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    where to start...

    I have read the BBB method. Our pool should arrive in the next few weeks it 24ft round 52 wall...They pool people will give me enough chemicals for 2 weeks.. What else will I need for my new pool? I live in southaven,ms, near memphis tn. Just trying to prepare while I can.....

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    Welcome to TFP!

    Step one is a test of your fill water so you know what to expect as far as TA, CH and other minerals. Your installer can test for you initially, or you can contact your water utility to ask about hardness, alkalinity and metals.

    You are going to want your own test kit, and the TFP-100 from TFTestkits.net is a good one and a good deal.
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    Hi lisa

    The best place to start would be here:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ary_pool_guide

    And a good test kit.
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    Welcome Lisa. Read Pool School and get a good test kit (either Taylor K-2006 or (better) TF-100 from www.tftestkits.net.

    Let us know when your pool gets here.

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    Agreed, get one of those test kits - it's a must have. WHen I was waiting for my pool I used the time to practice running tests on my water so I knew what to expect when fill time came.
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    .............DON'T.............add any of those 'free' chemicals they give you until you know eactly what they are and do. Tell us here and we'll help. WELCOME!
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    Pool installed yesterday... filling slowly....
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    Pool party soon? lol
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
    TFTestKit-100--The Pool Calculator--Pool School

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    filling
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    sand pump
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    pump...
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    sure I live in mississippi pool is only 70 degrees atm

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