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    Getting started New Intex Pool

    Thanks for the add. I have been reading for several days, getting my supplies together etc. The pool is up and full of water. No chemicals have been added. I have a 3way HTH test kit, plan to order the Taylor kit. My water shows high PH 8.2. We have had lots of rain.

    Yes... I know filling it first was the wrong thing to do. Due to my fiancÚ's working 10 hour days and my needing help due to physical limitations, his being anxious to get water in, it's done.

    Any suggestions for making the A-Frame ladder more sturdy, until we can get a better entry system would be appreciated. I am in rural Arkansas and pool supply options are very limited.

    TIA... Mary
    AG,Intex 12x24x52" Ultra Frame, vinyl, 8400 gallon, Intex sand filter and pump,2150 GPH Model #SF70110, city water

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    Re: Getting started New Intex Pool

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Somebody recently posted something about using some bungee cords to stabilize their ladder.

    Step 1, get a good test kit, Pool School - Test Kits Compared. I use the TF100 from TFTestkits.net

    Step 2, read this, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Keep PH between 7.2 and 7.8 at all times using the Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals and Pool School - PoolMath

    Add 30-40 ppm of CYA/stabilizer as instructed in Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals and using Pool School - PoolMath to calculate the dosage.

    Maintain your chlorine level based on your CYA level and the Chlorine CYA Chart. Keep it at target at all times to keep your pool sanitized and algae free. Do not ever let FC drop below minimum or your pool will be unsanitary and algae will grow.

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    Re: Getting started New Intex Pool

    Read and do all the recommendation from the previous post and you will have trouble free pool, welcome aboard!!!
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    Re: Getting started New Intex Pool

    In reference to the ladder this is the one I have, very happy

    http://www.amazon.com/Confer-Plastic...=confer+ladder
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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