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above ground pool on slightly sloped driveway

We are wanting to get an above ground pool that is approx 20'w x52"deep. Our yard is not really level enough to use so we are thinking we could possibly set it up in our driveway. It seems level to ...
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New Circuit for 1.5HP Pool Motor

I'm having a new above ground pool installed, and the package I purchased comes with a 1.5 HP pump. When I was originally talking to them, they said most people just run an extension cord from their ...
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Is it safe to make an above ground pool by laying on unprotected (buttressless) brick wall as sides?

I have this backyard area which I'm going to make a temporary above ground pool. The area I'm going to fill with water is about 5x5 meters and I'm going to fill up to 120cm (about 20 tons of water) ...
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Repair a vinyl pool liner

Any tips on patching two small holes on an in-ground Pool liner. It’s two penny-sized holes and they’re right above the water line. I have some leftover original liner so I was hoping to try and match ...
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Bought a new (old) house and a new subpanel for the pool was installed. No clue if this is safe

I bought a house and prior to the sale a subpanel was installed at the pool area. The home inspector says it’s fine, but he really wasn’t there to make sure things are code compliant. Before I hire ...
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Pool liner loose after hard rainfall - wait for it to re-seat itself?

Hi my pool liner went loose bc of excessive rainfall. In the past it re-seats itself. This time it’s pretty bad so I didn’t know if I needed to proactively push it back down.
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Easy platform for a small metal frame pool

Recently I have been thinking about purchasing a small metal frame pool, something simple that can be taken down during the fall/winter seasons. The issue I have is my entire backyard is on a slight ...
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What is the name of this pool or irrigation part?

Currently in a swimming pool shed. A distributor? This device takes water in the top, and outputs it alternately to one of five pipes at the bottom. When working it makes a clockwork sound. There are ...
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Above ground pool question

I’m new to this site. I have a question about an above ground pool, hope it is appropriate to ask here! We just put up a new Intex above ground pool. We may have been a little quick to do this, ...
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Pool pump bubbles issue

I am working on a 24' round 52" pool with a 1.5hp, 2 speed motor and a 26" sand filter, with 1.5 inch flex pipes, one 12 foot long to the filter ans another 12 fool o e to the return. When I run on ...
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Using indoor only power adapter outside

I'm setting up a mineralization unit for my pool. The unit came with a 12V1A power adapter which says Indoor Use Only on it. At the same time, the instructions say that the unit should be powered ...
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What is the cheapest way to build a temporary pool?

I'm looking to build a container to hold mud and water for a very specific exercise training. - It doesn't need to look good - It doesn't need to last more than a few weeks - It should be able to ...
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Pool demolition

Approximately 15,000 gallon pool that I want to demolish and fill to have a regular backyard. My concern is the established plumbing that is associated with the pool. What happens to it? I dont ...
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Thinking of switching to a salt water pool [closed]

I’m getting conflicting opinions from a couple local pool service providers on the benefits of going to a saltwater pool. I’m hearing it’s maintenance free compared to regular chlorine. Then I hear ...
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In ground spa jets not functioning properly

I have an issue with my in-ground spa. There is water coming out from the all of the jets but only 2 have very strong bubble jets coming out. Do you think I have the an issue with clogged jets?
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Neighbors Pool pump noise 12’ to 15’ away from house

Need fencing type/material to use to block low hum of pool pump located 12’ to 15’ from family room hurricane impact windows. Planning to erect 6’ high fence on property line between houses spanning ...
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Filling gaps between bricks in pool deck

I am repairing the deck around my pool. Some bricks were loose, so I removed them, ground off old mortar and glued them back. Now I need to fill the gaps between the bricks with mortar, similar to how ...
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Advice on wiring a pool panel from a subpanel

First things first, thank you to all who are willing to share their experience and knowledge here. I need some advice and or reassurance that I am planning this system correctly. I am going to be ...
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Excessive Pool Pump Current Usage

A Florida HOA electric bill doubles from $200 to $400 per month. Powered items for the pool comprise LED lighting and a pool pump. The electric circuit is for the pool. Is it reasonable to start ...
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How to select (size) a pump for a swimming pool?

What are questions one must ask and the calculations that must be performed to select an optimal pool pump?
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Pool light not working

Just bought a home and the only pool light is not working. If the GFCI breaker is not tripped and there is no outdoor switch or GFCI, does that mean it’s probably the bulb itself thats dead? Or could ...
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Leaking pool in Georgia - Let it leak through the winter and fix in spring?

My swimming pool has a moderate leak. I've had several people out to look for the leak, and they've failed to find anything. This summer I was losing around 1/2 inch a day, which is bearable, but ...
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Safety Cover for Decommissioned (Empty) Swimming Pool

I’m decommissioning my in-ground pool and wanted to cover it with a safety cover like Loop Loc. I called Loop Loc to help select the right type of cover — solid or mesh — but was told that their ...
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Looking for a reliable replacement capacitor on pool motor

I'm looking to replace the capacitor on the motor that drives my pool pump. The motor just "hums" when I try and start it and nothing is caught in the impeller or binding it. This capacitor sits on ...
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Can I connect a cord and a GFCI outlet box to another GFCI outlet to power a pump?

I have a gfi receptacle I am plugging a drop cord Into it and running it to a box with a switch and gfi receptacle in it. I am plugging a pump into this gfi. Will this work
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Heating pool with excess AC heat

Unfortunately our new outdoor AC unit – a usual with a fan and aluminium heat exchanger – does not contain plugs to a water heat exchanger. That's a pity as the waste heat in summer could be used to ...
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What is this material between our concrete and bricks (lining our pool)?

The material lines our pool between the brick (edge) and the concrete. This material is only near our pool. It feels rubbery and bendable. And The material is over 30 years old is has been breaking ...
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What to do with an underground pool outlet now that the pool is gone

I took down a pool that has an underground wire( through conduit) that has an electrical outlet that supplied power to the pump. What can I do to terminate the outlet ? The yard is set to be filled ...
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Adding pool heater to bonding of pump, salt generator, and timer

I just recently installed a heater and on the bonding lug my installer ran a green wire back inside the heater to the metal. I could have sworn that they were supposed to run a wire from the bonding ...
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Wiring Pool Subpanel for Pump and Receptacles

The project is to wire a sub-panel and three pool circuits. My 400A main panels (2) are about 35' away, and I don't have room inside the basement to mount the sub panel inside. I plan to use an ...
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How can this pool heater gas line be disconnected?

This is a picture of the natural gas connection going into a pool heater. The heater no longer works. I just want to remove the heater and cap the gas line. Please see the picture. I'm not sure what ...
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Heat pump pool wiring

Wondering if anyone can help me here. I have a heat pump for my pool. It says min fuse/breaker 50amp and maximum 60amp. So I have a couple options and questions I was hoping someone can help with. ...
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Pool heater hook up

The main panel in my house is 200 amp. I installed a 100 amp subpanel in my garage. Can I put a double-pole 50 amp breaker in my 100 amp subpanel for a pool heater?
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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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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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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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