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    Not sure what to do or where to begin

    New pool owner here, not sure what to do or where to begin. Previous owner was a pool company employee and the pool looked great. Now the 3 way granuals he used are gone and my pool is spiraling out of control, bought shock chems and algecide. should I get the sticks or granuals? how much shock for 23.000 gal pool?

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    Re: BBB for Beginners


    Welcome to the forum. You need to start up in Pool School.
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Central Florida

    Re: BBB for Beginners

    Thanks for the link, I'll do that!
    6500 gallon IG/pebble, Hayward C900, 1hp motor

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Not sure what to do or where to begin

    Get yourself a good test kit. The TF-100 is great.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Re: Not sure what to do or where to begin

    Yes, a test kit and pool school is a recipe for success!

    Also, putting your equipment and pool specs in your signature box will help us help you! You can edit your signature in the User Control Panel (upper left). If you have any trouble figuring out equipment make and model, you can always post a picture for us..or refer to the visual encyclopedia of pool equipment (in pool school).

    PS - Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: Not sure what to do or where to begin

    Until you get educated and equipped with a good test kit, dump a couple gallons of bleach in the pool to stave off problems. Once you have good test results someone here will provide better guidance. Just stay away from pool store suggestions unless you have way to much money and a high pain tolerance.
    Tucson, AZ
    19k gallon Pebble Tec play pool/spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS (3 hp) 011018, Super II 2hp (for spa), Aqua Rite T-15 SWG, Pro Grid 60 DE filter, Hayward H400 & Heliocol Solar heating, A&A infloor system, fill water w/high CH and TA, 50 ppm borates,TF-100 test kit

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Not sure what to do or where to begin

    Without knowing what the numbers are, it's impossible to say how much you should add, but 2 gallons shouldn't hurt anything, though it may not help much either.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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