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    30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Just thought I would share a couple pics of out new pool. My wife and three boys all helped out a bunch. It has been a ton of work but I know we will enjoy it for years to come. This is out first pool so the install was a handfull. The ground work has taken us three weeks between working and getting home and doing what we could before we were burnt out. We started this morning at 6am and got it to where it is at by 2pm. I still have to run the electrical and hook up the filter tomorrow.
    How soon should I throw in a little CL? Will it hurt anything if I do not put anything in it tonight at all?




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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Beautiful pics....I love it! That is a HUGE pool (I'm a l'il 15-footer! ). You certainly have the yard for it. I know you will enjoy it so much! We've only had our pool in for not even two weeks yet and we're having so much fun with it.
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Great job and nice pool! I am amazed how fast an above ground pool is installed. Please post back how long it took to fill up with water.
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Lovely job!!

    Assuming you used tap water to fill it, you will be ok for a day without adding any bleach. However, I would be sure to get some in there tomorrow sometime! Without any stabilizer, you will only need 1-3 ppm... use Jason's calculator to figure out how much that is! Just stir it around with the skimmer to mix it up a bit.

    Happy swimming with the fishes!

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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Thanks for the replies. I am running two garden hoses since 1100am. Only about 12" in it now. I still have to install the skimmer and returns so I might have to shut off the water tonight so It doesn't fill it up too much for that.
    About half way around the pool while installing the wall I was thinking why in the world did we get a 30' instead of a smaller one
    When i get it filled I will be posting test results with my new Test Kit from Dave so you guys can help me get it going on the right track.
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Yeah, have fun with THAT size solar cover! LOL (pool envy here)

    Hubby LOVES your liner.

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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Congrats on the new pool!! I love the liner too.

    Last time we were at the pool store we were looking at the pools(they have some set-up outside) my dad saw the 30' round one and said "That's not a pool, it's a pond."

    I'm Jealous!!!!!

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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    When we set up our pool doing it ourselves, we looked at that liner too! It's AWESOME and looks great in your pool!!! We chose the sandy bottom with dolphins instead!!!

    It looks great and I have a feeling you won't regret the 30' you chose!

    The more water the better! I can't wait to see it full!

    Keep posting pics and questions!!! We'd love to help you! 8)

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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    After seeing your liner, I wish mine would become defective so I can get a new one (except for the money issue of course).

    Nice Pool and how nice that you had that help. Were you able to reuse your sod? It looks like you took care when taking it up.
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Very nice work!

    I have to agree with everyone else...fabulous liner. One word of advice...be careful with that style ladder. I had one. After a while, it wore a "divot" into the pool bottom (into the sand, no liner problems). Probably didn't help that the kids jumped off of it a few times either.
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Thanks folks. Last night around 11PM my wife talked me into turning one of the hoses off because it appeared to be filling up faster(maybe less water being used at that time of night?). We could not help our selfs today with 96degree heat and all jumped in
    Water was great and I have about a foot to go untill she is full.
    Today was some more digging for the electrical. Hopefully it will be filled tonight and I can start my filter.
    I am about to test the fill water and use the calculator to figure out how much bleach and CYA to add tonight.
    Thanks for the head up on the ladder also. I am going to put down a mat under it for now. Feb 09 I am going to build a 3' deck all around it with a 24x24 deck on one end. I'll ditch the ladder then and get a better one.
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Well It is filled at last!!! 34.5hrs with two garden hoses
    I am not going to like next months water bill
    Here are a couple pics from today. Thanks again to all the wonderful folks here on TFP.
    My fill water was
    PH 7.0-7.2
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    I added 1 gl of 6% Bleach tonight and some Conditioner in the skimmer.
    I'll test the water again tomorrow and I am sure I will be posting my results...looking for advice.




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    Liquidator 4 Gal
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    Nice job and cool pool! Did you run a seperate circuit for the electrical? Do you have any pictures of your electrical installation? Later, Calvin.
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    The last pic shows my electrical for the pool. I ran a 220v line from my main breaker to a nema3R breaker box with GFCI 20 amp 110v breakers, to a intermatic digital timer, to the pump.
    Tahitian 54" x 30' Round AG 23,000gl
    Sta-Rite 1 1/2 H.P 150 SQ. FT. Advanced MOD Media CartridgeFilter System
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    First time pool owner 2008
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    Re: 30' x 54" AG pool Installed at last

    I saw your electrical hookup when I scrolled over. Thanks for the details. Again, good job. Later, Calvin.
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