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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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Can electrical in a pergola be ran to pool lights breaker to run ceiling fan and outlet?

We recently had an aluminum pergola installed with an electrical outlet and would like to install a ceiling fan. The electrical in the pergola, which is not GFCI, was ran to the pool lights breaker in ...
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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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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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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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Do I need the v-baffles sitting on top of pool heater's heat exchanger?

I just finished cleaning the soot out of my pool heater. Actually the biggest problem was all of the rust and scale left behind by the v baffle bars that sit on top of the heat exchanger. I was ...
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Electric for above ground pool

I just bought an above ground 24'x52" pool like the one in the link below. Right now the area I am planning on placing it does not have electric close by so I am looking for an easy way to run ...
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Replacing Kool decking

I want to replace my cracked and bumpy Kool deck. What do I need to do to take it completely off my pool deck?
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Should a concrete pool look like this after an acid wash?

I'd like to redo after the contractor who did an acid wash of my pool: But before I start, I'd like to understand (since I have never seen the pool acid washed before): is that what "the product" of ...
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Repairing cracked fiberglass pool steps

I have a roughly 6" crack on one of my top fiberglass pool steps that slowly allows the water level to drain below the optimal level for the skimmer. I've found some years old suggested techniques ...
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How do I reattach pool tiles?

The following tiles: Have fallen off the side of the swimming pool here: Questions: What should I use to stick them back on? I notice that they appear to have grouting between them. Is that a ...
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Is it normal to have air under a pool cover when it hasn't been used for a while?

This will be the first year I have had a pool so I am really new at all this stuff. I took a look under the winter cover of my pool and I noticed that my liner has gotten all wrinkled up like it ...
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Pool Pump not working, gives overcurrent error, no sound whatsoever

Our pool pump stopped working about a week ago. Inspecting it more closely, it's an "Intelliflo 4 160". It has a small control panel with some LED's - when I press the "start" ...
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i have a pool heater to install the elect lists 208/240-575 vac 60hz 3 phase i have 175 ft from main panel what size sub panel and size wire to feed?

I am going to install a separate sub panel for my pool. currently have a double 60 breaker supplying power to the pool pumps and am not sure if i can upgrade the current feed to accommodate the heater ...
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Heating above ground pool by re-circuplating pool water through tankless, on-demand water heater

Due to covid-19 all indoor pools in my area are closed for the foreseeable future. Kids being swimmers, I purchased an Intex 15' round above ground pool and installed in it in the garage. It worked ...
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Cheap system to keep mice from drowning in a pool?

Sometimes small mice end up jumping into my pool and drowning. I should install a cover, but in the meantime does anyone have an easier system? I have one of those off-ramps for small animals already, ...
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Is an inflatable pool that is more than a few inches off level safe enough to swim in? If not, is it salvageable without dumping?

We had this ground “leveled” but apparently not really. It was built up with sand and is already eroding away after a few short weeks. Is it still safe enough to use? Anyone had one of these collapse ...
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Help identifying pool leak

I have an inground pool, about 20,000 gallons, and 30-plus years old. I've owned it for five with no issues to date. When I uncovered it to prep it for use this spring I found that it had drained ...
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GFCI Wiring Question - I am confused how it worked before

I have a situation which I cannot figure out. I have a GFCI outlet near some pool equipment which feeds another set of outlets near the pool, the line hot also fed a switch for the pool light. As ...
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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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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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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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How can I reduce noise from my neighbor's pool pump 12’ to 15’ away from my house?

I need fencing type/material to use to block low hum of pool pump located 12’ to 15’ from family room hurricane impact windows. I'm planning to erecta 6’ high fence on property line between houses ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I stop the hose from the pump to the filter from leaking?

Replaced broken hose from above ground pool pump to filter. Slip on hose. Have clamped both ends as tight as possible but both ends still leak. Not a lot but enough to be annoying. What else can I ...
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How much water should be on my pool cover?

I just covered my above ground pool, following the instructions supplied with the cover. Inflate pillow to about 50%. Install pillow in middle of pool using supplied leads. Drape cover over ...
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Suction Side vs. Pressure Side Pool Cleaner

What is the difference/advantages/disadvantage of pressure side vs. suction side pool cleaners, and which one to get for a concrete pool?
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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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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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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 ...