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Thread: The liner is here! Now what?!

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    The liner is here! Now what?!

    As a continuing Saga, I had issues with our liner we installed last year in our above ground 21x42 pool. So we decided to buy a new liner. After much aggravation with National Pool Wholesalers (to read the whole complaint, feel free to look it up on the BBB site, too long to type here), and several wasted weeks, I got my money back from them and reordered through another company. The liner should be here tonight, and its on schedule to get installed tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday). We have very hard well water, and last year we filled mostly with the well. Thsi year, we plan to get several truck loads of water.

    My question is, when we install it on wednesday, we plan to let the hose run in it through the night, which wont put much more than a few inches of water in the bottom, then in the morning, my husband will work with any wrinkles that there may be, and then will be there when a truckload of water comes in the evening. Does this sound like it should work ok? And should I get a special chemical to put in from the very beginning since some of the water will be very 'hard'? Or just wait until the whole pool is filled and hooked up to the sand filter and then treat from there? I do have my pool test kit bought that is suggested on here, but obviously wont test until it is full and ready to circulate.

    Thank you so much

    Ally
    Dayton, Ohio
    21x42x52" 21,000 gallon AG
    New Ecco 22" sand filter with 1.5 hp pump
    14 year old used pool given to us this year, so first year in current location

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    Re: The liner is here! Now what?!

    I wouldn't put too much water in there overnight. even a little bit of water can make straightening the liner difficult. if you aren't putting much water in it and relying on the truck to fill, you wont have very much metals/calcium in the water to worry about. right off the bat get your chlorine in to 2ppm and your stabilizer to get to 30ppm. once the stabilizer is dissolved, proceed with your FC levels at CYA of 30
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    Re: The liner is here! Now what?!

    A few inches and you will not be able to adjust any wrinkles out of the floor. There are no magic chemicals to reduce the hardness of water. Trucking in good water is a good decision on your part.
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    Re: The liner is here! Now what?!

    OK, due to the massive rain/flooding we have had, it has been put on hold until probably tomorrow evening. Hoping we can get it taken care of and the water is set for Saturday now. Hoping to get this thing filled and start testing. Thank you!
    Dayton, Ohio
    21x42x52" 21,000 gallon AG
    New Ecco 22" sand filter with 1.5 hp pump
    14 year old used pool given to us this year, so first year in current location

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