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    Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Hello TFP,

    I am 1 day away from getting my 14x22 radiant metric freeform semi-inground pool installed. I am all set for now: permit, installer scheduled, TF100 kit/magnetic stirrer in box and ready to be open and used. Big shout out to MMM923 for all your advice and time. I figured I'd start the post and share my install experience. I am definitely a first timer and solicited the advice of all the experts on this site. I am sure I'll be asking 1,000 more questions once the water is in. Now it's time to dive right in.

    Thank you





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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Congrats on the new pool and getting the best test kit out there. I would suggest running a test today on your fill water, to see what your baseline is. It will give you an idea of what you need to add or have ready to go chemical wise. There won't be any cya in fill water so don't worry about testing that. If you're going to fill from a well, do you know if it contains metals?

    Do you have some chlorine and stabilizer on hand?
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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    I will test the water later today. Can I post the results on the same thread? I do have chlorine and stabilizer on hand.


    14x22 radiant freeform, 6800 gallons, Semi AG, DE Hayward, Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2-HP, installing 7/14/2016, TF100

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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Sure Its easier to follow in one thread.

    You're going to post pics of the install, I hope??
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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Welcome!! Looking forward to following your thread.


    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Of course. Here's is a picture of the "before" of my small backyard.


    14x22 radiant freeform, 6800 gallons, Semi AG, DE Hayward, Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2-HP, installing 7/14/2016, TF100

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    Nice grass! Do you get much direct sun back there?
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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Thanks. This is a morning shot. The sun covers the area around noon. Also we will be removing a huge branch up above.


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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Dumpster is here now I'm just waiting on the installer.



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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    2.5 hours we are moving dirt and getting walls and stairs prepped.


    14x22 radiant freeform, 6800 gallons, Semi AG, DE Hayward, Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2-HP, installing 7/14/2016, TF100

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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Ok, silly question... what is the dumpster for?? I can't recall many pool builds that included one of them.... are you hauling away a deck or something?
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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    I am having them haul away the excavated dirt. There's too much dirt to keep in my yard.


    14x22 radiant freeform, 6800 gallons, Semi AG, DE Hayward, Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2-HP, installing 7/14/2016, TF100

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    ah... and beautiful dirt it is too.... darn.. you've got the grass AND soil I want. Send it down south, pah-leese!
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Done for the day: walls up, concrete collar around the pool and steps, liner is in and a foot of water is going in. The yards a mess but at least the pool is in. Now I need to wait till Monday to call the town inspector for the concrete inspection then we can backfill and hard pipe all the equipment Tuesday. On Wednesday I have my electrician to come in to bond and hook up the power and LED lights. I think I am going to take a dip next weekend. Hope the inspector is in a good mood Monday.


    14x22 radiant freeform, 6800 gallons, Semi AG, DE Hayward, Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2-HP, installing 7/14/2016, TF100

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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Looks great, keep the pictures coming. I'm hoping to have mine starting soon too!

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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Wow! Lots of progress in one day! Did you keep the playset or did they have to remove it?


    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Thanks. Play set was moved to the other side of the yard.


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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Ok here are some readings. Hope I did this right. The is just the readings for the full water:

    Based on what I read on the card in the TF100:

    PH 7.8
    Chlorine 0
    CH 250
    TA 50
    CYA didn't test

    Reading from strip that came from the pool store (insta-test 6 plus - LaMotte):

    FCI 0
    TCI 0
    Alk 40
    PH 7.8
    TH 0
    CYA 0


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    Re: Radiant Metric 14x22 freeform semi-inground pool build

    Looks Great so far! keep pics coming

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