Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: New pool

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    cedar rapids ia
    Posts
    2

    New pool

    Just set up a fast set pool. Round 10x30. Says holds 961 gallons. Flowclear filter pump. Water is clear. Filled 4 days ago city water. Swam in once. Just set up today. Got a Clorox test kit. Says low pH. Low free chlorine. What do I do?

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    9,198

    Re: New pool

    Hi, welcome to TFP! Does it give a number value for the tests or color match in a range that says low?
    TFP Moderator
    Helpful links: TF Test Kits,TFP Pool School, PoolMath
    Vogue 21' round AG, Pentair 1 hp 2 speed pump, 36 sq ft DE filter, Hayward S180T 150# sand filter, Houston, Texas
    Love TFP? Become a
    TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Texas Splash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio
    Posts
    12,946

    Re: New pool

    Welcome to TFP! This page may also come-in handy: Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
    Vital Links: POOL SCHOOL, RECOMMENDED LEVELS, RECOMMENDED CHEMICALS, Poolmath Calculator, SLAM, Chlorine/CYA CHART.
    If you enjoyed your TFP experience, please consider donating to Support TFP!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    cedar rapids ia
    Posts
    2

    Re: New pool

    Hi, thank you! So glad I found this site. Sorry I read my post again didn't make much sense. Trying to do too much at once. I read the guide yesterday but still slightly confused. This is what I got from the test this morning. Total hardness 250. Total chlorine 5. Free chlorine 0. PH 7.2 and total alkalinity 40. Stabilizer 0. Anyway filled it 4 days ago, kids in it once. Just put pump on it today. Haven't added any chemicals. Getting alot of differing advice. Clorox thing said to ad PH Up product and Shock for small pools.

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Texas Splash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio
    Posts
    12,946

    Re: New pool

    No problem. It can be confusing at first. But stick to that seasonal pool guide link I gave you above. The basic adjustments include:
    Step 3
    For this step you will need Cyanuric Acid (CYA) to help protect the chlorine from the sun. This too can be found commonly at the local MegaMart sold in 3lb or 4lb containers. Using the PoolMath calculator add enough CYA to raise your level to 40PPM. With this being a “fresh fill” your CYA level will be zero to start with, so there is no need to test at this point.

    Step 4
    Test your pH level, and using the PoolMath calculator adjust the level to be between 7.2-7.8.
    Step 5
    Next test your Chlorine level, and adjust to 4ppm. Using unscented household bleach daily raise your FC level to sanitize your pool.
    Step 6
    Daily you should test and adjust your pH and Chlorine level to make sure the levels stay at a good rate for pool care. To do this test using your OTO kit and PoolMath calculator. Make sure your Chlorine level always stays above 3ppm at all times. Failing to keep the pool properly sanitized will quickly result in green water. Pumps and filters in these pools are often undersized and make it very difficult to clear once the water starts to turn cloudy. By keeping your chlorine levels above 3 at all times will help kill off any organics in the water.
    If you have any other questions, just let us know.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
    Vital Links: POOL SCHOOL, RECOMMENDED LEVELS, RECOMMENDED CHEMICALS, Poolmath Calculator, SLAM, Chlorine/CYA CHART.
    If you enjoyed your TFP experience, please consider donating to Support TFP!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •