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    Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    I know the season is coming to an end here in Illinois. We are in the Poplar Grove area near Rockford and Beloit,Wisconsin. Our pool will be installed on August 1st. Don't why we are excited since the season is almost over but we are

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    24 Foot Round Aqua Leader Illusion 54"
    Hayward 190T Sand Filter Sand filter with 1.5HP motor

    Assembled July 31, 2009 :)

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Look at it this way- at least you'll have a few times to enjoy the new pool

    Take advantage of the time you have with it this season and get familiar with the chem needs, so that next year you can have a full 'trouble free' season with it
    Luv& Luk
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    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    Yeah you are right. I was just looking at the pump and wondered why it needed a 2.5hp pump for a 24 foot round pool. is this overkill?
    24 Foot Round Aqua Leader Illusion 54"
    Hayward 190T Sand Filter Sand filter with 1.5HP motor

    Assembled July 31, 2009 :)

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    A little bit....I'm hoping it's a 2 speed pump? If so, you can run it on low 16-24 hours a day. The low speed offers significant savings. IF it's not a 2 speed, I'd exchange it, they gave you too much pump.

    What kind of filter?
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    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    I got this whole pool setup used. I just got the original purchase receipt. The filter is a VoyagerPro cartridge. here is what I got for $300 dollars

    1 9324 AquLead 24’ 54” Pearl Illusion
    1 9603 AquLead 24’ 54” J-Track Cambridge
    1 19503 24’ Deluxe Pool Accessory Package
    1 3222 PC 1 1/4”x27’ Deluxe Hose
    1 1616 Swimline - 16’ Blue Telescopic Pole
    1 1869 Swimline - Deluxe Maintenance Kit
    1 291 Jonas NW Large Pool Starter Kit
    1 6105 24’ Heat Saver Solar Cover
    1 6532 Supreme Winter Cover-PU after9/15
    1 1476 Hayward ABS Pearl Wide Mouth Skimmer
    1 9648 Hay 2.5HP Micro 200 W/Timer T.L.
    1 1865 Hayward Lady Bug Cleaner
    1 961 InnovaPlas Biltmore Step w/2 Hand Rails
    1 963 InnovaPlas Classic Ladder
    1 7485 Fiberstars Fiber Optic Aqua Glow
    1 17905 Pro Vision Purifier
    1 1266 Zodiac Professional A-Vessel
    1 1219 Zodiac 30,000 Gal Repl Cart for AG
    1 3219 PC 1 1/2”x4’ Deluxe Hose (BAGGED)
    24 Foot Round Aqua Leader Illusion 54"
    Hayward 190T Sand Filter Sand filter with 1.5HP motor

    Assembled July 31, 2009 :)

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by throwaway
    1 17905 Pro Vision Purifier
    1 1266 Zodiac Professional A-Vessel
    1 1219 Zodiac 30,000 Gal Repl Cart for AG
    This is a Nature 2, you don't want this installed in your pool.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/alter...uth-t3025.html

    Look on the pump for a high/low switch....
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    Sounds like a sweet deal for $300! However, unless the pump and filter are in the next county, 2.5 HP is WAAYYYY too much!

    Please listen to FPM's advice on the nature2
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    I don't know what to do with the pump. Wonder why Great Escape would sell them this pump. It also came with a Hayward H150 heater(natural gas). I am going to go look at the pump right now
    24 Foot Round Aqua Leader Illusion 54"
    Hayward 190T Sand Filter Sand filter with 1.5HP motor

    Assembled July 31, 2009 :)

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    Pool stores are notorious to sell oversized pumps. I was sold either a 2hp or a 1.5 hp when I bought my 24' AGP. I didn't know then what I know now.

    Actually, my pump is what eventually brought me to TFP. The pool store told me to run my pump 24 x 7, and I thought that was a big waste of electricity, so I started googling "pump run times", and here I am.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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    Re: Season coming close to an end here in Illinois

    I am trying to decide what to do with pump no speed setting
    24 Foot Round Aqua Leader Illusion 54"
    Hayward 190T Sand Filter Sand filter with 1.5HP motor

    Assembled July 31, 2009 :)

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