If it has threads then it is a suction fitting and definitely needs to be shut for safety reasons. Its normally a cap with a spring you can find them on Amazon, for example ATIE Pool Free Rotation Pool Vacuum Vac Lock Safety Wall Fitting W400BWHPThe plaster guys are done (yay), but they said we should have a fitting for the pool sweep. We didn‘t buy a sweep as we had decided to go with a robot. Is this hole ok to remain without a fitting over it, or should we see if we can purchase a fitting for it somewhere?
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It is not a suction fitting and the pipe is not even connected at the pad. It was setup for a pressure cleaner.If it has threads then it is a suction fitting and definitely needs to be shut for safety reasons. Its normally a cap with a spring you can find them on Amazon, for example ATIE Pool Free Rotation Pool Vacuum Vac Lock Safety Wall Fitting W400BWHP
I do, @kimkats has been amazing at making sure I have everything right when I need it. I truly couldn’t have gotten through all this without this site.Do you have a plaster startup guide? Even without the pump running, you'll need to keep an eye on pH, at least. And brush.
Tell us which startup guide you are using so we can follow along.
Our plasterer told us to use the Start Tech during the filling of the pool. My husband is very apprehensive to let me use my new found knowledge here to start up the pool. He has agreed to let me maintain it after its been started up.
No, it came from a fill station (we had it trucked in) and I didn’t think to do it before the pool guy came.That something else powder was probably stabilizer if you found CYA in the water.
Your water chemistry looks decent. Retest it a few hours after your pump is running.
I haven't looked back at the thread. Have you tested the pH and TA of your fill water?
I’m on it! I’ll run a sample down this morning.SWEET! That is looking pretty already! The true color will show up in a little while. It might have a greener look as the plaster cures and we get the water balanced.
Go ahead and test your water coming out of the hose you will use to top off the water. I think you should also run some of that same water down to a pool store (WHAT???) to get it tested for metals. They will want to test it for everything but ignore what they say about everything except the metal test.
on the heater~!!!!! HOLY POOP!!
I just saw the last part of your comment. I have been testing the water the days that the pool guy doesn’t come. The Pool Math app makes it so easy to input my numbers and keep track of what’s going on with the water! I am sitting back and letting him do his thing, even though I really want to jump in and take over, lol. He‘s only here for 4 weeks to get the pool “started” and then we will take over.I have chills for you! YOU finally have a POOL!!!!! How sweet is that!!!!!!!!!! SO happy to hear you do not have any metals in your well water. I am also on a well and my water is so sweet and clear. I am guessing yours is too!
So looking at your start up guide what do YOU think you need to do? well other than jump in and do a polar bear plunge! hehe