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    Should I pay the builder for chemicals on a new pool install

    I am considering a quote on a pool and the pool builder is charging $325 for chemicals after it is filled. The pool will be filled then not used until next year since it won't be complete until October. Is $325 reasonable and should I just expect that for a 18x36 rectangle with an 8' deep end? Should the pool be brought to full swim chemicals before wintering over? We plan on using the BBB method and we will not have salt.
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    Re: Should I pay the builder for chemicals on a new pool ins

    What kind of pool is it? If it is plaster/pebbletec etc., I would think the startup chems needed should be included in price. If it is vinyl, then I would forgo the pb chems and get your own. It won't cost you $325.
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    Re: Should I pay the builder for chemicals on a new pool ins

    It will be a vinyl pool.
    1: 10,000 gals in the ground plaster, Hayward pump SP2715X20 2hp
    2: Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator / T-Cell-15, Hayward Pro-Grid DE Filter Model DE3620
    3: AquaCal Heat Pump, Astrlite SP0580S Under Water Light
    4: Port PolarisCaretaker, TFTestKit-100

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    Re: Should I pay the builder for chemicals on a new pool ins

    You should be able to plug your numbers into the pool calculator and assess the costs to buy everything used in BBB.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
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    Re: Should I pay the builder for chemicals on a new pool ins

    You'll need salt, bleach, baking soda, maybe some borax (BBB) and perhaps muriatic acid.

    Not $325 worth at all.
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    Re: Should I pay the builder for chemicals on a new pool ins

    If you go with that builder, just have him remove that from the cost. You will be a far better judge of what chemistry you need (very little) if do your homework.
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