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    Filling up Pool

    Hi guys. I am filling up the (very) old pool at my new home for the first time with water from our well.

    It is a 45k gallon, plaster, ig pool with a Hayward salt water system and a Hayward de filter.

    We are a few days into the process of filling it.

    I will try the sock method and drop granular stabilizing chlorine in and the add (I guess based on reading) a gallon of bleach a day.

    My test kit and and granulated chlorine arrive Weds. I can start adding bleach as early as today.

    I expect it to take most the week to fill it.

    Do I need to slam it after that?




    20' x 50' AG gunite pool (no idea on gallons) built a long time ago. DE Filter w/Hayward Pump. Well water.

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    Re: Filling up Pool

    If you keep some FC in it as it fills, there should be no reason to SLAM a fresh fill.

    Do you have metals in your well? Might keep an eye out for iron discoloring the water.
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    Re: Filling up Pool

    I do have iron. Pray for me.


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Well, hopefully it will filter out.
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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Yes. Although I am a few days from being able to filter. Thank you.


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    make a bucket filter. there is a thread about it here somewhere. a youtube video or two also. if i remember correctly, you poke holes in a bucket and fill it with fiberfill like for making pillows and stuff. then you run your hose into it. it should take out some of the iron before it can get into the pool. there is a hose attachment you can get too.
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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Awesome. Thank you


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    One more question:

    I have a Hayward SWG. Do I start with bleach or salt in the pool?


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Start with PH and then CYA in a sock and bleach. You can add salt too, brush it some and give it 24 hours to dissolve before turning on SWG.

    Here are the target level for a SWG pool.
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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Thank you very much


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    I did my first test last night.

    No chlorine, No CYA, ph 7.0, alkalinity of 70.

    Then I dropped 3 socks with granulated chlorine on floaties in the pool and poured in a big jug of Clorox.

    Looking fwd to taking another reading this AM.


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Test 2

    FC 0.6ppm
    CC 0.2ppm
    Ph 7.0
    TA 70ppm
    Calcium Hardness 100ppm
    CYA less than 30ppm
    Salt




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    Re: Filling up Pool

    With TFPC we prefer to be more precise with our chemical additions. Use Pool School - PoolMath to determine how much to add.

    Do you have one of the Recommended Test Kits? I use the TF100 from tftestkits.net.

    Here are some of my fave Pool School articles to read up on
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    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: Filling up Pool

    I have the Taylor k-2006.

    I used the pool calculator to determine how much granulated chlorine to use (177oz).

    I wasn't going to add the rest of the chemicals until I get a few more inches of water in and can run the filter.


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Good deal! How deep is your pool? There is a pool volume calculator toward the bottom of poolmath to calculate how many gallons your pool is. Your sig says no idea.

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    Re: Filling up Pool

    I will change that. It's somewhere close to 44k gallons.


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    When you say granulated chlorine, exactly, what is it?
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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Stabilizer.

    I was reading another thread about filling a pool and followed the basic instructions from it.


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    Re: Filling up Pool

    Ok. Reading 3

    Water is 66 degrees

    FC is back to 0
    CC is back to 0
    PH is still 7.0
    TA up to 80
    calcium Hardness down to 80
    CYA still below 30

    A few questions:
    1) I have had socks with 188 oz of stabilizer in the pool for almost 48 hours. But they don't appear to have dissolved much.

    2) I have a SWG and bags of salt. How do choose a mix of salt and bleach?

    3) how do I convert concentrated bleach to the right volume of 6% bleach

    4) pool isn't entirely full yet so I won't turn the filter on until tomorrow. Should I add all the chemicals now or wAit until I am full and running?





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    Re: Filling up Pool

    1 you are squeezing sock every once in a while.
    2 wait on salt and SWG until you're full and balanced.
    3 change poolmath to match your bleach concentration.

    The experts will probably be along soon.
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