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Thread: Need Advice...When should pool be installed?

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    Jun 2016
    Malvern, OH

    Need Advice...When should pool be installed?

    Hello, this is my first of many posts. My hubby and I just purchased a 30' AG pool from Litehouse Pools on 5/31/16. It should be delivered on Monday, June 6. Here is my dilemma...the pool should be installed between June 13-21. We are leaving for vacation on June 22-29. Should I go ahead and have the pool installed and filled prior to leaving and ask my in-laws to care for it while gone or would you recommend we wait to have it installed after we get back? I don't want to overwhelm my in-laws, but I was thinking I could have them test it and relay the results to me and then I could instruct them on what was needed (most likely from posting on here) while on vacation. I didn't want to lose any pool usage time, but if those more experienced than I believe it is best to wait, that is what I will do. Growing up we had an in-ground and we would go on vacation and my dad would just shock it when we got home and all was well. My in-laws will be at our house twice a day caring for our animals, so I am sure they wouldn't mind helping with the pool, especially if they could use it too! I am blessed with awesome in-laws!!
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Need Advice...When should pool be installed?

    Depends on how much confidence you have in the installer. I'd personally wanna be there. Welcome.
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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Need Advice...When should pool be installed?

    I too would want to be there, and if you do initial start up right, and go light on the CYA stabilizer you could get away with using trichlor pucks in a floater for a week without adding too much additional CYA to the water, leaving little that needed to be done to maintain the pool.


    p.s. that is the same week my wife and I are going to be gone on vacation, we are planning on doing the rocky mountains and possibly yellowstone
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    Land O Lakes, FL

    Re: Need Advice...When should pool be installed?

    I would delay it. They might be delayed anyway and the timing would be worse.

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