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    First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Hi everyone,

    Moved into a house with a pool last September... had the pool store close it (they did it for free) and decided to open it myself. The pool as a mesh safety cover, which worked wonderfully at keeping the gunk out. The water was pretty clean when I took it off, with the exception of a few leaves and a lot of worms.

    Anyway, my only problem was the shaft to the pump motor was apparently seized from sitting all winter. I had lube it up with WD-40 and use vice-grips to get it spinning feely again. After that I reinstalled everything and it started right up. The motor was heavily corroded though, so I'm not sure how long it's going to last.

    Here's some pictures:
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    More pictures...
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Final pictures... all clean. This is one day after I opened...
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    More pictures...
    Attached Images Attached Images
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Looks spotless! Nice job on first opening. Lovely pool too!
    CaryB
    36 x 18 IG vinyl, 25K, 1 HP pump, sand filter
    1 skimmer, 2 returns, no main drain
    Old school: PoolSolutions test kit

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Awesome! Looks so inviting, I'm opening mine in a couple of weeks and I hope I lift the cover to see the same!
    Great looking pool.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


    My Build: one-man-one-pool-and-one-deck-agp-pics-t37172.html
    My Build 'To-Do' List for other DIY'ers: my-pool-build-list-t40249.html?hilit=list

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Thanks guys... I was relieved when I saw the water after I pulled the cover off. Especially with the warm winter/spring we had... I was envisoning much worse.

    Kevin
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Great looking pool...

    I was not so lucky.. If I didn't have concrete pool deck you wouldn't know I even had a pool... blended right in with my lawn.

    Mine was a green swamp .

    Hey, what kind of safety fence is that and do you like it.

    Where you located?
    -Craig
    Pool: 20 X 40 Rec - 28,500 gallons;
    Type: IG with Vinyl Liner
    Filter: Hayward 46SqFt DE Filter
    Pump Size: Hayward Super-Pump 1 hp

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Thanks... I'm in South Jersey (Washington Township). The safety fence is made by a company called Baby Guard (http://www.babyguardfence.com/pool-fence-products.php) and we love it. I have a two-year old son and if weren't for the fence, we'd have to hover over him the whole time we were outside and make sure he didn't go for an accidental swim. It's also good for keeping the dog off the safety cover
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    Thanks Kodiak!!

    I'm in Hillsborough (Somerset County), NJ.

    We have a toddler and need to get a safety fence and yours looks really nice.
    Pool: 20 X 40 Rec - 28,500 gallons;
    Type: IG with Vinyl Liner
    Filter: Hayward 46SqFt DE Filter
    Pump Size: Hayward Super-Pump 1 hp

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    Re: First Pool Opening a Sucess (with pictures)

    No problem... We definitely love the fence although I have no idea how much it cost. My guess is it wasn't too expensive since its really just metal poles and some mesh. The one complaint I have is that I wish there was a gate. The way it works is every forth mesh section can be detached from the next, which is how you get in and out. They sell gates that basically take the place of one of the mesh sections.
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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