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    Brain dead new to pool ownership

    I have a intex above ground vinyl pool
    4800 gallons
    Alkalinity of 100ppm
    cl Br .51
    PH 8.2
    hardness 100ppm
    temp is 64

    I want to use the BBB method. I went to use the online pool calculator but have NO CLUE as to what I am doing.

    HELP! Seriously Frustrated!!!!!!
    9x18x4 vinyl above ground

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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Well, first I would ask where you got those numbers? Pool store? Your very own test kit? If you kit, which one?
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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    That Cl number seems odd and I do not see a CYA number that is very important.
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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    It is a hth kit I picked up from Walmart Just following the instructions provided
    9x18x4 vinyl above ground

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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    Is this a fresh fill? Or how does the water look?

    You either need to follow the Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools or you need to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits
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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    oops lol l is 5 Br is 1 the bottom of the tester chart

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    Cl not l is 5

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    I filled it just about 2 weeks age with well water

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    don't know how to get cya. I live 35 miles from town and what I have read so far is a pool store has to test for that number
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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    And what have you added to it in the last 2 weeks?

    You do not have Bromine, so ignore that column.

    Um, you did not read anything on this forum suggesting you to have the pool store test your water. We do not trust pool store testing. You either need to order a better kit or follow the Temp Pool guide I listed above.
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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    Oh and the water is just starting to turn green

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    Thank you all so very much!
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    Re: Brain dead new to pool ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    You either need to follow the Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools or you need to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits
    You need to let us know which way you want to go with your pool so we can help you get it cleared.

    You are about to have a mess of algae on your hand. We can help you get and keep it clear.

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