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Thread: New pool: add chemicals before pump turned on?

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    New pool: add chemicals before pump turned on?

    It'll probably be 2-3 hours before the water gets high enough for the pump to be turned on.
    Should I go ahead and add liquid bleach, or just wait for the pump at this point?

    I know that I have a big priority of bleach, cya and ph adjustment based on my initial test this morning. Is there an ideal or necessary waiting period between adding these chemicals?
    Thanks!

    FC=.5
    TC=3
    CC=2.5
    Ph=8
    TA=90
    CH=90
    Pool: 27' x 52" AG, about 16,500K, cartridge filter
    Waterway 175 sq ft 1.5 hp pump 2-speed
    Deck first of June!

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    Re: New pool: add chemicals before pump turned on?

    Wait for the pump.

    PH first. Give it half an hour to mix. While that's mixing, set up the CYA in a sock. Then add bleach. You can speed it all up by brushing.
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    Re: New pool: add chemicals before pump turned on?

    Thanks!
    Pool: 27' x 52" AG, about 16,500K, cartridge filter
    Waterway 175 sq ft 1.5 hp pump 2-speed
    Deck first of June!

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