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    Is Bromine safe long-term in Intex Hot Tubs?

    Hello All, I have recently bought an Intex Greywood inflatable hot tub and have been very thankful for this forum. Here there is consistent information with actual logical science behind the recommendations that is so difficult to find elsewhere. I decided to use Bromine for sanitizer since it...
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    Fertilizer stains

    So I am almost positive we have stubborn fertilizer stains in my vinyl pool. They look like little iron spots all in the shallow end. I tried using vitamin c tablets but for some reason they made the stains darker and worse. I tried rubbing a chlorine tablet on it...again no results. Shocked the...
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    Need to replace Vinyl Liner - Help

    Well, getting ready to open the pool this year and our vinyl liner is shot (7 years old). I have a 20,000 gallon kidney shaped in ground pool. Any recommendations on thickness of liner and how much I can expect to pay for the liner itself and/or installation. I’m hoping no more than $3,000...
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    Gunite vs. Vinyl Liner Pool in NJ

    HI! We are still making plans to build our first pool. We are now trying to decide between getting a gunite or vinyl liner pool. We are looking to get a tanning ledge and we were told that gunite would make more sense because of how easily vinyl can puncture with pets, chairs, etc. However...
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    Pool color

    I found this photo I want a pool vinyl liner this color I keep seeing people saying natural grey or mosaic grey (Latham product which is what we’re using) but then I google it and they look a dirty green! HELP install is in next week
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    Leak Help

    Hello Everyone, I just opened my pool the other day. It's an IGP, approx 42k gallons. The pool held water over the winter without any signs of leaking. In the fall I left the water a little below the skimmers, and when I removed the cover a few days ago, the water was at the top of the...
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    The undead Algae

    Hi, I am new to the thread and still reading a few things. I have been a pool owner for 7 years and I am at my wits end with this pool. This algae won't die and the running joke is that it is the undead Algae. I have been told this is algae - it is spotty and seems to be in the crevasses of...
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    Replacing liner

    hello all, I am replacing my vinyl liner and the bottom of the pool is concrete not vermiculite. I know this because it's rained and it is holding water. I have read it's fine and good contractors use concrete instead of vermiculite. Regardless the liner I just pulled out was wrinkled like a...
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    Vinyl vs concrete (or fiberglass)?

    I know this is probably a very old, debated, "abused" discussion. However, I am back to my house after a long time where I had to work in another area. I now plan to take several months off work and do projects around the house. My wife *demands* a swimming pool :D and asks about it every day...
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    Frozen IGP - ICE & Vinyl Liner Question ?

    I have a sag in my liner where several of the liner track screws have given way. We have had a super wet winter here in the NE, so the pool level is very high. It was actually very close to going behind the liner where it's sagging. Today I wanted to drain some what from the pool to prevent...