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    njkat's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Central New Jersey

    new pool

    Our new pool was installed yesterday. After 24 hours of filling with the garden hose it is now full. We have never had a pool before so this is all new to us. The guys who did the installation showed us how to start the pump/filter & how to use the in-line chlorine feeder. What do we do first? I am waiting for my Taylor K-2005 Complete Test Kit to come from Amazon so I bought a kit from Walmart until that comes. According to that test the Ph looks kind of high, but could that be correct? I mean this is the water we drink & use to bath in.
    Any & all advice would be really really welcome. I have already learned so much from my reading here while we have been waiting for the pool to be installed !!! Thanks !!


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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: new pool

    Yes, it could be correct. It's pretty common for drinking water pH to run into the high to mid 8's.

    You should add about 3 ppm FC in the pool each day until you get some CYA in there. In your pool that's about 2½ quarts of bleach.

    Also as soon as that kit arrives you should return it and get the correct kit. You need either the TF-100 or the K-2006.
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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: new pool

    Alternatively, you should order just the FAS-DPD test to add to your k2005 to make it the K2006. Check out

    Although the TF100 is a better value.

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
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