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Thread: Should I add chemical even if I don't have pump working?

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    Should I add chemical even if I don't have pump working?

    Well, our pool moved out of our garage today! The installers began at 7:30 am and they had it done this afternoon. I had a load of water delivered to ensure the liner was wrinkle free, but the remaining 16000 or so gallons could not be poured in until this evening. A firefighter friend hooked his hose up to the little hydrant on our property, and we waited... And waited... And waited. Until almost dark, when we shut it down and will start up tomorrow. It looks like we are about 3/4 there. I had planned to adjust pH and add dichlor tonight per pool school, but obviously, my water isn't high enough to filter it. So should I bother? Is there any risk in doing so? The only thing I could think of is damage to the liner if it settles in one spot, but I was dissolving it first anyway. We won't be able to swim in it for 3 days, assuming we can stand the water temp by then, should that be the show-stopper. Thanks for the help!
    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: Should I add chemical even if I don't have pump working?

    Can you post test results?
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Should I add chemical even if I don't have pump working?

    Sorry, had not tested yet. Fill water test results:
    FC = .5
    pH = 7.8
    TA = 270
    CH = 300
    CYA = <20 (it is actually 0, as I haven't added any)


    Southeastern Indiana, USA
    27' x 4' 17,600gal AG round
    1.5 HP 1 speed pump
    22" Ecco sand filter
    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: Should I add chemical even if I don't have pump working?

    I wouldn't. pH is okay, and it's dark now, so you won't lose what little FC there is to the sun.
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