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    New Pool....have questions

    Hi...just set up a new Intex ultra frame pool 16x48....have read through pool school and need to add stabilizer to raise the CYA...so I think I need a wall mounted skimmer basket to add the stabilizer? also, I am considering buying a Krystal Clear saltwater system. Feedback on this?
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    You can hang the sock in front of a return with a pole and string.
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    Thank you!
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    Like this, somehow. It doesn't even have to be pretty.

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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    kim, tie it with a cord to you intex frame in front of the return. thats how I do mine. and squeeze it everytime you see it, it will dissolve much faster. the faster you get your CYA, the better.
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    okay done...any opinions on the SWG?
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    okay now that the stabilizer is entering the pool via the sock...go ahead and add bleach this evening...tested Zero chlorine ..PH 7.2. I know I need to add bleach, just not sure when?
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim1965 View Post
    okay now that the stabilizer is entering the pool via the sock...go ahead and add bleach this evening...tested Zero chlorine ..PH 7.2. I know I need to add bleach, just not sure when?
    now. add it right now. you dont have to wait for stabilizer to dissolve, and in fact if you do, then you will have green water as it can take up to a week. Go out right now and add your bleach. tomorrow at same time, test and add bleach as calculated by pool calc. keep your FC at 3 ppm or more.

    until your stabilizer dissolves to where you can test, put in 0 for CYA. BTW, your pool is 6000 gallons.

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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    until your stabilizer dissolves to where you can test, put in 0 for CYA.
    Actually, we assume the CYA is in your pool and active as soon as you put it in. So the value you should use for CYA is whatever you calculated it would ultimately be.
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    It tells me to not change the filter for a week after I start adding the stabilizer. The cotton fluff is really clogging the filter...should I change it or leave it be?
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    The cotton fluff is really clogging the filter...should I change it or leave it be?
    Since you have tied your CYA off with a sock, it is fine to backwash. Has your psi gone up 25% or more from it's clean pressure?
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    Re: New Pool....have questions

    I apologize in advance...the pump doesn't have a gauge? we just have the type A filters to change?
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    Still OK to clean the filters. Go for it!
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