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Thread: fresh build slow fill ... when should I begin to add chems?

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    fresh build slow fill ... when should I begin to add chems?

    I have some bleach handy for my new pool, but the fill is taking forever ... 16K-17K gallons is going to take 3 days minimum ... should I begin to add chemicals? I should have the skimmer installed tomorrow, so I will be in the water and can broadcast it pretty well ... thoughts???
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    Re: fresh build slow fill ... when should I begin to add che

    Check your contract. Warranty may depend on builders instructions.
    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.

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    Re: fresh build slow fill ... when should I begin to add che

    I did it myself
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    Re: fresh build slow fill ... when should I begin to add che

    I think I would wait until the pumps is up and running before I added anything. You will need to add CYA and chlorine and I would want the water circulating before I added those things. I guess you could add some chlorine now provided you could get it circulated through ot the pool well enough but the affects would be short lived without any CYA in there.
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    Re: fresh build slow fill ... when should I begin to add che

    I put in some chems when the pool is about one quarter full - but pre-dissolved in a bucket because the water is rather shallow at this point. It seems better than just letting the water stagnate until it's up to the skimmer, which is about three days for me as well. I use dichlor on start-up so that I get a little CYA into the water too. But other people probably do different things.
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    Re: fresh build slow fill ... when should I begin to add che

    I take it that I have to go to the pool store to get dichlor ... was hoping to avoid that place right off the bat
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