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Thread: New pool startup question about chemicals

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    Buckeye, AZ (Phoenix Area)

    New pool startup question about chemicals

    Hello. I need some help please..........I just had a pool built and they came to startup the pool yesterday and said we were good on chemicals for a week, however, when I just tested the water myself and my results say the water balance is not even close to correct. These were my results:

    Total Hardness: 500
    Total Chlorine: 0
    Free Chlorine: 0.5
    Ph: 7.2
    Total Alkalinity: 0
    CYA: 0

    I am clueless on this and have a pool service starting on Tuesday. What should I do, if anything, in the meantime? Will it be okay while I wait for them to come or should I high-tail it out there with a bottle of Clorox and get the chlorine level up for now?

    I am handicap in a wheelchair, so this is something I will not normally take care of but I am worried about the low chlorine level right now. I think the startup company just put in the little floater only for the chlorine and I would think that is not nearly enough for a brand new pool.

    Thanks for any advice.
    Build in progress, started 3/29/16 (see it here) - Buckeye, AZ - 11K gallons, Shotcrete, IG, 15' X 27' free-form play pool, pebble sheen blue surf, solar heat with solar powered DC pump and battery, Hayward Ecostar VS pump and C3030 filter, AquaPlus SWG with Aqua Connect automation, 2X Hayward LED lights.

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    Re: New pool startup question about chemicals

    Starting tomorrow adding about 30oz of 8.25% bleach is good.
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