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Questions tagged [pool]

Questions about residential swimming pools

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How to shut off water to pool

I would like to shut off water to the pool so that I can drain it--I don't want to shut off water at the main line near the curb of the house. I don't see any indication of how I might do this based ...
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How to properly install a Hayward Colorlogic Light Controller…?

Trying to swap out an existing pool light switch with a new LED light w/ inclusive switch. The old switch was a standard toggle switch, 3 wires (meaning the outlet is wired white, black, ground) . ...
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What gauge wire for 1HP pool pump?

Have a 1hp 11 amp above ground pool pump that is going to be about 50 feet away from the breaker. Will 12 gauge wire be enough to run it? Photo of the pump can be seen at link below https://photos....
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DIY Pool Lift designs & successes?

My dad suddenly has serious mobility issues keeping him from his beloved pool. I’m visiting this week and trying to see if there’s some diy pool lift of any design I can build from stuff at Harbor ...
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Cement pool overhang patch or replace

I have a pool with an overhanging cement edge that crumbled away. I have one contractor that said we should replace it and another that said we should just patch it. Here are some pictures of it. ...
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Will live power plug dropped into swimming pool kill the swimmer? [closed]

Dropping a live power plug on extension cord into a swimming pool is certainly not a great idea. However I wonder if doing so would kill the swimmer in the pool? I've been searching the internet for ...
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Is it advisable to use EPDM for flooring around the pool?

I am planning to use EPDM flooring around the pool so that it will provide grip and kids won't get hurt when they fall. But few people said that EPDM does not do well around water. Is there something ...
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My new pool pump has a high PSI and bubbles are in the water. How can I repair it?

I recently had someone resurface my pool. During the resurfacing, they noted that the skimmer was not holding pressure per their test (long story short, these guys weren't 100% reliable and wanted a ...
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How to clean Pool main drain

New to this; I have used vinegar overnight, baking soda, a pumice stone, still it will not budge. I tried muriatic acid via watering can direct on it, 1:10 parts water, still nothing, then 5:10 ...
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Does the ground wire for my pool connect to the pumps?

I am in the midst of a new gunite in-ground pool install. I have the electrical background to tackle this job but I want to know I have it right, particularly around the bonding and grounding. I got ...
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Alarms on Doors that have Access to a Pool

I am finishing up renovating my pool and I changed the configuration of the barrier fence I previously had. I now use my house itself as the 4th side to keep the pool deck open (since our kids are ...
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How to properly wire GFCI Subpanel and Hot Tub

As a disclaimer, I'm aware that this is technically supposed to be done by a licensed electrician. If it's possible to do this project myself, I'm willing to accept the risks in order to save money. ...
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Can I use bentonite as a lining for a normal swimming pool?

First, I'm open to alternatives and creative solutions, so the simple form of the question is, "Can I use bentonite as a lining for a normal (chlorinated) swimming pool?" But, in case there are other ...
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Algae Infestation settled on pool bottom. Just vacuum it?

My above-ground pool got infested with algae. I tried shocking it but that didn't work. I covered, the pool and went off on holiday for a week leaving the pool with no pump running - and no-one using ...
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Add a switch for a pool light

We just bought a house that needed some upgrades and one of the first ones up was the electrical panel. Hired an electrical company to come out and upgrade it to a 200amp box. Work went fine and ...
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Pool Lighting using multiple LED strips

I WANT to add low voltage led lights around the rim of my pool. I think IP68 rated are the best. The pool is above ground and is 30x15 so I would need about 5ea 16ft strips. I would like to use the ...
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Salt to chlorine conversion for pool

The LARGE pool is totally enclosed in six foot stone walls and bug-cage. Can harmful gases accumulate from salt to chlorine conversion and can harmful gases linger in an enclosed area?
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How to access the ceiling over an indoor swimming pool

How is the ceiling of an indoor swimming pool accessed, if repairs need to be done to anything up there? This is an indoor pool at a K-12 public school district. I need to take this speaker down and ...
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chipmunks burrowing under above ground pool

Chipmunks have burrowed under above ground pool causing liner to indent over their burrow. How do I stop further erosion under liner?
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Above Ground Pool - Pinhole Leaks

Hopefully this is okay to ask here - I stored my pool for the winter last year and have just got it out and filled up about halfway (3,000 of 6,000 gallons). I have found 3 pinhole leaks as I have ...
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Alternative to wood furring strips?

Just bought a house with a pool. The pool decking is comprised of large, square concrete pads that are separated by wood furring strips. The prior owner has used pressure-treated 1x2s atop a small ...
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Pool pump shaft seal leak…or something else?

I have water leaking from behind the seal plate of my pool pump, under the motor. Exactly like a bad shaft seal. However... I replaced the shaft seal. Still leaking. I replaced it again, thinking ...
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Does this CMU block wall on pool need rebar?

So I'm in the process of remodeling my backyard. One of the things I wanted to do was build a wall similar to the first picture I included (with the stacked stone). The red arrows point at the wall. ...
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How to remove a gunite pool

How do I remove a 20 X 40 gunite pool safely? I read the other answers and one mentioned being down in the 8 ft end and it could possibly fall in. It popped up out of the ground and I can't afford to ...
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Breaker for my subpanel for the pool keep tripping

I have a pool with a sub panel that has a 30amp breaker for the pump, a 20 amp for the lights that is also connected to a small fridge receptacle, the water heater has two 20amps on it. The main ...
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Do I need to seal the concrete tub when building a swimming pool?

