New AGP owner

docthebiker

Well-known member
Jul 18, 2010
50
Central Illinois
Hi all...let me be more exact. I have been one of the guys that have fought with an Intex pool for the last 10 years or so ( 3 different pools). Let me tell you I will not miss tearing down and putting up the pool every year...or fighting with the lack of proper filtration.

Let me explain that I do own a hot tub as well so I understand the chemistry portion somewhat of pools and spas.

I go this coming friday to pick up my new 18 foot 52" pool. With this pool I am getting a 2hp hayward 110 cartridge filter and pump, the Zodiac Pro A-vessel which holds the Pro Vision Purifier and chlorine tabs.

While I do have somewhat experience with pools I would like to treat myself as someone that has no clue...rather than someone that has learned things that are wrong. So having said that...I will be very thankful for anyone willing to help me out as if I had never had a pool before.

As an outsider looking in...I would think that my filtration system might be overkill for the size of pool that I am getting. But I have been assured that the filter is designed for the size of motor that I am purchasing. It is actually a friend of mine who owns one of The Great Escape stores that sold it to me. I know he would not stear me wrong...or at least I hope not. I will not know for the next couple days of an installation date. I am currently draining my 18 foot Intex so that the ground will be somewhat dry and workable for the install team when they arrive.

I plan on filling with the small initial amount of water with my hose...however I will have the fire department come down and do the mass of the filling (is there anything that I need to be careful with in regards to this?)

Once again...I will truly appreciate any and all advice aka help that I can get!

Thanks much,

Doc
 

Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
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Jun 22, 2009
23,036
SouthWest Alabama
Welcome to TFP.

Having the FD fill your pool if their trucks have aluminum or stainless steel tanks is a great idea.

There have been a few people that have had their pools filled by the FD and wound up with rust in their pool. Just something to ask before. Even if they have steel tanks if the water has been drained and replaced it should be fine.
 

docthebiker

Well-known member
Jul 18, 2010
50
Central Illinois
Thanks Mod for the heads up! If there is small amounts of rust....I take it that the filter will take care of it...correct? Please...any and all advice will be greatly appreciated!!!! :-D
 

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
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SouthWest Alabama
If the flakes are big enough the filter will filter them out.

I always recommend getting an assay (water report) on the water you're putting in your pool. The utility the water is coming from can tell you where to get one.
 

docthebiker

Well-known member
Jul 18, 2010
50
Central Illinois
Well...I am on the village board (town of 1000 people) I can tell you that our ph runs high. I know that ph is a strong contributor to how chlorine works. Is muriatic acid safe to use with pool liners?
 

Bama Rambler

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TFP Expert
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Jun 22, 2009
23,036
SouthWest Alabama
Muriatic acid is not only safe but the preferred chem to adjust pH downward in every type pool. Do you have the rest of the numbers

pH
FC
CC
TA
CH
Iron
Copper
 

dremin2flyhi

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Jun 4, 2010
121
Darlington, SC
Most of the newer fire trucks have POLY tanks and usually the rust comes from not flushing the hydrants properly .. Just ask before they start and also if they used any foam in their tank lately--if they have you may want them to do a few flushes first.. Being a fireman here --just no telling what the water came from ..
 

docthebiker

Well-known member
Jul 18, 2010
50
Central Illinois
Thanks much....no numbers yet on the water. I can say with confidence no foam. We are a small community. I will take a sample to pool place friday when i get the pool to post numbers,
 
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