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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
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    05-26-2015 11:20 AM Go to last post
  1. Broken Hayward LED Cool Logic Light

    Hello all. So I am new here and have a question. I had one of my led pool lights stop working. I called a pool service company to order and...

    Started by barnett oasis‎, 07-20-2018 11:04 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-24-2018 01:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Bucket test accuracy

    I've been carefully tracking the water level for about a week and it's down about 0.45 inches per 24 hours. That's almost 1/2" which seems like I...

    Started by MikeM‎, 07-13-2018 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-15-2018 03:29 PM Go to last post
  3. Plastic Cinderella coping

    We recently bought a house with an inground vinyl pool. The coping is rounded and concrete deck is poured into outside of it. Some of the plastic...

    Started by dave42‎, 07-07-2018 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-10-2018 04:23 PM Go to last post
  4. Recommendations for Sand Filter needed.

    I have a hairline crack in my 17 year old Jacuzzi Laser Sand filter L250 (Tank size is 25" and holds 350lbs of sand) I am looking for a comparable...

    Started by AlexM‎, 07-09-2018 09:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-10-2018 08:34 AM Go to last post
  5. New resurfaced diamond brite debris

    Hello We recently resurfaced our pool., on May 9th the pool started to fill with water. We were told to wait 6 weeks before starting a suction...

    Started by Detquincy‎, 06-26-2018 07:43 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-26-2018 10:32 PM Go to last post
  6. We messed up: our pool is too deep!

    My wife and I have literally just finished getting a brand new Inground pool at our new house that is under construction and when I say just finished...

    Started by gunnut81‎, 06-20-2018 12:31 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-24-2018 11:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Rebar Stains

    I have two rebar stains right next to each other near the top of the pool. The pool is around 20 yrs old. I was told this would have to be...

    Started by jet757f‎, 06-21-2018 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-22-2018 09:21 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Trying to determine best installation location for ColorLogic lights

    Hello, first time pool owner and member here. We are putting in an L-shaped pool (32'x14'x22') that has an 8" tanning ledge (14'x8' in the "L")...

    Started by MichelleGerman‎, 06-19-2018 10:02 AM
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    06-19-2018 02:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Replacement Vinyl Corner Coping

    It seems I can't post images yet Looking for replacement vinyl coping for inground pool (just the corners) They are embedded in the concrete...

    Started by JoeClem‎, 06-18-2018 07:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-18-2018 10:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Red face Hello from southern Alabama

    Greetings. We have recently moved to this location and purchased an acreage with an inground pool. I am new to pool ownership and look forward to...

    Started by Majek‎, 06-18-2018 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-18-2018 11:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Planning a new in-ground pool in Oklahoma

    First post, I'm an Intex above ground pool owner getting bids for an in ground pool and came here for advice and research purposes. Probably be...

    Started by djust‎, 06-13-2018 11:45 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-14-2018 12:41 PM Go to last post
  12. In ground pool help

    Iím looking advice, we bought some property with a pool that has been let go. Weíve cleaned it out and I wanted to know is this something we can...

    Started by Shannonj74‎, 06-13-2018 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-13-2018 12:26 PM Go to last post
  13. How do I get liner OUT of the track?

    I have water behind liner and need to put pump tube in to drain it...newer liner..had no trouble with old liner and old track previously ... But new...

    Started by heatherc‎, 06-10-2018 07:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-12-2018 04:31 PM Go to last post
  14. How many 2" pipes should I bury now?

    Building a new home this summer, will not build pool for a year or more but the decks and retaining walls around the pool area are going in next...

    Started by SRCal‎, 06-11-2018 02:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-12-2018 04:25 PM Go to last post
  15. Divots in pool bottom under liner

    I had my pool installed 2 years ago in August. End of last year I had one divot, 4 inches across, installer claimed a pin hole started it. ...

    Started by Daddorn‎, 06-10-2018 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-12-2018 11:45 AM Go to last post
  16. Post Replacing an IG pool liner; algae in vermiculite

    Hi everyone. I am replacing my IG pool liner. It was coming away from the coping and it didn't have enough elasticity for me to do the boiling...

