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    New pool finally installed! Updated with some pics!

    Hi everyone! Finally had my pool installed yesterday and it looks great! Here are a few shots of the install.



    This barely made it through the gate!






    Let the water flow!


    I took some water readings (city water) as I started filling it up:

    About 18in of water currently

    CL .5
    PH 7.5
    FC .5
    CC .5
    TA 30
    CYA 0

    Do you recommend that I add some bleach or cya while it is filling? Looks like I need to add quite a bit of Baking soda for the alkalinity? It may take another two days to fill completely. I am going to wait and add salt when it is full.
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    Re: New pool finally installed!

    I wouldn't add anything until it's full and circulating.
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    Re: New pool finally installed!

    Thanks crazy! I will wait until it is filled... should only be another day or so.
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    Re: New pool finally installed! Updated with some pics!

    If it was my pool, I'd calculate the volume when it was a foot deep and pour some bleach in the hose stream to get it to 2 or 3 ppm, just as cheap insurance. And again the next day if it still isn't full. It won't last long, but it'll take care of any organics that blow in while it's filling. I know it would give me great piece of mind.

    Once it's circulating for half an hour, recheck pH and TA, and adjust as needed. Work up to your levels, because baking soda will have some effect on pH and borax/washing soda will affect TA. So if you add everything poolmath tells you to at once, you'll overshoot. So go halfway to your TA target and recheck pH and then adjust things accordingly.

    While that stuff is mixing, you can busy yourself with the CYA granules and the sock. And once the pH and TA are good, add some more bleach, realizing your effective CYA level will be zero for all intents that soon after adding. Then let the kids in.
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    Re: New pool finally installed! Updated with some pics!

    That's great advice Richard, thanks. I will calculate the volume when I get home from work and add some bleach as a precaution.
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    Re: New pool finally installed! Updated with some pics!

    Well, all is going well! The pool is fantastic and I have gone ahead and hard plumbed everything! Looks great.



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    Re: New pool finally installed! Updated with some pics!

    Looking good. I an so hard piping my pump in the spring. It looks so much cleaner.

    What is the device in the return line and the white box on the power pole?
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    Re: New pool finally installed! Updated with some pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrramsey View Post
    What is the device in the return line and the white box on the power pole?
    SWG and controller, respectively.

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    Re: New pool finally installed! Updated with some pics!

    Ah OK... I am letting my noobness shine through.
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