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    New AGP pool. Need advice

    We are currently getting an AGP installed inground and the liner and water is in the pool but the filter and pump will not be hooked up until the concrete work gets done. What type of chemical treatment should I do in the meantime in case it takes 3 or 4 days for this to happen?

    Thank you.

    I ordered a TF-100 kit today and plan on doing BBB when I get the kit.

    Should I just add some for now and stir it up?

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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    Add about 3 ppm FC each evening using bleach and stir it well with a brush. The pool calc will help you figure out how much that is.

    Once you get your test kit you can post a set of numbers.
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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    Ok. Since I don't have the test kit yet. Is that a cup, 2 cups, 1/2 gallon of bleach?

    Is it safe for kids to swim in it?

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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    It depends on the pool size. If you don't know who many gallons you can go to PoolCalculator.com and enter the dimensions into the boxes near the bottom of the page. Take the number of gallons from that calculation and place that number into the "size" box at the top of the page. In the next row FC, enter 0 in the first box and 3 in the second box

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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    Thank you.

    I think I did it right. 16' x 28' oval x 5.9 (6' deep end 4' shallow end). I got 13,216 gallons - 82 oz of bleach or 5.8 oz of trichlor.

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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    I would highly suggest the 82 oz of bleach...
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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    So three weeks with no pump yet and I have been dumping bleach in and keeping it clean.

    I did put some stabalizer in the other day and now the pool seems to be getting cloudy.

    Here were my measurements. Hopefully the pump and filter are getting started today. I think the cloudiness is due to concrete dust and dirt that has gotten in the pool over the last 3 weeks.

    FC - 12
    CC - 0
    CYA - 25
    PH - 7.5

    If it is cloudy should I raise the FC or do you think it just needs to be filtered and cleaned?

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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    Just keep your FC 12-15 and you'll be fine.
    Brushing to keep it mixed.

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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    Agree with supertune and brush,brush,brush that creates turbulence in the water to help in mix
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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    It getting cloudy doesn't surprise me with no pump filtering for that long. Once you get it going you'll see a big difference.
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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    Without a pump one has to believe your fighting an uphill battle, I can't see maintaining it adequately with stirring. This technique was only going to buy you a few days - not weeks.
    You need pump/filter asap and then probably have to shock it.
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    Re: New AGP pool. Need advice

    Pump is going and the pool is crystal clear. The stirring method worked pretty good for 3 weeks without a pump. The last straw was the concrete dust I think. Now just the fence and landscaping and hopefully a warm August and September in WI.

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