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    First readings new easyset

    Hello all,
    12x30 Easyset filled today with city water. Tested TC and PH and tried the TA test (I didn't add enough agent).
    TC was 0, the water was clear
    PH was 7.5

    I tried the TA test but got to 12 drops (was dark pink) and stopped. Didn't read here first so I'll have to retest this one.

    Intex website shows the pool to have 1485 gallons?

    Thank you in advance
    AG EasySet 12x30 1438? gal
    Standard equipment A type filter
    Pool build 6/22/2014?

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    Re: First readings new easyset

    If you have a chance, add 2 ppm of chlorine this evening, and each evening until 24 hours after you start adding CYA.

    Your PH is fine.

    You need to add CYA. I would raise CYA into the 30 to 50 range.
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    Re: First readings new easyset

    Don't worry about TA. You need to get some bleach in the pool asap. Pour in a cup of regular household bleach (no fragrance, no "splash less", just original bleach). Then read the article on Temporary Pools in Pool School: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...emporary-pools

    Post back with questions after you've read that Pool School article. But get some bleach in it for now, and for now you could likely put in 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening to limp through until you have had time to read up on it. I'm short on time right now, but there is tons of info on this site for pool care for one like yours. Happy Swimming!
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    Re: First readings new easyset

    Added ~12 oz of liquid bleach slowly this morning with the pump running. Ordered CYA on Amazon, will be here in two days. I'll add 19 oz of liquid stabilizer when it arrives. I'll test chlorine daily starting tonight when the sun drops. This pool is only in the sun from say morning till about 1pm then shade rest of the day. Anything else I'm missing? According to the pool calc I'm using say 1400 gal, can someone double check my notes and verify I'm using that calculator correctly? Thanks in advance!

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    Two last questions.
    1. How soon can the family start swimming? Do I have to wait till the CYA arrives and the chlorine level is up? It was at zero chlorine last night.
    2. When adding chlorine is it ok to add with the solar cover on? I pulled it back and poured the bleach in slowly while the pump was running then closed the cover.
    AG EasySet 12x30 1438? gal
    Standard equipment A type filter
    Pool build 6/22/2014?

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    How soon till ready for swimmers?

    12x30 easyset filled yesterday. 12oz of bleach added this morning with the pump running.

    The readings off the T1000 were as followsT
    The chlorine was at zero, water was clear.
    The PH was 7.5

    I've ordered liquid CYA from Amazon that will be here in two days.

    Do I have to wait till the chlorine reaches the correct level before we can jump in? I figured it's like a big kiddie pool, and you just fill and jump in... no?
    AG EasySet 12x30 1438? gal
    Standard equipment A type filter
    Pool build 6/22/2014?

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    Re: How soon till ready for swimmers?

    You should add 2ppm of FC and swim.
    Why not just buy solid CYA locally? It would have been dissolved by the time your liquid shows up.
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    Re: How soon till ready for swimmers?

    It should only take about 30 minutes for teh chlorine to register. on the test If it still reads 0, you need to bring it up to 2 ppm.
    Also make sure your PH is in range and then jump in!
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    Re: First readings new easyset

    1400gal is the correct ballpark for that size pool, it depends on your actual water level.

    Test and dose 2-3ppm chlorine nightly.

    1) You can swim once it's filled, it's the same water you shower / take a bath in. However, you must add bleach to ensure it remains sanitary.
    2) I'm not sure. Someone else will answer this question.

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    Re: How soon till ready for swimmers?

    Please keep related questions to the same thread - you have another thread in which you asked a similar question.

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    Re: First readings new easyset

    I add bleach with the solar cover on. Enjoy your pool! Nothing like it with little kids!
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    Re: First readings new easyset

    I merged your 2 threads that were basically the same. Please do not ask similar questions in multiple places. Thanks, jblizzle
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