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Home is not only a dwelling with walls and a roof, but home is where the heart is. Our homes and our gardens that we grow and cultivate reflect who we are. In the Home and Garden category, you can ask questions about homeowners' rights and responsibilities, the best plants for your garden, how to do home repairs, and much more.

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The operative word here is "high" dive. 8' is the normal depth for an average pool with or without a dive board. With most dive boards in residential pools the depth would be closer to 9' or 10'. I am not certain as to the depth of a high dive platform but my thinking would be in the range of 20' de…
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Try talking to the property owner and if this doesn't yield immediate results check your city ordinances to see if light trespass is covered. You will find most city ordinances explicitly prohibit light trespass onto adjoining properties.
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I'm facing this problem now, with the city authorities after me to take care of it (with less than 28 days notice!) The pool, an inground gunite kidney-shaped beauty heaved out of the ground shortly after we bought the house. It seems it will need a drainage pipe and/or (??) get broken down the bott…
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More information is needed to calculate the volume of water in a pool this size.Here is thhe formula so you can fillin the blanks and do the math yourself:Length X Width X Average Depth X 7.5 = VolumeL X W X AD = V10 X 10 ___ = VTo obtain AD measure the depth of the water at on end of the pool and a…
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OF course they can unless they have overflow drains built in.After all they are just large vessels and will only hold a certain amount.
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Check with your local government to see what must be done to inactivate the pool. Some require removing the pool or breaking up the bottom of the pool before filling it in. Also, you should deal with the plumbing involved.
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About 660,000 gallonsDimensions of a regular Olympic-sized swimming pool are 2 meters deep, 25 meters wide, and 50 meters long. 25 x 50 = 1,2501,250 x 2 = 2,500So that means there are 2,500 cubed meters in the Olympic-sized pool. A 1 meter cubed is equivalent to about 264 gallons.2,500 x 264 = 660…
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The basic formula to figure water volume or gallons of water for a specific size say 20 x 40 are as follows 20 x 40 = 800 x average depth(say 5') = 4000 x 7.5(gallons per cubic foot) = 30,000In answer to your question you did not give enough information. Is it 24ft diameter? If so the formula is rad…
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I`m a pool salesman in Los Angeles area. Without seeing property, assuming flat lot etc, easy access etc, no complications: I will say $55,000, for a completely equiped pool with 600 s.f. deck included. You can add any and everything to that in options
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You will need to take into consideration the cost of dehumidification that is required for your project.You do realize that an Olympic pool measures 50 meters or 164 feet !!! Do you have a building large enough to accomodate that size plus the decking etc that would surround that size pool?
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Firstly, the pump is not a sand filter system. The pump is the one with the motor attached and it pumps water not sand. The large round tank is the "sand" filter. You would have to find a skimmer made for vinyl pools with gaskets. It attaches to the wall of the pool and is seen "hanging" from the ou…
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%REPLIES% Answer If I understand the question, the reason for the blue in the pool water is actually the reflection of the blue sky. You will notice on an overcast day you see the white of the plaster and no blue. Answer After looking at some internet sources (probably reliable), I've foun…
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Add cyanuric acid to the correct level of 50ppm. Check with a pool store locally for a rust removing chemical.   To get rid of the iron use a chemical called "susupend" it works great!
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Add muriatic acid to lower your TA to a more acceptable level...around 100, but no higher than 140. Then balance with bicarbonate of soda if necessary to increase ph. Once you get to an acceptable TA add an algaecide or shock the pool to get rid of the algae on the bottom.   Just triple shock…
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Just wait it out, the Ch level will come down. When you add Ch (Shock) you are spiking the Ch level and normal conditions use Ch and lower the concentration. Unless you put so much in that it is having detrimental effects, you shouldn't worry. Be sure the Ph is in balance. If the Ph or Alkalinity is…
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Just follow the instruction scoop up the leaves etc and take a sample of water into the pool shop once in a while to make sure you have the water balance right.
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Blanche, Like a siphon hose, once you get liquid flowing you do not want air to get in or it will interrupt the flow of liquid. If there is air in the line (vacuum hose) and no check valve (which stops this problem), you will lose prime.IF YOU WANT AVOID LOSING VACUUM WHEN HOOKING UP YOUR POOL CLEAN…
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Adding Soda Ash can help eleminate foam....acid build up causes it   Try any of the commercial products on the market, normally called Foam Down, or Defoamer etc. They work well, but may not create a permanent fix.
