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    New Pool Owner Update !

    Well I did a lot of research when we first thought about fixing up our old pool. All my google searching led me to this place. I just wanted to say thanks for all the help I received. I have heard a lot of horror stories from people about pools costing big bucks for chemicals. From your recommendations, I started off the right way, with a good test kit, got my levels in check, and now my "Expensive" chemicals are basic bleach with a rough cost of a $1.50 a day.

    Being I live in Ohio, I calculated our pool season at roughly 100 days, so this puts me at $150.00 a year on bleach, plus the muriatic acid here and there. For the convenience and joy of having a pool in my backyard, I think I can swing that.

    Thanks for all the help.

    By the way, I lucked out and found a stenner pump locally for $40.00, so that is my next endeavor!


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    Couple questions for the first time pool owner.

    Here's a few pictures of the water quality.





    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Wow! Very Nice Sparkle! Be careful, you may become a pool geek and get Poolsparklyitis.
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    Got the pump outlet hooked up tonight to the timer. Waiting on the injection valve and gotta buy a tank.
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Looks great! I love the dolphins!
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    Dolphins actually have a personal meaning behind them. My sister was a lifeguard and loved dolphins, even swam with them once. She passed away 5 years ago from cancer, so we got the dolphin liner for her.
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Heavnt decided if I'm going to replumb everything this year or wait until next year when I put in the solar panels.
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Got the tank on order, will post pictures after I get everything hooked up tonight.
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    Need to finish the plumbing work. I have it setup to pump about 3/4 gallons a day. Refill every 9-10 days.... Not bad.
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Nice work!
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    A quick look at the injection port valve and a tee
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    This looks like a great setup. If you're willing, would you post manufacturers and part numbers of the tank, pump and injection port valve/tee (and anything else needed to make an auto feeder). I did some searching on this type of thing before, but being new to the pool world, I lack some of the understanding of different equipment.
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    The pump I have is a stenner classic variable output high pressure. 85mph or something like that. I went with their brand of tank and high pressure injection valve. I got some of my parts locally of craigslist. Everything is available at Locke welland pump .Com though.
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Thanks!!
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    Seems like it's working good so far. I let it run for an hour into a secondary container instead of injecting in the lines to get a good estimate on how much its producing a day
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Re: New Pool Owner Update !

    Did you use the 1/4" or 3/8" injection port valve? I couldn't see it in your earlier plumbing photos (probably taken before it was in)- did you place the injection point near, or in place of, your auto chlorinator shown in the photo?
    20000 gallon vinyl liner in ground pool
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    I used the 1/4". It's based on the size of hose you use. The valve has two threads on it. I used the 1/2" thread to put it into the pvc t
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Right now the valve is in line with the puck chlorinator. I'm going to replumb everything next year. I bought some solar water panels so I am going to just redo everything next year after those are installed.
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    These are the panels I bought off a guy on Craigslist. $150 for 12 panels wasn't too hateful.
    36k gallon in ground, Hayward 30in sand filter, 2hp Hayward pump, in-line chlorinator. Vinyl from Ohio.

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    Got to love C-list! NOT hateful at all! Great buy!

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