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    New Pool Chemicals??

    Hello everyone,

    Perhaps this question is listed elsewhere, sorry if I missed it.

    I have a new pool just filling up as we speak and almost to correct level.

    My question is: What chemicals should I put in a new pool? I will be ordering the recommended test kit today, so I have no way of checking the pool currently.

    Any responses will be welcome and very much appreciated.
    Carl in Arizona
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    Re: New Pool Chemicals??

    Spend some time reading pool school and familarize yourself with what we recommend and what they do. Get some chlorine in there soon as it fills---------(bleach).
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    Re: New Pool Chemicals??

    Add enough bleach to get about 2 ppm FC in there each evening until you have some CYA in it. Then start dosing for the amount of CYA you targeted. You also need to test the pH and adjust it if it's way off. Do you have a pH test?
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    Re: New Pool Chemicals??

    Thanks for the answers!

    I cannot test until my test kit arrives. I ordered it today. Went outside and found a new problem. 3 of the cement blocks that I used for the footings on my Intex ultra frame supports Broke in half! I used cement wall "caps" that are 16" long and seemed to be the perfect size.

    I suppose I will need to try to jack up the supports and replace the blocks. Any one familiar with that process?
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    Re: New Pool Chemicals??

    There's a couple of threads here where people have jacked up the legs and replaced the pads. You most likely had cinder block pads. One of the others had cinder block pads and they broke. They replaced them with concrete pads.
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    Re: New Pool Chemicals??

    Yep, cartridge filters are tall, sand filters are round. They don't really make short cartridge filters, as far as I know. You can see some here I don't know if sand filters are shorter, but they are fatter. You can see some here.
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    Re: New Pool Chemicals??

    Those cinder cap blocks are fragile. You need the concrete pavers. I know my HomeDepot stocks them in the garden section. They are a much stronger block.
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