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    How did I do?

    Hi all,

    I just purchase a new AGP, went with backyard leisure Venture resin construction 18 ft.round pool.
    I upgraded the standard filter to a Heyward 1.5 H.P DE filter.
    Smart Pool Salt generator (up to 18000 gal pool)
    Upgraded the liner from 20 mm to a 30 mm by Swimline
    Pool comes with a ladder that lockes up, 8 - 40 lb bags of salt, pole, vacuum, net, screen. etc..

    Any input or recommendations is greatly appreciated.

    BTW, I am having the pool professionally installed by a reputable company with references.

    Anyone every do any aftermarket LED lighting?
    18' Rnd resin 8600 gal AGP, 1 1/2 h.p. Heyward DE 50 gpm, SmartPool SWG, 30mm swimline liner
    install date-4/27/13

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    Re: How did I do?

    - read pool school several times, all the info you need is there
    - get a quality drop based test kit - no strips

    use the time between purchase and install to learn water maintenance so the water is kept in top quality and backed up by quality test results.

    How are you powering the pump? Do you have a dedicated electrical circuit?
    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: How did I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by cramar
    - read pool school several times, all the info you need is there
    - get a quality drop based test kit - no strips

    use the time between purchase and install to learn water maintenance so the water is kept in top quality and backed up by quality test results.

    How are you powering the pump? Do you have a dedicated electrical circuit?
    Yes, I am having 2 poles installed behind pool area, 1 quad, on each side.

    Thank you!
    18' Rnd resin 8600 gal AGP, 1 1/2 h.p. Heyward DE 50 gpm, SmartPool SWG, 30mm swimline liner
    install date-4/27/13

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    Re: How did I do?

    Welcome to tfp, Mike L

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike L
    I upgraded the standard filter to a Heyward 1.5 H.P DE filter.
    If you have an option to go with a lower hp without making the filter smaller... I would. In addition I would see if you can get a 2-speed instead of a single speed motor. Ideally a 3/4 to 1 hp 2-speed pump would be a good choice for your pool.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: How did I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike L
    Quote Originally Posted by cramar
    - read pool school several times, all the info you need is there
    - get a quality drop based test kit - no strips

    use the time between purchase and install to learn water maintenance so the water is kept in top quality and backed up by quality test results.

    How are you powering the pump? Do you have a dedicated electrical circuit?
    Yes, I am having 2 poles installed behind pool area, 1 quad, on each side.

    Thank you!
    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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