Well, we finally had the pool installed yesterday. I ordered all of my pool related items online, and I'm still waiting on my filter/pump, ladder, and test kit. So, what I have right now is a pool almost full of water that's just a stagnant cesspool. LOL Here it is as of today. 24' Sharkline Matrix.
As you can see, it's on quite a grade, and we haven't even landscaped the yard yet. Our house was completed just a month or so ago and I wanted to leave the dirt yard until the pool was installed. We still have a deck to add as well. And yes, there are a lot of trees that I'm going to end up killing myself cleaning the pool over. We are likely going to take more out soon. I suppose that's what you get for moving out into the middle of the woods.
I have a few questions that are likely dumb, but I have to ask anyway.
1.) Do I wait until the pump/filter arrives before I add anything to the water? As much as I hate having the water sitting there with nothing in it, I really have no practical way of moving the water to circulate what I might add to the pool. I'm an aquarium enthusiast and have been for years. I don't let any body of water sit there motionless - ever. It's just not a good idea.
2.) I bought one of the "hang over the wall" pool lights and I forgot to give it to the installers yesterday. In order to install it, you have to remove one of the top rails to hang it on the wall. Is it ok to do this when the pool is full of water?
I'll probably have some additional questions about plumbing and such, even though (back to the aquariums) I have years of experience plumbing rather large show tanks. Same thing - different scale. I need to know where you all put your gate valves and such. I just don't have ANY experience will pools so I want to make sure everything is right. Either tomorrow or after hurricane Irene, I'm going to start trenching for the plumbing.
Thanks all for your continued support!