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    The answer is the coping needs to be done first...

    The answer is the coping needs to be done first since you need to attach your forms to the pool walls where the tile will go. This is also important since you need to measure all of your tile from...
  2. Better work some magic here. The real solution...

    Better work some magic here. The real solution is to replace the skimmer. Drilling and re-tapping is a remote possibility since the skimmer is ancient and made of brass. The bad news is that how...
  3. To put the liner lock back in just stuff it back...

    To put the liner lock back in just stuff it back in the track with something blunt and pointed like a VERY dull screwdriver or better yet a dull plastic or wood instrument such as a clothes pin that...
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    You will need to drain some water out of the pool...

    You will need to drain some water out of the pool in order to reach behind the liner. It is deceiving just how powerful water is, without draining you will not be able to get so much as your fingers...
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    The next step is to have a pressure test done and...

    The next step is to have a pressure test done and identify the location of the leak with sonar, listening devices, a stethoscope or common sense.

    Pressure testing a pool will identify which lines...
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    IMO fiberglass pools are a poor choice for new...

    IMO fiberglass pools are a poor choice for new pool owners. I do not understand how marketers of fiberglass pools have convinced the public that these are quality products on par with other swimming...
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    I do this all the time with PVC. If it is a...

    I do this all the time with PVC. If it is a pressurized and buried system, then you simply can not take any chances with future leaks. Dig a section that will give you good access to at least 12"...
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    Hi there, This is going to become a big...

    Hi there,

    This is going to become a big subject soon so this post will likely become very popular over time. In the past few years a new market for vinyl liner sales has come to being. It is the...
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    Never bypass a GFI breaker for your tub. Ever. ...

    Never bypass a GFI breaker for your tub. Ever.

    The reason the house breaker did not trip is because it requires over 100,000 Amps of current before it trips where a GFI breaker requires 1/100 th...
  10. Mix some cement and make some artificial rocks...

    Mix some cement and make some artificial rocks like in this tutorial Artificial Rock - Instructional guide and online store

    Cheers
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    Bypass the water so that the pool water is...

    Bypass the water so that the pool water is passing through the heater. If the pressure switch does not activate, then replace it. It is also worth noting that these heaters come with an adjustable...
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    Ok, this could be a coupe of different things: ...

    Ok, this could be a coupe of different things:

    First thing that comes to mind is your hydrostatic relief valve in your main drain. Do you have a main drain? If not, skip this part, if you do:
    ...
  13. Whoa there cowboy, hold on just one second. ...

    Whoa there cowboy, hold on just one second.

    First of all, how old is your liner? If it is more than one or two seasons old your plan is suicide. There is NO CHANCE this can be done successfully....
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    STOP RIGHT THERE! First of all, nine months...

    STOP RIGHT THERE!

    First of all, nine months later and your pool is losing water - you need to call the company that installed this and get them back today. Give them the benefit of the doubt at...
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    If you are having a vinyl liner pool installed -...

    If you are having a vinyl liner pool installed - then the pool installers should be doing this =)

    To answer your question, yes, you want to complete al work near the edge of a pool (coping...
  16. Ok - first off DO NOT drain your pool or you just...

    Ok - first off DO NOT drain your pool or you just bought yourself a new liner (at best) or had your pool walls and slopes collapse (worst case)

    If you want to get some of the water out, you may...
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    To make the process go quicker I would recommend...

    To make the process go quicker I would recommend to wrap your vertical columns in reinforcing wire or chicken wir similar to the process found in this free ebook: Artificial Rock - Instructional...
  18. It is wonderful that you solved this problem...

    It is wonderful that you solved this problem without anyone getting hurt. This should go out as a serious reminder to everyone how careful you must be when installing an above ground pool. You were...
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    That is some serious settling of your pool. This...

    That is some serious settling of your pool. This should be considered a problem that requires attention. If you ignore this problem it will most certainly get worse. 6-7 inches in a year is a huge...
  20. Holy %$&@ this is a serious problem! This could...

    Holy %$&@ this is a serious problem! This could be so many different things or a combination of circumstances but MUST be solved right away. You did well in hiring an electrician to check your...
  21. Hi there, I think I can provide at least some...

    Hi there,

    I think I can provide at least some advice on this situation.

    This sump tank is the collection point for your water sanitation system. It was installed in your pool room because...
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    Cement mixer expert needed!

    Hi there,

    If you are experienced with different types of cement mixers and the capabilities and limitations of their applications... please read on.

    I am looking for a cement mixer capable of...
  23. Definitely. With an open side the sound will...

    Definitely. With an open side the sound will obviously escape. What I am trying to do is minimize the amount of noise as much as possible. I am hoping I can find a material that will absorb and...
  24. Sound proofing material input needed

    I would like to build a small, temporary structure to absorb the noise generated from a vacuum motor. The structure needs to be open on one side so the goal is to try to minimize the ambient noise...
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    You can try to brush off any discoloration with a...

    You can try to brush off any discoloration with a soft nylon brush and vinyl liner cleaning liquid available at pool supply stores. In all likelihood the sun has faded your colors and only a new...
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    Ok - The liner is not too small. The liner...

