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  1. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    I just thought I would come back around and update this thread with my thoughts and learnings from this experience. I would absolutely do it again, if I had it to do over again. We love the pool and spa and use one or both daily! We couldn’t have done it without the help of TFP! We had so many...
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  4. Slmcveigh72

    Start up pool guy threatening to add “special chemicals”

    Not to my knowledge. We had the water tested as soon as it was filled, it came back with no copper or Iron.
  5. Slmcveigh72

    Start up pool guy threatening to add “special chemicals”

    Thank you! Yes, we are running the pump 24/7 and brushing at least once a day, sometimes twice a day if we think about it.
  6. Slmcveigh72

    Start up pool guy threatening to add “special chemicals”

    We have a new pool - completed construction and had water trucked in on 6/11. My hubby was worried about the start up and we agreed to having a company come to “start it up” and then we would take it over. The start up consists of coming out 3 times a week, brushing the pool, and getting the...
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  8. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Yes! That hole was terrible to dig. It’s just outside of the pool deck. We ran drip line all around the outside of the deck, just in case we wanted landscaping out there eventually.
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  11. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    It was a struggle at times, but honestly, I would do it all over again to save the tens of thousands of dollars. The ScreenLogics was returned and the Pentair rep was able to help swap out the IC40 with an IC60. I am still struggling to get the IntelliCenter set up, but I think really just need...
  12. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    I just saw the last part of your comment. I have been testing the water the days that the pool guy doesn’t come. The Pool Math app makes it so easy to input my numbers and keep track of what’s going on with the water! I am sitting back and letting him do his thing, even though I really want to...
  13. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    My first Saturday morning pool test, hopefully I did it right. The water looks clear, it’s just COLD (65 degrees, brrr). It has been over 100 degrees the past couple days and looks like it will continue for the coming week. PH-7.5 FC-3 CC-0 TC-3 CH-125 TA-80 CYA-20 We had our well water tested...
  14. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    I’m on it! I’ll run a sample down this morning.
  15. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    No, it came from a fill station (we had it trucked in) and I didn’t think to do it before the pool guy came.
  16. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Our plasterer told us to use the Start Tech during the filling of the pool. My husband is very apprehensive to let me use my new found knowledge here to start up the pool. He has agreed to let me maintain it after its been started up. The “pool” guy was out today to “start up“ the pool, he...
  17. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    I do, @kimkats has been amazing at making sure I have everything right when I need it. I truly couldn’t have gotten through all this without this site.
  18. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    This is the new Pentair 400k heater that the water is gushing from. The company who installed it is saying that the heater must be defective (he has not come out to look at it, just saw the video I sent him). We shut down the pump immediately after this happened. We will have to sit tight until...
  19. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Things were going so well.....and then the start up guy started the pump and the water came gushing out of the heater 😞 They will be sending a guy out to bypass the heater in the morning so we can continue with the start up. Then we will need to wait for Pentair to send another heater under...
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  21. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    We have water!!!
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  23. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Thank you! I wonder if this is the pipe that goes to it?
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  25. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Thank you 💕 As far as the plaster they washed it, brushed it and cleaned all the tile. They told us to water it three times today before filling it tomorrow.
  26. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    The plaster guys are done (yay), but they said we should have a fitting for the pool sweep. We didn‘t buy a sweep as we had decided to go with a robot. Is this hole ok to remain without a fitting over it, or should we see if we can purchase a fitting for it somewhere?
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  28. Slmcveigh72

    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Downloading the app now. Will go out tomorrow and complete your shopping list ;)
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