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    Jul 2013
    Eastern PA

    Newly Installed IG Pool - Without Filter

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum and new to owning a pool. We just had a small IG Steel Wall/Vinyl Liner pool installed 3 days ago. I filled the pool completely 2 days ago so the pool builders could backfill over the concrete to set the steel walls.

    Here is my dilemma: The electrician cannot come to run the electrical wires from pool to the filter to the house switch, as well as the underwater pool light. My husband and I are what you'd call totally clueless on how to take care of a pool, let alone a pool that does not have a filtration system hooked up. are my questions:

    1. Is my pool water going to be ok until Tuesday without a filter? I did shock it tonight, as the pool installer suggested.

    2. What would the daily maintenance be since I shocked it tonight?

    3. Is it safe for my children to swim in it? The weather here on the East Coast has been and is forecasted to stay in the lower 80's/partly sunny/low humidity up until Tuesday.

    I'm simply looking for advice on my situation. My children are becoming impatient (as am I) to swim in our new pool, but I don't want to compromise their safety in doing so.

    Thanks in advance,
    Suzanne ~ Oval 12' x 24', IG Vinyl; 9,400 Gallons; 3'5 to 5'8 deep; Hayward Self-priming Super Pump, Pro Series Sand Filter, CL 220 Chlorinator, ColorLogic 4.0

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    Re: Newly Installed IG Pool - Without Filter

    Welcome to the forum. Spend your time waiting on the electrician by reading pool school and considering one of the test kits there. I'd get some FC in there pronto using bleach and you can brush it around---about 5 to 7 ppm.. Check the Ph and get it in range and let the kiddos have at it. They'll stir it up! I wouldn't add any CYA until you get the filter/pump running. Use pool calculator to determine how much bleach to add DAILY to keep that FC up. A few pucks in a floater is a good idea at this point as well.
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    Re: Newly Installed IG Pool - Without Filter

    What he said, the key is to add chlorine every day as needed
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    Re: Newly Installed IG Pool - Without Filter

    Brushing after adding liquid chlorine will mix it well into the water. You should also skim the surface with a net to remove any floating debris until the filter and pump are up and running.
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