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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. DIY Tiling a pool - advice sought

    I've coated my pool twice with epoxy paint. Each time, it lasts 3 good years +2 getting progressively more ugly. I am considering tiling it;...

    Started by windfix‎, Yesterday 12:30 AM
    diy, tile
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  2. Replacing pump with 2" fittings with one with 1-1/2" fittings and Pentair Rainbow 320

    Hello. I am about to replumb my equipment pad and have two questions: 1) I have a 35K gallon inground pool with three 1-1/2" intake lines combined...

    Started by zak_michaels‎, 07-03-2019 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-03-2019 04:51 PM Go to last post
  3. Air and leake with Photo.

    Im getting some air in my lines and have a small leak under my Pump and Strainer Housing as shown. 2 years ago i did have a new pump installed. are...

    Started by freddyttt‎, 06-23-2019 06:28 AM
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  4. What is the glue used in repair kits

    I have seen profesional pool companies using the same glue that comes in vinyl repair kits but in a can like PVC cement comes in. What is that glue...

    Started by wgregww‎, 06-10-2019 08:12 PM
    vinyl repair glue
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  5. Cracked Standpipe / Replace 48 Sq Ft DE Filter?

    The standpipe assembly on my American Products 48 ft^2 DE filter cracked. I don't know how but it's over 20 years old and the deck over it fell down...

    Started by StevenHB‎, 05-27-2019 12:05 PM
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  6. Rough Concrete

    After 16 years, I have rough spots in my in ground concrete pool. What would work as a quick fix for the worst spots to get me through the summer...

    Started by DanS‎, 04-28-2019 09:00 PM
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    05-03-2019 10:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Suggestions on plumbing size

    Looking for some suggestions on pipe size for my new pool (20x40, 25,000gal, 2 skimmers, 4 returns, jr slide, 4 deck jets)(ecostar pump, c4030...

    Started by Jayruh‎, 03-07-2019 08:43 PM
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    03-12-2019 09:40 PM Go to last post
  8. pool/landscape suggestions

    Hi We are considering getting an inground pool installed (we are in MA)- have figured out size and generally what we are looking for in a pool and...

    Started by Scoot3MA‎, 12-02-2018 02:18 PM
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    01-18-2019 07:46 AM Go to last post
  9. Lightbulb Want to repair a floated and cracked pool!

    I have an older built 16x32 inground pool made up of a concrete/gunite (unsure) bottom floor with a safety ledge and fiberglass wall panels. I have...

    Started by ezknes‎, 12-03-2018 06:55 PM
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    12-17-2018 09:32 PM Go to last post
  10. New Pool -- Should I get Aqua Genie skimmers?

    I am installing a new pool in Feb. would Like some tip Aqua Genie skimmer. 18x32 should i have 2?

    Started by Booney440‎, 12-17-2018 05:14 PM
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    12-17-2018 09:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Newly resurfaced pool leaking

    Hi...I am new to this site. I just had my pool resurfaced with Pebble Tech. I did not replace the water line tiles as they are in very good...

    Started by Pix1013‎, 11-23-2018 12:36 PM
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    12-11-2018 12:19 PM Go to last post
  12. First post as instructed

    New pool a long time coming. Long story short pool builder said he has "built a ton of pools" in the city where I live. Nonetheless, he has run...

    Started by bowserb46‎, 11-21-2018 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-22-2018 10:37 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 05:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-29-2018 09:59 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-21-2018 09:50 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 08:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-18-2018 11:59 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 06:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-16-2018 07:05 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 08:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-16-2018 06:57 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-10-2018 07:06 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 01:22 PM
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    calculation, efficiency, piping, sticky
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    10-02-2018 02:38 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 11:29 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-25-2018 06:54 PM Go to last post
  21. Most Popular Pool Depth/Style

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

    Started by PoolNew‎, 09-16-2018 08:32 PM
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    09-24-2018 11:21 AM Go to last post
  22. 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 02:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-13-2018 08:52 PM Go to last post
  23. 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 05:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-13-2018 08:43 PM Go to last post
  24. 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 03:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-06-2018 10:00 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 08:36 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-06-2018 09:48 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 03:56 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-23-2018 02:23 AM Go to last post
  27. 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 01:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-20-2018 09:27 PM Go to last post
  28. 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 11:47 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-15-2018 09:28 AM Go to last post
  29. 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 09:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-14-2018 06:43 AM Go to last post
  30. 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 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 967
    08-07-2018 08:13 PM Go to last post

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