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    New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    I have a Intex Ultra frame 16x48
    I just added the SWG and sand filter last night.
    I added two 40 lb bags of salt last night.
    Here are my results this evening and the alterations I have made:

    FC 4
    CC .5
    PH 7.2
    TA 110
    CH 40
    CYA 30
    Salt 2400

    I added 20 oz of stabilizer to bring up CYA some more.
    I added around 25-30 lb of salt to get over 3000.
    I an aerating now to bring PH up so I can lower TA with acid.
    I am going to let the rest of the salt dissolve tonight and turn on the SWG tomorrow night.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Daniel
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    Re: New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    Welcome to tfp, oldtoyboyd

    How does your water look?

    Your plan sounds good!
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    Re: New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    Very good plan. I would leave pH and TA right where they are. pH will likely drift up a little on it's own and TA is fine (it will slowly lower on it's own, as well)

    Nice work
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    Re: New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    , and Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    Hi, Daniel, and welcome to the forum

    Very nice first post, you have a great handle on things.......and love your sig
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    Re: New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    I have had the pool setup since Memorial Day.
    I just got the sand and SWG in the day my cartridge filter plugged up.
    My PH this morning was 7.5
    Here are some pics of it:


    Here are some pics of the water:

    Intex Ultra 16'x48" Round AGP-5000 gallons
    Intex Krystal Clear 2650 GPH SWG & 16" Sand Filter
    Intex LED Light
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    Re: New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Hi, Daniel, and welcome to the forum

    Very nice first post, you have a great handle on things.......and love your sig
    I have been lurking for a while, gave me plenty of time to get a good sig before I posted.
    Thanks,
    Daniel
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    Intex Krystal Clear 2650 GPH SWG & 16" Sand Filter
    Intex LED Light
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    Re: New pool owner, give me your suggestions

    I tested this afternoon:
    FC 4.5
    CC <.5
    PH 7.5
    TA 110
    CH 40
    CYA 60
    Salt 3200

    I think I will turn the SWG on tonight.
    I got a thru wall skimmer that I am going to add and hard plumb it to.
    Have to see how time goes this weekend.
    Intex Ultra 16'x48" Round AGP-5000 gallons
    Intex Krystal Clear 2650 GPH SWG & 16" Sand Filter
    Intex LED Light
    TFTestKit-100---Pool School---Pool Calculator

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