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    First time pool owner.

    Just filed up new pool with b water that we had hauled in. What next?
    Intex ultra frame 26' 52" deep. First time pool owner. Located in ohio.

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    Re: First time pool owner.

    Welcome to TFP!

    Do you have a test kit?

    Generally add chlorine to keep,things from growing, adjust pH and add CYA.

    Have you read ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry?
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    Re: First time pool owner.

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Your CYA is 0, so you need to add 30ppm of stabilizer in a sock and get that dissolving.
    You also need to add chlorine, get around 2ppm of FC in using bleach.

    Use PoolMath to tell you how much of what to add.

    No idea about anything else because you did not post any test results You get one of the Recommended Test Kits yet?

    Have you discovered Pool School yet? Start with these:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool

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    Re: First time pool owner.

    I haven't tested anything yet.
    Intex ultra frame 26' 52" deep. First time pool owner. Located in ohio.

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    Re: First time pool owner.

    I bought a little crappy test kit that only tests chlorine, bromine and ph levels.
    Intex ultra frame 26' 52" deep. First time pool owner. Located in ohio.

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    Re: First time pool owner.

    Well, seems that you have to decide if you are going to maintain your pool to TFP standards ... if so, you need one of the recommended test kits.

    Have you added the CYA and FC yet? I certainly hope you have started added chlorine.
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    Re: First time pool owner.

    I added the chlorine and cyanuric acid.
    Intex ultra frame 26' 52" deep. First time pool owner. Located in ohio.

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