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    New to pool ownership

    Pool builder turned owner the pool yesterday. I decided have the water tested at the pool store. Results are:

    alkalinity 80
    PH 7.7
    chlorine 0
    salt 2900
    Calcium 106
    stabilizer 6

    i don't have a test kit yet and the store person said to add 2 lbs of chlorine and 8 lbs of stabilizer. It is a salt pool. Any guidance?
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    Re: New to pool ownership

    Hey.... welcome! Some important links for you to read before you do anything else:
    Pool School - Start-up New Plaster (Still, follow your PB's recommendation to not void any warranty!)
    Pool School - Pool School
    Pool School - Recommended Levels
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
    TFTestkits.net (Definitely get the right test kit NOW!)

    So read these areas and let us know if you have any more questions. Congrats on the new pool! Welcome to TFP.
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    Re: New to pool ownership

    One more page for your saltwater pool.
    Pool School - Water Balance for SWGs
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    Re: New to pool ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Schwartzv View Post
    Pool builder turned owner the pool yesterday. I decided have the water tested at the pool store. Results are:

    alkalinity 80
    PH 7.7
    chlorine 0
    salt 2900
    Calcium 106
    stabilizer 6

    i don't have a test kit yet and the store person said to add 2 lbs of chlorine and 8 lbs of stabilizer. It is a salt pool. Any guidance?
    I wouldn't trust the pool store CYA results. So.... target 3 FC and add it using bleach until you get a test kit in your mitts. That's 3 quarts of standard 8.25% clorox or store brand bleach, every day. The sooner you get a test kit, the sooner you can get to work fin-tuning it all and possibly using the convenient powdered chlorine a while until the slat goes in and the SWG takes over.
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