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    Pool Chemistry Set up

    Hello All,
    This season I will be setting up a new 16ft AGP. I have read the suggested reading and understand what has been communicated. One question I have not seen answered in regard to pool chemistry is; do you need to shock a pool when a SWG is being used?
    Pool: 16x48 intex ultra frame AGP 5061 gal
    Equipment: Intex 1200 gph 1/4 hp zeo sand filter pump combo w/ Intex SWG
    Location: Southeast WI
    Test Kit: Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 Most if not all readings. Sometimes I utilize test strips. I disclose test strip use on test result postings.

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    Re: Pool Chemistry Set up

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Many members here NEVER have to "shock" the pool ... if you maintain the correct FC level for you CYA level, then there is just no need. That is not to say that you should not be pro-active. If you have a big party planned, using bleach to bump up the FC by a few ppm before and after the party can help avoid the FC from dropping too low.

    You only need to go through the shock process if algae appears, or possibly if the water becomes cloudy, or you have CC > 0.5ppm. Running the OCLT can verify if something is in the water that would require the shock process.
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    Re: Pool Chemistry Set up

    There is no need to shock regularly with any kind of pool. Generally, you are less likely to need to shock with a SWG than without.
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    Re: Pool Chemistry Set up

    Great! Thank you for this resource. I have found "trouble free pools" to be vital to my research on how to successfully launch a pool.
    Pool: 16x48 intex ultra frame AGP 5061 gal
    Equipment: Intex 1200 gph 1/4 hp zeo sand filter pump combo w/ Intex SWG
    Location: Southeast WI
    Test Kit: Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 Most if not all readings. Sometimes I utilize test strips. I disclose test strip use on test result postings.

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