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Chlorine: either in the form of tablets(99%) or liquid (12.5%). OR Bromine but you still should use some liquid chlorine even with this. Muriatic Acid, CYA = cyanuric acid/conditioner Other items you may need or have to use depending upon how you maintain your pool: Soda ash, algaecide, tile clea…
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I have found with communicating with other pool owners that the color of your liner has alot to do with the water color. My pool is blue and white which gives the water that tint. If you have trees or other objects that reflect in your pool that affects the true color. Although it may not look clear…
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i HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A BROMINATED SWIMMING POOL IS I TAKE IT IT'S AN OUTDOOR POOL? IF HUMANS ARE USING THIS POOL TO SWIM IN YOU MUST GET RIG OF THE FROGS. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GERMS DISEASES THEY'RE CARRING, AND THEY WILL BE LAYING TADPOLES. ALL SORTS OF BUGS INSECTS ARE ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH FROGS. YO…
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No, under no circumstances should one use bowl cleaner in a pool.   Why, did someone take a dump in the pool?
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You really can't. You can put a "skamper ramp" on your pool to help them get out but its hit or miss they'll see it.   There is a an ingenious lightweight, net device called Critter Guard that provides a ladder for frogs and other animals to use to climb out of a pool. Visit the Critter Guard…
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If the pool is kept in pristine condition throughout the year, you should never have to drain it. If you do want to drain it, drain it every ten years or so. (You run a risk of damaging your pool by draining it.)A: Not all the above answer is exactly correct. Through evaporation and refilling the po…
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Assuming you live in an area where pools are winterized and shut down for winter, I would run filter for 45min - 1 hour per day. Be carefulk not to over sanitize the pool because chlorine (etc) demand is very low while water is so cold. If you expect to experience freezing weather then do not turn y…
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Answer Is this pressure of water going in a filter or pressure of water coming out a filter? Do you mean increase the flow of water? An increase in the filter pressure alone without going to a larger size impeller or newer pump will only indicate that the filter is getting dirty. If you need mor…
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If you are reffering to small bugs that collect on the surface of the water and /or the tiles, and jump when you touch them, they are probably "spring-tails". It being winter or early spring, you may not have them right now. But when you do, Dawn dishwasing detergent does the trick. Put a small amou…
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Length x Width x Average Depth = volume for a rectangular pool Average depth x 0.5 diameter x 0.5 diameter x 3.1416 = volume of circular pool A swimming pool that measures 12 feet by 30 feet and has an average depth of 6 feet contains approximately 16,157 gallons of water. 12 x 30 x 6 = 2,160 cub…
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No, most pools in Arizona are about 32 degrees celsius or 89 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer
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There are 2 Olympic size swimming pools in Victoria
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Answer Gunite and plaster have a high demand for acid because of the lime in the cement. And or high calcium make up water. k Your pool will naturally increase in pH due to swimmer's waste, sweat, urine, etc... Keep your pH at 7.6-7.8, not 7.2. 7.2 pH is base upon the Langelier Index which w…
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Many historians do believe America changed for the better in the 1920s. The first world war was over, the country was stable and relatively prosperous. It was a decade of expanded opportunities for middle-class black people, as well as for middle-class women. It was an era of many new inventions suc…
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Here is the answer to "how do you get rid of horseflies in the house?" Answer; Buy wasp killers and spray the horsefly repeatedly.
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Jewels 4 Pools, Geo Polymer modified non fade 100% pure crystal pool lining would have to be the best pool lining available for concrete pools in the world today. It's been tested for nearly 10 years now and compared to other types of finishes has proven to be highly durable.Best thing of all is its…
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If there are supply valves feeding the supply lines connecting your faucet, they may be closed, or simply your faucet components/inserts and or supply lines may be restricted.ANS 2 - most common cause for this is a plugged aerator or stop valve.
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Junior Olympic PoolsThe City of Irvine, CA qualifies that a Jr. Olympic pool is (in English dimensions) 75' long (min.), 5' deep, with 7' wide lanes, and an extra 1.5' at the end lanes. I'm still looking for more information to back this up.A Junior Olympic Pool is 25 meters long. (Half of the Olymp…
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The Ullmann Manufacturing Company was a lithographic business around the turn of the 20th century. It mass produced much of its product so it is not particularly rare or valuable.
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Visit www.pool-care.net to discover how to rid your pool of pool stains and the prevention of them coming back! Pool StainingI am not an endorser of products until I have tried them and see for myself that they work. So I will guarantee you that this recommendation will work for you.First go to www…
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Answer Just a guess here but if it's anywhere near the stove it's probably grease from hamburgers or bacon. Try washing them off and see if they reappear later. If they are mud tubes, you may have termites, but not sure if they would appear that quickly.
