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    new to all the chemicals and such

    OK this comment is probably going to make all you seasoned pool people cringe, however here goes.
    I am just a simple intex (bubble) pool user and have had one for a few years now. I have never used anything other than shock and the chlorine tablets in my pool and yes, if I get lax putting in the shock it gets all green and yucky and takes a while to clear up. My pool is normally pretty easy to keep clear till the end of the season when it starts getting colder and leaves are falling in. Mostly I have trouble when its rainy for a long while as it has been NOW for a couple days! I know I need to go and buy the test kit and do it all the right way but right now I need a quick fix as the pool is turning green. I cannot find any place on here that just says HOW MUCH bleach do I put in my pool? Going out now to re-pump up top bubble ring and start filter. Got only a small amount of bleach on hand so just going to dump that in!
    Index 18 x 48 easy set pool. Hayward sand filter 1/2 hp. Keepin it simple!

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    Smykowski's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: new to all the chemicals and such

    We really don't have a "quick fix" and there's no substitute for knowledge and understanding. Have you seen Pool School yet (upper right corner of every page)? will help you with dosages. There's an instruction article in Pool School.
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
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    msgtdan's Avatar
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    Jul 2011
    SW MO

    Re: new to all the chemicals and such

    And how much bleach depends on where your CYA level is at and whether it is routine addition or the shock process. All explained in pool school. We can't begin to help until we know where you are starting.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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