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Thread: Intex 8x30" pool help

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    Jun 2016

    Intex 8x30" pool help

    Got this pool tonight for the kids. It has a filter and pump included.
    The pool is 639 gallons
    What kind of chemicals should I be getting or is house hold products the way to go?
    First time owning a pool with a pump
    Any help is appreciated

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    May 2016

    Re: Intex 8x30" pool help

    I did the tiny pool before we got the little pool. This is year 2 on the little pool. Use the pool math calculator to get your borax added, then some baking soda. Bring down the pH with muriatic acid. Then get bleach into it. All I used the first 2 years was the cheap as heck pool test kit that did chlorine and pH. I spitballed the rest, and figured it's so small I could dump it and try again, and be out only a few bucks. The only thing I'd say if spitballed is use powdered shock for a week then quit and go only bleach, it will get you some cya cheap. Only go back to the powder when the chlorine starts going too fast.

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    Central PA

    Re: Intex 8x30" pool help

    26' X 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Intex Sand Filter
    26' X 52 Intex Ultra Frame Install
    You can lead a horse to (clear) water, but you can't force him to swim in it!

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    Re: Intex 8x30" pool help

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new pool! Definitely follow the guide PAGirl posted for you.
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