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    How to close brand new pool

    I`m just completing the installation of a new inground pool. I`m was hoping to only install the pump and filter next spring. Will filling the pool and not add any chemicals cause any problems ? The pipes will obviouly not contain any water ...

    Thanks for your help ..!
    13.5K gal, above-ground oval, 1.5 HP Waterway pump, 150 sq ft cartridge filter, Baquacil.

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    Re: How to close brand new pool

    Can you provide some details on the type of pool (vinyl, plaster, etc...), where you live, and what the source will be for the water you are using to fill the pool (well, municipal, etc...)?
    20'x40' Oval 27,000 gallon Vinyl IG, Coverstar Auto Cover
    Hayward MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Sta-Rite PLD50 30 sq. ft. DE filter
    Rheem 266,000 btu natural gas heater
    Dolphin Nautilus Plus with Clever Clean
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    Re: How to close brand new pool

    I'm going to keep an eye on this thread as well, since our pool construction will not start until next week when they dig. We're in the Tulsa, OK area, and are having an IG plaster (Quartzscape) pool installed...we'll be using municipal water.
    16 x 31, Approx. 12,000 Gal Freeform IG pool; Flagstone coping; Quartzscapes Super Blue plaster finish; Tanning ledge w/2 bubblers; 1 HP Pentair Whisperflo pump, Pentair sand filter; (2) Pentair Intellibrite LEDs w/controller; Easytouch8 w/IC-40 SWG; Salt finish concrete decking.

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    Re: How to close brand new pool

    Thanks for the reply. I live in eastern Canada, where it will get very cold soon . It's an inground steel panel with vinyl liner and it will be filled with municipal water. .....
    13.5K gal, above-ground oval, 1.5 HP Waterway pump, 150 sq ft cartridge filter, Baquacil.

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    Re: How to close brand new pool

    For a vinyl pool, I think it would be OK to fill the pool and not add any chemicals. The only concerns would be if your fill water has low pH (unlikely, but worth measuring), or if your fill water has metals in it.

    It's probably a good idea to test your fill water and post the results here. If you have a good test kit, I would measure your fill water for pH, TA, and CH. If you don't have a test kit, take a sample to a pool store. They could measure for metals (iron) as well.
    20'x40' Oval 27,000 gallon Vinyl IG, Coverstar Auto Cover
    Hayward MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Sta-Rite PLD50 30 sq. ft. DE filter
    Rheem 266,000 btu natural gas heater
    Dolphin Nautilus Plus with Clever Clean
    TF-100 testkit w/ Speed Stir

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