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    Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Hello TFP!
    Without this site, my pool would still be boxed in the garage. I spent last week leveling my spot, yesterday buried concrete pavers for the legs, and she went up in a snap. It is currently filling and I am on my way to Wally World for my chemicals. I have a SWG waiting, and upon everyone's recommendation I returned the 1600 sand filter for the 2650 which will not be here until next week! So right now I have the stock filter hooked up, no SWG. So basically today and I am going to add bleach the get my FC up, 120 lbs of salt, and stabilizer. I am tapped this week so I am using my Walmart gift card to pick up a 5-way test until I get get TF-100. Is there anything else I am missing for today? Thanks again for all the great advice.
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
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    Located in Boston, MA

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    I did not see a case of beer on the list !!

    All kidding aside looks like a plan to me. Keep us posted on how things are going. You are fine with your plan.


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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Thanks Jeff, beer on ice since yesterday afternoon!
    Is it safe to swim tomorrow if tests look good?
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Swim away. Enjoy !!


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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    I just got back from Wally. Got 120 lbs Morton salt, 8.25% bleach, HTH 6-way test kit, and HTH 3 in 1 salt startup (stabilizer) is there any specific order for these? Thanks again
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
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    Located in Boston, MA

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Put your stabilizer in a sock and hang over the return, check the pH and add your chlorine.

    Don't forget to post pics!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Thanks all! Just took some pics will post soon!
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System
    Located in Boston, MA

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    What's in the 3 in 1 startup other than stabilizer?
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
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    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Hey GC-
    Says water softener, stabilizer, and metals controller. It is HTH 3 in 1 startup for saltwater pools. I have been adding a pound in the sock. I will do a pound a day. Salt and bleach have been added. PH was 7.2, FC was 2. Gonna test again and add more bleach. First swim was awesome, pics to follow.
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System
    Located in Boston, MA

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    And yes GC, I am still heartbroken over the B's
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System
    Located in Boston, MA

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    That "HTH 3 in 1 salt startup" is not what is traditionally called stabilizer, and I would stop using it. Stabilizer/conditioner should list something close to 100% cyanuric acid on the label.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Thanks linen,
    This stuff is 79% cya....bad stuff? I only put 16oz in. Will test cya in the morning. I could not seem to find-anything else at Walmart. Everything seemed to be labeled shock. Used pool calculator and got FC to 5 with bleach, PH 7.2....added120 lbs salt, will test that in the a.m. as well. First swim was awesome, the 3 year old was in heaven. Took pics but says there to large. Going to email them to myself and post. Thanks again TFP!
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System
    Located in Boston, MA

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Yeah don't know what happened to the Bruins for them 17 seconds!!

    The reason I asked about the 3 in 1 was for the exact reasons linen stated. You don't need softener or metal control. Get straight pool stabilizer.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    You're probably close on you salt. If I recall your SWG recommends 2200 ppm??? I would let it dissolve 24 hours and turn on the SWG. She'll let you know if she's happy. Try to find stabilizer and don't add any more 3 in 1.
    GO HABS GO!!

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    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyT
    This stuff is 79% cya....bad stuff?
    The 79% is fine, but the other stuff is not needed. Neither probably hurts...one is a phosphate and the other is a clarifier/flocculant, both of which are not recommended on here afaik.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Thanks gents, will not add another sock. Will go to the dreaded pool store and pick up some straight stabilizer....and the salt i thought i read to shoot for 3k ppm.....Thanks agin!
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
    2500gph Intex sand filter
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System
    Located in Boston, MA

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    You might be right on the salt. I was only going from memory. Or lack thereof!!
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Intex 15x48 almost full! Ready to stabilize.

    Intex has 3000 in their documentation. I tend to run mine (I have an intex) at about 3300-3500 at the beginning of the season.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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