Okay, so I just bought one of those relatively small 5,000 gallon above-ground pools. I also bought a chemical start up kit with shock, stabilizer tablets, and test strips. Now what do I do next? I added shock to it first like it said on the package but there really aren’t any instructions for use of the tablets. I really need some help!!
Typically the tablets are used in a floating “Duck” to hold while the chlorine tabs dissolve. The stabilizer tablets if correct are slow dissolving cyanuric acid. I would get a floater to put them in but DO NOT put chlorine in there until they (stabilizer) are all dissolved!
It appears you have everything except chlorine to maintain your residual 1-3ppm with 5 max. Some chlorine tablets contain stabilizer with the chlorine, and using them will put both into the water but you may note short chlorine life needing chlorine additions every day.
Dichlor can be used (residual chlorine) since it is in granular form, high chlorine content and high stabilizer content and it dissolves fast. To be safe dissolve in a 5 gallon bucket before dumping in pool.
Liquid pool chlorine sodium hypochlorite 12.5% can be used and for your pool 1ppm = 5.57oz to maintain the residual.
Do you have a test kit? Get one if no. Chlorine and pH minimum.
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