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    Jul 2015
    Indian trail, North Carolina

    Clueless new (above ground) pool owner

    We just recently bought and put up an intex 24'x52" pool and added a SWG. I didn't completely follow directions when putting the salt in the pool, so it was more of a 3-day process. The SWG has been reading "low salt" since we got it and now the pool is green. We had clear water for a couple of days. I'm not sure what to do. I've read some threads on here but I don't understand the lingo and my head is spinning just trying to understand what I'm reading. PLEASE HELP.

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    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: Clueless new (above ground) pool owner

    Allison! HI! We have you covered! Take a deep breath and let it out slow...............................Okay here we go.

    One thing at a time------how are you testing your water? What are you using for bleach/chlorine? Liquid bleach? Tablets?

    The first thing you REALLY need to do is get your own test kit. There is really no other GOOD way to take care of a pool. Look in my siggy to find the test kits we use and love. With you having some green already you will really need to get the TF-100 because it has more of what you will need.

    Now for some light reading until you get your test kit.

    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    As you can see most of it can be bought at Walmart! How neat it is that????

    Let me know when you are ready for you next step.


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    Mod Squad Texas Splash's Avatar
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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Clueless new (above ground) pool owner

    Welcome to TFP! Kim has already give you good marching orders, so all there is to do is welcome you and make sure you know there are never any dumb questions. Ask away! But definitely get that kit ordered ASAP. You won't regret it.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    May 2015
    East of Royals country western MO

    Re: Clueless new (above ground) pool owner

    And when your done with that assignment, she will tell you about adding your signature. She is VERY through, but in a good, structured, friendly way

    oh yeah... and probably something about pictures is bound to come up
    Si -central Mo. 32' x 16' -- 3'4" to 6' deep Vinyl liner - 16,500 Gals : Triton II filter -Duraglass 2 hp pump - 1 speed : SI-30 salt generator
    TF-100 with speedstir

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