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    Intex 1.25" to PVC 1.5

    That's easy. There should be lots of hose barbs at the local hardware/big box store that will attach to that with hose clamps and thread into a PVC female fitting.
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    Intex 1.25" to PVC 1.5

    This is an old thread of how to adapt PVC to an Intex pool. Probably not exactly what you're looking for but might offer a nugget of insight to the problem. Create intex adapters. Step by step. Lots of embedded photos I actually have an adapter that connects the end of an Intex hose to a PVC...
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    In-ground newbie -- I'm in the weeds now!

    Sorry. Here's the label on the filter.
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    In-ground newbie -- I'm in the weeds now!

    After several seasons with my Intex above-ground pool, we're moving to a new house and I've adopted a vinyl-lined in-ground pool! Problem is, I know very little about this aged pump and filter and I haven't found any information about them online. The filter is a Sta-Rite D.E. spin filter (33...
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    Can anyone identify this Aquabot?

    Yeah, I have to agree. I found some operating instructions online for newer units that are probably still applicable to this one, but I'd love to be able to download a a manual for this one exactly. - - - Updated - - - This one is pretty close. I'll go with this...
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    Can anyone identify this Aquabot?

    I managed to find this "serial" number on the side. IDK if it's the machine's serial number or just a parts number. I'll take the information from Manny and try to research the number.
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    Can anyone identify this Aquabot?

    Thanks!
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    Can anyone identify this Aquabot?

    We've inherited this cleaner with a new home and pool purchase and need to know if anyone can identify it by model number. The previous owner doesn't know anything about it, other than to plug it in and drop it on the pool, and all of the labels are completely washed out. Any help would be...
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    SLAM or treat for metals?

    I get that, but my experience is that the iron/metals in the water will discolor it as well as the walls. But your point is well taken. I have initiated the SLAM :goodjob:
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    SLAM or treat for metals?

    Well, I can't do that! (thanks)
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    SLAM or treat for metals?

    Finally opening today, and of course I have some discolored water. Lack of chlorine+warmer temps=green water. I get it. It's not the first time. And my water level is down. Down enough that I have to add some before the pump will begin circulating. In the past, adding water -- even my supposedly...
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    DE filter & muriatic acid

    The gasket that seals the top of the filter to the filter body is the only rubber I know of. The risk of getting it into the MA/H2O mix would, I should think, actually be lessened by using something small enough that the top couldn't slip down into. I don't recall if the pressure gauge on the...
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    DE filter & muriatic acid

    Last fall I used someone's suggestion to clean the elements of my DE filter by soaking them in a solution of muriatic acid & water, which produced pleasing results. Only thing is, the one container I have to soak in is about 30 gallons or so, which required a lot of water & acid. It just...
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    Intex Ultra Frame liner pockets

    I do have that problem but I don't consider it to be a major concern. Every once in a while I just run my finger down in there to get rid of as much of it as possible. I have toyed with the idea of closing up that gap with aluminum duct tape, the really sticky kind. It would look ratty but might...
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    Classifieds?

    Thanks, all!
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    Classifieds?

    Is there some sort of classified section or user exchange on the TFP forum? Specifically, I'm looking to find anyone who has two or three gently used 2'x20' solar panels for sale.
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    To close or not to close

    Yeah, when I said "well below 60 degrees" I meant water temps. It's at 55 degrees right now. Any chance two days in the 70s will lift that above 60 degrees?
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    To close or not to close

    I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere but I just need a quick bit of advise. My pool in SW Michigan has been dormant for some time now, well below 60 degrees on average and I was going to close it today. But, the high for today is expected to reach 70 and tomorrow is expected to...
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    Use and care for DE filters

    Why the need to partially drain the filter before bumping? Hayward doesn't mention this in their description of the process. How can that damage the filter?
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    Diagnosing DE filter/cellulose problems & solutions

    Re: Diagnosing DE filter/cellulose problems & solutions I will concede that my using softened well water to refill is probably adding a bit of iron oxide to the mix, although I rarely need to use sequestrant to clear it up. I have been faithful in maintaining chlorine levels and this...
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    Diagnosing DE filter/cellulose problems & solutions

    I have a Hayward DE filter/pump rigged to my ABG Intex pool (see signature for details) that has had nothing but FiberClear fed through it as a medium. I bought it brand new and it's been in service for three seasons, and it seems as though every season it has become progressively more difficult...
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    Removing iron from pool

    Why only 5,400-some gallons of water? Is that even covering the outlet? Unless your pool is in full-on sun, some sort of supplemental heat will probably be needed, especially if you have kids -- or a wife -- wanting to swim ;-)
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    Greetings from Marylandistan

    With two pounds of dichlor going in right off the bat, you'll want to pay particularly close attention to your first CYA test and make sure it's not too high. Good luck!
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    Bleach Prices 2015

    Then you need to complain to someone, because I purchased six gallons at Menards yesterday and four more today and received the same 2 for 1 on all. Ten gallons for less than $20, plus sales tax.
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    Winterizing a Hayward H100ID1

    This is my first winter closing the pool with the Hayward H100ID1 NG heater. The system has been disconnected with the pump and filter put into storage, but the manual for the heater doesn't give any detail about winterizing it, which I plan to leave sitting in place beside the pool. There...
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    Borates and TA

    My chlorine usage has been the same, if not slightly better, and algae control around my steps has been much better.
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    Borates and TA

    rabbet, I tried and tried to get my TA down to recommended levels before adding borates and finally gave up. I went ahead and did the borates and just live with rising pH (which was happening before anyway). I'm happy with the results. I have since switched my fill water source and hope to get...
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    Well the forecast is telling me the swimming season will end Friday here

    My problem with the cool weather isn't water temperatures as I have heaters. It's getting someone to brave the cool air temps getting in and out!
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    DIY garden hose pool solar heater problems

    Yes, at the very least, begin by reworking your runs to and from the collectors with 1-1/4" hoses. Put a T at the end of the hose feeding the two coils and branch off to both with some sort of bushings or reducers. Then reverse the process coming back. That will increase flow and run the two in...