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Thread: New pool, just filled, but equipment not started up

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    Dec 2014
    Cypress, Texas

    New pool, just filled, but equipment not started up

    Just filled the pool yesterday, start up guy never showed!
    PB told me to add Jacks Magic Magenta and brush the pool, which I did.

    I then tested the water for FC. Not suprised there wasn't any
    PH was 8.2+
    CH 175
    CYA wasn't tested since I haven't added any
    TA for some reason didn't work. I'll have to try again

    Anyway I added 50 oz 8.25% bleach and brushed again.

    Unfortunately the filtration isn't working yet so I'm not sure what else to do...
    Should I add MA, or should I wait until after equipment start up?
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    May 2015
    East of Royals country western MO

    Re: New pool, just filled, but equipment not started up

    Hello, yes I would wait until you can run the pump and filter to keep things mixing well. Adding acid without circulation would let the acid sit on the bottom. Adding SOME bleach is okay as it will give you some FC, but don't go overboard till your up and running
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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: New pool, just filled, but equipment not started up

    I would refer to the TFP Pool School - Start-up New Plaster page just to get up-to-speed, but don't take much action without the consent of your builder. The builder has an inherent responsibility to assist with your start-up ... at least to a point, then turn it over to you with specific instructions to go forward. I would recommend continued attempts to clarify those responsibilities to ensure you maintain the PB's plaster warranty. Also, keep good notes on everything they say, do, or don't do.
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    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: New pool, just filled, but equipment not started up

    Agreed, push your PB to get the equipment running and what their plan is for plaster start up. It is difficult to start up and maintain a pool without the pump/filter running.
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