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Forum: In-Ground Pool Construction and Repair

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recommended Equipment for In-ground Pools

    _________________________________________ Recommended Equipment for In-ground Pools --- being edited -- June 2018 ---...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-23-2018 12:15 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Matched Pool Equipment Sets: Pump / Filter / Valves / Feeder / [Heater] / [etc]

    ___________________________________ Matched Pool Equipment Sets ___________________________________ Matching pipe size to pool volume

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2018 07:51 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: In-ground Pool Construction & Repair

    S-)___________________________________ FAQs & Guides: In-ground Pool Construction & Repair ___________________________________ ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-14-2018 05:59 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cartridge Filters, Pro & Con

    I must admit that this advice is quite shocking to me. I've owned 5 homes with in ground pools and would take a cartridge filter 100 out of 100...

    Started by Enigma869‎, 06-13-2014 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  1. Foreclosure pool!

    My wife and I purchased a foreclosure in May of 2013 that had sat empty for 2 years. Like anything that has sat for that long the yard was overgrown,...

    Started by Flener‎, 03-21-2014 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-01-2014 02:36 PM Go to last post
  2. Design help for water feature project. Sheer falls, overflow spill edge, led lights,

    Hello, I'm a general contractor of 25 plus years. I personally do many of the specialty items like this current project. I'm building a water...

    Started by ricoshred‎, 03-28-2014 09:12 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-28-2014 10:22 PM Go to last post
  3. Spa water level dropping

    Hi all, I noticed our spa water level was low, after we had used it the night before. The top step was dry. Ran the pump, brought the level back to...

    Started by t-cell‎, 03-25-2014 01:19 PM
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    03-25-2014 01:19 PM Go to last post
  4. New Liner in an Old Pool

    Hi All. I've got a 15 year old "Home & Roam" 27' Round pool. The original liner has finally disintegrated with the help of extreme temps and ice...

    Started by pratzert‎, 03-21-2014 01:55 PM
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    03-21-2014 01:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Crack in fairly new in-ground pool

    Hi, We have two tiny cracks in our concrete pool. Our repair options are major ($1500) or minor ($225). I'm willing to do the major but not if...

    Started by AWise1‎, 03-19-2014 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-21-2014 01:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Looking at a new pool, gunite vs shotcrete? (Shoktite)

    Im presently in the process of getting quotes for a pool. I could use any help on what to look for. One contractor says he builds using shockite?...

    Started by scorpioxo‎, 03-12-2014 10:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-18-2014 04:23 PM Go to last post
  7. Air bubbles in the piping and pump

    Hey everyone, I am new to this forum and a new pool owner. We just bought a house a few months ago with a 30X16 IG. In January we had to have a new...

    Started by AMck80‎, 03-17-2014 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-18-2014 06:34 AM Go to last post
  8. Thinking about DIY IG pool

    What a great forum to come upon when I'm starting to think about doing my own pool! It seems as though some of the most knowledgeable people in the...

    Started by Wclark160‎, 03-13-2014 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-16-2014 09:04 AM Go to last post
  9. Pool is loosing water

    In the last few days our pool has lost a lot of water - like 2.5 feet in 2 days. It seems to leak only when the pump is running. There is no water...

    Started by bigdaddy‎, 03-12-2014 08:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-12-2014 06:25 PM Go to last post
  10. Post Tanning Ledge in Vinyl Pool??

    I'm adding a tanning ledge (10'x12') to my vinyl pool. I'm going to pour it using concrete and want to cover it with Diamond Brite to give it that...

    Started by dlmartinez909‎, 03-06-2014 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-08-2014 10:21 PM Go to last post
  11. Pool heater and window placement?

    hello , I am a general contractor building my own pool, and I am getting mixed information on my pool equipment placment. from what I can determine...

    Started by poolsarefun‎, 02-06-2014 11:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-08-2014 03:35 PM Go to last post
  12. Step Repair, In-Ground Pool, fiberglass with some type of plastic coating

    I have my 16 x 32 pool (vinyl liner) empty preparing for installing a new liner. The steps had some bubbles where water had intruded under the...

    Started by fcooper‎, 02-10-2014 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-08-2014 03:05 PM Go to last post
  13. Newbie starting up a brand new concrete pool

    My new swimming pool should have completed construction in another two weeks or so, and I'm trying to learn ahead of time what mistakes not to make....

    Started by MoebiusStreet‎, 02-12-2014 05:21 PM
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    03-07-2014 01:29 PM Go to last post
  14. How can I install stone coping on a vinyl pool?

