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    Opening/filling new water questions

    We have been filling our pool the last few days and its almost full just a few inches to go. I recently ordered the TF100 test kit so we can use the BBB method, but it won't be here until Friday. So my question is shoulder go ahead and turn on the pump and filter this week while waiting for the test kit to get here? Should I put in any bleach to keep the water from turning while we wait? It's still pretty clear, these to end is slightly green, I just don't want a mess before Friday. Thanks!




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    Re: Opening/filling new water questions

    but it won't be here until Friday
    You must live on the West Coast.

    (EDIT) Parroting what woody says below, add 1 small jug of bleach each evening until your kit gets in if you can't measure 3-5 ppm.

    Calculate the CYA dose and put it in.

    Run your pump and filter 24/7.

    If you see green in your pool, you will need to shock but wait 'til the kit gets in
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    Re: Opening/filling new water questions

    Definitely get enough chlorine in there to get to 3-5 ppm and circulate asap. I'd also put neough CYa in there to take it to 30 ppm to start and it should be pretty well dissolved by Friday. You can always have a pool store test your fill water for PH levels.........ONLY!.........till then and get it adjusted in range if needed.
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    Re: Opening/filling new water questions

    Yes I'm in NJ, FedEx says Friday, I'm hoping it will arrive sooner thank you both! I'll put in bleach and CYA tonight and start the pump. Can I get the CYA they sell at Walmart? Or should I just go to the pool store?
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    Re: Opening/filling new water questions

    Walmart CYA is good stuff--finer grained and dissolves easier than some I've seen.
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    Re: Opening/filling new water questions

    Awesome thanks!
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    Re: Opening/filling new water questions

    Can I ask one more question? Our filter and pump are new this year, my husband finished hooking everything up yesterday ( we got them on Craigslist, they are a few years old). Do we need to run the filter on backwash first? Thanks again
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    Re: Opening/filling new water questions

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    but it won't be here until Friday
    You must live on the West Coast.

    I just re-read this lol I'm on the East Coast, I ordered my kit from poolsupplyworld.com which had it shipping from CA.
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