Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: pool filled but pump not wired yet

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Woodland
    Posts
    4

    pool filled but pump not wired yet

    My pb has been an absolute nightmare. He makes promises to send someone out and nobody ever shows time and time again. This time my ig pool was plastered on Wednesday last week and fill was completed in approx. 24 hours. Now the pool has been filed but no chemicals have been added and the pump has not been wired electrically do is not running. I'm worried that the water is going to become difficult to get safe since the water is not circulating and has no chemicals. Is this really bad? How long can it sit before it becomes dangerously unsanitary. I'm new to pools and need advice. Thanks.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Ottawa/Ontario
    Posts
    335

    Re: pool filled but pump not wired yet

    Start getting some bleach in there and brush walls and bottom to circulate. Do you have the recommended test kit?


    68,000litre, IG vinyl, LorentzPS 600 Solar Pump & 1/2 HP Tristar, Sandfilter, Aquarite T-15 SWG
    20000 gallon, IG, SWG, Sand Filter, Hayward 1/2HP + Lorentz direct solsr PV pump

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Woodland
    Posts
    4

    Re: pool filled but pump not wired yet

    I don't. I'll go ahead and do that. How long should people stay out of the water after adding that?

  4. Back To Top    #4

    TFP Guide
    Mr Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    1,798

    Re: pool filled but pump not wired yet

    edit: I wouldn't personally swim in a pool I couldn't test, but if it's a super new fill and you get some bleach in there and brush the whole pool it's probably ok.
    32K gallon Plaster - 1hp Hayward 2 speed Super Pump - Hayward S200 Sand Filter - TF100XL
    Test Kits - Pool Math - Chlorine/CYA/Target/Slam Chart

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Woodland
    Posts
    4

    Re: pool filled but pump not wired yet

    We tested it Friday and it was fine but I just don't know how quickly it can go bad. Really new, new pool owner.

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,998

    Re: pool filled but pump not wired yet

    Welcome to TFP!

    Start here, ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    And here, TFPC for Beginners
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •