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    Newbie :)

    Hello All, My name is Ashlee.

    After 2 years of trying to wing it myself, having 2 years of a filthy pool at end of season, trusting the pool store/hth instruction, spending loads of money on necessary chemicals, and testing with only lousy test strips... I have decided to start anew with a new Intex pool & educate myself before making the same mistakes again.

    So glad I found this forum! There is tons of useful information & I am learning so much!

    Does anyone know if there is some sort of an Intex type pool start up page or something? Something that will tell me the initial chemicals I should be adding to my pool for the first time upon fill? To get the Chlorine & Stabilizer up etc. I have only the 3 way test kit for now (will have the 6 way soon). So I am mostly looking for generic fill info that will get me by a week or two until my 6 way test kit arrives.

    Thanks for any pointing in the right direction.
    3,754 gallons of water at 80% capacity, AG Inflatable Intex Pool, Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump 120 volt with 3,785 L/ph flow rate (1,000 gph), Intex Filter Cartridge Type A, Brand new not yet set up pool

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    Re: Newbie :)

    thanks again richard. when it says calculate with pool cal. to get your chlorine to 6ppm how will i know once i have added the chlorine and test the water when my test tube goes up to 3.0 for chlorine? am i missing something?
    3,754 gallons of water at 80% capacity, AG Inflatable Intex Pool, Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump 120 volt with 3,785 L/ph flow rate (1,000 gph), Intex Filter Cartridge Type A, Brand new not yet set up pool

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    Re: Newbie :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Makibree'sMommy
    thanks again richard. when it says calculate with pool cal. to get your chlorine to 6ppm how will i know once i have added the chlorine and test the water when my test tube goes up to 3.0 for chlorine? am i missing something?
    You are somewhat hindered by the test kit situation in Canuckistan. I'm not sure what to tell you there.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Newbie :)

    You can get yourself a Taylor K-2006 here:

    http://piscines-apollo.com/cubecart/tes ... -2006.html

    Unfortunately, it costs more there. You also cannot get a TF-100 there. That place is pretty much your only option that I know of.

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    Re: Newbie :)

    thanks
    3,754 gallons of water at 80% capacity, AG Inflatable Intex Pool, Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump 120 volt with 3,785 L/ph flow rate (1,000 gph), Intex Filter Cartridge Type A, Brand new not yet set up pool

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    Re: Newbie :)

    anyone know what the speedstir option means and if i need it when purchasing?
    3,754 gallons of water at 80% capacity, AG Inflatable Intex Pool, Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump 120 volt with 3,785 L/ph flow rate (1,000 gph), Intex Filter Cartridge Type A, Brand new not yet set up pool

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    Re: Newbie :)

    Speedster is a base unit and a magnetic capsule you drop in the test tube. When you put the test tube on top of the base, it stirs it automagically. It works better than swirling between drops.
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    Re: Newbie :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Makibree'sMommy
    anyone know what the speedstir option means and if i need it when purchasing?
    The speedstir is the coolest thing for testing water. No one who has one regrets it. Skip to 44 seconds.
    [youtube:2p8wjz3d]CyN5rS-WKSc[/youtube:2p8wjz3d]
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Newbie :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Quote Originally Posted by Makibree'sMommy
    anyone know what the speedstir option means and if i need it when purchasing?
    The speedstir is the coolest thing for testing water. No one who has one regrets it. Skip to 44 seconds.
    [youtube:r0cuzmum]CyN5rS-WKSc[/youtube:r0cuzmum]
    You got that right Richard! Absolutely love it.
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