What did you do to your pool today?

Arizonarob

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Mar 25, 2018
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Chandler Arizona
Jeremy, you just toss the whole thing in the trash. Simple way to keep your filters from getting clogged up with debris. Keep in mind you’ll have to keep an eye on your skimmer basket, as it will need to be changed out more often depending on pool use by the pups.

Check out this thread here to get a look. (Scroll down to post #274, I can’t link it directly from my phone)
https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/1615-Tips-and-Tricks?p=1481887&viewfull=1#post1481887
 

ctrav

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Apr 23, 2017
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Northlake TX
Yes Jeremy...take out the hairnet and put in a new one. I check the skimmer baskets 2-3 times a week but usually only have to change once a week. Hairnets are cheap...
 

santacruzpool

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Feb 24, 2015
548
Santa Cruz, CA
Soaked my legs for a bit while I watched the robot clean things up. Water at 68° is a bit hard to jump in...Fall/Winter is almost here, despite warm 80° weather. I am not sure how much I will be enjoying the pool until next spring.

At least it still looks good in the backyard.
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jimim

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Jun 20, 2016
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NE/Pa
I totAlly figured u were closed already. But u all are warmer than we r. I already had to take water out and I have to again tonight. It has rained non stop for 2 days now. I hope it doesn’t rain all winter like this or it’s going to be a very long tiring winter.

Cleaned the filter. Robotted. Losing Thursday.
 

jeremycrook

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Sep 26, 2016
135
OKLAHOMA CITY / OK
Completely turned off the SWG. I went out this morning as the ambient temp was 45 and the SWG display stated low salt/low temp. This was the first time I have ever had a display warning on the SWG, I suppose it was from the lower temperature and not due to having low salt???
 

salty87

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Jan 31, 2017
147
Texas Hill Country
Hair nets arrived, need to install them. Is it correct to assume they go inside the skimmer baskets?...vs around the baskets?

What did finally get installed today is fireplace gas logs!! Just in time for cool weather.
 

ccp4321

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Mar 3, 2015
30
Texas
Hair nets arrived, need to install them. Is it correct to assume they go inside the skimmer baskets?...vs around the baskets?

What did finally get installed today is fireplace gas logs!! Just in time for cool weather.
Yes the hairnets go inside the basket. If you put them outside they'll probably end up in your pump basket.
 

BasicTek

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Oct 9, 2016
816
Lake Mary, FL
Finally tested my pool after maybe 3 months, it's been a while. FC was 6.5 which I thought was going to be much higher so I tested CYA and TA as well. Some strange results my CYA was 0 (yikes) and PH was 7.4 (which I expected it to be higher with SWG running) Anyway added 2 gallons of liquid CYA, scrubbed the walls for the 1st time since mid summer, cleaned the filter for the 1st time in at least a month. Swam all afternoon and pool was fantastic. To note the pool has had a solar cover on since mid october so I usually don't need to test often if the SWG is running with no errors. Cover is back on.
 

KDpoolguy

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Mar 5, 2017
334
Palm Desert, CA
Finished a year-long renovation of replacing all exposed PVC pipe, and replaced all bulkheads and couplings with new (and Indestructible!) Sch80 CPVC. PVC quite literally cooked in our desert heat and instead of circular, the pipes were oblong or oval causing leaks at the Sch40 couplings and bulkheads. Imagine pipe is a smattering of age from 7-31 years young. Easy and fun job.

Next stop painting the pipes. Only remaining /existing are exposed 90s going into the Jandy valves-new valve caps and gaskets and new NeverLube valve retrofits and also remaining are the copper ‘heat sink’ pipes coming off heater back to pool.

Last year began project by Replacing a leaking in floor cleaning IFC A&A valve and up and down pipes. Used 8 feet of PVC just for that small area of valve pipe and neatly tucked in using inner couplings to better hide the repair. So now 90% of exposed PVC is replaced. Some bulkhead couplings to pumps used unnecessary sections of 1.5” pipe, so removed and replaced with 2” to improve flow and head loss.
 

Rocket J Squirrel

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Jun 7, 2018
263
Alamo, CA
Corrected my PB’s incorrect wiring.

When installing my new EasyTouch automation, PB’s “electrician” wired my existing Intelliflo pump’s power through the Pool relay. To an amateur, this looks like the right thing to do, but we know it’s not. The pump communicates with the controller via serial cable & wants constant power. Now it has it.
 

aham23

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Aug 8, 2018
100
AZ
Corrected my PB’s incorrect wiring.

When installing my new EasyTouch automation, PB’s “electrician” wired my existing Intelliflo pump’s power through the Pool relay. To an amateur, this looks like the right thing to do, but we know it’s not. The pump communicates with the controller via serial cable & wants constant power. Now it has it.
I feel like this one done with my set up too. How can I check confirm that? Just learning all these things now. Thanks!