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  1. K

    TFP Method?

    Okay, where is the TFP method to make this rain go away? :p Almost the end of June have only been in the new pool once! I'm ready to swim:swim: Ranting over. At least it supposed to be dry tomorrow.
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    Question About Balancing

    Well, it's been a month since I filled the pool. Numbers are stabilizing (despite the stupid rain we've had). Niece loved the pool. Said she loved how the water felt silky smooth and didn't burn her eyes like the public pool. Been following TFP's method this entire time. Here is what we have.
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    Question About Balancing

    OK, haven't touched the pool to see where the numbers settle. pH has staying steady at 7.8 TA has staying at 130 I ran tests on 5/11 and re-ran them today (5/15). Should I work on getting that TA down to recommended levels?
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    Question About Balancing

    Thanks JoyfulNoise. I will follow your advice on this one.
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    Question About Balancing

    @Richard320 - thought I had read that somewhere on these forums before. My TA started high right from the hose (300). Once I got the other numbers reasonably in line, I tackled the TA. I'm going to let everything sit for a week and see how it goes on its own. I was in the pool today after work...
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    Question About Balancing

    Thanks for the reply Texas (Go Cowboys?) Copper tubing - I believe. I'll double check. Alright, I'll sit back and enjoy the pool for a bit :swim:
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    Question About Balancing

    Brand new IG vinyl pool and first time pool owner. It's been up and running since last Thursday. Been working on getting my numbers at the proper level from initial fill (city water from hose) Here is where I am currently: pH 7.0 TA 130 FC 8 CC 0.4 (holding here since...
  8. K

    New Build in Ohio

    @mknauss Did some research: Pool Season is a brand name! The "pepper" was described what sounded like a conditioner for the SWG cells to help prevent scaling. The bottle of Baquacil was suggested to use in cleaning the pool above the water line The FC - my stupidity :) In the instructions it...
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    New Build in Ohio

    Officially given the keys today. Was given the tour of the equipment, chemicals, etc. Got it cleaned up. After manually vacuuming, I am definitely investing in a bot! Kids already jumped in it (water was 70 at the time 🥶 ) Once they were done, added CYA via skimmer sock method. Waiting for...
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    New Build in Ohio

    Thanks mknauss! I'll re-do my TA and FC tests. I thought that TA looked a bit too high. Wasn't sure of the FC number. I'll be sure they do not get anywhere near the water with that bottle :D
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    New Build in Ohio

    Below are my fill water test results. I did the TA twice (second was the high TA test). I followed the instructions on how to calculate the results from the box (test kit in sig below). Our city water has very high levels of chlorine. I think the FC number is accurate. CYA and Salt were not...
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    New Build in Ohio

    @DorsalSpine - Another Buckeye neighbor! As you can see from the attached, liner is done. Actually, construction is done. Waiting to fill the pool until tomorrow. Our summer water rates kick in which doesn't include sewage rates; SO, saving some $$$ on the fill Once that is done, salt, chems...
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    New Build in Ohio

    Haven't tested the fill water yet. Just did pH when I got the kit (7.6). Planning on running tests tomorrow. Had to go back to work this week :( since the PB doesn't have an ETA on finishing due to the weather around here. Today was good. They got the decking poured and the initial grading done...
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    New Build in Ohio

    Everything is at a standstill until Monday due to rain today and tomorrow. This is my luck - they had perfect weather for their first two builds of the season :rolleyes:
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    New Build in Ohio

    @BuckeyeMac - Yeah, really are neighbors! Nope, The Pool People of Ohio.
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    New Build in Ohio

    Thanks JodieM. Didn't beat the rain. Maybe tomorrow afternoon. Decking is scheduled to be poured on Monday (I'll be back at work then :( ). But, possible rain then as well. As a matter of fact, chance of rain all next week. It's gotta stop raining, eventually. Right? :laughblue:
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    New Build in Ohio

    Okay, we have some end of day 2 pictures. Moving fairly fast. BUT, we have a soggy day coming in tomorrow or Friday. PB thinks they may be able to drop the liner before the rain hits. They start grading today!
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    New Build in Ohio

    YAY! I got a Kimkats - "Let the mud begin"- I'm now officially part of the community. I attached some build pics from yesterday. All of these, except the one inside the pool obviously, were taken from my upstairs window. Pool looked small until we got into it.
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    New Build in Ohio

    A little late in posting... Dig day today! They got a lot done in one day. Dug, graded, shell up, plumbed, and concrete (for the shell and equipment pad) poured. Exciting! But, my poor yard. Going to take a while to recover from this. I'll get pictures posted as soon as I can. Need to pull them...
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    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    This is the pattern we chose. It is printed on blue sheet. So, when the pattern eventually fades, we'll still have a blue color vs. white for our original choice. It is from Fort Wayne Pools liners and it is called Summerwave/Deep Blue Fusion I'll post a pic with our pool filled with water once...
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    New Build in Ohio

    Yeah, I'd rather wait then have a cave in. I've seen some build pics where a cave in happened after a big rainfall. I don't want to go through that. Tough part, it was 82 and sunny here all day (unusual for April in Ohio).
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    New Build in Ohio

    Well, rain delay! :mad: Dig date has been moved to Monday (4/22) due to the storms coming in tomorrow and all day Friday.
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    New Build in Ohio

    Getting closer to becoming reality. I saw the flag marking where the lines run this morning. Meeting with the PB to see drawings of the pool. Since I have the plans and dig sheet, I think it might be one of the 3D layouts. I'll post later today if it is Update: Wasn't a drawing. They came out...
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    New Build in Ohio

    This adventure just keeps getting better (hopefully, this trend will continue) Went in to pick our liner patterns morning. We got our dig date....April 18th!!!! Yep, this was originally slated for July. Then, it was moved up to first half of May. Now, we are 3rd build of the season. I'm...
  25. K

    New Build in Ohio

    Won't miss mowing all that pretty grass! Backyard wasn't utilized much. The pool will definitely change that. Yeah, the wife and I have discussed the camera :eek: My Test kit arrived today - couldn't wait and did a pH test on my water (will be my fill water) 7.6. The only test I ran since I...
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    New Build in Ohio

    Thanks for the welcome. Glass media is what PB switched to this year. When we spoke with him last year, glass was an upgrade. Now it is part of the package. BUT, I will keep sand in mind. This is our first pool SWG is rated for 60,000 gal. Son is 17 and daughter is 14. Daughter has been...
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    New Build in Ohio

    Hi all! Been lurking around here since last summer when the thought of putting in a pool came up. My wife hates public pools and I was tired of the weather not cooperating on my days off to go swimming on those hot, humid Ohio days. We signed our contract this past January. The original...