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    Getting started???

    I have been lurking your site for about a year now. We are having our pool installed in about a week. I have decided I want to give the BBB method a go. I have read over several post and notes and there is one thing I have not seen or I have missed it. In what order when starting do you add what. Example, Stabilizer first? PH corrected first. I thought I remember reading a specific order in which o start. I am sure I will have more questions. Thank you in advance for your help!
    Pool Size: 24' Lomart Whispering Wind II 13000 gallons
    Pool Type: Aboveground
    Pump:Hayward 1 1/2 HP Power Flo Matrix 2 Speed
    Filter: Hayward S230T 250lb Sand Filter

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    Re: Getting started???

    Welcome to the forum.

    No particular order other than a test kit should be first. You have no idea what to add, if anything until you test the water.
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    Re: Getting started???

    Welcome!

    It will depend on the instructions the your pool builder gives you. Are they starting the dig in a week or it will be done in a week?

    Since you are going with Diamond Brite, you will follow their startup instructions based on your test results. Just like Dave said, have one of the recommended test kits on the ready.

    Here is an example of the startup order that Diamond Brite requires to maintain your warranty:

    http://sgm.cc/html/fill_and_balancing.html
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    Chlorine/CYA Chart----Extended Test Kit Directions----SLAM

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    Re: Getting started???

    Actually my signature did not save properly. I am not so lucky to be getting an inground it is a 24' above ground. I did order the Taylor k2006 kit and will post my readings once it gets installed next Friday. Thanks
    Pool Size: 24' Lomart Whispering Wind II 13000 gallons
    Pool Type: Aboveground
    Pump:Hayward 1 1/2 HP Power Flo Matrix 2 Speed
    Filter: Hayward S230T 250lb Sand Filter

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    Re: Getting started???

    Test your fill water ... that will give you a good idea what you will be starting with. Although note that your CYA will be zero, so you will certainly need to add that and chlorine.
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    Re: Getting started???

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenfan1969 View Post
    Actually my signature did not save properly. I am not so lucky to be getting an inground it is a 24' above ground. I did order the Taylor k2006 kit and will post my readings once it gets installed next Friday. Thanks
    You will still have a great pool experience in the 24ft above ground pool. Sorry you couldn't get the inground. I wasn't so lucky either. lol

    As other's have noted, check the water and see how it looks and go from there. If your pH is high, bring it down and then add your CYA and then some chlorine.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Getting started???

    Once it is installed and filled the water will warm up and you will be enjoying that pool. Please post some pictures.

    Gerry
    27' x 54" AG Salt Water Pool Installed 2014, Hayward 23" Sand Filter, 1 HP 2-Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump, AQ-TROL SWG, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Getting started???

    First, get some baseline numbers by testing your water. When I started up last year, I used the guide on here for temporary pools (which is in pool school but I can't seem to find it right now) and I used the bags of "shock" which was dichlor. The guide told me how much to use based on how many gallons my pool was and I added so much every day which instantly gives you chlorination (most important first thing) and brought my cya up to goal. Then I used 8% bleach. In the next few weeks, I focused on bringing my TA down gradually to goal by using a ton it seemed of muriatic acid and keeping my pH around 7. (Also a pool school lesson).

    I checked my pool every day for TC and pH and never had a single problem all summer. Opened up last weekend to a clear pool. 😊😊😊


    June 2013 24 x 52 Sharkline Heritage AGP (13,500 gal), 2 speed 1 hp pump, 150 lb filter(?), TF-100 test kit
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