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    New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    Pool builders started building our Vinyl IG 18x36 diving pool on 8/22/16. "If the weather holds out, you will be hosting a pool party on Labor Day", the builder proclaimed. And then the rain started.....and...it...won't...stop...UGH.

    We are now waiting for the concrete decking and was hoping to get it poured today. But it started raining this morning and hasn't stopped! And the forecast shows rain the next four days!!! I feel so defeated at this point. Maybe it'll be done before Christmas??

    I'll post pictures as soon as I figure out how.
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    Re: New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    Hi,
    Welcome to TFP.. ahhh the joys of having a swimming pool constructed in our yards ! ha! Don't worry though, it wil be woth it when springtime comes.

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    Re: New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    And finally......during today's monsoon of a rainstorm......

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    Re: New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    It is killing me that this pool is sitting there full of water. Water that hasn't been properly treated.

    I was able to get close enough this morning to get a sample of water. I ran a couple tests with my TF-100 came up with the following results.

    TC - 1
    PH - 8
    TA - 150
    CYA - 0

    I didn't bother testing for FC as I felt it wouldn't be high enough to even consider at this point. The builders did put several trichlor tablets in my chlorinator which I plan to remove as soon as I have better access to the pool. The TA and pH were a little surprising to me. I expected to be more acidic. I figure the trichlor will help lower the pH and raise CYA. At this point, it is better than nothing.
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    Re: New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    Its hard to tell, but I don't see an electrical bonding loop there, it should be a continuous copper wire going all the way around the pool and connected to the rebar, and going to a common bonding point at the equipment pad.
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    Re: New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    Yes, the trichlor will lower the PH a bit. Definitely leave the pucks in there for now to keep FC up and get some CYA in there.
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    Re: New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    The bonding loop is there. You can barely make it out in the last picture. (The swampy one.)
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    Oh, yep, I see it. Good to have your swamp bonded!
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    Re: New Construction - Foiled by weather...again....and again....and again....

    The long range forecast has no rain here from Sunday all through next week. PLEASE LET THAT HAPPEN!!
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