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    Intex Easy Set 10x 30" Pool

    My husband set up a Intex 10x30" easy set pool for our kids last weekend but hasn't added any chemicals since we were unsure what exactly we needed. After doing some calculations I believe we have a little less then 1,500 gallons. I read on Amazon some people use a chlorine tab. dispenser for this size pool and I've read a few threads on here saying you can use bleach instead of chlorine, but how does one determine the amount needed? Also since the pool has been up for a week already without chemicals do we need to empty it and start over? This is the first time we have had a pool that doesn't get emptied after each use so any insight to maintaining a pool like this would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 10x 30" Pool

    Hi, welcome to TFP! If the pool is just a little cloudy you may be able to get by without draining. This is our Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools. If you have any questions please ask.
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    Re: Intex Easy Set 10x 30" Pool

    Thank you! Where can I find more information on how to use bleach, borax, and baking soda to maintain the pool?

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 10x 30" Pool

    Once you have a reliable testing kit, you can plug the results into http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html and it will tell you how much of each chemical you need. A small pool like yours will need to start off with just bleach and maybe a little CYA. Even if you don't add CYA, 3/4 of a cup of plain, unscented bleach per day will keep it chlorinated. You will need to test the pH, that will tell you if you need either borax or baking soda.

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 10x 30" Pool

    Perfect thanks for the great info!

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