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    New pool owner

    I have to update my signature but we have a new inground pool we had put in this past fall. I have a swg but have not installed it yet. I bought the test kit you folks recommended. My question is what chemicals do I need to buY to make adjustments to the water chemistry when the nice weather rolls in?
    For example baking soda, ph up, ph down, what do I buy to adjust ph, calcium, etc?
    Is there a list of things I should buy for balancing? Is there a place online I can get it all?

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    Re: New pool owner

    You can buy most everything you need at Walmart. Reading Pool School over and over will answer all your questions!
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    Re: New pool owner

    Your first step should be to determine what and how much you need. If you don't test first, you will waste a lot of money.

    So break out that test kit and tun the tests and post the results up here......that's the first step.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Cool, will do. I assume get it balanced then install the swg? The skimmers still have the liner over them, they have to cut out the liner around it when they open the pool. Can I install the cell and flow switch but not hook it up to the chlorinator box before they open it up since there's no water in the plumbing?

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    Re: New pool owner

    Congrats on the new pool!

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    Re: New pool owner

    Thank you

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    Re: New pool owner

    Any response to my question about installing the swg cell?

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    Yes, it will be fine. It is sitting in the box without water in it. Mine was installed for weeks without water.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Yes its in the box, so I can install just tge cell before they open up the pool?

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    Re: New pool owner

    Sure.
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