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Yes it does rust.Ductile iron has better corrosion resistance than gray cast iron. Some alloy cast iron has better corrosion reisistance. However, any cast iron will rust without any surface treatment.There are many types of surface treatments that can pretect iron castings from rust, such as primer…
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Swimming does not improve bone density because it is not a weight bearing exercise, however it is an excellent aerobic exercise and it is kinder on joints than many weight-bearing exercises. and your hair gets really like crappy because of the chlorine dries it out. Answerthere is always a chance …
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Lowering Chlorine LevelsThere is a product called "After Shock-Chlorine Reducer" by Jack's Magic. This will quickly lower the chlorine level in your pool. Please refer to manufacture for instructions on how to use with your swimming pool. Hope this helps!!  While using Jack's Magic will work, …
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Priming a Pump To prime a swimming pool pump when the motor is in operation and the pressure gauge has 0 lbs. of pressure you will first need to turn the motor off. Take off the strainer basket lid and fill the strainer basket with water until some water is running back through the incoming line.…
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White Foam Answer I have found that the use of so-called waterproof sunblock lotions cause a white sludgy foamy texture on the surface of my pool. I was using 45 SPF No-Ad WaterProof Lotion and it came right off - even after applying 45 minutes before. I switched to Banana Boat 35 SPF waterproof …
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Answer Try 24 hr filter cycle and more chlorine. And clean the filter frequently. k
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There was a product called "no more ducks" that broke the water tension that enabled ducks to float. It was withdrawn from the market 12 months ago and has not been sited since. Does anyone no why? It was very effective in keeping the ducks out of the pool as they could not get comfortable in the po…
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length(M) x width(M) x average depth(M) you will get pool volume in cubic meter. convert it in to gallons or any other unit
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Pool Tiles Check your swimming pool balance. Your Calcium Hardness level may be low. Hope this helps. ANSWER:: You must have a cantilevered deck. This is often a cause of loose or broken tiles. I think your pool would have to be hopelessly out of balance for very long times to cause deteriorati…
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Unless you see a hive inside or near the pool then the pool isn't the problem. You are going to have to hunt for the hive. Hives are usually built by the wasps anywhere in trees (long cone-shaped hard-shelled hives and can get massive) and they can also built right on your house under the eaves so …
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I live in Phoenix and in early March I had a Mallard and Drake that decided my pool was a nice watering hole to visit. They would poop on the deck and then walk in it and poop in the pool. I put a plastic owl on the edge of the deck, moved it daily, it didn't do anything. I bought a blow up alligat…
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Pool shops sell absorbent balls to take care of this problem However if there is a large amount of oil say motor oil or something along that line absorbent blanket or booms are available see oil remediation in your browser.The best way and easiest way is to throw in a bag of kitty Litter. Wait for i…
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Fixing the Bathtub you can go to home depot and get enamel paint for the bath tub directions are on the can.
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Answer You need to add a metal sequestering agent or chealating agent. Do not use copper based algecides as they will only add to the metal problem A: What the above answer neglected to say was that you need to run your filter 24/7 until the water is crystal clear and if this is a plaster pool t…
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Depends on who owns the fence, i.e. whose property it is on or who bought it in the first place. Often one person installs a fence (maybe 3 owners ago) then allows the neighbor to install wood on their side of the owners fence. This wood is the owners wood but people do it cause it is cheaper than i…
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Answer Sometimes you added to much Most times it has to do with existing water conditions. Minerals,hardness, existing organic mattter. It is not always the brand of algecide. Add a defoamer. The cheaper algaecides are quaternary ammonias, also known as "linear quats". They are commonly found in…
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Our pool guy comes in the early afternoon/late morning every Monday. I check the pool PH around 5 pm, and the readings are all right on.....so I would say five hours? That's our pool, though, I would get one of the PH testing kits you can get at pretty much any pool supply store.Hope this helps!Mrs.…
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Too strong means 5.0 or higher? You can go to 10.0 without many side affects. What readings are you getting? Wait a day or so for 5 and above readings. Maybe a minute amount of ammonia would do the trick but be careful.
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Answer First, take a sample of the water to your local pool dealer. It could be that your algaecide isn't a high enough strength. You may have to add it and run you filter for 12 hrs X 3 days. Change your sand in your sand filter.
