New build: 18x40 igp rectangle 90 degree corners, in over-taxed ny

needsajet

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Jan 4, 2016
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Sydney, NSW, Australia
Hopefully your sparky gets there, but if need be, you can add some chlorine and stir it around with your pool brush. Or buy a $40/$50 submersible pump and drop it in to circulate the water (but with no swimming while it's in there of course)
 

jpelizza

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Jun 4, 2016
73
Upstate NY
Finally electrician came to get pump going. Started it yesterday at 4pm. Put 10 gallons of liquid chlorine in and 3lbs of stabilizer I think. I just now see bottom of shallow end a little! Going to get water tested again later today to see how numbers look.

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Yours looks great!

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Your pool is really coming along! We love having the gray granite liner. The color will be really gorgeous when your water clears up.
Yours looks great!
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
I see you say "get the water tested today"...........you do not have your own test kit? If not you really need to get one of your own. I know the pool $tore will test it for free but they get it so wrong so many times and will try to sell you stuff you really don't need. Look in my siggy below on the one I think is the best bang for the buck.

Have you added any CYA (stabilizer) yet? If not you need to as it acts as a sunscreen for you FC (Free chlorine).

I am going to share a set of links I put together for a new pool owner. It is a lot of info so go slow and ask LOTS of questions:

Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:

Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html

Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

SO what is next and when??

Kim:kim:
 

jpelizza

Bronze Supporter
Jun 4, 2016
73
Upstate NY
I see you say "get the water tested today"...........you do not have your own test kit? If not you really need to get one of your own. I know the pool $tore will test it for free but they get it so wrong so many times and will try to sell you stuff you really don't need. Look in my siggy below on the one I think is the best bang for the buck.

Have you added any CYA (stabilizer) yet? If not you need to as it acts as a sunscreen for you FC (Free chlorine).

I am going to share a set of links I put together for a new pool owner. It is a lot of info so go slow and ask LOTS of questions:

Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:

Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html

Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

SO what is next and when??

Kim:kim:
Thanks for info!, yes a lot for us to learn we are getting there slowly.
 

jpelizza

Bronze Supporter
Jun 4, 2016
73
Upstate NY
Getting water chemistry good:

Chlorine: 3
alkalinity: 100
CH: 129
cyanuric acid: 35 (added more so should be close to 60 now)
ph: 7.4

intellichlor: 20% with pump on 9am-9pm

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Glued down some fullnose coping...went pretty good , comers be a little tricky, not there yet...
 

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jpelizza

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Jun 4, 2016
73
Upstate NY
Love it!!! I bet that slide is fast with the angle! Does the board bounce good?

Kim:kim:

Diving board bounces pretty well well I think and slide is pretty fast. Kids like to go down head first most of time.

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As planned I waited to start pavers so things would settle over summer... I started this past week will post some pics soon...