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Thread: New Pool - Shock before SWG hooked up okay?

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    New Pool - Shock before SWG hooked up okay?

    So my vinyl IGP pool build is soooo behind due to weather. Has been sitting for a week with water, but no filtering. SWG will not be hooked up for a few more days and water is getting a bit nasty looking. Should it be shocked with something prior to SWG hookup? and if so, what should be used. I assume that even though city water that chlorine is gone.

    Thoughts?

    (SWG is a Hayward w/ T-Cell-15)

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    Re: New Pool - Shock before SWG hooked up okay?

    Sounds like you need to put something in there. Are you able to circulate water int there at all?

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    Re: New Pool - Shock before SWG hooked up okay?

    Not yet and won't do anything until I can. Just not sure if any adverse impact if it is shocked once pump is started and pre-salt add and SWG being active. Hopefully pump will be running tomorrow.

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    Re: New Pool - Shock before SWG hooked up okay?

    Shocking before the SWG is running is totally fine. Just make sure the PH is generally in range and you have the pump working before you start shocking.

    I suggest getting a full set of water test results while you are waiting for the pump to work.
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    Re: New Pool - Shock before SWG hooked up okay?

    Jason - Should I do that with my K2006 kit, or take a sample to the PB's store for their machine to analyze?

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    Re: New Pool - Shock before SWG hooked up okay?

    If you have a K-2006, use it! If it is brand new, you need the practice and if you have had it a even a short while your results will be better than the pool store results.

    Just at the moment, right after a fill, there is no point in testing FC, CC, or CYA. They are all going to be at or near zero.
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