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Thread: Uncovered and all new equiptment working

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    Dec 2007
    Central New York

    Uncovered and all new equiptment working

    Uncovered the pool Monday afternoon. It was a real deep green to black color. A lot of dead leaves were on the loop-lok cover. I started the new Pentair VF pump and drained the anti-freeze to waste. Started the new filter and had only one small leak at a union. Took care of that; programed the pump and started filtering. Threw in my mix of stuff and let it do it's thing.

    Tonight I used my new TFP test kit (I like it).

    FC 8
    CC 1
    TC 9
    PH 7.5
    TA 100
    CH 80
    CYA 30

    I'm going to raise the CYA up just alittle. Water is still cloudy; but I can see the shallow end bottom. I'll vacuum and brush some tomorrow. I have the pump running at 46 GPM 24 hours a day for now. Wow, that pump is quiet. I'll start up the DE filter Saturday.

    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    You might speed the process a little by taking your FC up to around 15-20 and holding it there until your pool is crystal clear. The CC of 1.0 will be eliminated and the extra chlorine will really kill off anything that might be lingering.

    That's a nice report on what is apparently a very nice pump (mine sounds like a turboprop).

    (Thanks for complimenting the test kit )
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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