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    Need help in finding the guide section

    I'm new to this forum, where can I find the "How to" guide for adding the chemicals such as Baking Soda, Borax, Bleach and Muriatic Acid?

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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    Welcome!

    Take a look in Pool School (big logo near upper right of the page) and start with the ABCs article.

    Is that what you have in mind?

    Ask questions - there are lots of people here who are happy to answer!
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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    Here is a detailed chemicals page, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    And remember Borax is optional.
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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    And remember Borax is optional.
    ...even if you want to add borates.
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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    Woody is saying that adding borates is optional. As in not required for a TFPC pool. Although, I do like my borates.
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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    And Baking Soda may not be required either. Just depends on what your pH is.
    its handy for other stuff too though, so I usually have box of it sitting around somewhere. NOw if I could just remember where!
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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    And Baking Soda may not be required either. Just depends on what your pH is.
    Baking soda increases TA too.
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    Re: Need help in finding the guide section

    Hello rnaval, and Welcome to TFP,

    If you are perhaps looking for something more specific to explain How much chemicals to add etc. You can also use the pool math calculator for that purpose. There is big button at the top of the screen labeled POOL MATH, but here's a link for it. PoolMath

    Just put in your pool size, current reading in the 1st square, Goal -(what level you want it at) in the 2nd square, and the calculator will figure that for you, and it will tell you how much of whatever chemical will be needed to get your pool from its current level to the goal level

    Also If you don't mind could you please also fill out your Signature information: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...efore-you-post.

    To Get to the EDIT SIGNATURE SECTION from here: Go to the top of the page, click on the little link called FORUM ACTIONS,

    Choose GENERAL SETTINGS from the drop down box,

    Then look down the left side of your page for MY SETTINGS,

    Click EDIT SIGNATURE, just fill out the information.

    That way should you have more technique questions in the future, it will be easier to help you because we'll already have the information.

    Feel free to ask any questions you may have because that's why we are here is to help, and teach. Again Welcome to TFP, and Have a wonderful Night.
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