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    AG install in pictures :)))

    Here is the portion of our backyard in question BEFORE:



    Of course I knew an AG pool was the fast way to go, but I just bought the pool Friday night, in the middle of pool season. Over the weekend, we marked the spot:



    I expected to have to wait, but it was delivered Monday morning. Here is our pool :



    At 8:00 Monday night the installers were calling to schedule. I found myself ill-prepared. They wanted to send the excavator Wednesday (today), so I needed the 6 tons of masonry sand here and waiting. That left me Tuesday to find a deliverer AND find the sand (not available locally) AND get it here. By some miracle, we had the sand delivered this morning, and the excavator here before noon:



    Now our yard is ready for the installers on FRIDAY!!! My boys are SO excited. I love how this one shows how BIG it will be



    Now I need to shop for the items on my list for the electric. Electrician is beginning his work tomorrow, but it will take a couple days, since we are going almost 60' with it. The big challenge at this point is the WATER!!! We are experiencing a drought here, and everyone is running out! The one local water guy is maxxed out. We have a cistern ourselves, so I am not able to use ours to fill this beast. All the water guy can promise me is a single load (about 1000 gal) Friday during installation. Will it be okay til he can get back to me next week?! worried.
    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
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    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
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    pool DOB July 2012

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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    The big challenge at this point is the WATER!!! We are experiencing a drought here, and everyone is running out! The one local water guy is maxxed out. We have a cistern ourselves, so I am not able to use ours to fill this beast. All the water guy can promise me is a single load (about 1000 gal) Friday during installation. Will it be okay til he can get back to me next week?! worried.
    That sure doesn't sound like much water......I am sure those that know will be along to comment.
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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    LOL. I didn't mention the size of the pool but a 1000 gallon will put your kids about ankle deep.
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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    Oh, I know it's hardly any... Less than 1/17 of what we need LOL! But I think that will get the installers out of here. They have to have some in it to finish up the liner. I am concerned about the integrity of the structure without water for a number of days. I'm trying to exhaust all avenues before postponing installation (and Lord knows how long we might have to wait on their next available day), including hearing from any experts on here as to whether I should even worry or how long anyone would reasonably wait. I am also waiting to hear back from a member of our local (volunteer) fire dept. to see if they would bring water. Fingers are crossed!

    Meanwhile, the latest updates include the arrival of our TF-100 (woohoo!) and the setback on our electric. Our breaker box is full! Tomorrow's to-do list includes finding out whether we can come off a nearby outdoor plug, assuming we change it to the ground breaker kind.
    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    Meanwhile, my TF-100 arrived and I was dying to test some water! I didn't though, since my water was not the same as the fill water

    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    the bottom track

    Installers arrived Friday morning around 7:30

    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    make sure it's level

    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    walls and uprights



    It was interesting to see how they anchored it
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    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    liner

    I was surprised by the size of that thing laid out in the yard but didn't get a pic. They did get some sand on top of it.

    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    top rails

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    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    load of water to set the liner

    The water guy brought a double load, so we started out with a couple thousand gallons, rather than the grand previously discussed.



    We then waited on our fire fighter friends to arrive. LOOK OUT! A huge wind storm ripped through, and I watched our new empty pool walls ripple, and the liner bulge from behind the walls. Somehow it stood, and we kept power, unlike much of the area (and unlike some of the country for days!)
    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    fill 'er up!

    Local volunteer firefighters spent the rest of the evening and part of Saturday filling the pool. They brought a truck for the job, but had enough hose to use the hydrant in our front yard instead. It would have taken 3 or 4 days, I suspect, otherwise!



    But my boys (and theirs) loved having the truck around

    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    waiting for the inaugural swim

    We had to wait for 3 long days for the liner to set. At least the water would warm up some. Here is our filtration system:



    skimmer and return

    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    swimming time!

    We had nine kids in and out throughout the day, and by the afternoon it was even warm enough for me to get in it



    My middle child, age 5, is getting the most enjoyment of it so far!

    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    Still much to do, including the eventual deck, during which I'll be sure to hit the thread back up! Meanwhile, if I remember, I might take pics of the electric installation, back filling, whatever else...
    Jess :) from southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 54" ~17,600gal AG round
    Waterway Ecco 22", 250# oval sand filter 2.6 SF, 55 GPM
    1.5 hp 1-speed pump
    pool DOB July 2012

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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    Awesome! I bet they are having a blast! Good luck with the rest of the install.

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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    And the happy kids make it all worthwhile!
    The best move you made was bringing that CAT in, I wish I had one of those for my install, the pool looks great!
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    Re: AG install in pictures :)))

    interesting, thanks for posting!
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