    Ok -

    The liner is not too small. The liner will not be able to affect the coping no matter how small the liner is - providing that the coping is installed correctly.

    As for the concrete moving...
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    That depeend on where you are located. In...

    That depeend on where you are located. In Canada, Canadian tire carries these products. In the USA I would recommend trying larger chain hardware and automotive chains.

    Cheers

    Steve Goodale...
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    Chlorine shock as per the manufacturers...

    Chlorine shock as per the manufacturers instructions on the container based on the volume of water in your pool. Don't wait too long as the water will turn greeen in a hurry.

    Cheers

    Steve...
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    Hi there, This is a great question and anyone...

    Hi there,

    This is a great question and anyone with a leaking pool receiving a quote to repair really wants to believe that this super heap and easy option will provide a solution.

    If products...
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    Can you please expand on your question - it is...

    Can you please expand on your question - it is not clear what type of rails you are looking for.
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    Can you read the model number? I am still not...

    Can you read the model number? I am still not convinced that this is a single phase pump. You bought it used and it just so happens that the name plate is scratched out making the phase unreadable...
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    Major problem here. If your new pool is 3-4...

    Major problem here. If your new pool is 3-4 inches out of level you need to fix this. Your pool could weight 75-100,000 pounds when full. Trying to block up the low side to be level with the high...
  33. If you understand why the timing for cutting your...

    If you understand why the timing for cutting your skimmer is important it will help you to make a confident decision for your installation.

    As the water fills and climbs up the walls, the liner...
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    Spend the money and enjoy your weekend. 5 years...

    Spend the money and enjoy your weekend. 5 years is too old to try this swap unless you have low expectations and have stored the liner in soapy water with algicide since you drained the pool.
    ...
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    It sounds like you may have a broken lateral in...

    It sounds like you may have a broken lateral in your filter. Check to see if the sand is being deposited into your pool in a straight line in front of the returns.

    To fix you will need to open...
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    With an overlap liner you can get away with a...

    With an overlap liner you can get away with a liner that is too tall as you can easily overlap as much or as little as needed. In terms of the radius, if you have a 15 diameter pool, you must order...
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    I agree with stratmando. The problem, from your...

    I agree with stratmando. The problem, from your description, sounds to be with the switch itself for your pump. Unless you have confidence with turning off the power and repairing the switch (or...
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    You need to find the specific make of pool you...

    You need to find the specific make of pool you have and get the instructions off their website. To shortcut, measure the perimeter of your circle in inches and divide by the total number of upright...
  39. With water chemistry there is no point in...

    With water chemistry there is no point in guessing. If you take your water in to a pool store with a water testing lab they can tell you exactly what you need to do and what order to do it in.

    I...
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    Hi there, Can you please describe in greater...

    Hi there,

    Can you please describe in greater detail what the liner is doing that leads you to your conclusions that the liner is not supported. This will help in giving you a suitable answer.
    ...
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    I do not see any problem with installing your...

    I do not see any problem with installing your pool on a cement surfacemprovided that the cement is VERY strong and well supported as the weight of the water can break the cement.

    The major concern...
  42. Not to shamelessly advertise, but if you want to...

    Not to shamelessly advertise, but if you want to build the artificial rock yourself you could take my online tutorial - it's free

    Artificial Rock - Instructional guide and online store

    I hope...
  43. Rebuilding pumps is rarely worthwhile. The cost...

    Rebuilding pumps is rarely worthwhile. The cost is comparable to what a replacement will be and a new pump will easily outlast a repaired old pump.

    If you have an expensive, good quality model of...
  44. There is no short cuts or tips for this type of...

    There is no short cuts or tips for this type of installation.

    Even professional installers pull their hair out a little when installing above ground overlap liners. Be sure to set the seam at the...
  45. Hi there, That is too bad - unfortunate way to...

    Hi there,

    That is too bad - unfortunate way to come home from vacation. I wish there was an easy answer to your questions - but there is not. You need to remove as much plant matter and debris...
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    Hi Jamie, This question is hard to answer...

    Hi Jamie,

    This question is hard to answer without pictures or detailed information regarding what type and shape of pool you have, what type of coping you have, what type of pool walls you have...
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    If this were my garage floor I would add a skim...

    If this were my garage floor I would add a skim coat over top of the pock marked concrete. You will need to bond the new concrete to the old following these steps:

    1) Wet existing concrete...
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    Rust can be an issue for above ground pools. The...

    Rust can be an issue for above ground pools. The truth is that above ground pools are not made to last (sorry all you above ground pool owners). The expected lifetime for an inground pool is over...
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    Good advice ebaines, 12 hours per day should...

    Good advice ebaines,

    12 hours per day should be enough to keep your pool clear, but this is relative to the efficiency of your filter, the flow rate of your water, your ability to balance water...
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    The wrinkles in your pool may have been there all...

    The wrinkles in your pool may have been there all along, or they may have developed recently - either is possible. If your water chemistry is too far off, specifically the PH, this can cause your...
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