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    Seasonal Pool Question

    Hey all,

    I've been lurking for a bit preparing for my seasonal pool. I would first like to say a big thank you to everyone on this forum. The information here has been wonderful, and I was able to set-up and so far so good (filled on 7/3/2016).

    I have a couple of quick questions. I have just the basic Cl/Ph tester. Ph is 7.2 and Cl around 3. Do I need to worry at all about alkalinity or just roll with what I got? I keep seeing the benefits of borates...should I consider putting borates in my little puddle or am I going too far down the rabbit hole?

    Thanks for your time guys and gals!
    Summer Waves 15' Round 48" Deep Seasonal Pool ~5300 gallons

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    Re: Seasonal Pool Question

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Have you seen this? Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools

    Skip the borates......
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    Re: Seasonal Pool Question

    Thank you! Glad to be here

    Yes, that's what I've been following. Says for 3k gal and under but thought it would apply to mine as well. It mentions the basic kit and I've been testing daily and adding bleach accordingly. It also mentions the HTH6 way kit but was wondering if it was really worth me looking into the other chemistry parameters such as alkalinity specifically. Additionally, the pool math calc has 7.2 as the pH default but I see some people keep there's slightly higher. I was curious if I should bump it some or not. The only thing I've added is bleach, CYA, and some green algae control.
    Summer Waves 15' Round 48" Deep Seasonal Pool ~5300 gallons

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    Re: Seasonal Pool Question

    Why the "green algae control" and what specific product was it?

    The whole thought process behind the temporary designation is the fact that you can dump all the water and start over if things go south.
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    Re: Seasonal Pool Question

    Another site had mentioned algae control being added as a back-up to the chlorine, and this planted an unsubstantiated fear of green algae. Saw the product, it had good reviews and just got it. Its a Clorox product. here is a link to Lowe's where I got it: http://www.lowes.com/pd/Clorox-Pool-...ntion/50333041
    Summer Waves 15' Round 48" Deep Seasonal Pool ~5300 gallons

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