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    kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    Hey there! I'm a newly divorced single Mom (fulltime nursing student) that is leasing a house with a pool that was built in the early 80's. Praise God that I have found this site. I hope it makes my pool maintenance much better than it was last year!!! I managed to get it up in running from a saltwater cow tank that had been unused for 3 years, to a chloronated swimming oasis and was able to enjoy it all summer, with minimal issues. With help from friends I drained it, repiped it (because the saltwater choloronater was RUINT, and it was too expensive to replace). Now it is back to a cow tank (minus the salt water). But it's time to get it up and going again! YAY!!!!

    Before I start with my questions, I need some help. Can anyone help me answer my (unsure of's) in my signature?

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    Re: kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    Welcome to tfp, kristiejow
    Quote Originally Posted by kristiejow
    Can anyone help me answer my (unsure of's) in my signature?
    To get the pool volume we will need to know what depth/depths your pool is including distance along edge at each depth. A picture would help too. Can you take a good picture of the hayward filter and label. Also take a picture of you pump and pump label. You could also just post the models and details of the filter and pump if you do not want to do pictures.
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    Re: kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    ROLL TIDE!!!
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    Re: kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    Thank you, linen!

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    To get the pool volume we will need to know what depth/depths your pool is including distance along edge at each depth. .
    So, ummmmm.....how do I do this? Are guesstimations okay? I guess I should've put this in my sig too...yes, I am blonde. A smart blonde...but still blonde....

    And pictures are on the way.....

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    Re: kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    Guesstimations aren't really OK, because you'll get a wild guesstimate of volume, which won't do you any good!

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    Re: kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    Sure guesstimations are OK ...

    You pool is between 20,000 gallons (3.5' deep) and 30,000 gallons (5' ave. depth).
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    kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!



    Here is the pool all cleaned up last year.....

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    And here is a pic of the front of the Hayward Sand pump.

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    Re: kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    The good news is that, that's an S244T filter so it's ok for that pool.

    I get that your pool size is somewhere around 30,000 gallons.
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    kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Sure guesstimations are OK ...

    You pool is between 20,000 gallons (3.5' deep) and 30,000 gallons (5' ave. depth).
    Great...I did some calculations and came up with 33,000. Wow, that's alot of water!!!

    So, after I add the gallons, will my sig be complete??

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    Re: kristiejow-old pool, but new to me!

    Add your main pump size, gallons in pool, filter size. That'll be enough for now.
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