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    New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    So I've tried to do a lot of reading here but didn't see this answer anywhere. Currently on track to have 24' round pool installed next Wednesday. Planning on having water trucked in to fill it. Do we need to SLAM it before we do anything else, or just start up with testing/treating to try and get normal levels? I know you SLAM when pool is dirty/algae growth, but wasn't sure if you also start that way too.
    24'x 54" Round Sharkline Oceanic installed summer 2014,Hayward EC45 bump style 1.5hp DE filter (using cellulose),TF-100 test kit. First time Pool owner- thinking about SWG

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    Re: New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    Follow this guide and you'll be fine: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...emporary-pools
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    Re: New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    Test your water, and if you have more than 1CC, SLAM the pool. If not, adjust accordingly and enjoy.

    Have you ordered a test kit yet?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    Circulation, pH, CYA, chlorine. Or Circulation, chlorine, CYA, pH. It doesn't matter. If the water source is from a municipal water company and not from a pond, I doubt you'll need to SLAM it right away.
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    Re: New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    Test kit ordered. Planning on buying CYA and chlorine/bleach this weekend. Not sure if I should buy anything for pH adjustment yet or wait and see...
    24'x 54" Round Sharkline Oceanic installed summer 2014,Hayward EC45 bump style 1.5hp DE filter (using cellulose),TF-100 test kit. First time Pool owner- thinking about SWG

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    Re: New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmbx2mom View Post
    Test kit ordered. Planning on buying CYA and chlorine/bleach this weekend. Not sure if I should buy anything for pH adjustment yet or wait and see...
    Wait. But while you're out and about, do look to see who stocks borax and washing soda and big bags of baking soda and full-strength (31%) muriatic acid so you won't be frantically rushing around searching for it while kids are whining to get in.
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    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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    Re: New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    ok thanks. I read some folks find all those at Walmart/Home Depot?
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    Re: New AG pool install with water being trucked in...does it need SLAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmbx2mom View Post
    ok thanks. I read some folks find all those at Walmart/Home Depot?
    Yep. Or target, or the grocery store, or Costco. Just keep your eyes peeled while you're out and about.

    If the installers don't include it, you'll need to have some DE or cellulose for the filter, too.
    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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