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    help........

    new pool owner and just need help with my basics
    ph 8.2
    cl 0
    tester was a 3 way tester from wally world
    i know i need clorine do i bought 3in tabs new problem is my pump takes 1in can i cut these down to fit my filter in my krystal clear pump 637 R 1000 gph my pool calculater says 6000 gal in my pool its a intex metal pool frame 16 by 48" round. do i start with only one tab or put all three i bought in? what else (i know the pool school) should i keep on hand to do this week? i know ill need more stuff just wanna do this right.

    intex 16 by 48" round 6000 gal metal frame
    easiest way to maintaine
    city water first fill 1/4 to go on the fill

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    Re: help........

    Welcome to tfp, shumaker

    Pool school (link on every page upper right) has some great info that will help you. To start with, read this article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ary_pool_guide then let us know what question you have.

    Quote Originally Posted by shumaker
    i know i need clorine do i bought 3in tabs new problem is my pump takes 1in can i cut these down to fit my filter
    I am not sure what you mean by "pump takes 1"". If you are going to use tabs ( read this article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-..._chlorine_pool), then you will need a floater to put them in.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: help........

    my pumps filterhas a place for my tabs to go(at least thats what the woman told me i bought the pool from)

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    Re: help........

    I am not aware of any intex's that do that. Maybe she was refering to putting it in the skimmer? We do not recommend that since those tabs really lower the ph and you would not want to have them in there when the pump is not running.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: help........

    Don't put the pucks in your pump basket as they will eat the basket up!!!!!
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
    pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
    pool-school/shocking_your_pool
    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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    Re: help........

    omg....thank you

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    Re: help........

    I learned that lesson the hard way last year.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
    pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
    pool-school/shocking_your_pool
    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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    Re: help........

    how much bleach should i start out adding. for my 6000 gal

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    Re: help........

    Lots of questions here. Can you go to your profile and post your details about what type of pool you have and what pump motor and filter you are using?

    If you don't know, take some photos of you pool, the motor's label, the filters and it's label and your pipes and hoses. If we see these, we can make better suggestions.

    One suggestion I know I can make, get yourself one of the test kits recommended in Pool School.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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