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    New here from NE Ohio

    My girlfriend inherited her childhood home including the 20 x 45' pool which she has no idea how to care for. It is a Champion pool circa 1975.
    Ordered a 1.5 HP Maximus pump and the existing sand filter is in good repair and already empty.
    Definitely doing the BBB method.
    Pool hadn't been opened in 5 years and needs some TLC. Pressure washing the surrounding concrete now and have to make some fence repairs.

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Welcome! We love pictures around here. Especially of rehabs.
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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Have to figure how to post them. Took pics...

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Some folks use imgur or photobucket.
    Bob - INTEX 12x24 owner (not setup yet), 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Trying pics

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    As far as learning about pool care your best place to start is the Pool School button at the top of the page.
    Oh, and ask questions. Lots of questions!!

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    Love the pics! Going to be a great summer!
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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    By my calculations it's 48,000 gallons (20w x 45 l x 7' (4' shallow and 10' deep)).

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Quick update. Got the pool area cleaned up and have started pumping out. Lots of leaves on the bottom. Should be​ ready to fill by the weekend!!!!

    Pool will be filled with chlorinated city water at a cost of about $250. Have my Taylor test kit ready to go. New filter pump is installed and ready to go. Sand filter is empty and will get new sand and some missing parts will be purchased.

    The liner is stained a little. And help with how to remove the stains, or should I just plan on a new liner next season.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Almost totally drained...

    Removing a bunch of leaves and sticks.

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Finally filling the pool. Was able to remove all the gunk.

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeinoh View Post
    Finally filling the pool. Was able to remove all the gunk.
    The liner is visibly stained, but due to the cost of a new one, this one will have to do for now.

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Welcome to the forum,

    Maybe this will do for the time being, and you'll lose some of the stains. It won't hurt bringing up the Chlorine and having to worry about fading the liner and such. Brush up on Pool School, ABCs, and the SLAM process so you're ready when it gets full.
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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    If your plan is to keep this liner you need to get some water back in there ASAP! Plan on likely getting in to push out some wrinkles as it fills as it looks like it's already got a few devolving. A cheap plunger can help with this.

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Thanks Pat and Leebo. Pool is filling now. New pump is ready to go and Taylor test kit is here. Hopefully it will be full by Saturday so I can test to see where my levels are. SLAM will start Sunday if necessary.
    Great forum here.

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    You can test your fill watwr now for practice unless you're good at the testing already from having other pools or whatever. Have you gotten some Cya (Stabilizer) yet? Might get that on hand and ready along with your Chlorine supply.
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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Got the cya. I'll test the water after work

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Ok, here is my first batch of numbers..
    FC 8
    CC 3
    Ph 8
    TA 70
    CYA O

    I'm going to need to add some muriatic acid

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeinoh View Post
    Ok, here is my first batch of numbers..
    FC 8
    CC 3
    Ph 8
    TA 70
    CYA O

    I'm going to need to add some muriatic acid


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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    After adding 1 gallon of muriatic acid to a half full pool, it dropped the pH to 7.0. So I think it's safe to say that a gallon would drop the pH of a full pool by .5, correct????

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    Re: New here from NE Ohio

    Testing from yesterday...
    FC 11
    CC 0.4
    pH 7.2
    CYA 40

    Time to swim. Hopefully it warms up soon!!!!

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