We are building our own house with a small indoor concrete pool. These are the tiles we will be finishing the inside of the pool with. How and with what do we need to waterproof the concrete with ...
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Removing Pool Stairs From In Ground Pool

I just purchased a home (well back in Feb) and this is the first year of having a pool, and I am attempting to remove the side stairs so I can cover the pool for winter. My stairs look exactly like ...
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How much D.E. does this Jacuzzi filter need when it says “3 scoops” on the label?

This Jacuzzi filter requires "3 scoops" of diatomaceous earth. How much is that in SI units?
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How long can a concrete pool stay empty when ground water is not a problem?

I live in Las Vegas, you know- the desert. Ground water is not a problem here, when it does rain, it either evaporates incredibly fast or is absorbed very deep very quickly. I also live on a small ...
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Watertight power connections [closed]

Is there something like a water-proof Amphenol-style plug connector for an exterior 12/2 120V power connection? I have pool pumps hardwired through grey "Sealproof" flex conduit. I need to remove ...
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Pool bonding, retaining wall in the way

I currently have an 24ft intex Pool. I know it doesn't have to be bonded but while the yard is torn up I am thinking it may be a good idea to run the bond wire now for when I upgrade the pool to a ...
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Change my 220v 50 amp breaker to 70 amp on existing wiring to pool panel

Currently I have a 50 amp breaker (220v) running to my pool panel. My pool panel has two 110v outlets and a 20 amp (220v) to run my pool pump. I want to add an electric pool heater which will be a 40-...
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Does intex pool need to be bonded?

Im installing an intex pool 24ft by 52inches. Im reading pools over 42 inches need to be bonded. Also people are saying because of that intex pools need to be bonded. Two things, 1) the original ...
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Swimming pool filters clogging with a lot of organic matter

I currently have a high capacity cartridge filter setup for an in-ground pool. Due to high organics (15 pine trees along the border of my property that are directly over the pool), I've found the ...
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Inground Pool Setup Needs More Power

My pool pump draws about 11 amps and we just converted the pool to salt which requires powering a chlorine generator. This draws an additional 7 amps for a total of 18. When both are powered on, the ...
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Intex pool decking foundation?

I've been building a decking area which is 17ft x 17ft, the decking is to be the base for an Intex 16ft diameter pool, calculations show that the weight of this pool when filled with be approx. 18 ...
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Suggestion for outdoor receptacle

I need to run a pool pump outdoors with an all weather extension cord. I also have string lights and lamps and other outdoor items I can plug into outdoor type receptacle with enclosures that hinge at ...
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Retaining wall back fill/base rock and pool base rock

I am installing bevelled retaining wall blocks, 17 inched long, 6 inches high and 12 inches deep. Trying ti understand material to order.. can i use the same base rock that I use for the back fill? ...
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How to build retaing wall for pool past 2ft?

All of these retaining wall blocks I see at big box hardware stores all say max build height 2ft. I have an area that requires closer to 2.5ft, a little more for base layer.. what are my options? Can ...
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Bobcat for leveling swimming pool ot tiller?

I have a 24ft by 52 inch pool. Need to level ground and remove 10 to 12 inches on high side. After about 5 inches it's all compacted clay. Can i use a tiller to keep breaking up soil and shoveling out,...
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Running electric to swimming pool pump

My town is making me get a permit to install a Bestway swimming pool, this one: Link Looking it over, it states not being able to connect this pump through an extension cord. I intially purchased ...
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Return jet not working in pool

I have an Inground pool and I have 7 return jets in my pool. 6 of 7 are working flawlessly with excellent pressure coming out of them with no air bubbles. EXCEPT my 7th jet that is right underneath ...
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What is the process to remove an in-ground pool?

What are the steps involved for removing an in-ground plaster pool and is this something that can be done with a few buddies? (Backyard single family home type pool; see Massive Pool Leak for details ...
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Can I shut off pump, stop chemical maintenance on pool that's going to be drained and refaced in 6 months?

I live in temperate climate (Northern California) and have an 40 year old outdoor gunite pool. Currently we have a pool pump running 24/7 and use a service to maintain chemical balance weekly. I plan ...
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Pool Pump on-time control?

BACKGROUND As I understand it a pool pump is necessary to force water through the filtration system: keeping the pool clean. The pool is part of an HOA and we do have a pool-man to attend the pool. ...
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What precautions should be taken before draining a pool for cleaning?

When draining a pool: what if any counter measures are used to keep the pool from "popping up" or is this a myth? The hurricane has left our pool black from mixing with storm water. Is it really ...
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Drainage solution for pool area

I have a pool area which was filled with dirt. Side wall are intact but there were three large holes done at the bottom. During heavy rain season i see there is a water logging in the pool area as ...
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Swimming Pool Pump Priming Issues

I have recently purchased a Clarke (SPP15) Swimming Pool Pump, to help me clean out my garden pond. Similar Item Here: https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-spp15-swimming-pool-pump/ The pump is ...
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Can the gravel used under my pool be used patio stone?

We bought our first house recently and have dove head first into renovations and landscaping. One thing that is really bugging us is the state of our back yard. We sold our above-ground pool and ...
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Cancelling needless freeze protection on pool filter

For some reason the temperature sensor on my Paddock Aquatouch no longer reads the correct temperature. It thinks my pool water temperature is in the range of 30F despite the fact that it is actually ...