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    pool install and electrical

    Been reading here alot. There is alot of helpful information.

    I have one question, I'm getting our pool installed (20 round sharkline oceanic) on April 18th (Monday) and the electrical is getting on the following Saturday, will this be ok?

    Thank you for any help.
    Frank
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    Re: pool install and electrical

    Welcome to the forum I assume you mean "okay" referencing water quality, is that right?

    Get an old broom and stir/mix in 1/2 of a small jug of clorox each evening until your pump is running. That'll keep your water clear.
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    Re: pool install and electrical

    Welcome to TFP!

    Yes, and no. You will really want to add some chemicals by no later than the evening of the second day that the pool is full of water. Adding chemicals requires some water circulation, and by far the easiest way to do that is to have the pump running. However, there are other, more challenging, ways to get the required water mixing to happen.

    The simplest approach is probably to run an extension cord to run the pump for an hour a day to get some basic mixing happening. Of course you need to have a suitably long extension cord that is rated for enough amps to handle the pump. Another way is to brush the entire pool vigorously after adding chemicals, or to move water around with something like a canoe paddle for a significant period of time, or get in the pool and walk around vigorously for 15 minutes.
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    Re: pool install and electrical

    Yes I wanted about the water quality.

    Thank you so much for the information.

    Will use an extension cord (didn't know that I could use and extension cord) to run the pump for an hour a day.
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    Re: pool install and electrical

    The use of an extension cord may sound easier than it may turn out to be without a dedicated circuit for the pump. They can draw up to 10 amps on startup off of a normally 15 amp circuit. You could always borrow a generator from a friend if you can't find a circuit that will handle the startup load.
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    Re: pool install and electrical

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Welcome to the forum I assume you mean "okay" referencing water quality, is that right?

    Get an old broom and stir/mix in 1/2 of a small jug of clorox each evening until your pump is running. That'll keep your water clear.

    Maybe I will do it this way, seems to be the safer way, then worrying about amps and such. This way I will have time for the electrical to be done and the township to do the inspection.
    20 x 54 Sharkline Oceanic
    1 1/2 hp White River
    22" Sparco Hi-Rate Sand Filter
    Nature 2 Sanitizer

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    Re: pool install and electrical

    Again, thank you very for the information.

    This is a great site!!

    Frank
    20 x 54 Sharkline Oceanic
    1 1/2 hp White River
    22" Sparco Hi-Rate Sand Filter
    Nature 2 Sanitizer

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