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    no clue what im doing

    well heres my problem my mom just bought an 18 foot circular pool above ground and we dont have the slightest clue on how to start the water all we know so far is putting the hose in the pool and filling it up.. we need as much help as we can get.. this is what we have..
    5- 1lbs bags of hth super shock n swim
    2- 1.25lbs bags of ph up
    2- 1lbs bags of stabilizer
    1- 3lbs bag of ph down
    and 3" jumbo blue tabs and 10 test strips.. i dont know if it matters everything is natures way except the shock n swim.. if i could get a step by step guide that would be amazing.. ooh and also we have power-flo lx pump with a swim pro filter system.. im guessing we will need help with that to..
    ~30K Gallon Vinyl IG, Triton II 24" 225# Sand Filter, Leslie HydraMax (Hayward Super II) pump
    Broken Hayward CL-200 Chlorohater, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: no clue what im doing

    Is the pool assymbled now? all plumbing and connections made according to the instructions?
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: no clue what im doing

    Is this a seasonal "Intex" type pool or a permanent install?

    I'm guessing these various chems were part of a kit of some sort?

    Start with the ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry and work your way down from there, reading all the articles in Pool School. Then post back here if you need further clarification on anything.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: no clue what im doing

    the pool is all hooked up and it is a permanent install. and it was a starter kit but it doesnt explain what to do.. all we are doing now is putting water in it
    ~30K Gallon Vinyl IG, Triton II 24" 225# Sand Filter, Leslie HydraMax (Hayward Super II) pump
    Broken Hayward CL-200 Chlorohater, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: no clue what im doing

    Ok, then start off by reading the articles in Pool School - virtually everything you need to know is there. I know it's alot to absorb all at once, but we'll help you thru.

    Do you have any way to test besides the strips?

    Take a sample of the water and post the results on this thread and we'll see from there.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: no clue what im doing

    i have a pool store down the street so ill take some water in to them.. its just alot at once to take in and im not the type who can read it and be like great grandmas spatchula i understand it haha.. i need like a list of specific directions or a visual kinda my down fall so ill take some water to the pool place and let you know from there.. thanks for the help so far.. oo i have no trees in the back ward and we get tons of sun back there does that matter?
    ~30K Gallon Vinyl IG, Triton II 24" 225# Sand Filter, Leslie HydraMax (Hayward Super II) pump
    Broken Hayward CL-200 Chlorohater, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit

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