized pool water level high

    Hello community! I have had my 16x32 inground pool closed for the winter by a professional company. I have a safety cover (I think people call it an "elephant cover"?). It's permeable so it allows water to seep through it. The water was drained below the jets when it was closed, but over the...
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    Sand deposits on lawn from backwash

    This may be a stupid question, but I'm a new owner of a house with a pool. I've been regularly backwashing my sand filter after vacuuming (as per the previous owner's instructions). I've noticed that where the water comes out onto the lawn are small mounds of sand deposits. The sight glass is...
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    Cloudy pool & water level question

    Hello, I read that the proper pool level is around 1/3 to 1/2 way up the skimmer opening. However when I have the pool at this level the top step doesn't get covered in water. My top step had a yellowish tint to it, and I read on another post that a Magic Eraser would clean it off. I used it...
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    Going on vacation

    Hello, I'm new to the forums and also a new pool owner. Little background: I just bought a house with a 16x32 inground pool in the winter, it was closed by the previous owners. I know nothing about pools. We had it professionally opened, and the water was pretty black. After a couple of weeks...