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    ReFilling a Vinyl Pool

    I am refilling a 16' x 32' Vinyl Liner pool.
    The pool is around 15,000 gallons. It goes from about 3 1/2 feet at the shallow end, to about 5 feet in the deep end.
    It still has about 12 inches of water in the bottom to maintain the liner stretch.
    Is there anything I should do as I refill it with fresh water? I know I will need to be checking all of the chemical levels, but being fresh water with no CYA, very little chlorine, etc., what is
    the best procedure to do as far as getting it ready to swim and maintain with the BBB method?


    16' x 32' Vinyl Liner
    15,000 galloons (about 3 1/2 feet to 5'-0" feet)
    1 HP Hayward Super-Flo pump
    Sand Filter
    Automatic Chlorinator
    Not Salt Water
    16' x 32' Vinyl IG, 15K Gal. (not SWG)
    1 HP Hayward Super-Flo Pump, Pentaire Sand Filter
    Hayward Automatic Chlorinator
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner w/booster pump

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    Re: ReFilling a Vinyl Pool

    That should be fairly easy. When the pool is done filling, run the pump for 30 minutes and then test all of your levels. The details of what you need to adjust depend on those test results.
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    Re: ReFilling a Vinyl Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    That should be fairly easy. When the pool is done filling, run the pump for 30 minutes and then test all of your levels. The details of what you need to adjust depend on those test results.

    Ha..........

    Yeah, that's the very first step after filling.
    I was looking for answers like -

    Have plenty of Bleach on hand (like 10 gallons) or Go ahead and get 10lbs of CYA and get ready to do the Shock Process, etc.

    Thanks
    16' x 32' Vinyl IG, 15K Gal. (not SWG)
    1 HP Hayward Super-Flo Pump, Pentaire Sand Filter
    Hayward Automatic Chlorinator
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner w/booster pump

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    Re: ReFilling a Vinyl Pool

    Other than needing at least some CYA, we can't predict what you will need. You can get a partial idea by measuring the TA of your fill water, but it also depends on what the levels are in the water that remained in the pool.
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    Re: ReFilling a Vinyl Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Other than needing at least some CYA, we can't predict what you will need. You can get a partial idea by measuring the TA of your fill water, but it also depends on what the levels are in the water that remained in the pool.
    JasonLion

    Thanks for the info.

    I guess I didn't make my questions clear. I was not asking for specific amounts of chlorine/bleach, ph up/down or really any chemical levels.
    I would like to know anything in general about refilling a pool that others may have encountered.
    I searched the forums with little luck on this.
    Just wondering things like: watch out for liner wrinkle, check for metals, call water company, see if FD will fill it for me, etc.
    16' x 32' Vinyl IG, 15K Gal. (not SWG)
    1 HP Hayward Super-Flo Pump, Pentaire Sand Filter
    Hayward Automatic Chlorinator
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner w/booster pump

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