New pool, best practice to starting water chemistry

mmesqc1578

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Jul 3, 2020
105
Chicago, IL
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
We just filled our vinyl pool with water today. It's about 24000 gallons. We poured in 4 gallons of liquid chlorine in front of returns. What should our next steps be? Do we test PH the next day and go from there?

Also, is there a rush to turn on our SWG or can we wait a week until deck construction is almost completed?
 

an1vrsy

Bronze Supporter
Jul 10, 2018
444
Las Vegas, NV
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Congratulations on getting water into the pool. What percentage was the chlorine? If 10% chlorine, 24,000 gallons, you added 16 ppm. Have you added any CYA? How are you testing the water?
 
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mmesqc1578

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Jul 3, 2020
105
Chicago, IL
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
It's 12.5% chlorine, so we added 20ppm. We have not added anything else yet. We have the Taylor test kit. How long after adding the liquid chlorine should we do first test?
 

an1vrsy

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Jul 10, 2018
444
Las Vegas, NV
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
If you have the Taylor K2006C, you can do the fas-dpd like 30 minutes after pouring it in. If you brush you’ll know it was mixed in well. With a vinyl liner you don’t want to bleach out your pattern. How much CYA have you added? If none, you need to get some CYA into the the water pretty quick to buffer that chlorine.
 
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