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    New Pool - Starting with BBB

    Our pool was just installed and filled. Here are my measurements with the TF100

    FC: 1
    pH: 8.2
    TA: 40
    CH: 110
    CYA: 0 (poured it to the top and could still see the dot - water was clear)

    According to the Pool Calculator I should add 71oz of the 8.25% strength bleach I have and 84oz of the powder stabilizer. Does all this sound on track? Any other recommendations?
    18'x33'x52" (15,700gal) AGP. Buried 18"
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    pH to 7.8 or lower.
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    After the pump runs for 30 minutes after adjusting your pH, add some chlorine and then hang enough CYA (Conditioner) in an old sock in front of the return fitting (way from wall) to get you to 30-40PPM. It may take a couple days to dissolve the CYA.
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    Thanks for the replies!

    I've got the stabilizer in a sock in front of the skimmer now and about 1/2 the bleach added. I thought I read where you need to break up adding bleach into a couple doses.

    I'll read on Pool School about lowering the pH. I had the bleach and stabilizer on hand but that was it.
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    NOPE... adding all the bleach in front of the return in one pour is fine. I think a practical limit of one jug at a time; then do the next one if you need to.

    I like to pour it in a stream less than a pencil in diameter so it mixes well with the water.
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    Ah-ha! Good to know. Sometimes it might be a hassle to split it up.
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    We recommend breaking up muriatic acid into 32 ounce doses at a time generally.
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    After I add the MA how long should we wait before anyone enters the pool?
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    30 minutes to an hour should be fine.
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    Re: New Pool - Starting with BBB

    Thank you!
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