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Thread: New Pool Startup

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    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    sandwich, il

    New Pool Startup

    I just finished filling my new pool. Is there a thread here that explains the steps in order of what to do to begin your water maintenance? Do I put in the salt first?

    14000 gallons
    Above ground pool - Intex 16ft x 32ft x 52 inches
    saltwater system pump model CS20110
    Brand new pool

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: New Pool Startup

    Welcome to TFP!

    You can put salt in any time. Give the salt 24 hours to mix in before turning on the SWG.

    For this evening, adjust the PH to between 7.2 and 7.8, then add 2 ppm of chlorine.

    Then in either order, raise CYA to around 50 to start, adjust TA if needed. In a week test CYA and adjust to the 70 to 80 range.
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