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    new Intex Pool Owner

    Hi,

    This is my first post, but have been lurking for a while now We have the intex 22x52 ultraframe pool. It came with 2,500 gallon filter pump, and holds 10,472 gallons of water @ 90% capacity. It will be completely filled by tomorrow morning. I wanted to start with the BBB method, but am not sure where to start. Can anyone let me know what I need to do first...? Thanks alot.
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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Hi, welcome to TFP! You will need to put some CYA and chlorine in the pool right away. You can use the pool calculator to see how much you will need for your pool. A good test kit is essential. Look for a FAS/DPD test kit such as theTF100. Once you run a complete set of tests and post the results we will be able to tell you if anything else needs attention.
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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Read pool school (link in upper right of page) and get a good test kit, that's where you need to start.
    You can't manage the water without a good test kit and you can't fix problems without a good test kit.
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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Welcome to TFP.

    Start by adding 2 quarts a day of bleach until you get some CYA in the pool. That will keep anything from starting while you're getting things balanced.

    3 lbs of CYA will get you to 36 ppm. I'd start there. Hang it in a sock on front of a running return.
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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Thanks everyone...I will post results soon. I appreciate all of the input.
    McKinney, TX
    Pool build in progress, 14.8K gallons, OK flagstone copping (sealed), IG Gunite/Pebblesheen (Blue Granite), Pentair intelliflow 3050 vs - svrs, Pentair IC20 Salt-Gen, 60 sq ft Pentair DE filter, 400k BTU Pentair (NG) heater, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Pool (1) 500w (1) 100W Spa (1) 100w lights, (2) Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl (3) 12” scuppers on 12” x 31’ raised beam, (2) Gushers on tanning ledge, and double cut spa spillway. controlled by easytouch 8
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...t56120-40.html

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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Just tested the pool. I have the 3 way test from Walmart. Results are CL 5.0 and pH 6.8. I have the intex 22x52 ultraframe pool. Pool water is looking a little green...What am I needing to add to get the pH back up? I've read pool school and still am a bit confused. I plan to purchase the better test kit that's recommended, just can't get it right now.


    Thanks for helping.
    McKinney, TX
    Pool build in progress, 14.8K gallons, OK flagstone copping (sealed), IG Gunite/Pebblesheen (Blue Granite), Pentair intelliflow 3050 vs - svrs, Pentair IC20 Salt-Gen, 60 sq ft Pentair DE filter, 400k BTU Pentair (NG) heater, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Pool (1) 500w (1) 100W Spa (1) 100w lights, (2) Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl (3) 12” scuppers on 12” x 31’ raised beam, (2) Gushers on tanning ledge, and double cut spa spillway. controlled by easytouch 8
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...t56120-40.html

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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Looks like you have algae if water is green.
    It's going to be hard to do things properly without a proper test kit, you need a proper test kit, it can't be stated enough.
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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Test results from pool store...
    FAC 5
    TAC 5
    CH 50
    CYA 40
    TA 60
    PH 7.8

    Thanks.
    McKinney, TX
    Pool build in progress, 14.8K gallons, OK flagstone copping (sealed), IG Gunite/Pebblesheen (Blue Granite), Pentair intelliflow 3050 vs - svrs, Pentair IC20 Salt-Gen, 60 sq ft Pentair DE filter, 400k BTU Pentair (NG) heater, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Pool (1) 500w (1) 100W Spa (1) 100w lights, (2) Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl (3) 12” scuppers on 12” x 31’ raised beam, (2) Gushers on tanning ledge, and double cut spa spillway. controlled by easytouch 8
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...t56120-40.html

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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    The pool store numbers look good.
    Without a FAS-DPD test you can't run a OCLT to see if its algae.
    Is it clear green or cloudy?
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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Very, very clear water.

    Thanks.
    McKinney, TX
    Pool build in progress, 14.8K gallons, OK flagstone copping (sealed), IG Gunite/Pebblesheen (Blue Granite), Pentair intelliflow 3050 vs - svrs, Pentair IC20 Salt-Gen, 60 sq ft Pentair DE filter, 400k BTU Pentair (NG) heater, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Pool (1) 500w (1) 100W Spa (1) 100w lights, (2) Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl (3) 12” scuppers on 12” x 31’ raised beam, (2) Gushers on tanning ledge, and double cut spa spillway. controlled by easytouch 8
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...t56120-40.html

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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Clear green...sorry.
    McKinney, TX
    Pool build in progress, 14.8K gallons, OK flagstone copping (sealed), IG Gunite/Pebblesheen (Blue Granite), Pentair intelliflow 3050 vs - svrs, Pentair IC20 Salt-Gen, 60 sq ft Pentair DE filter, 400k BTU Pentair (NG) heater, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Pool (1) 500w (1) 100W Spa (1) 100w lights, (2) Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl (3) 12” scuppers on 12” x 31’ raised beam, (2) Gushers on tanning ledge, and double cut spa spillway. controlled by easytouch 8
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...t56120-40.html

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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    :P Time to start the shock PROCESS.

    pool-school/shocking_your_pool

    It is going to be hard to do without the good test kit. I guess if your store that tested before is close enough and willing you could use them to test your FC level.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Very clear green water spells metals. Does your fill source have metals?
    Did you fill from a well or public water?
    Ultimately you'll need to maintain a sequestrant level.
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    Re: new Intex Pool Owner

    Agree with Bama that this seems much more likely to be metals and not algae.
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