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    Pool is now UP!

    Spent all day Sunday leveling and constructing. Thankfully had a couple helping hands that made it go quickly.

    We leveled the first 4 feet using the level, then used a 2x6x10 board with the level attached to the last 5 feet of the board.


    We then filled in the low spots and releveled.


    Then came the foam. What a pain in the butt! Had to assemble, tape, and cut in the driveway. Then move the whole thing to the back yard. My ground is rock hard here in the dessert so I didnt use the pavers.


    Built it up and started filling. Connected the 2800 (2150Gph) sand filter and SWCG.


    Also installed the Hayward in wall skimmer. Added salt, cya stabilizer (via sock method), and bleach. Backwashed and ran pump for 24 hours. SWCG has not been turned on yet, until i am sure the levels are stable, but think they are right there.

    Daughter lives in this thing lol


    Gotta say thanks to everyone here for all the resources and advice! My neighbors 15' is always green YUCK, but mine should never do that thanks to this site.

    More to come, including current test results.


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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    Forgot to mention that it is within 3\8" all around. I took forever on this part and was told by the 35 year construction vet that i was being too precise lol

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    Great Jon b15nut... Your daughter looks very happy ...
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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    Ok so here are the results from my Walmart THT test kit. I will be ordering a TFT kit today.

    PH: 7.5
    CL: 5
    CYA: 30
    TA: 130
    Hardness: 250 (this one I not too confident about)

    What do you think? Should I bring the CYA level up to ~50?

    We have been in the pool every day and I must say that I am kicking myself for not listening to my wife 2 years ago when she first suggested this (dont tell her I said that! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by laceygirl View Post
    Great Jon b15nut... Your daughter looks very happy ...
    Thanks laceygirl! She wakes my wife up at 7am every morning asking to go in the pool lol

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    I'd definitely raise the cya level. Got a salt check kit? Have fun! Don't let anybody get any ideas about using that trampoline in conjunction with the pool!
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    Great job!

    I'd go ahead and raise the CYA. You need more in your location anyway, plus you will need to add some more for the SWG.

    We have been in the pool every day and I must say that I am kicking myself for not listening to my wife 2 years ago when she first suggested this (dont tell her I said that! )
    Well, okay, but just remember that she was right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    I'd definitely raise the cya level. Got a salt check kit? Have fun! Don't let anybody get any ideas about using that trampoline in conjunction with the pool!
    HA....Everyone thinks that! If I were 15 years younger I may have entertained that but now that I can hurt my back getting up from the kitchen table....I will pass Salt check kit will be here today. Should the CYA be raised to 50 or higher than that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Great job!

    I'd go ahead and raise the CYA. You need more in your location anyway, plus you will need to add some more for the SWG.

    Well, okay, but just remember that she was right!
    my memory on that topic is a bit fuzzy already!

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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    CYA 70 to 80 w/SWG: See Recommended Levels in Pool School http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...mmended-levels

    Also, see http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...rine-generator

    my memory on that topic is a bit fuzzy already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by b15nut View Post
    HA....Everyone thinks that! If I were 15 years younger I may have entertained that but now that I can hurt my back getting up from the kitchen table....
    Is that NOT the truth or what?! I so hear you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Thanks for the links!

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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    Great job! One question: Do you put your salt water generator first, or last in the line? Just remember, you always want the SWG last.
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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    It is last in line.

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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    Did you cut the foam out for pavers after the frame was down?? or pavers on top of foam? did you use pavers? looks like there's a stack but can't tel by picks where you placed them?

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    I did not use the pavers. I have hard clay in the yard. The entire frame and pool was placed on the foam. The foam has compressed under the weight of the legs but everything has remained level.

    Will be adding more cya with sock method overnight to bump my cya to 70. Then will recheck all levels.

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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    Adding some more pics.

    Here is the inwall skimmer and just added the pool light. Gonna try it out tonight.




    Wanted to remove the copper from the SWCG and had read people leaving it open......that didnt work! Lol so i stopped at home depot and found this 2" kwik cap. Pushed it on and tightened the clamp. Working like a charm!

    Here is the link for the cap:
    http://homedepot.com/p/Fernco-2-in-P...102/100372303/



    Waiting on delivery of test kit.

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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    Also, it seems like i am losing about 1/8" per day of water to evaporation. Could be less though. Its 107 degrees right now. Does that seem about right?

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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    Quote Originally Posted by b15nut View Post
    Also, it seems like i am losing about 1/8" per day of water to evaporation. Could be less though. Its 107 degrees right now. Does that seem about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Seems low to me.
    Then i am not worried lol

    And good taste in phone!

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    You're going to love that skimmer box and how it keeps the pool clean!
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    Re: Pool is now UP!

    So far i have been amazed at how low maintenance it has been. Apart from adding some bleach to kill the slimey feel on the wall and some stabilizer no other interference has been needed. Still crystal clear!

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