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    New pool startup

    I've read numerous articles, used the poolcalculator, read the pool school articles,, maybe its information overload, maybe I'm just slow.

    I have a 27,000 gal pool. The liner is suppose to be installed this week, they will be filling with aprox 13,000 just to get the liner in.

    So once I get the pool filled, I want to run my pump/filter for a little while, maybe 4 hrs?
    Take a water sample, I bought the TP100 water sample kit

    From there, the FC will surely be ZERO. According to the poolcalculator, it says to add 84 ounces of 12% bleach, that isn't even a gal?
    What did I do wrong?

    I just want some very basic instructions on getting the pool started, from there I can use the water sample kit to test the water.
    In-ground block / vinyl liner 33' x 22' x 5',, approx 25k gals
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    Floor drains, 2 skimmers, 3 return lines (2" plumbing ultra-flex PVC)

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    Re: New pool startup

    Once your water is in. You will need to know your CYA level to know what FC to target. Fill water won't have CYA, so you will have to add stablizer to bring your CYA level up to a recommended level. Initially before CYA is present you can target 3 ppm of FC. Then once CYA is in you can target the recommended level for the CYA you targeted and test CYA 1 week after adding.
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    Re: New pool startup

    Ok, thanks so 3 ppm ,, am I using the pool calculator correctly when entering my pool size 27k gals,, enter 0 in NOW and 3 in TARGET, it calculates I add 84 oz of 12% (which is what I have). So fill the pool, throw in 84 oz of 12% chlorine, take a sample and determine CYA?

    That doesn't sound like much chlorine, but that is what I'll go with.
    In-ground block / vinyl liner 33' x 22' x 5',, approx 25k gals
    Cartridge Filter
    Floor drains, 2 skimmers, 3 return lines (2" plumbing ultra-flex PVC)

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    Re: New pool startup

    For now 3 is good. Once your CYA level is up then you will use more, because your target will be based on the recommended level for you CYA level. You don't show a SWG so I would target 40 when you add the stablizer.
    Lisa
    Intex AG vinyl 15' x 48" 4,300 gallons due to skimmer install, Krystal Clear SF pump combo 2800 GPH, Krystal Clear SWG, Pool Blaster Max vacuum, Hayward thru the wall skimmer, TF 100 test kit with speed stir, K 1766 Taylor salt test, My SLAM Process

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    Re: New pool startup

    Great, I think I am all set. Thank you!
    In-ground block / vinyl liner 33' x 22' x 5',, approx 25k gals
    Cartridge Filter
    Floor drains, 2 skimmers, 3 return lines (2" plumbing ultra-flex PVC)

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