    Started by blondie‎, 06-09-2018 08:06 PM
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    06-10-2018 10:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Advice on fixing a broken suction line

    I just had my privacy fence replaced, including a short section that screened my pool pump equipment. Of course, in the process of replacing a fence...

    Started by BobF13‎, 06-01-2018 06:25 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-02-2018 12:30 PM Go to last post
  18. New 2HP AG Eco-Kleer pump might be a mistake?

    Went to the local pool store to buy a new pump/sand filter for 18x32 in ground pool with average depth of 5.5 feet. I did let the salesman know that...

    Started by Kmaries139‎, 06-01-2018 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-01-2018 10:25 AM Go to last post
  19. leak in main drain?

    last year we had to add a lot more water into our in ground pool than previous years. I did the dye test inside the pool except down by the main...

    Started by packerfan‎, 05-24-2018 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-30-2018 08:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Old pool in new to us home, with broken skimmer

    Hi. We bought a house built in 1979 with an IG 12,000 gal vinyl pool. The house had been on the market for about 3 years. Prior to buying it we had...

    Started by Rhondajk‎, 05-27-2018 06:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-28-2018 11:58 AM Go to last post
  21. Building a new pool. Curious how many people have deck jets?

    Curious how many people have deck jets? And if so if they are lighted or not. Anyone had the plain ones and wished they would have gotten the LED...

    Started by tex3083‎, 05-26-2018 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-26-2018 08:26 PM Go to last post
  22. Liner Track Sagging

    Over the winter we lost a ton of water in the pool. The cover had a hole and the weight of the leaves was forcing water to through those holes and we...

    Started by VisualOutlaw‎, 05-26-2018 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-26-2018 08:20 PM Go to last post
  23. Need Help With Getting New DIY IG Pool Square

    Hello! Iíve spent the last 12 hours working to try to get my IG pool square. This is a DIY 18 x 36 with 8ft deep end and polymer wall pool which...

    Started by Smythcounty‎, 05-25-2018 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-26-2018 09:58 AM Go to last post
  24. Old Steel Sided Pool, has rust, may need a rebuild

    I'm looking for recommendations. I have an Inground Pool with a concrete bottom, and the old steel-sided walls that occasionally rust. (the pool...

    Started by webguynow‎, 05-25-2018 07:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-25-2018 09:10 PM Go to last post
  25. Found wrinkles in my liner when I opened the pool

    Last year, we had a brand new liner installed in our unground pool. It looked great after installation and the duration of the time we swam in it...

    Started by Anesmon‎, 05-24-2018 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-25-2018 07:07 AM Go to last post
  26. Planning to build an IG pool in August 2018

    Hi, I'm new to the pool ownership community! We will be starting our build in August, but I'm searching and trying to learn as much as possible...

    Started by jenlov9‎, 05-22-2018 09:05 PM
    #faq, #poolreasons
    • Replies: 4
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    05-23-2018 09:13 PM Go to last post
  27. New Vinyl IG Liner Failed after First Winter

    I live in Central Illinois, where the winters can get quite cold - and this past winter had some very cold spells. We also had a period of time when...

    Started by AstroDave‎, 05-20-2018 07:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-20-2018 08:08 PM Go to last post
  28. Small rip and liner shifted

    First post newbie here. I know it is frowned upon posting about anothers pool, but my Father Inlaw is not very internet savy and we use their pool...

    Started by CementPond‎, 05-18-2018 10:20 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-18-2018 10:52 PM Go to last post
  29. Cracking exterior grout and rust on new cement pool

    Hi all. Brand new user and new pool owner. Briefly, we have a new in-ground cement pool with attached spa. It was filled 3 weeks ago. I wasnít too...

    Started by Chefguy‎, 05-17-2018 05:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-18-2018 05:38 PM Go to last post
  30. Raised walls on new pool not fully tiled.

    Is it "standard" in the industry to only tile the front side of raised walls? After being given 3D drawings showing both sides of my raised walls...

    Started by cmrusnak‎, 05-18-2018 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 385
    05-18-2018 01:20 PM Go to last post

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