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Thread: New Intex Pool - How much maintenance is required

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    New Intex Pool - How much maintenance is required

    I just bought a 12' x 36" Intex pool for my daughters. Is daily chemistry need to manage a 1750 gallon pool, or will chlorine tablets suffice from Walmart/Target?

    Thanks,
    Darrin
    ~Scott
    15,000G 17x29 AG Splash Pool, sand filter, 1.5hp Pentair

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    Re: New Intex Pool - How much maintenance is required

    IMHO yes you need to test daily but a properly balanced pool (mine) might only need a few ounces of bleach every night and a overnight shock once a week or month depending if there are kids or drunk adults in it. The niece and nephew were over yesterday guess who had to shock the pool today.

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    Read it, learn it, follow it and reap the rewards!!! Sparkling pool water that you know is safe for your children. A pool calculator that is amazingly accurate makes it really quite simple. Couple of minutes a day equals peace of mind.
    Intex 18' x 48" < 5,593 gal
    Stock pump/cartridge filter
    Rare actual working hang on skimmer *keeping fingers crossed*

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    Re: New Intex Pool - How much maintenance is required

    Thanks, I ordered a test kit. Great link and lots of info.

    Darrin
    ~Scott
    15,000G 17x29 AG Splash Pool, sand filter, 1.5hp Pentair

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    Re: New Intex Pool - How much maintenance is required

    The other thing to take into account is to clean the filter often, they are pretty worthless but capture a lot of body oils. A minimum of every three days if swimmer load is light and every day if swimmer load is heavy. You can keep the filter looking like new with 5 minutes worth of attention...but the same goes for your pool...a little attention goes a long way.
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame
    5100 gallons
    Intex Sand Filter and Pump
    BBB Bliss Baby!

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