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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 01:15 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 08:51 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 06:59 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 10:45 PM
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  1. Premature pool heater failure

    My jersey shore heaters don't last long, they rust out. I'm talking about my Pentair 200k btu. this is for a 7000 gallon pool My pool guy is...

    Started by silrik‎, 10-29-2018 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-29-2018 10:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Pvc crack repair

    Hi, Longtime lurker , this is my first post. I noticed a leak near my spillover spa, coming out from under the preexisting deck. Since we were...

    Started by jinri‎, 10-17-2018 11:38 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-21-2018 10:50 AM Go to last post
  3. POLYMERIC sand in pool

    20x40 Inground Poo, vinyl liner Just had new work done around the pool they used polymeric sand which trickled down the wall of the pool and...

    Started by nitecapt‎, 10-16-2018 09:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-18-2018 12:59 PM Go to last post
  4. Diamond Brite

    Just starting the pool build and am curious what is out there for plaster besides Diamond Brite. Have read some negative things on it and thought...

    Started by Homedia‎, 10-15-2018 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-16-2018 08:05 AM Go to last post
  5. Porcelain Tile for waterline

    Is it okay to use an outdoor rated porcelain tile for the pool waterline? My pool guy wants me to buy tile through him, but the pool offerings are...

    Started by psycgirl‎, 10-12-2018 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-16-2018 07:57 AM Go to last post
  6. Replacing Multiport Value Pentair 50118200 - Need Purchase Advice

    After 20+ years with my Pentair 8 multiport valve (1.5" PVC), I must replace it due to a cracked housing. Not sure how it cracked. I think this was...

    Started by vgg659‎, 09-22-2018 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-10-2018 08:06 PM Go to last post
  7. Pool plumbing question (1.5" to 2")

    Thanks in advance for any feedback. I am looking for some confirmation of my analysis. I am an engineer, so I believe I understand the physics....

    Started by VikingKnut‎, 05-10-2011 02:22 PM
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    calculation, efficiency, piping, sticky
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    10-02-2018 03:38 PM Go to last post
  8. Issue with liner

    My chlorine float got stuck behind the jets in the stairs and caused this: The liner here is brittle, especially at the edge of the...

    Started by ccondon23‎, 09-25-2018 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-25-2018 07:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Most Popular Pool Depth/Style

    What is the most popular pool depth/style - traditional -> sport ? 3-6?

    Started by PoolNew‎, 09-16-2018 09:32 PM
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    09-24-2018 12:21 PM Go to last post
  10. Pool heater exhaust pipe insulation against wood

    I have a pool heater with a 6" vent pipe that is routed through a wood picket fence. I am concerned that the heat from the pipe will damage the wood...

    Started by Boatmanea‎, 09-13-2018 03:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-13-2018 09:52 PM Go to last post
  11. Skimmer leaking in Question

    Ok I tried the bucket test, yes found loss of water from pool more than bucket. I then checked skimmer bottom because of past leak from cracking at...

    Started by Tdraym‎, 09-12-2018 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-13-2018 09:43 PM Go to last post
  12. Losing prime on a 60+ year old pool

    I have a 1950's 40,000 gal gunite pool with on two skimmers (bottom drain closed off). I've been able to make it work until recently when it...

    Started by Tannyj‎, 09-06-2018 04:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-06-2018 11:00 PM Go to last post
  13. Smile New Gunite Pool Buyer

    I am in the process of building my new pool. I am new pool owner who is getting a gunite pool. I am located near Charlotte, NC but in South...

    Started by madtv126‎, 08-29-2018 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-06-2018 10:48 PM Go to last post
  14. Time-Lapse of New Pool Build

    Hey Guys, Doing a time-lapse of the new pool build in case anyone wanted to see the steps in building a pool. Also looking for feedback on best...

    Started by fwolferd‎, 08-17-2018 04:56 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-23-2018 03:23 AM Go to last post
  15. Just found the Forum

    Embarking on the design and construction (in 2019) of a new pool. Lots and lots of questions that I hope to explore on this forum such as: *...

    Started by uofawildcats‎, 08-20-2018 02:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-20-2018 10:27 PM Go to last post
  16. Newbie here

    Hi I'm new here. We have been wanting a pool for a while and are in the process of getting estimates. Based on the pricing, DH is questioning if...

    Started by Legrita‎, 07-25-2018 12:47 PM
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    08-15-2018 10:28 AM Go to last post
  17. Inground pool main drain, fill in ?

    Hi All, I am getting my liner replaced and all 3 contractors who I got quotes from asked me if I want my main drain filled in with concrete. My pool...

    Started by charger99‎, 08-12-2018 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-14-2018 07:43 AM Go to last post
  18. Ok I Give In !!

    Hi all, I had our pool installed about 15 years ago, so have been through quite a bit with it. :) Relying mostly on the local pool store, I have...

    Started by Tommy_G‎, 08-07-2018 04:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-07-2018 09:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Heldor Pool coping

    Does anyone know where to buy old Heldor coping? I have a ~ 8' piece that needs replacing from tree damage. Its from the Cinderella or Cardinal...

    Started by Cavendash‎, 08-07-2018 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-07-2018 09:05 PM Go to last post
  20. rain runoff water coming through walls when liner is out

    Hi All, I have read many threads but this is my first time posting. I am in the process of getting a liner replaced and I noticed that I am getting...

    Started by charger99‎, 08-01-2018 10:30 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-02-2018 12:13 PM Go to last post
  21. Pentair Superflo VS Priming/suction

    Everything was working fine with the old pump, which ran constant at the same priming speed of the new VS pump. They were both the same manufacturer...

    Started by lokiburn‎, 07-28-2018 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-28-2018 09:07 PM Go to last post
  22. Jandy pump noise, debris or bearing? Video attached

    So I cleaned my pool the other day and I think some of the debris went through to the pump for the last two days my motor has been making a noise I...

    Started by griffin‎, 07-25-2018 01:38 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-26-2018 01:21 PM Go to last post
  23. Adding stairs to a in-ground pool spa, AFTER it's already been shotcrete

    I was wondering how they can add it? How does it fully attach to the existing spa wall? Would there be any weakness 10-15 years down the road,...

    Started by WhittenMike807‎, 07-25-2018 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-25-2018 08:06 PM Go to last post
  24. 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 12:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-24-2018 02:42 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 05:34 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-15-2018 04:29 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 12:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-10-2018 05:23 PM Go to last post
  27. 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 10:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-10-2018 09:34 AM Go to last post
  28. 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 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-26-2018 11:32 PM Go to last post
  29. 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 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-25-2018 12:33 AM Go to last post
  30. 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, 06-22-2018 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 438
    06-22-2018 10:21 PM Go to last post

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