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    I bought a used 13x21 Splash Superpool 2 years ago and finally put it up. We are enjoying it this week as we're having a record heat wave in Oregon. Any tips will be appreciated


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    Welcome to the forum and pool ownership!

    How deep is the water in your splash pool? I want to help out with recommending a good test kit, but it depends on your water volume.

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    Re: Kkrn

    Welcome to TFP!

    You might want to take a look at the temporary/seasonal pool guide article in Pool School to get you started.

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    Re: Kkrn

    Welcome to TFP!

    A question...Where is ROSEBURG?...is it in NJ, Iowa, Arizona, Manitoba...? Your climate is often relevant to the advice you receive. If climate is a factor in addressing a particular issue that a member is experiencing, that advice can differ significantly between a pool in southern California vs. one in Maine. Please do us a favor that will also help us help you...please add the state / province to your location. If you would rather list your location along the lines of "Southern Illinois", that's sufficient enough information to consider your climate in our response.
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    Re: Kkrn

    Roseburg is in the Umpqua valley of Oregon. An hour south of Eugene, home of the University of Oregon Ducks.


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    Re: Kkrn

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Welcome to the forum and pool ownership!

    How deep is the water in your splash pool? I want to help out with recommending a good test kit, but it depends on your water volume.
    8700 gallons


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    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    You might want to take a look at the temporary/seasonal pool guide article in Pool School to get you started.

    Does the pool have a pump and filter? Add the details to your signature.
    It has a sand filter and a pump


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    Re: Kkrn

    That is a bit large for the seasonal pool guide. You need a good test kit to maintain it properly.
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    Re: Kkrn

    Jason beat me to the punch while I was responding... I would suggest the Taylor K2006C or TFtestkits TF100. They will run you about $55-$70, but that will be your biggest expense for your pool and well worth it.

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    Re: Kkrn

    Thank you both


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    In the meantime, add about a cup to a cup and a half of 8.25% bleach (check the ingredients on the bottle) every day. Get a floater (should be at Walmart, Home Depot, Target, pool store, etc) and a small bucket of tablets (pucks) so you can start adding some CYA to keep the sun from burning off your chlorine.

    Oh, and stir the chlorine around a little after adding.

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    When you're in the pool, take a hand-towel and scrub the sides and floor. Get every nook and cranny.
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    Re: Kkrn

    I already bought the huge bucket of pucks and shock treatment from the pool guy. A floater came with the pool. I'll get the test kit (on sale Amazon Prime for 53)


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    Re: Kkrn

    I used the pool brush on it last week after adding the algae stuff from the pool guy. I'm sorry I didn't know about you guys


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    Good deal!!! you're on your way to having a great pool with the right tools: the kit, and the forum!

    You will want to hold off on the "shock treatment" for now as it may eat at your vinyl if you just dump it in. What are the ingredients?

    Did you already put the floater in?

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    No more algae stuff! Nice that you have a brush. The towel idea may come in handy while you're watching the kid(s). Something to do...

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    Re: Kkrn

    I put the floater in last week. Shocked it twice (oops). But I did take the floater out for the shocks. I know I need to check the pH and I have strips from my spa. I kept taking water samples in to the pool place and their tester was down so ...


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    Re: Kkrn

    Fortunately the water has been very clear


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    You will love it when your kit arrives! You will be in control of the pool, know it is safe and sanitary, and only adding the chemicals you need.

    How does the water look now?

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    Cross-post on the clear water. Your kit will arrive Monday?

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    Not until Wednesday


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    You will be able to use the kit in the spa too!

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