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Thread: Adding water for the first time.

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    Nashville, TN

    Adding water for the first time.

    Hopefully the liner will be installed this weekend and we can start adding water. We are filling off the house/ city water so it shouldn't have any crazy issues. I did a simple test on the tap water to see where it was at and how to use the TF-100 kit. What should I be looking for to get started? We have a SWG but think I will start with bleach to get it dialed on first, does this sound right?

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    Re: Adding water for the first time.

    Sounds perfect!

    You know you'll need bleach and CYA. You might need baking soda, or borax, or acid. The test will have given you a hint. Once it's circulating, test again, and start balancing. Once it's going well, raise CYA, add salt, and fire off the SWG.

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