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Thread: What order to put in chemicals?

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    Dtaylor113's Avatar
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    Jul 2015
    Dumas, AR

    What order to put in chemicals?

    We finally have the big pool almost full. We have about a foot left before we can start the pump. With the smaller pool, I'm sure I could've had a better order to putting in the chemicals. So which levels need tackled first? Does it matter on the state of the pool or is it the same every time?

    levels in case it matters
    TC 0
    FC 0
    pH 7.8
    TA 100
    CYA 0
    24ftx50in 13,500 gal Summer Escapes AG, stock one speed pump w/ cartridge filters

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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: What order to put in chemicals?

    For this first-time fill:
    1. Start the CYA now, put enough in a sock near your return to get you to about 40 or so in this heat. It takes about a week to show-up on testing.
    2. As soon as water reaches your skimmer to where you can pump water, add just enough bleach to stay at about 2ppm until your CYA increases.
    3. Your PH is at the top of the range, so watch it closely. If it goes any higher, bring it back to about 7.2-7.4 with some muriatic acid. Make sure you do not combine acid and bleach at the same time. In general, we separate all chemicals in the pool by about 30 min with the pump running.

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    aussieta's Avatar
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    Jan 2014
    Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

    Re: What order to put in chemicals?

    also test you ch
    you dont need to add any with a vinyl pool
    but you need to know where it is and if it is too high
    SWG inground peanut shaped painted concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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