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Pool Building and Repair

Parent Category: Swimming Pools
Pools can be constructed either in or above the ground and requires materials such as metal, concrete, fiberglass or plastic. As pools age, they may develop cracks, hollow spots and chipping, which require repair.
No , above ground pools are different in that you can drain them ,  the reason you cannot drain an in ground pool is because the pool  is built to have water pressure , and it is very stressful on the  walls , I hope this answered your question :) .
1 option is to contact a local pool store and see if they can fix  it. A 2nd option is to purchase a repair kit and follow the given  instructions.
In general you would only do this if you need to connect a section  of brass piping to a pvc section.
Depending on the size of your pool and the materials you are using it would be best to consult someone else. The cheapest materials though would be plastic and using your own man power.
Kind of effective, it releases deadly biotoxins that slowly eat away at your skin... Scientists are currently running immense studies on this but have yet to find the culprit.
  Filter unless you don't want to filter the water
Answer is noYou can remove a round one and install an oval after, of course, you make necessary adjustments to the ground--making the ground level in an oval instead of a circle. The only things you might be able to re-use from the round pool are the pump/filter, ladder, skimmer and return fittings,...
Divisible pool is a term used to refer to federal taxes that are  divided. These taxes are divided between the federal government and  individual provinces.
  == Answer ==   ok, first, you have to get the water level at least an inch below the skimmer. Then, make sore the pump(and plumbing) is dry. Now you con pull the valve off. Cut it off with a pipe saw, the use flexible couplers to connect it. I'm replacing mine too, but now i just need a...
Unless you have some experience with concrete or any kind of plaster, i do not recommend it. This is a ultra specialized trade. it takes years to become a decente trowelman. First, your pool needs to be drained, as soon as you can get to the main drain on the deep end of your pool, remove the cover...
  == Answer ==   www.polarpools.com/pool_care_maintenance/bacteria-fungus-stains.html     Some types of bacteria and fungus found in the soil can actually penetrate through a vinyl liner and cause stains to appear on the liner. Usually they will start off as spotted or cloud-like...
  == Pool Liquid acid instructions ==   Make sure your pump is running 15 minutes before adding liquid acid to your pool. This will insure that there are no areas in the pool with water that is not moving and circulating. Now get a bucket a fill it with pool water 2/3 full. Now add the acid...
Area of deck = (20+2d)x(40+2d)-(20x40)Area of deck = (20x40)+40d+80d+4d2 -(20x40)Area of deck = 120d+4d2
  Most pools are price by the perimeter foot and not by the shape.
  == Answer ==   the concrete should be 6" according to this site http://www.de-fontenay.com/poolcon4.htm
  == Answer ==   The direction of the pool circulation: within the pool; water should circulate in a counter clockwise direction. Starting at the skimmer, water travels from the skimmer to the pump (the pump is what makes everything work like the heater etc, from the pump to the filter,...
  how construction joints is done?
Answer . Most likely you can remove cement from the S. S. ladder with a mild solution of muriatic acid. Ken
  == Answer ==   More filtration. What is the filter run time? What delineates "perfect"? 3.0 Chlor, 7.5 pH, spot on alkalinity?
  Concrete, as well as many epoxy mixes will harden underwater. Someone needs to be IN the water to properly apply the patch material.
  == Answer ==   You'll need to see if your county has a code concerning that.  We have a pool, but live in the city and our city had a code that was more stringent than the state code.   Keep in mind liability.  If someone or something (pet) drowns in your pool and you don't...
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  Have a look at a Dragonfly Super skimmer it doesn't clean the pool floor but stops so much dirt from going down that you will hardly need to look at the bottom.
  == Answer ==   The main drain should have a removable cover. If your cover is broken you need to replace it with an approved antivortex cover. ( a cover that will prevent entrapment). Some covers are screwed in place while others just snap on. Consult with a local pool supply store for...
Answer . Pools are a hard deal to correctly determine. My first suggestion is to go the Building Official in your area and ask for clarification, as this is only my opinion of what the code says. Your Building Official may interpret the code differently or the codes may not be the same in your...
  == short answer ==   it cost from $15K to $100k depending on what you want and where you are.
  Im afraid a little more information is going to be needed to answer this question. What kind of wall, above ground, inground? Steel or polymer, and what exactly is wrong with it?
'Closing in' is done after you've applied your plaster. Basically going over it all with the trowel to 'Close it in' or 'seal' it.
  This depends on if your deck is poured already or not. Your pool wall is suppose to be surrounded with a concrete footer around the bottom of the wall that is suppose to prevent this. With that being said, if you have your deck poured already, and you have your concrete footer poured, you will...
