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    First fill up!

    Hey all. Been lurking around for a month reading and gathering as much info as possible for my first pool. I purchased an Intex 18' x 48" easy set pool. Rented a sod cutter and removed all the grass, then leveled with sand, and compacted. I was only 1.25" off so it was not to bad, one weekend and a case of beer! I'm using the stock filter with a SWG. I purchased the TF 100 kit and my question is should I test the water before adding the salt and running the generator or after. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Re: First fill up!

    Test the water before adding salt. I made the mistake of not testing and assuming my salt was zero. Ended up adding too much salt and my only option is to drain 1/4 of the water and re-fill. Test before.
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    Re: First fill up!

    Cool, it is about 3/4 of the way full, can I test now or wait till its full?
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    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
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    Re: First fill up!

    Well here are the results :
    FC - .25
    CC - .1
    TA - 100
    PH - 7.2

    Any recommendations before I add the salt?
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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    Re: First fill up!

    Those FC and CC numbers make no sense. What are you multiplying by?
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    Re: First fill up!

    Sorry,

    FC - 2.5
    CC - 1


    Accidentally multiplied times .05 instead of .5
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    Re: First fill up!

    You can add salt whenever you want and let circulate a day before turning SWG.

    You also need to get the CYA up to around 70ppm and should maintain the FC level with bleach until the SWG is running.
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    Re: First fill up!

    So just add 60oz of liquid stabilizer? I was just at Walmart and they had Pool Basics Liquid stabilizer and conditioner, will this work? Or should I just get the powder form? Of course I am trying to use the pool tomorrow.
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
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    Re: First fill up!

    any suggestions?
    9000 gallon in ground
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    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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    Re: First fill up!

    You need to test the salt content before adding salt. Otherwise you won't know how much to add.
    For stabilizer make sure it's at least 99% cyanuric acid. Use pool math and punch in your current, goal, and your pool size and it will tell you how much toadd.
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    Re: First fill up!

    Up to you based on how much you want to spend. Liquid is in the pool instantly, but costs more. Dry takes longer to dissolve, but is cheaper.
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    Re: First fill up!

    If I use the dry, how long till it dissovles or until you can swim?
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    Re: First fill up!

    Put it in a sock in the skimmer and keep the pump running. Squeeze the sock often, and it will dissolve within a couple days.

    Since it's a fresh fill you can swim immediately.

    Target FC at 2-3ppm for 24 hours after putting the CYA sock in. After 24 hours, assume the CYA is in the water (but don't bother testing for it for a week or so), and raise your FC to the appropriate level.
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    Re: First fill up!

    What he said, it's what I did just a few days ago and my chlorine is now stable.
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    Re: First fill up!

    Great!!!! Thanks for all the help! My Fiance and her son are coming over tomorrow for the 4th so I know they will be excited! I busted my butt this week to get it ready and it looks like I made it by with little to spare!
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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