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    Setup Chemical question

    Just had to empty and refill my 9000 gallon intex ultra. Long story. My question is setup chemicals. By pool calculator, I need 206 pounds of salt to hit 3000 ppm, 199oz of liquid stabilizer, 82 oz of bleach to get my CYA to 70, FC to 4 ppm. I just want to make sure before I buy these


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    Re: Setup Chemical question

    I would recommend the granular stabilizer versus the liquid. It's much cheaper and works just as well. The liquid is almost 3X the cost.
    - Granular stabilizer - 84 ounces (1.5 containers)
    - Salt (yes) 226 lbs
    - FC .. on day 1 only add about a quart of bleach; once the stabilizer is all dissolved, then you can increase it to about 4-5 ppm until your SWG kicks-in.

    To increase CYA via granular stabilizer, place the required amount as calculated by the Poolmath calculator into a white sock and place in the poolside skimmer basket. For those concerned about suction flow to the pump, suspending the sock near a return jet or from a floating device will also suffice. Best never to allow undissolved granules to rest directly against the pool surface. Squeeze the sock periodically to help it dissipate. Once dissolved, consider your CYA adjusted to that programmed (target) level. CYA test readings should show a rise in 24-48 hours, however some pools may experience a longer delay to fully register. Best to confirm final CYA in about 5-7 days before adding any more stabilizer/conditioner.
    Hope that helps.
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