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    Just filled

    Hey everyone.... glad to be back for another season. Just filled my pool from my underground aquifer and tested it with my NEW K100 test-kit. Cl. below .5; Br. below 1; Ph. below 6.8; FC-0; Calcium hardness-250ppm; Total Alkalinity- 60 and cya-0. Pool is clear but I know that will change if left untreated. What and how much do you suggest I need?
    I have an above ground "Summer Escape" pool; 18x4; 6,600 gals. printed vinyl with a cartridge style filter. It's your typical "SAMS" pool. I live in central NC and my pool only gets about 4 - 4 1/2 hours of direct sunlight. My granddaughters (2) swim on average 4 hours a day. I do not drain my water over the winter, but I do cover it.

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    Re: Just filled

    Just went to pool math... should I just follow their suggestions? and what do I use for a "stabilizer"?, also at the bottom "SWG" reads 1; Normal: 1 to 3; Shock: 10 and mustard algae shock: 12? I don't know what that means....any help?
    I have an above ground "Summer Escape" pool; 18x4; 6,600 gals. printed vinyl with a cartridge style filter. It's your typical "SAMS" pool. I live in central NC and my pool only gets about 4 - 4 1/2 hours of direct sunlight. My granddaughters (2) swim on average 4 hours a day. I do not drain my water over the winter, but I do cover it.

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    Re: Just filled

    Quote Originally Posted by 85 Custom View Post
    Just went to pool math... should I just follow their suggestions? and what do I use for a "stabilizer"?, also at the bottom "SWG" reads 1; Normal: 1 to 3; Shock: 10 and mustard algae shock: 12? I don't know what that means....any help?
    You want to use "normal". SWG is for people with a saltwater generator and the shock levels are for people with algae.

    Rather than me typing my fingers down to bubs, I'll refer you to some pages that have already been typed.
    ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry gets you speaking the lingo
    Pool School - Recommended Levels is self-explanatory
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals tells you what chemical fixes what and how to add it
    Pool School - PoolMath explains all the little tricks to use poolmath to figure how much to add
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    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: Just filled

    Thanks for the reference material Richard320, I've read them and found them quit helpful. I'll use them often.
    I have an above ground "Summer Escape" pool; 18x4; 6,600 gals. printed vinyl with a cartridge style filter. It's your typical "SAMS" pool. I live in central NC and my pool only gets about 4 - 4 1/2 hours of direct sunlight. My granddaughters (2) swim on average 4 hours a day. I do not drain my water over the winter, but I do cover it.

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