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    Startup 2014

    Well I guess it's 1/2 way into May and time to get this show on the road. Cold, rainy day.....what better day to start off!





    We had a rather large tear in the liner towards the end of last year that spelled the end of the season, as well as this liner. Went almost 9months with no filtration or chlorine at all......I'm shocked it was only this green.

    Draining to prepare for the new liner being installed early next week. Now remind me, why didn't I do this when it was sunny out??

    and who could forget my hired help? I'm obligated by child work laws to include their photo.


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    Re: Startup 2014

    What are you talking about, cold and rainy??

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    Re: Startup 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    What are you talking about, cold and rainy??
    Of course California is a long way from Ohio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k8conant View Post
    Of course California is a long way from Ohio.
    And I trust pool stores more than I trust weathermen this time of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    And I trust pool stores more than I trust weathermen this time of the year.
    They said a high of 101 on one site, 106 at another. It's 102 currently....
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    They said a high of 101 on one site, 106 at another. It's 102 currently....
    And you have a pool heater... why?
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    Ran into a few issues with the weather this week, however the old is on it's way out. Amazing how quick the old liner shrinks.



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    and we're off......





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    Re: Startup 2014

    Great pics, leebo. Thanks!
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    Learned something new today......if you're ever installing a liner, and having issues......SHUT OFF THE SHOPVACS! The contractor we had to install the liner showed up today and went right at it. Nothing but happy with the group. They were having issues with some of the coping around the steps, as it was around 20 years old. It cracked right about the same time the water trucks showed up. While he was working out the details of how to replace a 20 year old piece, they also were hit with 18k gallons of water showing up at their feet. They were flustered being pulled every-which-way and ran into issues. Didn't get finished today, and I think we're going to end up with a wrinkle. I asked the boss what to do about the wrinkles and nobody seemed to care....so we'll take the 15% discount if they don't work themselves out. The parts are now on order....and they'll return once they're in to finish.

    Enough complaining...........onto more photo's.

    Waiting on the water. I had lined up three trucks to arrive at once,each with 6k gallons of water. I'm not sure if the crew was ready for this barrage to hit all at once.


    Here's a close up of the wrinkles. I was able to hop into the water (COLD!!!!!) and work out some of them by hand. I've got the feeling however the one stays. They were very polite about the issue, and right away offered to refund some of the install. I do what I'm told......and agreed. Love not being in charge sometimes.


    and the "help"........rather disappointed about no swimming yet.....until she felt how cold the water really was......then she was off to the swingset.

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    Re: Startup 2014

    Indecent exposure on the liner-less picture. I'm sure that's only legal on the Riviera!

    Great pics! My "help" is currently splashing from the spa to the 63 degree pool. Brave!

    Good luck on the wrinkles. At least they drop the cost.

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    Re: Startup 2014

    The liner looks good Leebo!

    Love the little helpers!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Well they came out today and finished the install......right after they drained about 5k gallons. They toyed around with the wrinkle and got nowhere with it. Once they left I made a trip to the store to purchase a new plunger....... and 20 minutes I later worked the liner into place.

    While it won't be complete for this weekends bash, the swim season has begun!

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    Good for you to get the wrinkle out. Personally, it would have driven me a bit . The girls look sooooooo ready!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Startup 2014

    A large water-bill later and the pool is complete. Can't show a shot of the entire thing however, as it's COVERED in little flowers falling from all the tree's. Going to let the skimmer take care of all that garbage! Couldn't keep the girls away however.


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    Got the water cleaned up.........just in time for tonight's storm.


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    Re: Startup 2014

    when you finished with the liner and filled the pool up... how did you get the pump to work?!? we just finally got our new liner and finished filling it and now i cant get the water from the pool to go into my filter. I even tried sticking a garden hose down the skimmer side and still nothing!!!. Mind you..... this is my first year with this pool so i really have no idea what im doing... HELP

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