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    Cause for concern?

    Liner and water went in Wed. night (9/22), but my pump/SWG will not be hooked up electrically untill some time next week. Is this enough time to promote algae growth? Should I be dumping in jugs of bleach?

    Pool is size 18 x 38 w/ 8ft deep end. I live in MA.
    Completed: June 2011
    18' X 38' IG Vinyl, 3' - 8' depth ~ 24K gallons
    2 skimmers, 2 wall suctions, 3 returns, 1.5" piping

    Hayward Equipment: 1HP Tri-star 2-speed, Aqua-Plus SWG,
    Star-Clear Plus 175 sqft cartridge filter, Colorlogic 4.0 LED

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    Re: Cause for concern?

    Congrats on your new pool!
    What is your water temperature? If it is cool enough you may not have to worry about it for now.
    27K gal, IG vinyl, 1.5 HP pump, 24" sand filter, Goldline Aqua Plus SWG

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    Re: Cause for concern?

    I had the same problem when I started my pool this summer. I was out of circulation for a little more than a week and all I did was to pour in granulated chlorine powder that I dissolved in buckets before I poured it in. I brushed my walls immediately after to create a swirl in the water, but it worked just fine, no algae occured.
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    Re: Cause for concern?

    WOW! Speedy replies here...love this board!!

    gordiec - I will try and get my pool temp when I get home later this evening. Unfortunately for me it has been rather sunny and unseasonably warm around here latley with temps in the 80s.

    Henry Porter - Perhaps I should use the same tactic, but use liquid bleach instead?
    Completed: June 2011
    18' X 38' IG Vinyl, 3' - 8' depth ~ 24K gallons
    2 skimmers, 2 wall suctions, 3 returns, 1.5" piping

    Hayward Equipment: 1HP Tri-star 2-speed, Aqua-Plus SWG,
    Star-Clear Plus 175 sqft cartridge filter, Colorlogic 4.0 LED

    The Pool Cleaner 4X(suction)
    2011 Jacuzzi J-280 Hot tub

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    Re: Cause for concern?

    Well, you do have your test kit already right? if not get your order in.
    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

    If you do then what is your chlorine reading now?
    If there is none then I would pour some bleach in for sure.
    Use the brush to stir if your pump isn't functional yet.
    I would just slowly pour while walking around the pool if you have no pump. Then stir up with brush.
    Pour in front of the deep end return if it is.
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    Re: Cause for concern?

    I suggest get 3-4 big jugs of bleach, uncap, and ever so carefully place on the bottom of the pool, open end up. The chlorine will diffuse out slowly and maintain a level in the pool. Sweep once a day to keep it stirred up. If it starts looking green or yellow, dump a few bottles straight in. This should keep the water chemistry & algae growth from getting away till the SWG & pump is hooked up.

    If you've not already, and as the previous poster said... Read Pool School & order a nice test kit! Invaluable investment of time & a few dollars.

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    Re: Cause for concern?

    No, I do not have a test kit. I fully understand the importance of having a good one because of how often it is stressed here. The plan was for the PB to finish the pool, then close it so I held off on ordering one because I figured the reagents have a shelf life and I wouldn't be using it for another 8 months. Bad call.

    The pool water was trucked in and I am pretty sure the FC = 0. Would 3 or 4 jugs be enough to keep the greenies at bay? This is where the test kit comes in, right? I don't even have a brush yet...
    Completed: June 2011
    18' X 38' IG Vinyl, 3' - 8' depth ~ 24K gallons
    2 skimmers, 2 wall suctions, 3 returns, 1.5" piping

    Hayward Equipment: 1HP Tri-star 2-speed, Aqua-Plus SWG,
    Star-Clear Plus 175 sqft cartridge filter, Colorlogic 4.0 LED

    The Pool Cleaner 4X(suction)
    2011 Jacuzzi J-280 Hot tub

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    Re: Cause for concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by mx702
    Henry Porter - Perhaps I should use the same tactic, but use liquid bleach instead?
    worked perfectly fine for me And this was in the middle of our summer so it was quite hot at the time aswell.
    Don't forget to brush the walls that will help to dilute the chlorine in the pool.

    Do you have a wall whale brush mx 702? If not, get one. I got mine today and it was a brease to brush the walls around the pool using that one. Top score from me. Best thing I've bought for the pools maintenance so far.....
    Inground concrete pool 14600 gallons,Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP WFE-3, Hayward swimclear 420sq ft
    Zodiac LM3-24 SWG, Dolphin Diagnostic poolrobot, Heatpump Gullberg&Jansson 13,8KW, TF testkit.

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