1. R

    Pool Cracks

    I've inherited a pool with a concrete base and fiberglass sides that. There are some relatively thin cracks in the shallow end. Are these just plaster cracks that can be filled in, or do I need to do any more intensive structural repairs? If they can just be filled in, how much would I expect to...
  2. B

    Pool / spa tile repair in Philadelphia, PA suburbs

    Hi, I lost a bunch of tiles in our attached spa last year during the winter. I’d like to get the spa re-tiled. I’m having a hard time finding someone. Any recommendations on someone that can replace the tile on an attached pool spa in the Philly area ? Thanks!
  3. Johnnie2038

    Caretaker system leak

    I moved into my house about 7 months ago and the pool was working fine but recently the caretaker system on the bottom side of it was leaking some water could tell it was because the Dirt around it was moist, so I attempted to seal it with pool putty and the previous owner had put silicone on...
  4. J

    Pool Fill Bib

    A PVC connection to our pool fill bib recently developed a leak and soaked through an exterior wall. I pulled of the insulation tube that was taped on it, removed a crazy mat of tiny roots from some far away mystery plant ( likely been leaking a while) and saw this setup. The faucet is always...
  5. J

    Vinyl Liner Separating From Wall

    Hi everyone, we have a Vinyl liner that has separated from the wall in various places above the water line. The pool guy says it's not repairable and mentioned it could be $7k - $10k to replace the liner down the road. He mentioned we could get 1 -2 years more out of it (the liner is probably...
  6. R

    time sensitive - please help! DE FILTER CARTRIDGE QUESTION

    Hello pool warriors, I am planning a massive 4th of July party in my yard this week and ran into some serious trouble. 2 of the mesh liners of my DE filter cartridges (72 sq ft - 36 inchers) have 2-3 inch tears along the seams. I know that I need to buy a grid to replace these and can get on...
  7. D

    Bolts won’t come off of diving board help me please.

    What started as a quick bolt replacement quickly turned into hours of slamming a hammer at things and now I’m desperate...The bolts in my diving board seem to be rusted into the board it’s self and no amount of force can make the things come out. While researching I couldn’t find any board with...
  8. P

    Need help on what to tackle first on restoring in ground pool

    Hello! First time being here and posting. We purchased a foreclosure with the intention on fixing the in ground pool that existed. I am not sure how long it's been neglected, we KNEW it needed a liner but when my husband drained I this weekend to get all measurements we feel we need more than a...
  9. D

    Plaster resurface on in ground pool. Poor quality work by the pool builder or "part of the process?"

    Hi all, This is my first post, so bear with me if I don't get all the necessary information out on the first shot. I found this forum after looking everywhere for good information on good plastering techniques, what to watch for, etc. and being overwhelmed with how much information was out...
  10. H

    Requesting help for optimal setup on existing pool

    I am not sure if this is the right section to post this in but since it is technically new and a renovation it may be fine. I bought a house that sat empty for a while after repairs were done because of hurricane Harvey. While it was vacant the pool pump was stolen and the pool was...
  11. S

    New build for 2002 Sundance Optima 850

    So I am finally getting around to building the deck for the Hot Tub and it is going great so far. Engineer designed the 10'x10' deck so that the tub sits about 6" higher than the floor of my main deck. Luckily I had power and spot for breaker within 6', so power was the easiest part. I am still...
  12. M

    Concrete pool construction help

    We would like some pool construction advice. We have an in-ground rectangle poured concrete pool. The concrete shell was poured last year. As the floor was very uneven, the contractor made a concrete mix to level the floor which he made 1.75" thick on top of the base slab and he laid down thin...