Opening Intex 15' x33" for the first time this season

GagglePlusOne

Active member
Aug 6, 2017
32
St. Charles, IL
Hello, I just opened my intex pool last night. Municipal water was delivered late evening. I will be hooking up the SWG this afternoon. What steps should i take to insure clean water? Do I add chlorine today to help the SWG catch up? Nothing has been done to the water since it was delivered last night. Thank you so much for your time.

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Dana
Intex 15'x33" prism Frame/ about 3000 Gallons
Intex 1500 GPH Sand Filter pump and SW w/E.C.O
On a well
TF-100 Test kit
 

Texas Splash

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Dana, if this was a 100% refill, you'll need the following:
- Let salt mix in the water for 24 hrs before starting the SWG
- Get a sock soaking with stabilizer for your desired goal; salt pool should be a CYA minimum of 70. You can go a little lower at first if you wish. Always easier to add CYA than remove it.
- For today, increase the FC with chlorine (bleach) to about 2-3 ppm. Go slowly and watch the water for changes. Even though you had water delivered, you never know for sure where they got it or if it's iron-free.
- Tomorrow, after the salt dissolved for 24 hrs, activate the SWG and balance it as noted on the FC/CYA Chart.
- Keep chlorine/bleach available as you watch to ensure the SWG is able to maintain the desired FC range each day.
- Adjust your pH to the mid-7 range; normally we say keep it from going over 7.8, but if there is any residual iron from the delivery water, keep the pH below 7.5.
- TA is often times high in your area, so let us know if you have problems with that. Not a priority right now though.

That should get you going. Let us know if you have any other questions. Enjoy. :swim:
 

GagglePlusOne

Active member
Aug 6, 2017
32
St. Charles, IL
Dana, if this was a 100% refill, you'll need the following:
- Let salt mix in the water for 24 hrs before starting the SWG
- Get a sock soaking with stabilizer for your desired goal; salt pool should be a CYA minimum of 70. You can go a little lower at first if you wish. Always easier to add CYA than remove it.
- For today, increase the FC with chlorine (bleach) to about 2-3 ppm. Go slowly and watch the water for changes. Even though you had water delivered, you never know for sure where they got it or if it's iron-free.
- Tomorrow, after the salt dissolved for 24 hrs, activate the SWG and balance it as noted on the FC/CYA Chart.
- Keep chlorine/bleach available as you watch to ensure the SWG is able to maintain the desired FC range each day.
- Adjust your pH to the mid-7 range; normally we say keep it from going over 7.8, but if there is any residual iron from the delivery water, keep the pH below 7.5.
- TA is often times high in your area, so let us know if you have problems with that. Not a priority right now though.

That should get you going. Let us know if you have any other questions. Enjoy. :swim:
Thank you so much!!!!!
 
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