PB uses the Orenda start up method, anyone have any experience with this?
Thanks for sharing, I've read that thread and familiarized myself with the process. It makes sense to me but I am far from an expert on pool start up. I was wondering if anyone has any experience or thoughts on the process?Orenda Technologies has recently unveiled a new start-up program that is somewhat similar to the onBalance Bicarb start-up process. Instead of adding sodium bicarbonate, Orenda adds calcium (calcium chloride) to low calcium tap water while filling brand-new plaster pools, which also like the...www.troublefreepool.com
onBalance is our and the plaster expert. So his view that it's equivalent to the bi-carb startup method is a good thing, when used in areas where the local water is not already high in calcium. Some folks may have used the method and may reply, but I'd be pretty happy the PB is following this method. Many follow no method, much less a good science based one like this.Thanks for sharing, I've read that thread and familiarized myself with the process. It makes sense to me but I am far from an expert on pool start up. I was wondering if anyone has any experience or thoughts on the process?
Definitely much cooler. We have the 24X24 tan shellock and like the look of it.Your pool is looking amazing! That’s the same color shellock we will be using! Our neighbors have the grey shellock for his driveway that’s how we found out about it! Good to know it’s cooler especially here in south FL! Can’t wait for the finished pics!
Beautiful!!!We've reached the finish line! One last cable needed from Pentair to tie our second pump into the easy touch system but other than that we are swimming!
Overall it was absolutely worth the wait and aggravation and the the best part of it all is the kids love it! A couple more pallets of sod in a few weeks and we'll be back to a dirt-free life! LOL
Our chemicals have been near perfect even with a kids birthday party and heavy rains thanks to the IPS chemical controller. Chlorine and acid use has been much less than we anticipated and the water feels nice and no chlorine side effects. Verdict is still out on the effectiveness of the Ozone generator, but I will update as necessary.
I am also glad we went with a second pump to control the water features while the pool is in spa mode. It's nice to be in the spa and still have the noise of the shear descents and bubblers but be able to turn the deck jets off.
Gas heater will get the spa to 95 degrees in no time, seems to heat about a degree per minute which is awesome!
Also, really glad we went with Shellock, even with the wait it presented. The deck is feels really slip resistant and is the least bit warm even in full Florida sun.
The only thing that is bothersome is the safety fence and how it is installed. There just has to be better way? The post holes and the inserts just seem cheap and flimsy, but the purpose is still the same which matters most.
Lastly, the brushing is almost over as fill day was April 1! I would definitely recommend the Wall Whale brush for anyone nearing completion, it makes brushing so much easier. View attachment 324974View attachment 324975View attachment 324976View attachment 324977View attachment 324979View attachment 324980View attachment 324981View attachment 324982
We thought about that but we would still need the safety fence for the kids to block off the pool. With two under 4 yrs old and another due in October( 3rd girl!), we much preferred the safety over the aesthetics and the entire space is still useable by the kids without fear of them getting into the pool. They can still access the entire yard which we did not want to block off.Nice but I'd rather have the complete pool area gated so when you're in the pool you're not fenced into the pool itself. I know it's removable but it also creates another pool chore.