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Thread: Opening new above ground pool

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    Jul 2015
    Bend, OR

    Opening new above ground pool

    My brand new Coleman Steel Frame Pro 16'x48" AGP has been full of clean, clear city water and the pump running for 12 hours. My test kit is on order. In the meantime, this morning I used hth test strips. Results: TH 0, FC/BROMINE 0, PH 6.8, TA 120, CYA 0. Using the PoolMath calculator based on these results I should add 52 oz. of 6% bleach and 69 oz of borax. Three questions: 1) I'm assuming bleach goes in first? 2) How long to wait before adding borax? 3) How soon can we swim after the chemicals are added? Additional advice is welcome!
    Coleman 16' x 48" Power Steel Pro Frame above ground pool, 5,145 gallon capacity, cartridge filter pump, Central Oregon, city water

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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Opening new above ground pool

    Doesn't matter which of those go first. Add both 30 minutes in between. Wait 30 minutes, SWIM! Welcome.
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