winter

  1. Nate4429

    Mustard Algae during SWG Conversion

    Hey everyone. Feeling a bit overwhelmed. I just had a CircuPool RJ60 installed (converting to a SWG) and at the same time the pool guy said I have mustard algae growing. I thought it might have just been pollen but I really knew it wasn't :/ but my water is only 45 degrees so how can it be...
  2. A

    Pool tear at inlet

    Hello everyone! My wife Kim and I are new pool owners. We were gifted a Coleman 16’x48” used above ground pool last summer and we love it! Sadly with the NY winters not being very kind to us combined with our complete lack of knowledge of proper winterizing, we ran into a big issue. The pool...
  3. A

    Hello from upstate NY

    Hello everyone! My name is Aleksey. My wife Kim and I were given a second hand Coleman 16’ x 48” above ground pool last summer. We enjoyed every waking moment of it, but being completely unfamiliar with pools, we sure made some mistakes along the way...with plenty more to come...
  4. Leebo

    How to deal with a frozen pool

    Well Texas, that was fun wasn’t it? While there’s still some poor weather down south, things are looking up. We’ve noticed over the last few days many of yinz down south aren’t used to what we up north call “Winter.” We’ve compiled a list of some very simple tips and tricks to help you out as...
  5. N

    power outage, pool freezes and possible pump replacement advise.

    Hi, I am in DFW area, temperature was below 10 degree and our power went out overnight(pump was running all the time before outage) I realized outage in the morning, i shut the pump power from breaker, i opened the drain plug of the pump strainer pot and put it back very loose so the water can...
  6. J

    I was not prepared for this! 😲❄️❄️❄️

    This is my first pool in a house I just bought... So I know very little about this stuff. Any help is much appreciated for this Houston newbie... I read that to prepare for the winter storm I should leave the pump and waterfall running to prevent water from freezing in the pipes and...
  7. D

    Help! Semi-Clueless Texan Here: Are my main line, skimmer, return and suction valve settings okay (during winter storm)?

    The title says it all: I'm very stressed about my inground pool/spa combo (spa is attached), given that it's likely we'll set an all time low temp for the area overnight tomorrow. I'm running both main and aux pumps continuously (have freeze protection enabled), but have a question regarding...
  8. C

    HELP! MAJOR rips in vinyl liner in February

    I guess we pushed the limits on liner life too much! Even though we’ve never had any rips, tears, or other liner issues before now, we noticed the water level dropping and pulled back the winter cover to see GIANT rips in the vinyl all over the deep end of the pool (20x40’ with 8’ deep end)...
  9. D

    Liner leak in inground just after closing

    Our pool started leaking when we put the winter cover on. It has the Pacific Pools construction with vinyl liner, polymer walls and "K brackets" supporting the walls, and a sand bottom. We were loosing about 1/2 inch per day, but now that there is only about a foot of water in the shallow end...
  10. L

    Replacing liner next spring... OK to drain pool?

    Hi all, new here and new pool owner! Recently bought a home with an in-ground pool (around 16 x 40ft, 25,000 gallons). The vinyl liner clearly needs to be replaced but we were planning to wait another year. However, I lowered the water in the shallow end a few weeks to patch a small hole, and...
  11. J

    Safety cover on an above ground pool questions/advice.

    We replaced our 18'x33' (48" or 52" depth) above ground pool this spring with a new 54" deep pool. The previous pool seemed pretty old, came with the house (we've had it 3 years) and to make a long story short… the side blew out over the winter. 1.) Is this safety cover ok to be installed on...
  12. D

    Any tips on prepping this surface for paint?

    Quick backstory: This house was purchased three years ago and the 50 year old pool's surface was in disrepair. We hired a local pool installer company who prepped and painted the surface with this: Ramuc Type EP Epoxy Pool Paint. After our second Michigan winter with this paint job, the paint...
  13. P

    New 24' Above Ground Pool Holes and liner tears in NY Photos

    We purchased an above ground pool last June and had it professionally installed per the Pool Salesman we purchased it from. We haven't had any issues with chemicals, (thank goodness) but this past winter the ice in our pool caved. My husband took a pool class on how to close it for the winter...
  14. W

    Chlorinating a winterized pool

    I live in VIrginia Beach and I closed up my pool this year but kept the cover off. I am getting some algae. I read about adding liquid chlorine. How do I add LC to a non, circulating pool without bleaching my liner?