New startup inventory?


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Jun 1, 2019
Our 18x36x8 vinyl pool will be complete and ready for water within a week. How much of y’all each chemical do you recommend I purchase to keep on hand? I thought I saw a post about this, but was unable to find it.


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
How many gallons will your pool be?

Test your fill water for pH & TA.

You need liquid chlorine for 2-4 pm per day, stabilizer to raise CYA to 30-40, some MA to adjust pH. PoolMath can give you quantities based on pool gallons.


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Apr 3, 2019
For 25,000 gallons you will need around 1 gallon of 10% liquid chlorine per day.

You will also need about 2 of the 4 lb jugs of cyanuric acid.

Maybe 2-4 gallons of muriatic acid.

You may need some small amounts of Borax (1-2 boxes) and Baking Soda (1 bag should be enough).

That's it


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TFP Guide
Oct 25, 2015

In my area the cheapest source of liquid chlorine is Leslie's refillable 2.5 gal jugs. They have coupons all the time at $8.88 for two jugs (5 gal). So over time I bought four of the jugs so I could always get the sale price. The jug prices have gone up but you can still get them online at reasonable price. If you can find a place that refills the jugs it is usually by far the best price.

I hope this helps.