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    Taking the plunge

    Wanted a pool for my grandsons for the summer(s). Decided against a frame pool and went with a Doughboy manufacturer Hybred knock-off. Boy o Boy did the costs get out of control. But I am trying to do everything correctly. Ground leveled. Electrical ditched. Fencing. Ready to put up the wall as soon as the winds die down and then complete the filling and plumbing and bonding. Been lurking on this forum for weeks now. Now trying to figure out how to establish the pool chemistry and tomorrow will run tests on my water. Wish me luck
    (currently assembling) 15' Rnd 54" AG Doughboy Hybrid - BlueTorrent 1hp Maxi Pump and 18" Sand Filter - on well water. SE Arizona

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    Re: Taking the plunge

    Welcome to the forum.

    What test kit?
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    Re: Taking the plunge

    Taylor K-2006 Service Complete
    (currently assembling) 15' Rnd 54" AG Doughboy Hybrid - BlueTorrent 1hp Maxi Pump and 18" Sand Filter - on well water. SE Arizona

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    Re: Taking the plunge

    Quote Originally Posted by hdude View Post
    Taylor K-2006 Service Complete
    That's the right answer!

    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Taking the plunge

    Good Luck!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Taking the plunge

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool.
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    Re: Taking the plunge

    Did basic test of my well water.
    PH 8 (confirmed by using supplemental Acid Demand - each drop lowered PH .2)
    TA 130 ppm
    CH 40

    Based on what Pool Math and what I've learned ... My plan is to
    Day 1 - start with a Dichloride shock (15oz for 5300 gals) in part to introduce CYA up to 30 ppm amd FC to 12. ( I have some non-chlorine oxidizer that I've decided not to use)
    Day 2 - Test FC / CYA / PH. If needed use Muratic acid/Baking Soda to adjust PH to 7.2
    Again Test FC until it drops down to 4 or 5 and only add liquid chlorine (as needed) there after.
    Day 3 - Test FC / CYA / PH. Adjust PH - Plan on adding upto 10lbs of Borax (to 30ppm) and possibly acid to maintain PH towards 7.5
    Again Test FC - add liquid chlorine as needed.
    Day 4 - Happy Days ?

    As I am on well water: I have some Metal Control (EDTA) and Clarifier (cationic polymer) to use as needed if it appears that there are issues after shocking the road. Also I have a Algaecide 60 if needed.
    (currently assembling) 15' Rnd 54" AG Doughboy Hybrid - BlueTorrent 1hp Maxi Pump and 18" Sand Filter - on well water. SE Arizona

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