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    Turned the water on today, almost done

    I'm having a 16x32 vinyl liner pool installed (48" walls in the shallow end). One end liner covered steel steps and the other end a roman shaped bench (jets on stairs and bench). The liner was delivered this afternoon and installed. Turned the hose on and it's wait time. There are 2 led lights that I'm glad my wife said was a must. I went with a cartiridge filter after having one, and loving it, on a 27' round above ground (48" high). I didn't want a diving pool so it is 6' 6" at the deepest. I have a frog that I know is frowned upon here but the money doesn't bother me, I'm really looking for the convenience. It came as a freebee so if I don't care for it I don't have to use it next year. As you can see I'll have to put up some type of wall on the back side. That will likely have to wait until next year. I'd love to go with slate coping and then grass but $$ will likely dictate that I go with a colored concrete coping. Since the side with the wall will be a pain to mow I'm thinking of keeping that a pea gravel type surface or pavers. The tilted pvc pipe is the plumbing for a future Polaris (if I get one, not decided yet). Any feeback on the lanscaping is appreciated. Any questions just ask.

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    Inground, vinyl liner, 16 x 32 (approx. 21k gallons), roman end w/ bench, 2 Jandy LED lights
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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Congrats on the new pool!

    I won't frown on your frog, I don't even know what a frog is. Except the ribbeting kind.

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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Thanks pooldv. My kids will get a kick out of "the frog" and then be quickly dissapointed that it's not the animail Now that the equipment is installed I'm going to update my profile with the model numbers etc.
    Inground, vinyl liner, 16 x 32 (approx. 21k gallons), roman end w/ bench, 2 Jandy LED lights
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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    That frog is going to put metals in your water n stain your liner. You don't need it nor do you want that headache. All you need is chlorine. If you're solely relying on the frog to sanitize the pool, you'll also be harboring bacteria that SHOULD have been killed by the chlorine but you're choosing a mineral system that is pretty much worthless at sanitizing the water. But it's your pool, your money and your health.

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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Nix the frog. There's a very good reason we suggest not using it, as casey explains above.
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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    I would much rather have a frog of the "ribbeting" kind.
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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Very nice pool! Very similar to mine thats getting installed soon. Even heater and filter look the same. Im going with raised aggregate concrete slightly colored to go around the pool and a new patio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pool-creetin View Post
    Very nice pool! Very similar to mine thats getting installed soon. Even heater and filter look the same. Im going with raised aggregate concrete slightly colored to go around the pool and a new patio.
    Yes, it seems they are. The filter I have is a waterway cart. I had a 27' above ground and I had a waterway filter. It cracked after I left it out one winter (drained but the cold still did a number on it) and I went with a Hayward to replace it. I missed the waterway so I hope I'm glad I'm going back to it.
    Inground, vinyl liner, 16 x 32 (approx. 21k gallons), roman end w/ bench, 2 Jandy LED lights
    Pump: Jandy Flopro, 1.5 hp Heater: Raypak, 266k btu (P-R266-A-EN-C; nat gas) Filter: Jandy C340 (cartridge filter) Robot: Doheny's Dolphin Discovery

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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Hi Casey,

    The advice is appreciated. The one thing people seem to not realize is that chlorine is still used with a frog system just a smaller amount. Like when people think a swg is a saltwater/oceanlike pool (still has chlorine of course). In any event if we ditch the frog I'll get a swg next year. I had to try to keep costs down to start so the swg was off the table this year.
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    Pump: Jandy Flopro, 1.5 hp Heater: Raypak, 266k btu (P-R266-A-EN-C; nat gas) Filter: Jandy C340 (cartridge filter) Robot: Doheny's Dolphin Discovery

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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Just turn the frog to zero and use household bleach. The frog won't hurt anything if you don't use the mineral pack, and just use its chlorine pack when your out of town or when you want more cya.
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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Chris, we do realize how the Frog functions. We know it uses some FC.
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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Quote Originally Posted by Defgufman View Post
    Just turn the frog to zero and use household bleach. The frog won't hurt anything if you don't use the mineral pack, and just use its chlorine pack when your out of town or when you want more cya.
    Good idea, I'm thinking I'd remove it but no need.

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    Chris, we do realize how the Frog functions. We know it uses some FC.
    Yes I know most here do, I put that up for any newcomers. I like the links in your signature, good idea!
    Inground, vinyl liner, 16 x 32 (approx. 21k gallons), roman end w/ bench, 2 Jandy LED lights
    Pump: Jandy Flopro, 1.5 hp Heater: Raypak, 266k btu (P-R266-A-EN-C; nat gas) Filter: Jandy C340 (cartridge filter) Robot: Doheny's Dolphin Discovery

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    Re: Turned the water on today, almost done

    Yep basically without the mineral pack the frog is a chlorinator. It's great when you can't regularly check your water.
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