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    New pool and water sitting still over weekend

    Water and backfill today, BUT they trucked in too little water.
    Filled few inches short of skimmer so will not have pump/filter on over weekend until
    water topped off in 3 days(Monday).
    Water looks great right now. Builder said it could "sit there a week like that without getting cloudy".
    I would hate to get junk growing in there at all though, clear or not.

    Question: Do I not bother to test the water and put any chemicals in while it sits there motionless?
    OR do I test, balance, shock with some manual "stirring" or wall brushing?

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    Re: New pool and water sitting still over weekend

    I'd suggest testing and adding and manually stirring in at least some chlorine. That way it won't turn green on you while waiting. An ounce of prevention type thing!
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    Re: New pool and water sitting still over weekend

    Took about three days to fill my pool and I added chlorine daily and stirred it just to have a little chlorine in it. Like bama said preventing an algae bloom is far easier than killing one once it starts.
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    Re: New pool and water sitting still over weekend

    You can use the pole and hand skimmer to stir around some chlorine.
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    Re: New pool and water sitting still over weekend

    You can even dilute some bleach in a 5gal bucket then walk around the perimeter while adding slowly...then skim the pool a bit. Adding in the evening will at least keep the chlorine in there overnight.
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    Re: New pool and water sitting still over weekend

    Thank you all for your thoughts.
    13,300G fiberglass inground pool, 16x33ft Viking Lakeshore
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS pump
    Pentair TA100 sand filter with Zeobrite
    Pentair UltraTemp heat pump, IntelliChlor SWG
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