New Build in Macon, GA

joynun

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Oct 8, 2019
20
Macon, GA
It’s been 4 work days. Anywhere from 2-5 guys. We’ve been really impressed with them. They definitely know what they’re doing 😊
 

joynun

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Oct 8, 2019
20
Macon, GA
Been out of town and then weather delays, but it’s now been plastered, filled and decking poured. Just waiting for Pool School to learn how to work everything. Then on to landscaping. I can’t wait to have my backyard back!! And the kids can’t wait to swim!!!

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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
WOWZER!!!! SO Pretty! I love the sand color on the shelf! Nice touch!

I can't wait to see that water fall at work!

Did you have the pool school yet?

Kim:kim:
 

joynun

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Oct 8, 2019
20
Macon, GA
Yes, the pump is running and PB has been taking care of the pool. We were out of the country for a bit, but back now. I’m going to test the water tomorrow. It was cold and rainy today 🥶
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Good! Make sure to brush it often to get the plaster dust off the plaster and into the filter. Keep a close eye on the filter pressure. It might even be a good idea for them to show you how to clean it by cleaning it during pool school.

Kim:kim:
 
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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Take and share a pic of your equipment making sure I can see where all of the pipes go from the filter. Sometimes they will plumb the backwash into a underground pipe.
 

joynun

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Oct 8, 2019
20
Macon, GA
It’s a muddy mess back there right now, so these are the best pics I could get with as close as I could get. I’m guessing this pipe going to nowhere is for the backwash?
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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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You nailed it! That IS the backwash line. So do you have a good place to send a fast, large volume of water to? Think about your neighbors and your yard. If you want to get fancy and extra easy you can ask someone to dig a trench to put more pvc pipe into that will take the water where you want it to go to daylight. Think about where and how it will exit. There are pop ups you can put in the end that you can mow over. If you don't want to do that then you can pull out the back wash hose any time you want/need to backwash or to remove water (this is what I do and believe me it gets old real fast :roll: Trying to talk hubby into digging a trench for my pipe!!)

Filter pressure.....I am guessing the green arrow is the pressure it was when they first tuned on the pump/filter. So that is your "clean" pressure. I am guessing the red is where they think you should clean the filter. Here at TFP we say to clean a filter when it gets 20% over the clean pressure. I will let you do the math as I am still in Kindergarten and 1+1=3 LOL

Kim:kim:
 

joynun

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Oct 8, 2019
20
Macon, GA
Yes, that points right to a valley where rain water runs (when it rains A LOT). It’s in our woods where there will not be grass, so I guess that should work. Thank you for all the info!!
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Just know the water will be coming out fast and kind of high pressure so it will channel where it hits and may cause some problems. You can make a "rock stream" with large river rock. It will be pretty and functional at the same time!
 
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