    I am building a steel wall,vinyl liner pool in upstate NY I am hoping to combine stone coping with a concrete deck but am having trouble...

    Started by wrooper‎, 02-27-2014 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-07-2014 01:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Fixing main drain by cutting the pool shell and running a new pipe

    first time pool owner in florida, pool was losing water when running main drain and skimmer-isolated it to main drain and starting digging. Found...

    Started by vargavarga‎, 02-19-2014 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-06-2014 11:22 PM Go to last post
  16. How to penetrate the pool shell with replacement plumbing.

    Greetings, We're having pavers installed around our pool, which will involve removal of all the existing decking. While the decking is out, since...

    Started by Seadweller‎, 02-21-2014 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-06-2014 11:11 PM Go to last post
  17. Best solution to repair upper 12" of vinyl pool liner?

    My liner is around 11-12 years old and is starting to come apart and tear around the top edge. Is there a product that I can use to just replace the...

    Started by pepe88‎, 02-22-2014 06:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-06-2014 03:33 PM Go to last post
  18. Advice for replacing tile at waterline

    I am replacing a waterfall in my pool which required me to remove the existing tile at the waterline and I need to replace it. I have a salt water...

    Started by floridagator‎, 02-24-2014 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-06-2014 03:20 PM Go to last post
  19. Polymer vs galvanized steel swimming pool walls - DIY 24x44 inground pool

    Hi all, Newbie here. Putting in a pool this year, DIY, with experienced help. 24x44 inground pool in Ontario, Canada. Trying to decide on...

    Started by Chriscanada‎, 02-25-2014 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-06-2014 03:08 PM Go to last post
  20. Looking at having pool built

    I am looking at planning to have a pool put in this time next year as well as yard patio and such. I have the company coming over to design my back...

    Started by brettski99‎, 02-27-2014 03:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-06-2014 01:45 PM Go to last post
  21. Cool 10k gallon pool - Re-plaster

    Just got a quote from a BBB A+, Angie's list top link removed - Admin . Replaster Pool 450 sq ft Standard White $ 2,340.00 2 year warranty 2...

    Started by eruppert‎, 02-28-2014 10:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-05-2014 05:27 PM Go to last post
  22. Getting ready to break ground. What am I in for?

    Just stumbled upon this forum while I've been researching pool care subjects. We break ground on our pool in the next few weeks, weather pending....

    Started by Marcimedic‎, 03-04-2014 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-05-2014 05:08 PM Go to last post
  23. Unhappy Broken pipe in ground pool

    Hi All, Seems I have a major issue and looking for some advise. I'm in the NE and we have had a pretty brutal winter so far but when we did have a...

    Started by Tommymac‎, 02-27-2014 03:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-05-2014 04:31 PM Go to last post
  24. Tile/Wall Repair

    A couple pieces of tile fell off my pool wall near the steps. I'd seen that the grout needed some repair but forgot to do it. When the pieces fell...

    Started by kelemvor‎, 04-20-2011 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-17-2014 08:52 AM Go to last post
  25. Horizontal crack behing pool spa (w pics)

    So during a short freeze on of the tiles fell off. I then noticed a horizontal crack running along about 6 tiles. I then removed one tile and found a...

    Started by consoleman‎, 02-16-2014 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-17-2014 08:28 AM Go to last post
  26. Considering an Endless or BaduJet type pool

    We are looking to build a pool in our house and I am considering the installation of a swimming against the current system. Sadly online searches...

    Started by yedpool‎, 02-03-2014 01:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-15-2014 07:11 AM Go to last post
  27. MAYDAY! Pool leaking under winter cover!!

    hi folks! First post, and I'm afraid it might be a bad one. I bought a house this summer with a 16'x32' vinyl liner inground pool. The house...

    Started by glockshooter‎, 12-28-2013 11:40 PM
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    01-25-2014 06:11 PM Go to last post
  28. How to find a hole in the liner?

    I have a small hole somewhere in my liner. It must be very small as I lose water very slowly. Is there any way to find the hole in the liner...

    Started by MaxxFusion‎, 09-29-2008 11:27 AM
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    dye test, sticky, vid
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    01-11-2014 03:13 PM Go to last post
  29. Control panel not working

    I thought about posting in the Electronics section but this doesn't seem all that... electronicky. Anyway, I can no longer turn the pump off using...

    Started by mkelley‎, 12-28-2013 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-08-2014 12:11 PM Go to last post
  30. floating deck

    i was looking to try some type of floating deck from my pool, since it takes up so much space in my backyard, making it pretty much useless during...

    Started by drkyello‎, 01-02-2014 01:10 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-06-2014 03:08 PM Go to last post

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