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    totally new

    Ok new to the pool world. Just had a small 12 foot above ground pool put in with a SWG. I have no idea what to do now. I've added the salt and have a Zodiac salt system, with clearwater technology pg 7 in the manual says add salt to raise level to 4000ppm, which it is at.

    step 2 says install the cell, what's the cell?

    I also took my water in to be tested, no chlorine yet as i've not turned on the machine
    fc =0
    tc=0
    cc=0
    pH=8.2
    cyanuric acid=0
    salt 4400
    alkalinity = 70ppm

    need to get cya up, how do i do this?
    what should i do next?
    pool place recommended 1st adding 4 cups of alkalinity control - but your site says it's ok
    2nd hardness is low at 80ppm - how do I do this
    3rd - turn on salt system
    4th reduce ph with 1.5 cups of muriatic cups

    what do you think?
    thanks

    rab
    12 foot above ground - 3400 gallons
    Ottawa, Ontario

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    Re: totally new

    Have you read the Pool School, Beginners Guide to Seasonal/Temporary pools? That is a good introduction to what to do after filling the pool.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: totally new

    The cell is your chlorine generating device.

    The Temporary Pool Guide is what anonapersona referenced. Good information in there for you.

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    Re: totally new

    I've read some of this stuff already but not this one
    Step 3
    Use the Pool Calculator to calculate how much bleach you need to raise your chlorine level to 6 ppm. Also use the Pool Calculator to determine what you need to do to change pH if necessary (if it's not in the good range of 7.2-7.8). Directions for the Pool Calculator are here: pool-school/pool_calculator.

    Do I add bleach even with a SWG?

    rab
    12 foot above ground - 3400 gallons
    Ottawa, Ontario

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    Re: totally new

    Quote Originally Posted by rab
    Do I add bleach even with a SWG?
    I'm fairly new here, but with 6 years experience with an inground pool with a SWG. In my experience, you could get your chlorine level up with just your generator, but you don't want to.

    Use bleach to bring it up to your initial chlorine level, and to shock when necessary. Use the SWG to maintain the level or make slow changes.

    Having a low FC level while waiting for the SWG to catch up leaves the door open for algae & such. Trying to get your SWG to output more than daily maintenance of the chlorine level "eats" heavily into the useful life of the SWG cell. Two good reasons to use bleach to get you to operating level.
    18 x 40 ft., 28,000 gal, vinyl lined pool, cartridge filter, AquaLogic SWG, installed in 2004.

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    Re: totally new

    Thanks swahl,

    How much bleach should I had to my small pool 3400 gallons, any ideas?

    rab
    12 foot above ground - 3400 gallons
    Ottawa, Ontario

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    Re: totally new

    Ooh, I'm way late replying, but if someone else comes along and finds this later...

    To figure how much, use the pool calculator, at poolcalculator.com (You'll find a link to it in the pool school section here, for future reference).
    18 x 40 ft., 28,000 gal, vinyl lined pool, cartridge filter, AquaLogic SWG, installed in 2004.

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