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    New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    Hi,

    ok..i am panicking...

    I am getting a new liner for a pool for a house I just bought, and I would like to know what my steps are and in what order. Never owned a pool before.

    I also have a new heater/Salt water generator...Does the SWG need to be installed ASAP once the pool is full of water? I already bought 12 20KG bags of salt, when do I throw that in?

    What if I cannot get someone to install the heater/SWG the same day the pool is filled? Will my water turn green.

    some steps and things I should look out for would be a great help!!

    Thanks..

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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    You are not installing the liner, are you?
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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    You are not installing the liner, are you?
    No I am not. But the people that are will not install heaters or SWG. So need to know what happens after the liner goes in.

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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    Given your newbie status, I think it would be money well spent to get a pool guy to oversee that work for you. Understand that the liner people won't do it but I think I would find somebody that can supervise the whole thing.
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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    No you do not need to install the SWG right away ... many people NEVER install SWGs. You just have to manually balance the pool.

    Are you going to be able to run the pump and filter after the fill before the heater & SWG install?

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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    No you do not need to install the SWG right away ... many people NEVER install SWGs. You just have to manually balance the pool.

    Are you going to be able to run the pump and filter after the fill before the heater & SWG install?

    Do you have one of the Recommended Test Kits?

    Have you discovered Pool School yet? Start with these:
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    Thanks for this.

    But if I already have a SWG, can't I just have it installed and ignore the whole manual balance of chlorine?

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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    You made it sound like the SWG was not installed yet.
    You need to balance manually anyway before you let the SWG start adding the FC for you.

    I hope you realize that a SWG is not a magic piece of equipment that makes the pool maintenance free. You still have to do all the same testing and adjusting. All the SWG does is add FC instead of you having to add bleach daily.
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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    Until you get that salt in the pool and let it dissolve and mix for at least 24 hours, your SWG shouldn't be used at all that first day.

    Add some CYA and regular bleach to protect the water immediately. Then you can add your salt, and then test and tweak the other chemicals as needed.
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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    You made it sound like the SWG was not installed yet.
    You need to balance manually anyway before you let the SWG start adding the FC for you.

    I hope you realize that a SWG is not a magic piece of equipment that makes the pool maintenance free. You still have to do all the same testing and adjusting. All the SWG does is add FC instead of you having to add bleach daily.
    Ok got it. So should I not throw in the 12 bags of salt once the water is filled ?

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    Re: New liner coming this week...first pool..NERVOUS!! Please help!! SWG? What to do?

    How did you come up with needing 12 bags?

    You can add them, but still should not turn on the SWG.

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