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    New to Pools in Wisconsin

    Been reading on the boards for a few weeks now.

    Just purchased a house with an 35,000 Gallon IG Vinyl pool.
    I never wanted a pool ,but it came with the house, so I'll learn to take care of it.

    Haven't received the test kit I ordered yet, but this should be a new experience.

    I saw the BOGO chlorine deal at Menards and picked up 7 cases.
    Not sure if that is enough for our pool season here, or If I should buy more.
    Haven't found a way to estimate annual chlorine usage yet and I probably won't be able to until I have a solid water measurement.

    I'll be seeing you all around.
    Milwaukee WI, USA
    35K gal IG vinyl, 1.0 HP Haywood pump
    Sta-Rite Cristal-Flo T-240BP-1 Sand Filter
    Polaris 380

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    Re: New to Pools in Wisconsin

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: New to Pools in Wisconsin

    Thykon:

    Welcome to TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by Thykon
    I saw the BOGO chlorine deal at Menards and picked up 7 cases. Not sure if that is enough for our pool season here, or If I should buy more.
    That's the time to stock up - when it's on sale. As for whether it's enough for the season, it depends on how many oz. are in a case, what the chlorine strength is, and whether you need to shock the pool during the season.

    If you haven't opened the pool yet, I would do that soon - this weekend, if possible. While waiting for your test kit, clean out as much stuff from the pool as possible. Then run a series of tests once you get your test kit.
    Gold Supporter, TFP Lifetime Supporter, 26,680 gal Plaster IGP 3.5 - 10' depth / Attached Waterfall Spa, Manually Chlorinated, Triton Sand Filter, 1.5 HP * 1.1 SF = 1.65 SFHP 1-speed Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 Pump, 400K BTU NG Teledyne Laars Series One Heater, Polaris 360, Test Kit Comparison, Chlorine/CYA Chart, SLAMing Your Pool, OCLT
    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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