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    New build in AZ....

    OK, pool will be completed next Tuesday, per the hired PB. I just ordered the TF-100 test kit which should be here in time for the start up. We started this journey on 6/20/15, when we signed the contract and paid our down payment. Around 7/20, after I removed a section of our block wall, they finally broke ground and for the last month the subs have been in and out of our yard making everything come together.

    Question: Once the PB has all the levels set, is that when I'll take over and continue with the TFP system or should I tell our PB prior to the startup and to let him know that this is how I'll be keeping up with the pool?

    No pics yet, I guess I'll have to figure out the uploading process.
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    Re: New build in AZ....

    Let the PB do his stuff. He has his way of getting things going that he has always done and ensures he honors his warranty.
    He will do this typically for up to a month.
    How you plan to look after it after he hands-over control to you is not important for him to know.
    Taking note of what he does and what he adds to your water can help you as you take over.

    Get some practice testing the water ; before and after he has been adjusting. It is good practice and begins your familiarization with how your pool reacts.
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    Re: New build in AZ....

    Most PBs will have no clue what you're talking about when you mention TFP methods or DARE suggest using bleach to chlorinate your pool. TFP methods will work well, but if there is something that must be done to maintain your pool warranty, per your builder, you should stick to that.
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    Re: New build in AZ....

    Ok, I'll check with our PB to see how long they take care of the pool and also warranty questions/concerns.

    11k gal., IG, Pebble, Hayward 425 Cartridge, Hayward Eco-star Variable speed pump, 3-5-4, Startup 9/1/15, In-floor cleaning system, City Water, Aerator, Full sun, and of course ambition!

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    Re: New build in AZ....

    Just checked with the PB, all they do is the startup & then balance the water & then it's all ours.

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    Re: New build in AZ....

    These pages may be of particular value to you, however as stated above, always stick to your PB's break-in guidance:
    Pool School - Start-up New Plaster
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
    Pool School - Recommended Levels
    Good luck!
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    Re: New build in AZ....

    If all they do is startup then make sure they run through all the details of what does what and when on your equipment pad.
    Things like what steps to take when cleaning your filter;
    Which valves to close.
    How to drain and open the filter.
    How to dissasemble/clean/reassemble filter.
    How to close and re-prime the system.

    If this is your 1st pool, seeing this demonstrated the 1st time will make it simple to perform later yourself.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
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    Re: New build in AZ....

    Good info to know, thanks.
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    Re: New build in AZ....

    Another question...... We'll be filling the pool up starting Saturday and then we have the pb coming Tuesday to do the startup; When will we be able to finally jump in the new pool?
    11k gal., IG, Pebble, Hayward 425 Cartridge, Hayward Eco-star Variable speed pump, 3-5-4, Startup 9/1/15, In-floor cleaning system, City Water, Aerator, Full sun, and of course ambition!

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    Re: New build in AZ....

    You could jump in it right away Saturday... but the PB might not like that. I would say Tuesday as long as you can see the bottom and can stand it being fairly cool, I would imagine.
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    Re: New build in AZ....

    So it will be full by Monday morning, or there abouts.
    Officially or un-Officially?
    The PB is either going to say wait until they have got the whole chemistry dialed in.
    OR
    They will say once it's full jump on in, but leave the cleaner and toys out.

    Follow their lead, as they control the warranty.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New build in AZ....

    Can't wait to see some pictures. Another AZ pool
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