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Answer If pool has a sand filter then you may need to do some heavy backflushing or possible put new sand in it. Also, be sure pump is working correctly! Answer If the pool is green due to algae, the best product to use would be the Baquacil Performance Algaecide. It is the strongest algaecid…
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Answer This question is not easily answered because Olympic size only refers to the width and length, not depth. So variation in depth can greatly affect the answer. I happened to do maintainance for a university olympic sized pool years ago. It was 3 ft or 1m at the shallow end an 12ft or 4…
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Answer sounds like an air leak, If you see water drip only when the pump is off then it is a suction leak, All materials expand and contract a little from temperature changes, Sounds like the inlet of your pump needs to be tightened is all.Call your pool builder they will tell you how. I might a…
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Answer There are no disadvantages if the pool is properly prepared and, most importantly, the right materials are used to create the fiberglass shell. It is up to the consumer to demand the specific resin, fiberglass mat weight, and gelcoat that will be used in the application. When the material…
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Answer A bug bomb is usually a can of pesticides in a type of aerosol can. How it works is you set it in the center of the room, turn it on, leave the room for a few hours and the pesticide fills the air. The can will have exact directions and how long to stay out of the room. They are inconvenie…
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if its a baby . . . . . . tell someone, perhaps. if not keep looking, systematically check every room in the house. This is a very broad question. But, I bet if you can back-track 5 days from the day you posted this, you can run an analysis of all the physical evidence and facts and draw a f…
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The standard hanging height for your towel rack seems to be 48 inches above the floor. This will leave leave enough space below the bars for towels to hang freely. If, however, you hang the towel bar in a children's bath, place the bar at a height of 36 inches.
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FOr as long as you have it in your possession.
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Contact Kenny Kummer 801-232-5893 Brody chemicalGrowler� - Color Top Growler� - Color TopProduct #: 21658The Growler� starting platform tolerates zero deflection during competitive swimming events.Cougar - Rear - Color Top Cougar - Rear - Color TopProduct #: 21146This is the ultimate fast pool…
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Option # 1...Use a 4x4 piece of lumber and a hydraulic jack, one rail at a time. Option # 2...Cut the ladder with a sawzall and install plastic slide deck mountswith tapcons. Then slide the ladder into the deck mounts and tighten side bolts.
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Answer First off I would not use Eco-Matic brand, They have to many problems and the mother company Balboa has no competent tech personel and they do not stand behind their salt equipment. Now to answer your question. The only way to remove TDS is to drain, adding salt will contribute to TDS.The …
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I recommend preparing for and taking a realtors license test and working in the construction trades for a minimum of 3 years. I have seen many many people try to do it with less than this basic preparation and get burned or make profits that are so slim they'd rather work Mcdonalds.
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You can't, I have never heard of any one converting any type of pool. The pool has to be taken out and then you can rebuild a new pool or fill in and put new pool in a new spot cost wise it is not feasable.
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Answer Use a squirrel trap, you can get them at the local outdoor/farm store. Answer I tried the Evictor Strobe Lights.... holes left open for 3 years...squirrels never returned.
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Answer Ewwww! First, it is gross to just think about it. When you swim, you get water in your mouth, nose, ears, eyes, etc. So there is a psychological effect, the person wouldn't swim knowing there is pee in the pool. So the ole "What you don't know, wont hurt you" applies to this subject. Phys…
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Water molecules and heat It takes longer to heat or cool water than for air. The water was probably warm from being heated by the sun all day, and so was the air. But in the evening or when there is a cloud cover, the air cools more rapidly than the water, hence the observed difference an…
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I have and I love it. Chlorine dries out my skin more than it does most people so I couldn't go with a salt system because the salt is just in the water so that it can generate chlorine. The chemical free water is silky and feels really good. We call my pool the fountain of youth now.
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If I used it in the evening I usually leave it overnight just to make sure it sticks well.
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Yes, there will be some hanging around ... any foraging bee that was flying gathering pollen and nectar at the time the hive was destroyed, will make their way back to where the hive entrance was sited to bring back their food for the colony. They stick around for at least a day or two, but they can…
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Outdoor Fire Designs sells fire elements for swimming pools.
