Our pool was just filled with water tonight. Official pool indoctrination will take place Wed, Thurs, or Fri depending on weather and pool builders schedule. We are first time pool owners with 4 children ages 15 (boy), 13 (girl), 9 (boy), 6 (boy)
I think I covered the basics in my signature. I will add pictures tomorrow or Wednesday. Still need to have the final grading and landscaping completed later this week.
My pool builder has been great and seems very knowledgeable. I will post here what he tells me to do and see if that agrees with all of you and the "pool school" info I read.
Four questions out of the gate: (1) The water was added today. It is spring water. It started raining about 2 hours after it was filled. Will this cause any problems? The pool equipment is NOT turned on yet. (2) The pool builder will be here tomorrow to start everything for the first time. Is this a problem?
(3) A pool owner at work told me it will take two days for the equipment to get the water chemistry correct and to "get the minerals out". Is this correct? (And what minerals is he talking about?) The kids were in it for about 10 minutes. The water guy told me the water was safe. He said you could even drink it. (we did not take him up on this). The water temp is 58 (Brrrr). (4) How long will it take to warm up and should I get a solar cover, solar rings or solar fish? (We live in South Eastern Pennsylvania)
I look forward to being an active member of the site.