  == Answer ==   I would suppose that all pools in the US have to have a fence don't you think? . Would you be able to afford a lawsuit or have the responsibility if a neighbor, child or pet drowned in your pool? There are Federal, state, county, city and town regulations directed at this...
Answer . It sounds like a chemistry problem. Your pH is not at the correct levels and has not been for some time. The person responsible for adjusting the water chemistry could be at fault. Of course, it all depends on what color the stain is too but still it is chemistry. Someone did not follow...
The good stuff is not found at hardware stores. Try to find "Preferred" brand at a cement or masonry store.
To find out how much sand to put into a sand box, or how much sand is in a sand box, measure length x width x height to get a cubic volume number. Lets say you have a sand box that measures, 41 inches by 64 inches, with 12 inches deep of sand, (The child likes to dig!!) you would have yourself there...
  If you can get to it, remove the wire used to hold the cover on. Remove as much snow as you can, try to minimize the weight on your pool.
  Way to many. I think each bag does a cubic foot. It is much better to get   masons sand delivered by dump truck if possible. Normally about $ 250 for   this size pool. Roughly about 4 tons.
impeller use in a pump casing .
I just had this happen. I have an in-ground vinyl pool. About 10,000 gallons of water was under my liner this weekend. I took off the trim ring around the (normally summerged) pool light and slipped a small submursable pump with hose attached under the liner at the deep end. Plugged in the pump and...
Answer . Sounds like mineral deposits or algae. Have a water sample analyzed by a local pool supply co. They should be able to help you with specifics.
  Ive used a salt (Sodium chloride) water pool for years and have alway thought they were great the only thing you need to make sure of when you have it set up is that the unit is big enough for the pool other wise you will be adding chlorine from time to time or have to run it constantly. I...
  Typically these components are not sold separately. Most often if you can find swimming pool walls, tracks, and other structural components sold separately the parts will cost a great deal over their real value.     The other thing to be aware of is many manufacturer's actually have...
  If it has put a lot of dust into the pool you can clear the water with a floculant available at nearly all pool shops.
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  You can go to your local hardware store and get a drain king. It is a black expandable bubble looking object that is size applicable, and it attaches to your water hose and expands, filling the pipe on that end, and creating pressure to blow the object back out the way it came. Make sure you...
== Answer ==   http://www.lightbulbsdirect.com/page/001/CTGY/PoolHalogen   Along with many other online suppliers. You may want to check with your local pool supply company as well.
Mixing decks is when you take a certain amount of random cards and put them together to make a deck. This is not recommended for most beginners and is mostly only used by pros (that win all the time).
Sure you can. You'll need to use a net to clean the junk off the top often so it doesn't sink and cause stains or clog up the main drain.       You can however it would be a good Idea to repair or replace the existing skimmer with a different method of skimming say a suction side floating...
No as long as the cement had gone of originally this is not a problem.
First, eliminate obvious and visible leaks. Check for evidence of leakage or moisture. Check all fittings that go into or out of the pool pump, filter, or heater. Check for leaky pump lids, leaky valves, or leaky seals. Also check to make sure that your multi-port valve is not leaking water to the...
  Yes it can make a big difference to the amount of floating debris and dust that sinks into your pool. The ideal place for the static skimmer in a pool is down stream from the return jets (These are the jets that return filtered water to the pool) and down wind from the prevailing winds, this...
  that depends on the size and quality of the pool.
  Take the 2" tube as mentioned run it into a ten gallons into a container and time how long it takes to fill it. Now multiply the time by 4500 not 45000.
  == Answer ==   First of I think you may be referring to the pool filter not the pump. "Filter" runs the water thru the filter thus filtering the water. Recirculate, I believe, bypasses the filter media and sends the water back to the pool unfiltered. K
Makes no difference, both have chlorine, the salt is used to generate chlorine.   A salt water system as stated above does use the salt to make chlorine. However, the benefits of a salt water system are the ease of use, virtually no irritation to the eyes, and the cost of salt being less than...
If the ground on the outside of the pool is is reasonably wet you may find that water will seep into the pool where it leaks. Be careful with an empty pool ground water can make them float up and out of position if you do not have a hydrostatic valve in the bottom.
It is not really important however if you keep them about a foot from the surface of the lowest level it will keep them in a position where they are easier to service.
WHen yo speak of salt water pools, I am assuming you are speaking of a salt chlorinated pool. Pools that use salt as a means of chlorination have a few advantages. The feel of the water: The water in a salt chlorinated pool feels really soft on the skin. Smell: The water does not have the heavy...
