New Intex Pool - How much maintenance is required

daanjo

Member
Jul 12, 2010
5
I just bought a 12' x 36" Intex pool for my daughters. Is daily chemistry need to manage a 1750 gallon pool, or will chlorine tablets suffice from Walmart/Target?

Thanks,
Darrin
 

1jjtroutbum

Member
May 26, 2010
10
IMHO yes you need to test daily but a properly balanced pool (mine) might only need a few ounces of bleach every night and a overnight shock once a week or month depending if there are kids or drunk adults in it. :wink: The niece and nephew were over yesterday guess who had to shock the pool today.

http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-school/temporary_pool_guide

Read it, learn it, follow it and reap the rewards!!! Sparkling pool water that you know is safe for your children. A pool calculator that is amazingly accurate makes it really quite simple. Couple of minutes a day equals peace of mind.
 

Britmandogs

Well-known member
Jun 1, 2010
58
The other thing to take into account is to clean the filter often, they are pretty worthless but capture a lot of body oils. A minimum of every three days if swimmer load is light and every day if swimmer load is heavy. You can keep the filter looking like new with 5 minutes worth of attention...but the same goes for your pool...a little attention goes a long way.
 
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