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Thread: First Time Pool Owner Needs Help On first Start up

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    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Mooresville NC

    First Time Pool Owner Needs Help On first Start up

    Hi guys,

    I am new to this whole pool thing. Installed an Intex 18' X 48" pool this weekend and am looking for some advice on how to get it up and running.
    I have begun to fill the pool with my well water living here in the country water delivery tends to be expensive. Is this something I should avoid due to issues with getting my levels correct on initial start up? If I choose to fill with the well water what kind of problems could i expect to run into? I will be running the Intex 2,150 GPH sand filter along with the SWG. i have a test kit on order and hope to see it here in a few days. What would my first steps be once i get the water in the pool. Any help would be great!!!
    AGP, Intex SWG, 18'X48" Intex SF70110 Sand Filter 2,150 Gph

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    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Houston, TX

    Re: First Time Pool Owner Needs Help On first Start up

    Welcome to TFP!

    Plenty of folks fill with well water. The key is to know what is in your water.

    Have you ordered one of the recommended test kits yet? If not you can use the link in my signature to order a TF-100, it is the best value and what most of us around here use.

    Once we have a full set of accurate numbers we can help. ...and don't trust the pool store they are wrong more often than they are right.
    TFP Moderator Chris V. ~16K Pool & Spa, 48NSF DE, IG Plaster Circa 2000, Intermatic PE653, Challenger pump with a 2 speed B2984, 20gal stenner chlorine injection, Houston, TX
    One cannot follow Islam and Christianity at the same time, nor can one follow pool store methods and TFP at the same time.
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