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Rusted Pool Wall HELP

Hello, I have found that the wall on my pool has rusted through. It is where the water return is. I have spring water, so if there is any way I can repair

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Pool Loosing Water

This is the second year in a row that in Aug. The pool loses 3 to 4 feet of water in 3 to 4 days. It can't be evaporation. Too much too fast. Then it stays

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Plywood Base with Foam

I have a 14 x 42 Intex metal frame. I had to do quite a bit of digging to get the ground leveled. I didn't want to use sand because I'm just not sure how

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Upright Posts Unlevel In and Out

Hello, I have just installed a 27 round 54 high above ground pool. After the install and I got in with shin deep water in it I noticed a few things. I

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Intex Pool Ground Prep

Trying to finish leveling the site for an Intex 18 X 48 round ultra frame pool. Removed the sod. Then used a board with leveler to level the site. Then

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Pump Pressure and Slime in Filter

When I bought my house last fall the above ground pool was covered when I opened the cover the water was brown. After talking to my new neighbor I was

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Replace Lost Sand

I had a 1/4 hole in my liner that I have patched and that seems to be holding quite well. My question is how do I replace the sand that was pushed out

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Pool Seams Not Even

I have a 30 foot, 52 inch agp, all walls and floor level. I installed the liner this past week. I used the foam cove which is 4 instead of sand which calls

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Replacing Doughboy Return Fitting

I received a Doughboy that was used that was missing the whole return fitting unit. To order directly from Doughboy is about 5x more expensive than most

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Wall Foam on 54" Wall

I installed a 15x30x54 resin pool,now ready to install the wall foam which only comes in 48 height, does the foam go to the top or bottom of the 54 wall?

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Pool Owner in Jersey with Sink Hole

Just bought a Cape May house with a maybe 5 year old 19000 gal in ground vinyl pool. Had local pool service come to open it and they removed plug from

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Holes in Outer Edges of Vinyl AGP Liner

We've had our 24' AGP for about 7 years and are on our second liner. When the first pool liner failed, because of small holes we couldn't find, we thought

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Install on Grass

We have had a 18' round pool (Intex) up for the last 6 years. The ground is level. Can I install a permanent above ground in the same spot without cutting

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Measuring the Wall to Find Liner Size

Hi! We just purchased an older Aqua Leader pool from someone today who told us the measurements were 27' x 54. However, in all the paperwork he gave me,

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Pool After Winter Damage

I have a 24 by 54 above ground pool. 5 years old, after taking the cover off, I notice one of the uprights is sitting higher then the rest, after checking

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Pool Wall Repaired with Sheet Metal

We had a liner replaced yesterday in our pool and the guys used sheet metal, duct taped to the existing wall to repair a hole. Now the pool is half way

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Planning to Sink Doughboy

From: Phoenix Arizona We are about to purchase the Desert Spring 16 x 52 round. My husband wants to partially sink it roughly 2-3 feet in the ground for

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Pool Out of Round

My husband and his friends have set up our pool walls for the second time and it is out of round. He refuses to research himself or follow my researched

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Using Crusher Dust Pool Base

Hello, I've been reading and your site is quite good. I can't find any question that is exactly like my situation so... I am installing an 18' round

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Rust Holes

I have a 12x24 above ground pool. I have 3 small rust holes about the size of a quarter. I read your post about how to fix them but my question is can

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