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    Total Newb, our 1st pool and its new construction (Jan 2013). So far everything is running smooth. Except My husband says that i have to wait 1 hour or more between adding different chemical like M.Acid, Chlorine, Stabilizer or Phos-free. Automatic pump runs at about 8 hours and starts 11 am so that's when I add any chemicals, usually on the deep end close to the returns. So my question is...

    I know not to mix them and then add Do I have to wait between adding chlorine, acid and if so how long? Thanks
    2013 11k gal freeform, in-ground, Gunite
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    Re: waiting

    We recommend waiting about thirty minutes with pump running before adding another chem.

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    Re: waiting

    Chlorine and acid are the only two things most of us add on a regular basis, we generally feel Phos-Free is a waste of money as it is not needed in a well balanced pool, and stabilizer generally only needs to be adjusted a couple of times per year at most, it also is very slow to dissolve and we suggest hanging it in a sock in front of a return to keep it from damaging the pool surfaces since it is very acidic.

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    Re: waiting

    Welcome to tfp, Thatgirl71

    Butterfly and Isaac-1 gave you good advice...there really is no need for phos-free in a properly chlorinated pool unless your wallet/purse is too heavy
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    Re: waiting

    Thank you Butterfly Issac & linen...our builder also told us not to worry about the phosphorus but went they test it at the pool supply the girl kinda scared us, she said "your pool can turn green any day" so we bought it our phos was 700 TC & FC were 5.0...the salt level was 2700 and we letting it run low to make sure that the cell was reading correctly. And if flashed yesterday so I added salt and I will be adding stabilizer (40) today.
    2013 11k gal freeform, in-ground, Gunite
    Hayward VS Ecostar pump,
    Hayward SWG, DE filter

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    Re: waiting

    Staying out of the pool store permanently and learning to manage your own pool is a tenant of what we teach. The pool store info is just too bogus too often.
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