Above Ground Pool..Need To Know About Chemicals & What To Do..

by Gerry
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WE HAVE AN ABOVE GROUND POOL. IT HOLDS 7,700 GALLONS OF WATER. IT'S OUR FIRST POOL. WE NEED TO KNOW THE AMOUNTS ON ALL THE CHEMICALS TO START IT UP AND MAINTENANCE. THE SHOCK, PH, CHLORINATING TABS?





Thanks for the question Gerry

Not to worry because you're in the right place to get all your questions answered.

Having a pool is easy when you have the right information and someone who has first-hand knowledge on taking care of hundreds of home and commercial pools.

Because of the scope of your question it would be time ineffective in telling you everything you need to do in order to get your pool up and running, along with all that needs to be done on a weekly basis.

So I'm going to give you the links to the pages you need to get going.

But first:

You need to get a good pool test kit. I strongly encourage you to get a Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 kit.

It's the best on the market and the one most pool professional use.

Water Testing Kit

Pool Water Testing

You can go to this page for your start up:

Pool Start Up

Go to this page for links to chlorine, cyanuric acid levels, pH levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness:

Swimming Pool Chemistry

And this one for chlorine shock:

Pool Shock

The chlorine and shock pages show how much you need to shock your pool, along with the reasons why and when you need to shock. This page can give you a good estimate on what to expect for maintenance cost:

Pool Maintenance Cost

Everything about chlorine tabs:

Chlorine Tablets

Pool Chlorine Tablets

Be sure to read the pages on the different types of chlorine:

Calcium Hypochlorite

Sodium Hypochlorite

Call your local water company and ask them the hardness of the water. If it's about 150ppm, or pretty close to it, I'd recommend using liquid chlorine. If you want good pool water right now, you can check into a local pool water delivery service:

Pool Water Delivery

I'm sure there's companies in Florida that have this service. Also check out the pages about pool algae and all related links, starting with these:

Swimming Pool Algae

Green Pool Water

If you have any specific questions concerning the maintenance of your pool, just email back and I'll be glad to help.

Best of luck with your pool and have fun this swimming season

Robert

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First Time Pool..What Kind Of Chemicals To Use
by: Anita

My comment is what kind of chemicals should I use for a metal frame pool. This is my first time having a pool.




Thanks for the question Anita

Congratulations on owning a pool. I know you'll have alot of fun with it. I have answered very similar questions in these posts:

New Pool - Is Shock Required?

Above Ground Pool..Need To Know About Chemicals & What To Do..

My First Pool..How Do I Add Chemicals & Make Adjustments?

If these posts don't answer your questions or if you have a specific question, please feel free to contact me.

Have a fun and safe Summer.

Robert

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