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    looking at buying above ground pool

    I am looking at purchasing my first above ground pool have looked at a couple of places and feel overwhelmed with all of this information and choices i am currently looking at a 18x40x52 oval pool from thepoolfactory it is the saltwater 5000. Is this a good pool? I am not wanting to do a saltwater system, do to it being close to a metal fence. what kind of pump and filtration system would be best this pool is 19,000 gal? What type of chlorination system should i buy? Is there anything else i should buy right away?
    Kc mo, mom of 3 and a farmers wife
    Looking at a 18x40x52 Above ground pool

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    Re: looking at buying above ground pool

    Welcome to TFP

    spend some time an check out some of the builds, grab a test kit

    Just so you know, all chlorine pools are salt water pools, salt is used to stabilize the chlorine

    I would and almost always recommend a SWG but they are not for everyone below is what I would get from there

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    Re: looking at buying above ground pool

    Saltwater pool with SWG is the only way to go imo, its just so easy!
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    Re: looking at buying above ground pool

    What are the advantages of saltwater system vs a chlorine system?
    Kc mo, mom of 3 and a farmers wife
    Looking at a 18x40x52 Above ground pool

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    Re: looking at buying above ground pool

    With a saltwater chlorine generator (swg) you make your own chlorine and it is released into the pool depending on how your have the swg set up. SWGs can be adjusted to increase or decrease the % of chlorine created, depending on what is needed. If you are going to chlorinate manually, then you will need to have several gallons of plain, unscented bleach on hand at all times. You use your test results and PoolMath to determine the correct chlorine level and dose the pool appropriately. You should check the chlorine levels daily.
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    Re: looking at buying above ground pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Trick View Post
    Saltwater pool with SWG is the only way to go imo, its just so easy!
    THIS!!! 😀

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