SF Bay Area New Pool

Rwmiller80

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Jun 2, 2019
68
San Jose, CA
Mguzzy, if you are looking at my latest photos, that is the fill line so normally no flow.
Equipment coming on Wednesday with the plumbers installing on Thursday. Should be busy.

Bob
 

mguzzy

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Jul 8, 2015
1,911
OV, CA
Ah that makes sense... it puts your fill line below the surface of the water. Mine is above the waterline. I've come to like mine above so I can see it flowing when I am filling so I don't forget am adding water. I presume you don't have an autofill.
 

Rwmiller80

Silver Supporter
Jun 2, 2019
68
San Jose, CA
Just used my TF100 to test my fill water. Results are:

Cl 1ppm
pH 7.5
calcium 175 ppm
TA 160

Any concerns? Thanks in advance.

Kept an eye on the plumbers. Equipment in place and the electricians should be here on Monday to connect things. Getting very close. ?

Bob
 

santacruzpool

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Feb 24, 2015
723
Santa Cruz, CA
Your water is very close to mine just over the hill from you - with the similar high TA fill water my PH is always drifting higher, which happens when I top the pool up during the swim season constantly driving up my TA and thus my PH...I added an acid tank and injection pump to make my PH corrections easier for convenience only.

Back to my very first fill I bumped the CH up to 225-250 and I don't think I haven added any more calcium chloride in 5 swim seasons. I now use my lifetime supply of leftovers in my hot tub when I refill it a few times a year...

With the initial fill water having a CH of 175ppm you will just need to bump it up a tiny amount - after that it will probably rise a tiny amount over time when you top up the pool due to splash out, splash over the safety cover vault wall, and any evaporation. I use our big winter rain storms to help drop the CH if it gets in the high 300's. We received over 48" of rain here last year. If I open my cover during a storm I can use that rain water as a low CH water replacement - this will also drop my Salt and CYA a bit so in the spring I will top those back up to the correct amounts.
 

Rwmiller80

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Jun 2, 2019
68
San Jose, CA
Thanks for the insight santacruzpool.

Equipment was installed and hooked up this weekend. Flow cell was installed too close to an elbow so they will move it after the salt cell. Cover installation is scheduled for Friday and final city inspection early next week. That means plaster and fill coming up soon. ??

Looking forward to having water in and scrubbing my walls with my new whale tail brush. ?

Bob
 

Rwmiller80

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Jun 2, 2019
68
San Jose, CA
Passed the pre-plaster inspection on Tuesday and plaster is scheduled for Thursday. I need to set up the initial equipment review and get solar hooked up but both come after fill. I should have water in by Saturday. :giggle:

Bob
 
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Rwmiller80

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Jun 2, 2019
68
San Jose, CA
The plaster team was here today and we have our pebble finish installed. The arrived at 6:45 to beat traffic and had a lot of guys working. Tomorrow is the acid wash and the start of the fill. ???
it’s nice it will fill over the weekend so I can keep an eye on it.

One issue I am having is getting my OmniLogic registered. Every time I try and connect via the app to set it up I get “MSP not found”. Tried following a detailed troubleshooting guide I found online with not much luck. Will call the PB setup guy tomorrow and see what he can do.

Bob
 

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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
PRETTY!!!!

I know you know what I am going to say but I have to say it make sure you DO know................do NOT stop the flow of water from the hoses once it starts filling. Make sure the hose is on the lowest part of the pool with something (sock) on the metal part to keep it from marring the plaster.

Have you tested your fill water yet?

Kim:kim:
 

Rwmiller80

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Jun 2, 2019
68
San Jose, CA
Of course I sampled - i read your posts. ?
My results are posted a few posts up. I definitely know not to stop that is why I am glad it will happen over the weekend.
Thanks for all your advice.
Bob
 

RoyR

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Jul 31, 2018
289
Escondido/CA
Don’t forget to take meter reading before starting to fill...start with CH on the low end - as the water evaporates in the summer, and fill water CH is high, it will climb - drain partially before winter rains. Same applies to CYA....etc.
 
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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Cl 1ppm
pH 7.5
calcium 175 ppm
TA 160
I thought you had but was too lazy to scroll up LOL

Good job and look at the recommend chemicals to see what is used to work on each area of your levels. The pH will be your biggest "customer" for any chemicals-muriatic acid will be your friend for that. Do you have a good place picked out to store it yet?

Kim:kim:
 

NorCalX

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Feb 3, 2011
305
Brentwood, CA
The plaster team was here today and we have our pebble finish installed. The arrived at 6:45 to beat traffic and had a lot of guys working. Tomorrow is the acid wash and the start of the fill. ???
it’s nice it will fill over the weekend so I can keep an eye on it.

One issue I am having is getting my OmniLogic registered. Every time I try and connect via the app to set it up I get “MSP not found”. Tried following a detailed troubleshooting guide I found online with not much luck. Will call the PB setup guy tomorrow and see what he can do.

Bob
I had same problem with MSP and my hayward automation

Turns out the wireless connection was spotty

Hard wired the network connection instead

I used a power line connector
 

Rwmiller80

Silver Supporter
Jun 2, 2019
68
San Jose, CA
I am gong to switch to hardwired also; I already have a cable ran to the box. I spent an hour on the phone with Hayward tech support Friday but got the system registered.
We filled all day Friday slowing down when the PB had to fix the Badu jets (that I found incorrect) and finished at 1:30 am. It’s been a busy few days but nice seeing the water in the pool. The PB guy who sets up the equipment comes Monday but I put some bleach in to get a FC of 2ppm and acid to bring pH to about 7.4. I didn’t want to do too much until he adjusts for the plaster breakin. I can’t believe I don’t have a filled photo to post. ?
I am sure I will be posting questions and test results soon so stand by.
 

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