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    Jun 2014
    Dallas, Texas

    New Intex pool owner

    We are first time owners of an Intex, 12'X30" pop-up pool for the 'grands' to play in. I have read that household bleach is good to use to keep in clean. How often should I use liquid bleach? Will 3/4 of a cup be sufficient for approximately 1400-1500 gallons of water? (one place says 1440, one says 1485) Should I only put it in in the evening? And…one more thing…how long do they have to wait to get in after the bleach is added? (PLEASE say it's not too long…they are READY! lol) I have, contrary to popular belief, read the book, however, I am just concerned I will do something wrong. Thank you for all your help.

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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: New Intex pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    You need to learn to use PoolMath to tell you how much bleach to add. You also need to maintain the pH in the 7s and you need to get some stabilizer in the water to protect the FC from the sun.

    You should only need to add about 3/4 cups each day, but ideally you test and add as needed.

    Check this page out in Pool School:

    Forgot the most important question, you can swim about 30 minutes after adding the bleach.
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    Dec 2013
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    Re: New Intex pool owner

    Welcome Read Pool School, if anything its an interesting read.... Enjoy your pool with your grandkids...
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