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    New Pool, Quick Question on Chemicals

    Our Fiberglass pool is in the ground and filled, unfortunately our electrician who is supposed to wire all the equipment this week is a flake and is putting it off until Tuesday. The installer was nice enough
    to hook up the Pump and Cartridge Filter to regular power but our salt system is not hooked up as of yet but I have the pump running.

    So, my question... The water is now clear, and the installers put shock in the pool. Is there something I should be putting in the pool to keep the water safe for use over the next week until the SWG is working? I do have a TF100 kit, so if I need to test a certain level I can. I didn't know if I should run a full test with the TF100 at this point since it's not quite all working and hooked up.

    The pool and WetDeck total 15000 gallons.

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    Re: New Pool, Quick Question on Chemicals

    Liquid chlorine or bleach (they are the same thing)! Do a full battery of tests and post numbers so we can help you get balanced. You'll need some liquid chlorine and stabilizer/conditioner/CYA rather soon.
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    Re: New Pool, Quick Question on Chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by JesseSchmidt View Post
    Liquid chlorine or bleach (they are the same thing)! Do a full battery of tests and post numbers so we can help you get balanced. You'll need some liquid chlorine and stabilizer/conditioner/CYA rather soon.
    Sounds good. I've done some preliminary homework (that's why I already have my test kit) and will grab some Walmart bleach and hit up home depot for some CYA. I'll post up some numbers this evening, thanks for the response!
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    Re: New Pool, Quick Question on Chemicals

    Normally with a new fill you don't have to check CYA. If you do run the CYA test, make note of how much cloudiness you see as the PB did put some "shock" in there and it could have had some stabilizer in it.

    Until your SWG is set-up, you need to treat your pool as a non-SWG for your FC/CYA ratio.

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    Re: New Pool, Quick Question on Chemicals

    Ok, had a little delay. I put in bags of shock on Thursday and Friday to hold it over until I could begin to do this properly.

    So here are the test results:

    Ph: 7.5
    FC: 3
    CC: 0
    CYA:0
    TA: 110

    I looked at Pool Math and took a screen shot of the variables I entered. According to what I am looking at I need to add 31oz of bleach
    and 80oz of stabilizer, does that look correct?

    I feel confident in the CYA number as I tested quite a few times and then did the sample test and it worked right away. The only thing this pool has had in it so
    far is 3 bags of shock. SWG gets set up Tuesday.


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    Re: New Pool, Quick Question on Chemicals

    Use the 83oz by volume instead of weight for CYA. It's easier to measure.

    Get that going and then you can do the bleach. The FC is fine until you add CYA. Do you have 6% bleach? Check to make sure you put in the correct strength.

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    Re: New Pool, Quick Question on Chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Use the 83oz by volume instead of weight for CYA. It's easier to measure.

    Get that going and then you can do the bleach. The FC is fine until you add CYA. Do you have 6% bleach? Check to make sure you put in the correct strength.
    I don't have the bleach yet, but I'll make sure I update that in the Math once I pick it up from store. Good note on volume by weight!

    Thanks for the help!
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    Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter (150sqft) Rheem 266K Gas Heater.

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