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    New pool owner

    Intex Easy Set 15x48, 3500 gallon above ground pool with cartridge (type A) filter.

    Not sure what all the chemicals needed are and think the filter is not large enough.
    3500 gal, AG, Cartridge filter type A, Intex Easy Set pool w/filter set up 3 wks ago, well water, Ubsta-Test 5 Plus strips.

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    Re: New pool owner

    Conga-rats! You'll love your own pool.

    Here is the skinny on how TFP recommends care of your pool- Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools

    Holler back with any questions
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    Re: New pool owner

    Thank you. I had posted this before finding Pool School but I've been poking around the site and have learned a lot.
    I will get a real test kit. Right now I am using dip strips but they don't give CYA levels. Things look good though today the chlorine is high and the PH is on the low side. I've pulled the chlorine float and think the sun will take care of that. I shocked the pool last night and left the chlorine float in as well (my bad).
    We are a retired couple so it's mostly the 2 of us or 3 with my granddaughter so not a lot of people in and out. I love the pool and use it almost every day.
    3500 gal, AG, Cartridge filter type A, Intex Easy Set pool w/filter set up 3 wks ago, well water, Ubsta-Test 5 Plus strips.

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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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