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Thread: Opening Salt Water Pool in Spring.. what chemicals do I need

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    Opening Salt Water Pool in Spring.. what chemicals do I need

    I am opening my salt walter pool sometime next month. What do I need to get. I have the following

    some bottles of Liquid Stabilizer/Pool Water Conditioner

    When I had just regular chlorine pool I knew the chemicals I needed to throw in to make the pool swim able after a few days for things to settle down. Do advise. Thanks.. I have the $70+ Salt water Tester Kit someone here told me to get and I have been using it ever since.

    I have to add water... then Salt, then do I add the Liquid Stabilizer/Pool Water Conditioner after the salt or before the salt. As before ... when I forgot to add the Liquid Stabilizer/Pool Water Conditioner... the salt kinda went away within less than a week and I had to keep adding salt.

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    Re: Opening Salt Water Pool in Spring.. what chemicals do I

    You STILL have a chlorine pool! Only thing has changed is the need for salt per your generator requirement and a tad higher CYA level.
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    Re: Opening Salt Water Pool in Spring.. what chemicals do I

    I guess I should shock it or purchase the kit from intheswim then? Thanks

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    Re: Opening Salt Water Pool in Spring.. what chemicals do I

    Spend some time up in Pool School reading those articles and that will help you begin to gain an understanding of how to care for your pool.
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    Re: Opening Salt Water Pool in Spring.. what chemicals do I

    Quote Originally Posted by pectin232
    As before ... when I forgot to add the Liquid Stabilizer/Pool Water Conditioner... the salt kinda went away within less than a week and I had to keep adding salt.
    The salt doesn't go away except by water loss.

    The first thing to do is run the pump and then get a full set of test results. That will tell you where to start and what you need to add if anything.
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