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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Can't wait to see the pictures with the liner!! I know its funny but I loved the building process... its such an exciting time...
    Purposed new pool at home being built- 20x40 vinyl pool, 20ft vinyl covered steps, Automatic cover, 6 ft sheer decent, 4 lighted deck jets, lime stone coping, easy touch, heat pump, SPA- 8x8 fiberglass shell, limestone steps surrounding
    previous home- 16 x 32 IG Vinyl- Install- Mid June 2011. 3ft Shallow 8ft Deep/ Totally Hayward 1HP pump/ 250 pound Sand/ AquaPro800 Heat pump/ Blue Hampton Liner/ 2 Intellibrite LED Lights/ Polaris 360/ 4 Deckjet II's/ 3ft concrete Apron/ 800 sq ft Paver Patio

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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    The liner is in and we have water! It is going to take a while to fill!

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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Cool - I love those tan liners
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Cool - I love those tan liners
    OMG! I do too! I will never own a blue one! They are beautiful!

    May I suggest you invest in a pair of sunglasses for when you gaze at your sparkly pool! And be careful when outside oogling it in the bright sunlight and going into the house! SPOTS in vision will occur!

    When I owned my pool, my ex-bil said that it was the brightest, clearest pool he ever saw that it gave him a migraine! I was so proud that it gave him a head ache!
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    About an inch of water in the shallow end now....

    I ordered my test kit last night, and it shipped this morning! Thanks TF Testkits!
    18x36 IG Vinyl. ~29k Gallons.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Water is still going in.... I turned it of last night at the request of the builder. He came out today and "worked" the liner. He then turned it back on. All looks good. I am guessing that my water supply must be a little weak.....

    On another note... look what arrived today! Just ordered it late Tuesday night! Thanks Dave!

    18x36 IG Vinyl. ~29k Gallons.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

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    That my friend is your BEST FRIEND when it comes to pool maintenance! You will put nothing in the pool without it!

    I can't wait to see your pool full!
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    The pool is full, and the water temp is a surprising 77 degrees.... Was expecting it to be cooler than that.

    I am hoping we start everything up tomorrow.... Just in time for me to head to MSY on Tuesday... Great!
    18x36 IG Vinyl. ~29k Gallons.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    After our team won the county soccer championship (5-6 year olds, my son plays and I coach), my son and I decided to celebrate for a quick swim this afternoon when we got home. Water was still a little cool (77), but we had fun for 10 minutes or so!

    Have the pump running now, and should start water balancing tomorrow.
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    Sorry but you forced me!
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    I knew it would be Casey.... that is why I prepared!





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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Manual vacuuming sucks.... Literally! PB came out today (took forever to get our schedules aligned) and taught merge ins and outs of everything. Afterwards I ran the Vac. Took me a while, as it was dirty. Wanted to wait on his instruction, even though I knew how to do it. The Tigershark will be delivered in a few days by the PB.

    Really, at this point I am just waiting on concrete on the 25th. I handled the electrical and concrete contracting.

    Have not ran a full test yet because the water has been so dirty. FC is still low, and PH is a little low as well. The water is clear, but there was so much dirt I didn't want to waist my test chemistry. If I can get time, I plan to do a full test in the next few days. The only thing in the pool right now is salt and chlorine. Nothing else has been added. I'm amazed at how clear it is.

    More to come!

    Oh yeah... Water temp dropped to 73, an it almost overflowed last night as we had about 5 inches of rain. I have had the vacuum line running as a siphon for the last few hours and almost have it back to where it needs to be.
    18x36 IG Vinyl. ~29k Gallons.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    My son and I went for a quick dip this afternoon. Got in about 6:15 and before we knew it it was 7:00. The water temp was 75 degrees, but honestly wasnt that bad once you got in and went under.

    The area around the pool is a muddy mess thanks to 5 inches of rain. We will have concrete on 5/25, and I am ready! Then I can do the fence and the landscaping (both myself).
    18x36 IG Vinyl. ~29k Gallons.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    I "played around" with the TF-100 today...

    FC = Negligible
    PH = 7.3
    TA = 40
    CH = 220
    CYA = 0
    Salt = 3800 (with test kit), 3100 (according to the "controller")

    Which salt number should I go with? The number from the test, or the number from the "controller"? I have been told that the "controller" number is all that matters, because that is what keeps the cell happy. THoughts?

    The pool (in my opinion) looks amazingly clear. We have been in it a few times. I imagine the FC is negligible due to no CYA. I knew the CYA would be non existent because the only thing that has been added is salt. The builder told me on Saturday that as long as the water was clear to not do much to it until the concrete is complete (5/25). The water is clear. I am vacuuming about every day, as we still have dirt around the pool, and it ends up in the pool with the slightest wind.

    I have been running the Inteliflow Pump at 800 RPM 24/7 (except when vacuuming). I set the timer today to run it at 1400rpm from 6:30AM until 11:00PM. He said that I would most likely have to "play" with this to figure out what my pool liked.

    Below are a few pics. Do you guys think I should just stay the course until concrete?

    FYI... have been in it about 5 times. Got in it this evening for about an hour (water temp 77 degrees) and loved it!





    18x36 IG Vinyl. ~29k Gallons.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    You need SOME chlorine in the pool. Are you running the SWG?
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Yes... he turned it on. Im guessing if I am going to continue to use the SWG right now, then I need to add some CYA immediately....
    18x36 IG Vinyl. ~29k Gallons.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Absolutely. I would bring it up to 40 for just a bit and then plan on 70ppm once you get a better feel for your pool.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Have I told you how much I love these tan liners! I just love the way the water looks!
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    Dave

    I am going to get started on the CYA today (I hope - after my sons baseball practice).

    Casey
    Thanks for the kind words. Im very happy with the way it looks, and so is my wife. She was not to sure about a tan colored liner.... said she did not want brown water. LOL.
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    Re: New Pool in NC...

    It's far from brown huh?!

    Did you get that deck poured yet? Hmmmmmmmmm????! We are waiting!
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