1 week old new StoneScapes mini pebble

hchhuor

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I added a little to a couple 5 gallon buckets and after it sat for 12 hours I would pour a little at a time into the skimmer. I did that over a week :)
First I tried with a bucket of warm water but 32oz of conditioner did not dissolve over 12 hours. Most people recommend to add it to sock and leave in the skimmer.
 

kimkats

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NO glass by the pool please! That is just asking for trouble. You can get a cheap plastic one and have any worries. In fact you need two. One will be just for the muriatic acid and the other one will be for everything else.
 

hchhuor

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Beaumont, Texas
I used this pool essential chlorinating liquid active ingredient sodium hypochlorite 10% and other ingredients 90% total ingredients 100%. Which one do I use to input on poolmath app when I chose bleach?
 

hchhuor

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Mar 2, 2012
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Beaumont, Texas
By tomorrow morning all 4lbs water conditioner should dissolve. All i have to raise is calcium hardness. According to pool start-up guide I can raise it slowly to hit target 250-350. So this summer I’m switching from 3” tablet to liquid chlorine. Last year I add 8 3 tablet to automatic chlorine every 2 week. How do I do this with liquid chlorine? How often do I add? How do I shock with liquid chlorine? I paid $90 for 50lbs tablet which last a year. Switch to liquid chlorine. Do I save money or cost me more.
 

kimkats

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Here is a set of links I put together for new pool owners. This should help answer a couple of your questions.
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

Trouble Free Pool

Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

As you can see on the first one you will add liquid chlorine each day. Yeah the tablets are slightly easier BUT they add extra stuff to your pool that when it builds up will mean you have to drain and replace some of your water.

Kim:kim:
 

hchhuor

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Mar 2, 2012
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Beaumont, Texas
Finally 4lbs of conditioner fully dissolve but when I test cya I still can see black dot at 30 and at 20 almost disappear. Poolmath recommenced around 3lbs. Should I add some more conditioner and make sure black disappear at 30?
 

kimkats

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When did the last of it disappear? Wait about a full day of the pump running to make sure it is all mixed in. It is easier to add than remove so we don't want to over do it.
 

kimkats

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With it being new plaster you should be brushing twice a day and letting your pump/filter run 24/7 to help clear the plaster dust out. Once you stop seeing any plaster dust when you brush then you can start the pump on a schedule.
 

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