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    New AG Pool, Which Chemicals Do I Add First?

    So, new pool has been installed and it's almost time to turn on the pump and get things rolling.

    I've tested the water with my TF-100 and here are the results:

    FC - 0

    CC - 0
    pH - 6.8
    TA - 30
    CH - 50 (not worried about since it's vinyl AG)
    CYA - 0

    I put those results into the Pool Calculator and here is what it says I need to add:

    72oz of 10% bleach for goal of 4ppm FC
    63oz of borax for goal of 7.5 pH
    263 oz of baking soda for goal of 110 TA
    75oz of stabilizer for goal of 40 CYA

    Now, I've read through Pool School, and I'm having trouble finding anything referencing the order to add these chemicals. I'm not worried about the stabilizer because I'll be putting it in a sock in my skimmer basket to let it dissolve (and I know that can take a while). Unfortunately, I'm not sure when to add the bleach, baking soda, and borax. Perhaps I've overlooked the info in Pool School?

    Any info is very appreciated!

    Thanks!

    14K gal, AG 24'xRx52" Embassy Century, 1.5 HP pump, 19" Hayward Dreamline 150lb sand filter, Patriot automatic pool vaccuum, TF-100 w/SpeedStir

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    Re: New AG Pool, Which Chemicals Do I Add First?

    You are well informed. Pool management is going to be easy for you.

    1. Raise the pH up with 20 Mule Team Borax (laundry section in grocery store) shoot for 7.4

    2. Put the chlorine in your pool

    3. Add the CYA

    4. Now check TA again (it will have risen when you added borax) and readjust dosage.
    Dave S.
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    Re: New AG Pool, Which Chemicals Do I Add First?

    Keep your subsequent posts under this thread. It's hard to follow your "story" when you have too many open threads
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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