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    I just bought a home with a 27 foot above ground pool. I am wanting to do the bbb method but am clueless where to start, I have removed the cover and the water is extremely green, my question I guess is do I run the pump at first without adding anything to see if the water clears up enough to test or is there a standard amount of bleach to use to start with? Any help pointing me in the right direction would be great...
    18' x 54" Round AG 7500 gallon w/small prefab 2-piece fandeck
    Waterways 200sf Cartridge Filter, 1.5 hp 2-speed pump. 2" pvc piping
    Pool Pilot Total Control swg w/acid tank feeder
    Pool Rover Jr., BBB, TF 100 test kit

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    May 2007
    North Richland Hills, TX

    Re: Newbee

    As always, the first thing to do is test the water (or have it tested) and post up the results. Someone will be along to tell you what to do. Since it's green I suggest you go buy a lot of bleach (Walmart Ultra) and have it ready to go!
    WetEdge Satin Matrix, 16K gallon, Pentair NSP-60 DE filter, Pac Fab Challenger, 2HP pump, BBB, Polaris 360

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    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Newbee

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Go ahead and fire up the pump, you'll want the water circulating when you add chems. As Sammm said, you've gotta get the water tested so that you'll know how much of each chem to add and what a safe level of chlorine will be, please post the results for us.

    Please read Pool School! - there are articles on all sorts of basics for pool ownership (see link in my sig)

    If your pool is round it holds ~ 17,000 gallons. You could safely add 2 gallons of bleach (unscented) as a start (get the water sample before adding any bleach!) and run the pump 24/ 7 - keep an eye on the filter pressure and backwash or clean it as needed. I'm getting ahead of myself - read Pool School and get the water tested and we'll help you from there
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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