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Answer Getting bugs out of a pool can bug ya, pun intended. No mention of what type of bug you are talking about. There are two basic types 1-on top of the water and 2-under the water. The type on top of the water can be removed using an algaecide that is a quantanary ammonium compound. This chem…
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Answer Well, that used to happen to me a lot, like 50 or so pigeons in my backyard, I used an easy solution, shooting as many of them as I could, pretty soon, they got the message and left, they never came back since I had pigeons on my apartment balcony. I put fly paper (the strips...use rubbe…
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ou may be able to go to a local farm store and talk with them about copper sulphate  Dark green coloring is usually caused by algae. Get some algaecide from your pool supplier. It will kill the algae and cause it to sink to the bottom, allowing you to vacuum it up.  If you are just openi…
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Answer NOTE: Be sure to read all the comments for a more thorough answer. Not all people are qualified to work on swimming pool lighting systems or swimming pool electrical hook-ups. First I will assume that we are talking about an in ground swimming pool. Here are the steps you want to take to c…
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Answer Last year I just got rid of some squirrels and the other posters are right. You can rent a cage and I used peanut butter to attract them into the cage. Worked like a charm. Be sure you get all of them. They may have a mate and also go on the web and find out when they have their babies. Yo…
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It's easy! All you do is find a tennis racket (if you don't have one buy one at Walmart). Go outside and wait till they are still. Then whack them! Its so funny! If they are still moving step on them (its a good ides to have shoes on). Don't worry, carpenter bees don't sting. All they can do is get …
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Answer go to your local roofer...larger scale and ask him for a peice of EPDM >45 mil roffing rubber big enough to wrap your leak with 2 times...use contact cement ond the COMPLETELY DRY pipe all the way around...and then the rubber....it will goe around 1 complete time then you will have to c…
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Probaly the best is ebayyou could put it in homesand millions of peoplecould bid!and say you you house is1 doller you could hide your price and someone could be 50 dollars
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Alkalinity and pH In a pool with an alkaline pH level (7.0 to 14) you would use soda ash. If your pH level is acidic (6.0 to 6.9) when you add soda ash (sodium carbonate) to the pool the acidity of the water will convert the sodium carbonate to bicarbonate, which will have the effect of increasin…
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what is calcium carbonateBaking Soda and not necessarily remove greenish water. sodium carbonate is used to raise PH and Alkalinity to 7.2-7.6 pH ppm and 80-120 ppm alkalinity.You must use a test kit to find out where your pH is and adjust from there weather you need to go uo using calcium carbonate…
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More than likely it is the size of the (supply) pipe from the pump to the system. If you have a larger supply going to the house and less demand (one facuet on vs. 4 sprinkler heads on) the presure will be greater in the house. If you increase the size of the supply to the system it will help. Just …
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Answer Spraying your garden hose on it full blast is the absolute best...and cheapest. I've tried other chemicals, pretty useless.I blast them once then the next time I pitch them. Hum, what a waste of money on the above answer and person. You should get 3 to 5 years out of your filter cartridge…
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Most recommendations for gunite are for a cure time of a week. While curing, the gunite should be wet down frequently, this will slow the curing and result in a stronger end product. I'm not familiar with the use of plaster in pool construction, so can't help you there...sorry.As a pool builder, we …
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First thing first get rid of your bed bugs!!!! Put your mattress where it will get lots of direct sunlight, flip and do it again, while your doing that wash your sheets in hot water twice. then but calimine on your icthes.  For fast relief from the bites, you are advised to run it under lukewa…
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In-ground Pump in Large Kio Pond with Waterfall It should work OK. The only thing you may have to do is put a valve on the outlet side to decrease the water flow rate if your pump is too strong. You will need a high head pool pump with a non return valve.
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Some people like to have their pool opened around June 1, sometimes the weather will allow you to, to open a pool means your going to be working with cold water most of the day, some years the weather is warm before June 1, and like this year it has been a little cold. Also people will like to close…
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A pool that is 24 by 4ft could hold an approximately 11,848 gallons of water when total full.
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Answer If not much foam, wait and keep running the filter. Ah, ha, you DID NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LABEL. Now you'll just have to wait until it decides to dissapate. YOU ARE RUDE...........
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You need to add chlorine.I doubt in the above answer that chlorine will clear up a "blue water" situation. BTW, is the water or the pool surface - floor, walls etc - blue - there is a huge difference. The blue affect on the plaster could mean a greatly out of balance chemistry - pH and Total Akalini…
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Answer There's a 1 in a million chance it could happen, depending mostly on how close you were to him and what you did immediately afterwards. In almost every conceivable situation, you have no chance of this happening. It is very unlikely to happen, but never say never when it comes to reproduc…
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Answer- NO, Not unless you have intercourse with that person. The concentration of chlorine is too high in the pool; the sperm wouldn't survive the chemicals and temp. of the pool. The pool water will kill the sperm.
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