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    Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    This is the first time we have bought a intex pool, it's only about 3Feet deep. The filtration system is a 637R. Sorry if my questions seems dumb, but how long am I suppose to run the filtration system especially for the first time? Thank you in advance!
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    The right answer is long enough to keep the water clean enough for your liking. But if we knew the size of your pool, we could suggest a starting point.

    What size intex pool do you have?
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Thank you for your quick response. It's only a 10x30. I researched it, and what I came up with was 4-6hrs, but now since it's raining over here, should I let it run longer before the next use of the pool? Like I said this is my first time having a pool with a pump and chemicals. Thank you again The actual model number is 637r.
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Rain actually shouldn't hurt the water too bad, just make sure you always keep enough Chlorine in it.
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    I put a huge chlorine puck in it last night, I had to cut it up so it would fit in the tiny container that I bought for the pool, I assume that I will have to redo the chlorine once the weather gets better or do I have to keep constantly putting it in until the rain stops?
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Are you planning on using Trichlor pucks to chlorinate?
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Yes, I bought a little tub of them last night? Do you suggest something else?
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Yes, read pool school, there's a button in the top right of every web page here.
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Thank you, I will take a look. I appreciate all the help
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    I'm using the stick to dip, I hate it. What do you suggest I buy? Also, I can't seem to get the pools chemistry to balance at all, it could be the **** sticks that Im using, but the readings are all over the place. UGH
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Test strips are worthless. See the link in my signature for the test kits we recommend ... the FAS-DPD chlorine test is the key.
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Thank you, but those test cost more than my sons pool...lol. I know that Ocean State has a test kit like that for $14.00, I'll try that, I know it's probably not going to give me the best result because of the price, but, I can't afford 70-90 bucks just for a 10x30 pool that cost $45.00..lol Although I would save on the water bill, I don't want to keep dumping out the water either. UGHHH
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    If you don't want to spend much money, and since your pool is very small in volume, I would look at getting a 2-way drop based test. Most stores have them for under 10 bucks. It has a drop based Total chlorine test and the ph test all on one fixture. That test will get you by if you follow this pool school article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ary_pool_guide

    Then if the pool does get out of control, I would dump it and start over.
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    Ah, missed the size of the pool

    The 6-way HTH from Walmart would get you almost everything ... but again with the size of the pool, not sure how important it is to be testing CH.
    pH, TA, FC, and CYA are still pretty important.

    Or just test for pH and TC and try to track the CYA based on what you add. IF the pool heads downhill ... just start over.
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    Re: Fist Intex pool, just a question?

    It's ok, thank you, I seen one of those test kits, I'll pick one up. Like I said, it's small, but I really don't want to be dumping water every other day, it may be small, but the water bill does add up. I appreciate this thank you. Once our weather gets better, I'll just start all over, I may be better off since there is pollen galore and the weather has been either raining or cool, sunny and windy!
    Maria

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