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Thread: New Pool-what should I do??

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    May 2010
    Near Nashville TN

    New Pool-what should I do??

    I will be filling up my new 20x40 IG vinyl in a few days. i have an Autopilot SWG- what should I do on day one to start my chemicals-
    I think I should add:

    CYA to a level of around 60-70??
    Bleach to start before salt kicks in- not sure how much
    baking soda for PH?? Or borax??

    Thanks for help
    20x40 In ground Grecian Lazy L- Vinyl
    AutoPilot SWG Dig-220, SC-48
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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: New Pool-what should I do??

    Get a test kit quick, before you start adding water. If you know what the fill water contains, you'll have a pretty good idea of what you'll be needing before the first drop of water hits the vinyl.

    Bookmark Pool Calculator. That and your test kit will be your best friends for a few days at least. has easy instructions that will tell you what to add when. Ignore the "temporary" part - it's the same process for you.
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: New Pool-what should I do??

    Once you get a test kit, or if you can get a pool store to test your water for you, you should post a full set of water test results. Then we can give you specific recommendations of what to do.
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