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    Question Just got done filling tonight. Now what?

    Hello guys/gals,

    We just got done filling our pool tonight at about 1045pm. Needless to say I didn't do much after that besides grab an initial water sample and throw the cover on the pool. I was hoping to run the filter but its about time to hit the sack.

    Here are my initial test results from a kit I purchased -

    Tot. Cl2 - .5
    PH - 7.2
    Alk - 150
    Hardness - 130

    As for my next step I'm assuming add chlorine. I did pick up a couple gallons of liquid Cl2 the 10% sodium hypo flavor. On those jugs it tells me to dump the 64 oz per 10,000 gallons, so I would use roughly a half gallon of it and make sure the filter is running. Is this the proper procedure for start up or what are your suggestions?
    Intex Easy Set 18' x 48" - rougly 5500 gallons.

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    Re: Just got done filling tonight. Now what?

    Someone else will be along to give you more specific responses, but in the meantime, post #3 in this thread is a good place to start: First pool setup HELP
    Pool/Equipment: 20'x52" round Intex Ultra Frame AGP (~8,800 gallons)--Intex SWCG (CG-28669, 15K gallon model)--Intex Sand Filter Pump (SF60110, 16", 120lbs sand, 3K gph)--Hayward SP1091LX Through-Wall Skimmer--Hard Plumbing--Taylor K-1766 Salt Test Kit--TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Just got done filling tonight. Now what?

    Good link above!

    Buy some stabilizer, available at Walmart, etc. Look for close to 100% cyanuric acid (CYA).

    Then add 3 cups by volume.

    For now, add 1/3 gallon of bleach every day until you OWN a testkit that can measure CYA.

    You need to get a testkit that measures stabilizer, (CYA). For your sized pool, an HTH 6-way (Walmart carries them- NOT the strips, the drops kit) will do, but a recommended testkit Pool School - Test Kits Compared
    would be even better if you have the bucks.

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    Re: Just got done filling tonight. Now what?

    Yep I actually have that kit you speak. I think it says it only has two tests for the cya though. Do you can you buy just the cya at wallyworld too, or is this test not a weekly or daily thing?

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    Re: Just got done filling tonight. Now what?

    Please refer to Pool School and read the ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Just got done filling tonight. Now what?

    The CYA, yes. The CYA test alone? No.

    Once you have your CYA where you want it, most people test CYA once a month or less. 2 tests isn't enough. I didn't realize the 6-way had so few.

    Here is a link to the article Casey mentioned:
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

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