A chlorine pool is a pool that one puts chlorine in as it is required. A salt water pool is still a chlorine pool, however salt is added to the water of the pool and as the water is filtered it is also drawn through a chlorine generator that converts a part of the salt in the water into chlorine. ...
  == Answer ==   Check the chemicals with a pool test kit sold at most stores like Walmart or Kmart or a pool store. It shows how to check for PH balance and Chlorine. You must keep your chemicals balanced or the water will get cloudy or worse, green.
  When draining a pool take care that there isn't enough ground water around the outside of the pool to lift it out of position, even a concrete pool will float on ground water. and once they are lifted out of the ground you are in big trouble.
Depends on how amny times the neighbors dog gets through the fence.
  The pool has popped out of the ground because it was was forced up by ground water. If a pool is left empty ground water can build up underneath it causing the pool to start to float, Whenever a pool is drained a way of getting rid of ground water has to be set up otherwise there is the risk...
If it's a deck made of wood you must have a permit for it no matter the size. If it's a concrete patio you are ok. all footings must be in concrete 3' in depth. If you are having problems feel free to contact us @631-928-8944 we handle all forms of expediting-Chrissy
you will have to dig it out and put it back in the ground check for broken pipes and is at all possible install a hydrostatic valve so it wont happen again
To clean a concrete pool..You want to use muratic acid, a push  broom with hard brissles. Next, after scrubbing it...you want to  rent(unless you own one) a power washer and use a #2 tip to power  wash the entire pool. Test a small area with your #2 tip because  sometimes it may be a bit strong...
  I would pull the plug and call an electrician
Have not seen a video on it however here are instructions if that will be helpful.follow the link below.
By "opening" I'm assuming you are referring to the seasonal opening of a pool. Also, I will assume that you have an electric pump and a sand filter. SUMMARY: Essentially, you want to minimize the amount of air in the circuit between the pool drain, the filter, and the pipes leading from the filter...
Answer . \nunsure about question but all will effect compresser eg, the vaccum due to amount of none condensibles in system. the refrigerant due to the units charge be it over charged or under. and if it leaking its undercharged and running hot allong with its elect componets.
If you have a sand filter You will note a pressure gauge on it When the needle goes too high into the red or when it indicates high pressure the filter will need to be back washed. To do this (stop the pump) then turn the handle on top of the sand filter to back wash. Start the pump. Usually there...
  == Answer ==   Don't know that it can be fixed. How do you level the pool???? The cost would be about the same as building the pool over again.
It a matter of finding the balance in the way the water flow is distributed. You will probably have two sets 3 way valves somewhere near your filtration equipment One will be on the suction side of the system ie, between the pump and the pools static skimmer, and the other will be on the return side...
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  It seems that the best thing to do in this sort of situation is to fill the pool nearly to the point where the repair needs to made, that way most of the movement ad stress has been applied to that part of the liner. This would reduce to negligible any problems you might otherwise encounter.
Converting to a salt water pool requires the installation of a chlorine generator, and the salt for the pool water. Salt water pool are in fact chlorine pools the difference lays in the fact that chlorine is produced by running salt water through electrodes that in turn releases chlorine from the...
  The biggest problem with fiberglass is that it tends to start looking dull and faded after a few years. and the pving around them often starts to move because of the way they are installed.
  == Answer ==   Are you sure that the lines are plugged? Do you have a pine needle or leaf problem? It could be a plugged impeller. What are the symptoms? k
The filter is simply clogging with the junk you are picking up. Somewhere there should be an instruction to set the Silica II to "To Waste" when vacuuming. Your alternative is to keep flushing the filter every few minutes, which will use just as much water and take much more time. This process will...
Answer . You most likely do not have one on this type of pool. However, one can be added be simply drilling a hole in the back of a plastic skimmer box somewhere near the top and back or side or the unit. You could possibly use garden hoes fittings and gaskets or PVC and silicone at the thru wall...
  == Answer ==   Vinyl lined pools usually do not have a .5" or .75" PVC pipe overflow but if they did they would most likely be found in the skimmer wall. k
  if you are considering putting paint on a ceramic tile I have never heard of it Have you considered using a pressure sprayer to clean the mineral build up from the surface of the tiles theoretically they should come up like new.
  You certainly can. Your only concern may be with the metal components of your pool. Check with the maker of the pool.
  sounds like there is ground water getting in there somehow
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...
Fiber glass and timber boards cant rust stainless steel can rust in a chlorine rich environment depending on conditions. Also remember that stainless steel nuts and bolts tend to bind over time so the thing to do there is make one of them either the nut or the out out of brass.     you won't...
yes. it is just concrete. concrete is used in koi ponds all over.
  Gunite is cheaper However shotcrete is stronger