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    Newly Filled Saltwater Pool Needs??

    Hey ya'all.
    I just had my pool resurfaced, and it's filling up now. I need to get salt, and other chemicals to get it going. I did this one time before, when I painted it, and went to local chain pool store. I feel like I probably paid way to much, and maybe was sold things I didn't need. So, Im trying to get an idea of what I should really get, and any cheaper routes than a pool store, as I know they mark their stuff way up.
    I filled pool with city water. Im in Boynton Beach, FL is that matters to anyone.
    I have a Hayward salt generator.
    I believe based on my pool size I need about 14 40lb bags of salt.
    What else?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Newly Filled Saltwater Pool Needs??

    Welcome to TFP!

    What was it resurfaced with? Plaster, quartz, pebble? Who is the manufacturer? Usually it is recommended to wait 30 days before adding salt. Did your installer leave directions? Who is responsible for the first 30 days start up?

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    Re: Newly Filled Saltwater Pool Needs??

    Thank you Pooldv, I editted my profile just now.
    Diamond brite put on today. I just texted him to ask about salt, and he said wait a few weeks, and start it with chlorine. So in that case, how much chlorine do I need? I never used chlorine in my pool before.
    I am responsible for start up.
    Also, what are popular/good testers?
    Thank you.
    20,000 gallon, IG, Diamond Brite (Newly coated 6/26/16)
    Cartridge filer, generic 1.5hp single speed pump. Hayward saltwater generator.
    Filled from city water.

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    Re: Newly Filled Saltwater Pool Needs??

    good testers---TF100 in Pool School.
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    Re: Newly Filled Saltwater Pool Needs??

    I use the TF-100 from TFTestkits.net, it is the best value with the most tests for the money. Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    Ok, ask your contractor if there is anything you need to do to for any warranty requirements.

    Here is what SGM wants
    http://www.sgm.cc/html_Pool/HomeOwne...chemistry.html

    Go here to register your warranty
    http://sgm.smod.us/smodMain.php?sys=pub&pub=wif2

    They want stabilizer and chlorine added the 3rd day. Add 30 ppm CYA (in a sock) and 3 ppm the 3rd day, start chlorinating based on 30 ppm, FC/CYA Chart, keep it above minimum. I'd raise CYA to 50 after 2 weeks.
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    Re: Newly Filled Saltwater Pool Needs??

    They put salt in mine after 2 weeks.


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    Re: Newly Filled Saltwater Pool Needs??

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel4t View Post
    ... I never used chlorine in my pool before...
    Yes you have, the SWG creates chlorine from the salt (salt is made up of sodium and chlorine). By adding it manually, you are doing the same thing as the SWG does but without the electricity required to break the chlorine from the sodium.
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