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    New Pool!

    Hi All! First time pool owners here so please be gentle. Pool went up today and is filling but the electrician won't be here to run electric until Friday. Is there anything I can / should do in the meantime to prevent algae from grabbing hold?
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    Re: New Pool!

    Add chlorine based on pool math and brush a few times a day to help distribute.

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    Re: New Pool!

    Yes. Get some bleach in there and stir it around with a brush! Leaf rake daily to get any debris you can out of the pool.
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    Re: New Pool!

    I don't think I would add it according to Pool math. I would rather see one large jug of Clorox put in the pool each evening until you get your pump running and you can report test results with your handy dandy TF-100 (the world's best test kit...really)

    Once the electrician gets done, circulate that pool water for about an hour.....then take your sample (about 1 foot deep) and report your test results.
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    Re: New Pool!

    I really appreciate all the advice. I am sure I will be bugging you guys ALOT!

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    Re: New Pool!



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    Re: New Pool!

    As you can see I also got a lot of landscaping to do.

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    Re: New Pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellbean View Post
    I really appreciate all the advice. I am sure I will be bugging you guys ALOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellbean View Post
    As you can see I also got a lot of landscaping to do.

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    There's a pool. Looks fine to me!
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    Re: New Pool!

    Right, ya'll don't like dirt up there?

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    Re: New Pool!

    FC 2
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    Cya wife just added 16 oz stablizer yesterday but tested anyway less than 20. Could see dot when filled.
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    So the pool is up and running. So after me throwing some bleach in daily and the wife adding 1 16oz dry stabilizer, about 8oz dry shock and a puck in a floating frog yesterday, here is where I'm at. Whatcha think?

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    Re: New Pool!

    Just added 26oz of 12.5 chlorine as per pool calc. Still have Cya set to 0

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    Re: New Pool!

    How long until I will get a reliable reading of Cya? My wife added the stabilizer while I was out and I didn't tell her I was trying to follow the TFP method so she figured it was in the start up kit so it should go in. I don't think it should be a problem as I am starting from 0 Cya and I think I will need to add more to make 30ppm. So my question is do I aim for a free chlorine level of 0 or of 30 which is my goal?

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    Re: New Pool!

    If it was granular and added as we advise here, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals, then it will show up on the test 24 hours after it is fully dissolved from the sock.

    If it was poured into the skimmer and is now in the filter then it will take a week or so to show up on the test. Do not backwash the filter until it reads on the test or you could lose the CYA.

    To be safe you should chlorinate based on the 30ppm that was added to the pool.
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    Re: New Pool!

    It was added to the skimmer. So I chlorinate as if 30ppm. Thank you

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    Re: New Pool!

    Welcome to TFP. Good to have you hear, and congrats on the new pool! Sounds like you're off to a good start with around 3 PPM FC to match your CYA at 30 PPM.

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