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    What now?

    Hi,
    Im pretending fill the pool (12x30 frame intex) this saturday.
    So I have the HTH test kit from walmart (im pretending to buy the TF100 online) bleach, baking soda and borax.
    So whats the first thing after filled? Test and add the bleach?
    Thank you

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    Re: What now?

    Test everything except CYA (which will be zero). Most of what comes next depends on those test results.

    In any case, add 2 ppm of chlorine after the sun is off the pool for the evening.
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    Re: What now?

    Thank you very much
    To be clear to me: I put the water and the next step is add bleach or test the water?
    that confusing me
    Than you again

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    Re: What now?

    Skip the baking soda for now, and maybe the borax, many people never need either one, but need acid instead. Also you will need to add some stabilizer. With a small seasonal pool like you have, this can either be done by buying stabilizer, and adding a measured amount, or buy buying stabilized chlorine, for your size pool I would suggest a 1 pound bag powdered dichlor, over a couple of weeks, starting with about 3 table spoons on day one then switch to 1 or 2 table spoons per day as determined by your testing (week one target 2-3 ppm FC, after that target 4-5 ppm FC), then switch to using bleach.

    Ike

    made correction above assuming you have the 12x30 metal frame, I initially used the numbers for a 12x30 easy set which holds less water
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    Re: What now?

    Hi,Thank for the reply but Im still confusing with the basic beginning. I fill the pool and then what first: test the water or add bleach?
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    Re: What now?

    You can test the water before you add bleach, if you start off with bleach you will want to add a measured amount of CYA stabilizer to get to a target level of 40 ppm which would be 9.2 ounces by weight of pure CYA powdered stabilizer. Alternatively you could follow the method I outlined above using 1 pound of dichlor stabilized chlorine as a alternative to the bleach for the first couple of weeks until it runs out. In your size pool 1 pound of dichlor will raise your CYA to about 36 ppm, and raise your chlorine by about 40 ppm, hence the reason to add it a little at a time and let the sunlight burn off the chlorine.

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    Re: What now?

    Hi
    So I have the :
    -houshold bleach,
    -and I also have Super Shock Quick 20
    -and Kem-Tek and Kem-Tek All In One Chlorinating Granules are 99% Sodium Dichloro-s- Triazinetrione-Dihydrate
    -Kem-Tek Chlorinating Tablets 1-Inch with the float dispenser.

    So After I fill the pool, run the filter for 6 hs, test the water and the I must add the bleach or you think is better to shock with the kem tek product?

    Thank you for your pattience.



    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    You can test the water before you add bleach, if you start off with bleach you will want to add a measured amount of CYA stabilizer to get to a target level of 40 ppm which would be 9.2 ounces by weight of pure CYA powdered stabilizer. Alternatively you could follow the method I outlined above using 1 pound of dichlor stabilized chlorine as a alternative to the bleach for the first couple of weeks until it runs out. In your size pool 1 pound of dichlor will raise your CYA to about 36 ppm, and raise your chlorine by about 40 ppm, hence the reason to add it a little at a time and let the sunlight burn off the chlorine.

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    Re: What now?

    Since you already have it on hand, I would use the dichlor then switch to bleach method using the " Kem-Tek and Kem-Tek All In One Chlorinating Granules are 99% Sodium Dichloro-s- Triazinetrione-Dihydrate" assuming you have a kitchen or postage scale that you could weigh out 18 ounces (if you are going to get the TF-100), then slowly add that over a couple of weeks give or take while maintaining your desired FC level, this would raise your CYA to an even 40 ppm, this would give you a target FC level to maintain of 5 ppm, and a minimum FC of 3 ppm. If you are going to try to manage with the HTH kit, I would probably suggest 16 ounces of Dichlor which would give you a CYA level of 35 ppm, and a target FC of 4.5 ppm, since I think the color comparitor on the HTH kit only goes up to 4.5 ppm.

    You should be aware though that Dichlor is acidic and will have some effect on your pH for the first couple of weeks while you are using it, this may require the addition or Borax or Washing Soda to increase the pH, but this does depend on your local conditions, personally I prefer Washing Soda to Borax for pH adjustment.
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