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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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    05-26-2015 12:20 PM Go to last post
  1. Pool dropped 2" overnight - Can hairline cracks in skimmer cause it

    So we opened Saturday. Filled it, then overnight it dropped about 2-3 inches. I thought it may be the skimmer lines so I ran off the sump (bottom...

    Started by MarkyMackSTL‎, 05-26-2020 08:16 PM
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    05-26-2020 10:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Anchoring Pool Liner Extrusion - Wood vs Concrete ?

    Hello Everyone, I'm having some masonry repair work done on my IGP walls to support a new liner extrusion. The mason is recommending that he build...

    Started by zooba72‎, 05-24-2020 10:06 AM
    concrete, extrusion, pool walls, vinyl, wood
    • Replies: 0
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    05-24-2020 10:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Need help with pool draining

    I live in NW FL and have an unground pool, that is 5' in deep end, small, approx 7k gallon pool. I live about 1/2 mile from bay water, and am at...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 05-03-2020 04:20 PM
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    05-03-2020 04:20 PM Go to last post
  4. 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, 08-24-2019 01:30 AM
    diy, tile
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    08-24-2019 01:30 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 03:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-03-2019 05:51 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 07:28 AM
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  7. 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 09:12 PM
    vinyl repair glue
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    06-10-2019 09:12 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 01:05 PM
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    05-27-2019 01:05 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 10:00 PM
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    05-03-2019 11:57 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 09:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-12-2019 10:40 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-18-2019 08:46 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 07:55 PM
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    12-17-2018 10:32 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-17-2018 10:15 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 01:36 PM
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    12-11-2018 01:19 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 11:09 PM
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    11-22-2018 11:37 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    09-24-2018 12:21 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
    • Views: 2,017
    08-20-2018 10:27 PM Go to last post

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