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    Working backwards on a AGP

    Hi everybody, I just bought a 27' AGP from The GE, without much research or thinking trough what was needed (electrical, locating utilities, etc) --Pic1--. So basically I got a pool on a pallet. --Pic2-- Install is next week. After locating utilities, I'm in the process of hiring an electrician. Any advice or things to look for when it comes to pool and electrical installation will be appreciated, thanks!

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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    Welcome!

    Two things:

    1) Don't skimp on outlets. It's really easy to add more while the electrical panel and trench are open. You can use it for sump pumps, garden implements, lighting, stereos, whatever.

    2) Get your own test kit and be in command before the first drop of water hits the liner.
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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    If it has one skimmer------put that on your down wind side. Code is gonna dictate most of the electrical. Hard wire in a timer.
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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    Amy recommendations on a heater, I probably should add one while the electrical is set up.
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    To go along with Richrd's thought on the trench, I almost always add an empty PVC pipe or two to any trench I dig for additions later. Maybe a 1" water pipe and a couple of 1 1/2" electrical pipes (with pull strings).

    You never know what you may want later.
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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    Pool was installed yesterday, they (and I didn't realize it till it was too late ) forgot to install the foam cove ( I will returned that to the store for a refund). Pump will be set either today or tomorrow, electrical hopefully tomorrow. Started filling the pool with well water, 2 hoses. One from the softened water the other untreated. Water started to look yellowish ( I'm guessing iron from the hard water?) so now I'm only using the soft water. Once the pool is full, water level to skimmer I will get a water sample and post results here. (About 6 " to go). My daughter is being impatient and wants to get in already, should I? Any advice in setting the ladder, should I use a "base" on the bottom of pool to protect the liner? TIA.20150611_100537.jpg20150611_100613.jpg
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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    It seems electrical will not be ready until Monday, what can I do in the meantime with the water in the pool?
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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by puchasr View Post
    It seems electrical will not be ready until Monday, what can I do in the meantime with the water in the pool?
    Brush and pole and beer and Motrin. Seriously.
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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    I did some water testing to start getting familiar with the tf-100:
    FC: 0
    PH: 7.2
    TA: 3,500-4,000 (35-40 Drops, color just got a bit darker with the last 5 drops)
    CH: 400

    Didn't test for CYA, Since I haven't added anything to the water yet. Can I start adding some bleach to it even if the pump is not running yet because of the electrical not being installed until Monday.
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    Re: Working backwards on a AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by puchasr View Post
    I did some water testing to start getting familiar with the tf-100:
    FC: 0
    PH: 7.2
    TA: 3,500-4,000 (35-40 Drops, color just got a bit darker with the last 5 drops)
    CH: 400

    Didn't test for CYA, Since I haven't added anything to the water yet. Can I start adding some bleach to it even if the pump is not running yet because of the electrical not being installed until Monday.
    Yes. Enough to get FC to 2 PPM every day since you have no CYA in it. (Hint, just eyeball half a 121 oz jug of 8.25% plain bleach) Then brush all around to get it mixed well. Brush and pole and beer and Motrin.

    Unless you'd rather start off the season with a green pool.
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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: Working backwards on a AGP

    Thanks, heading out to get enough Motrin and beer to last the weekend. Oh, and bleach of course.
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