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Specifications

SpecificationValue
ShapeOval
Length24'
Width12'
Shallow End3.5'
Deep End6.5'
Volume9220 US gal / 34,900 L


Equipment

EquipmentSeriesMakeModelSN#Details
HeaterJandy Pro SeriesJandy JXi Gas-Fired Pool and Spa Heater260NLT EC02 0501 1919 0071

https://www.jandy.com/en/products/heaters/jxi


Installation:

https://www.jandy.com/-/media/zodiac/global/downloads/h/h0574300.pdf


Installation Code Handbook:

http://www.tagengineering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/B149-1handbook.pdf


Seems to heat pool at 2-3 ºF/Hour

Chlorine GeneratorJandy Pro SeriesJandy TrueClear

https://www.jandy.com/-/media/zodiac/global/downloads/h/h0613500.pdf
PumpJandy Pro SeriesFloproFHPM.75CNDD16JA 2203
Filter

Jandy Pro Series

CV Series Filters

CV340

Cartridge filter

340 sqft filter capacity

Manual: H0291800.PDF



Automation/Timers

Pump Timer

Controlled by Sonoff Admin UI:  http://192.168.1.165

TimePump
8:00 AMON
10:00 AMOFF
10:00 PMON
3:00 AMOFF

Total Time: 7h/day

Heater 

Controlled via HomeKit

TimeHeater
10:05 PMON - 84F
9:00 AMOFF 

Total Time: <= 6h/day

Chlorinator Settings

Cell SettingsPump Time/dayResults
80%7hPerfect


Opening the Pool

Tasks

  • Remove cover, dry, fold and put away 
  • clean salt cell
  • ensure power and gas are off
  • connect salt cell 
  • connect pump
  • install drain plug for heater
  • add filters to filter basket and seal


  • remove plugs from returns and skimmer
  • install return covers


  • run water into pump to fill up intake line.
  • turn pump on


  • install pool thermometer (ink-bird)

Closing the Pool

Buy

  • Winterizing Chemicals
  • Gizzmo
  • Antifreeze
  • Cell cleaner

Preparations

  • Balance Pool Chemicals
  • Vacuum and Clean
  • Add wintering chemicals

With the pool circulating add the following chemicals 15 minutes apart around the edge of the pool:

Continue to circulate water for 24 hours after adding chemicals.

Tasks

  • Set heater to off.
  • Turn power off.
  • Drop water level below returns by about an inch or so using sump pump (about 5 hours).
  • Remove return jets


  • Depressurize system by releasing air from top of filter.
  • Remove pump drain plug and disconnect pump.
  • Drain cartridge filter and remove pleated filters. Force air though output through heater.
  • Remove drain plug from heater.
  • Disconnect and remove salt cell.


  • Force air through returns lines  using a shop vac. Plug one return using plugs to force water out other line and then repeat with the other line.
  • Force air through intake(skimmer) line and attach "gizmo". Vacuum skimmer if needed.


  • Add antifreeze to return lines and plug.
  • Add antifreeze to skimmer and intake line.


  • Open top of heater and turn gas off
  • Turn off gas using external shutoff


  • Clean filters.
  • Store pump, salt cell inside. Store filters inside garage attic.


Water Chemistry


Always

  • Turn off cell for 24 hours after adding salt
  • Wait 48 hours after shock before getting sample for water test


Water Report - 2019


ReadingValueStatusDesired StateCalculated Chemicals NeededWhat I addedResult (Next Morning)
Salt0Low3200 ppm267 lb Salt

267 lb (120kg) x 0.8

= 213 lb (97kg)

Added 100 kg

-
Chlorine0Low

Shock (Swim Resolve ~ 600g)4 Ideal → OK
Alkalinity50Low120 ppm7 lbs of sodium bicarbonate7 x 0.8 = 5.6 lb100 OK
Ph7.2OK
-
7.8 OK
Hardness100Low400 ppm24 lbs of calcium chloride7kg / 17.6 lbs350 OK


After 1 week Added:

PropertyChemical AddedAmount
Alkalinitysodium bicarbonate (Alka Up)2.5 kg
PhPh Down630g
-Liquid Stabilizer4.8L
AlgaePhosRemove940 mL


Adding Chemicals

  • Add Alka Plus
  • Add Calcium Plus

Wait 1 hour

  • Add Shock

Wait 24-48 hours

  • Add Salt
  • Turn off cell for 24 hours after adding salt


Wait 48 hours after shock before getting sample for water test


Settings

DateCell SettingsPump Time/dayResults
June 26100%8hChlorine High
June 2760%8hPerfect



Water Report - 2020



Water Report - 2021

ReadingValueValue (wc)StatusDesired StateCalculated Chemicals NeededWhat I addedResult (Next Morning)
Salt
2350
3200 ppm

x lb Salt

wc: 22.7kg

-

-
Chlorine00.5




Alkalinity100 ok66.81
120 ppm

0 lbs of sodium bicarbonate

wc: 4.3kg

3.0kg (need 1.3kg)
Ph6.8 (low)7.4

-

Hardness100 (low)156
400 ppm

calc: 24 lbs/11kg of calcium chloride

wc: 3.5kg

3.5kg
Phosphates
2000

phos remove

wc: 1.4L

600ml (need 800ml)
TDS3050





Stabilizer29





Taylor Drops3





Copper0.6





Iron0.2










swim now

wc: 1 bag

1 bag





stain and scale

wc: 435ml

450ml


Water Report - 2022

Opened pool and added:

  • SwimNow/Oxidizer(shock)
  • 600 ml PhosRemove


Afterwards:


---

Added 20Kg Salt

Added 400ml PhosRemove (instead of Clarita Ultra 2:1)

Added 1.5 kg Calcium





Chemicals


Always

  • Turn off cell for 24 hours after adding salt
  • Wait 48 hours after shock before getting sample for water test

BluePrint

https://blueprintpool.com/application/files/6315/6457/7377/BLUEPRINT_Catalogue_2019.pdf

SwimNow = Oxidizer (Shock)

SwimWeekly = PhosRemove?


Pool Opening/Closing Kit

Pool Opening Kit which includes:

  • 1kg Oxidizer (Chlorine-free oxidizing shock)
  • 1L Stain Scale **** 
  • 1L Super Algae 40


DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

  • Ensure that you have already filled your pool with water and the pump is running
  • Add the stain and scale product to the pool to allow the pump to circulate the water for approximately 30 minutes
  • Broadcast across the surface of the pool, the oxidizer and allow for the pump to circulate for approximately 60 minutes
  • Add the bottle of algaecide by walking around the edge of the pool and allow for chemicals to continue to circulate overnight
  • The following day, test the pH and ensure that it is between 7.2 – 7.6
  • Start chlorinating your pool


Pool Records

YearFirst in the PoolFirst UnderwaterLongest Swim
2019June 10 (60F): John → Katie → Xander → JennyJune 10(60C): XanderJune 10 (60C): Xander (15-20mins)
2020May 3 (47F): Katie → JennyKatie, Jenny


Yard Layout


Fence Design

Deck Design



Pictures


Permit

Suppliers

SupplierURL
Pool Supplies Canadahttps://www.poolsuppliescanada.ca/
Pool Store Canadahttps://www.poolstorecanada.ca/


References





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