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    new pool owner

    My friend suggested this site,I need help I just put water into my 7500 gallon round pool..I am using test strips right now until I can get the kit..but for now I need to maintain the water...I used the calculator my reads are fc 1,ph 7.3,TA 200 this is all that is avliable it gave me 47 oz of chlorine,16oz of Borax does that sound right?And when should I put that in?how often?and after that do I put stablizer in?I currently have tablets in a floater.I am new to taking care of a pool....Help!

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    Re: new pool owner

    This is what I would suggest. If you have a pool store nearby that does testing, take a sample to them. Have them give you the results but do not buy anything. Come back here and post those results and the great people here will help. Again do NOT buy anything no matter what they say.
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    Re: new pool owner

    ok I will...But I know I will buy something should I buy stabilizer at least?

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    Re: new pool owner

    Only buy stabilizer if you NEED some if this is a totally new fill. Walmart probably sells it cheaper...........along with the bleach!
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    Re: new pool owner

    This is my friend, she just emptied a swamp and had new water brought in. I told her to join here so that she could get a thorough understanding of her pool and I assured her that she would find the friendly help that she needs. Thank you all.
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    Re: new pool owner

    Welcome

    Those pH & TA #'s are fine for now.

    You need CYA and chlorine. Maybe dichlor is a better choice for your smaller pool, as it contains both.

    Others will chime in.
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    crazymom owes dattia a cold beverage or two of her choice!
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    Re: new pool owner

    ok dattia I owe you a drink or two or three...off to namco...

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