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    So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Thanks to those in a previous post of mine who helped convince my hubby to go with the sand filter. I set up our 15'x48" pool yesterday and installed the sand filter today. (I'm quite proud of myself, actually. I almost cried when I opened the box and saw all the parts. Thank you, God, for Youtube!) I wasn't even nervous when I cut the holes bigger for the sand filter because of everyone's amazing advice on this site! Thank you, TFP!!!!

    Looks like it'll take all day to fill, possibly tomorrow too. My Taylor K2006 kit is coming any day now, but I do have a hth 6-way from Walmart in case it doesn't come before it's done filling. I'll be back soon to post my numbers and in the meantime, I'll be visiting the Pool Calculator and organizing my BBB's.

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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Hi,what size sand filter did u install the 1600 or 2650.i have the 2650 and i'm very happy how it has been working
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Nice! We just went with the Intex (1600) Krystal Clear 14". Hopefully it will do a better job than the canister that came with the pool.
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    From what i see there's a huge difference between the sand filters and cartridge filters,the sand filters have so much power then the cardridge filters
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    That's what I've been reading! So glad we got a sand filter.

    Does anyone know how much stabilizer I should have on hand? I have a 1.75 lbs container, but we live out of town quite a ways and I don't want to be short when my numbers come in.
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    I think it u need a little more just,just to be sure
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Thanks, TCJ4! I went and got another container of it just in case.
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    No prob
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Haley
    Nice! We just went with the Intex (1600) Krystal Clear 14". Hopefully it will do a better job than the canister that came with the pool.
    It will outperform the canister by far. You have no worries there.
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    SO glad to hear, GreatCanadian! Thank you!

    I went out tonight to check on everything; we're about 3/4's full, but there is a bit of dripping coming from my little plug near the bottom edge of the pool. Not much, but it IS dripping consistently. Luckily it looks to be coming from under the cap so I'm hoping and praying that the inner plug (there are two parts to the plug) is just not seated correctly.
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Does anyone know how much stabilizer I should have on hand? I have a 1.75 lbs container, but we live out of town quite a ways and I don't want to be short when my numbers come in.
    CYA is not in water unless you add it. Your new water will have zero CYA, so that is what you start with in the 'now' column in the PoolCalculator.Com. Be sure to add your pool size gallons at the top of the calculator. I suggest you add about 30 CYA to start.
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Also get some bleach in there while filling to keep algae from getting a foot hold
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Gotcha! How much bleach should I put in while I finish filling this morning?
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Haley
    Gotcha! How much bleach should I put in while I finish filling this morning?
    Use the pool calculator and figure out the FC level for zero CYA and then the dose. You're gonna need to figure it out for yourself eventually, might as well start now. Having someone tell you what to put in is the pool store m.o.

    Have you added any stabilizer?
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Haha! Thanks. I was looking at the calculator and thinking that VERY thing! I just wasn't sure because it's not filled up all the way yet... hence my question. And heck no I haven't added any stabilizer! I am terrified until I get my numbers, but do I use the calculator to figure that out too? Can you tell I'm a little nervous?
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Haley
    Haha! Thanks. I was looking at the calculator and thinking that VERY thing! I just wasn't sure because it's not filled up all the way yet... hence my question. And heck no I haven't added any stabilizer! I am terrified until I get my numbers, but do I use the calculator to figure that out too? Can you tell I'm a little nervous?
    You will have no CYA in tap water, so Now is zero - you don't even have to test for it yet!


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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Oookay, so the calculator told me to add 37 oz of bleach and 24 oz of CYA- from what I read I apply that in a sock when it's in powder form? That sound about right? Yes, I've got that puppy saved! Thank you for walking me through these baby steps. I'll get it!
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Haley
    Oookay, so the calculator told me to add 37 oz of bleach and 24 oz of CYA- from what I read I apply that in a sock when it's in powder form? That sound about right? Yes, I've got that puppy saved! Thank you for walking me through these baby steps. I'll get it!
    Until the CYA starts dissolving, you still have zero in the water, so recheck your target FC.

    But it seems you have figured out how to use it.
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    I put my sock in (where the hose is filling b/c I'm not quite up to the level where I can start my filter up yet). Not very effective, but it's better than nothing. Also, I'm not sure what you mean by rechecking my "target FC." I used the default target of 4 that the calculator gave me and that's where it spit out needing to add the 37 oz of bleach. Sorry, I'm so new at this!
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    Re: So excited! Installed sand filter and filling now!

    Also, I'm reviewing my sand filter instructions and it says to backwash before I begin to filter, but my container of stabilizer said I shouldn't backwash my filter for 48 hours after application. Is that because they don't want the stabilizer to gunk up the filter? And since I'm using a sock, I don't have to worry about that, right? I can go ahead and backwash?
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