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    New pool...test results

    Got a new pool installed on tuesday....almost full and did a water test tonight as follows:

    FC= 0

    PH= 7.2

    TA=20ppm

    CYA=0


    Did pool math and it said to add....74 oz of 12.5% bleach.. 1.5 lbs of borax and 19lbs of baking soda...

    My question is should I add the baking soda and wait a day to see if the PH goes up or wont baking soda raise it that much??

    Excited to get this thing running with crystal clear water !!

    Thanks for the help
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    Re: New pool...test results

    After adding baking soda, you should give it an hour (or more) to mix in with the pump running, and then re-test the PH before adjusting PH.

    You can go ahead and start adjusting chlorine and CYA levels meanwhile.
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    Re: New pool...test results

    Thats what I thought.....thats alot of baking soda !!

    Should I add algecide as a preventive or no?
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    Re: New pool...test results

    No algaecide is needed in a properly maintained pool... Algae simply can't live in it. Just get your CYA and chlorine started and you will be good to go.
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    Re: New pool...test results

    Thanks....got bleach, baking soda and stabilizer....pool is almost full ,I will plumb it and fire it up tomorrow.

    Should I add the chemicals to the skimmer or walk around the pool when I add them? My old pool....I just dumped them in anywhere...since this is brand new with a non faded liner etc...I want to do it right !!

    Thanks
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