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    New pool set up

    Hi there! We have just put up an Intex above ground round pool, 15'x3'. We filled the pool about a week ago, and only yesterday began the process of treating the water. A bit late, and I could feel a little slime on the side of the pool, but the water was clear. I tested and corrected the Ph to 7.5. TH was 0, TA somewhere between 0-20, CYA 0. I thought adding shock would provide the FC, and increase the low values, so I shocked the pool. The water turned green almost instantly, so here I am!

    I have now visited pool school, and see the error of my ways. I think I understand what I should have done .. but what do I do now?? Can I correct the chemical levels, following recommendations from pool math (add the baking soda, calcium chloride and stabilizer) or do I need to dump the water and start over? If the water can be saved, how long after dumping the shock into the pool should I wait before adding more stuff?

    Thanks!!
    Intex round 15'x3' above ground metal frame pool, approx 4000 gal

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    Re: New pool set up

    Are you using well water to fill the pool, or city water? Also what kind of test kit are you using? And welcome!
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    Re: New pool set up

    Hi! Town water and Walmarts hth kit
    Intex round 15'x3' above ground metal frame pool, approx 4000 gal

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    Re: New pool set up

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    You have two options with a smaller pool.

    Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools

    Or if this is your "gateway" pool and you want to go full deal maintenance so you are ready for next bigger pool.
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - Test Kits Compared, I use the TF100 from TFTestkits.net
    Pool School - Recommended Levels
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    Read up and ask some more questions.
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    Re: New pool set up

    just added stabilizer condition NOT in a sock! Oops! So now what? thanks
    Intex round 15'x3' above ground metal frame pool, approx 4000 gal

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    Re: New pool set up

    Don't clean the filter for a week. It will all get caught in the filter and dissolve from there.
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    Re: New pool set up

    thanks!!! safe to swim in??
    Intex round 15'x3' above ground metal frame pool, approx 4000 gal

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    Re: New pool set up

    Definitely!
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    Re: New pool set up

    Suuuuuuuuper! Thanks!
    Intex round 15'x3' above ground metal frame pool, approx 4000 gal

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