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Pool Chemicals Uses

pool chemicals uses
which chemicals do you put in an above ground walmart pool?

we’re getting a pool from walmart that is 12 feet in diameter and roughly 3 feet deep. i know you have to test the water and use chemicals, but i don’t know how to do either. HELP?

i do use the teststrips. it says everything is okay, but i need chlorine. i bought the chlorine tabs. is this still okay?

i own a pool company and you need to test for chlorine and ph.get a test kit NOT test strips chlorine should be at 3.0 ph should be 7.2 to 7.8 but before you add chlorine to pool add two (2) pounds of stabilizer/conditioner to pool wait two (2) hours then pour into bucket of water one (1) pound of granulated chlorine dissolve completely then pour in pool if you need more help jldailey2000@yahoo.com

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Pool Chemicals Ph Levels

pool chemicals ph levels
Just bought a pool – which chemicals do I need???

Just bought one of those inflatable pools… comes with a filter and a pump. It’s 3 feet deep and 12 feet in diameter. The instructions tell me to add chems but don’t tell me what I need. I believe it’s an 8000 litre pool. Roughly 2,100 gallons.

Do I just need to get chlorine and something for algae? Or what about acid to balance the ph levels? Do I also need to get a ph testing kit?


Yes. Yes. and Yes.
If there is a pool store in your area you can probably take a sample of your pool water to them to be tested (for a small fee.) They will tell you what to add and how much. Your test kit will tell you how to make the adjustments going forward.

Pool pH Levels

Pool Chemicals Algaecide

pool chemicals algaecide
How do I get my pool clean?

It has been a week since we opened it and it is no longer that dark, nasty green. Now it is a light green, but it is still so cloudy that we can’t even see the bottom of the shallow end (only 3.5ft)! We have put all kinds of shock, algaecide, and Ph increaser in it, but all the chemicals just seem to create a layer of foam on top of the pool. We have been vacuuming, backwashing, and emptying both filters (one in the skimmer and one in near the pump, presumably to catch what is vacuumed up) regularly. Please help us!

Pools can be tricky…Other then adding Chlorine you should allways bring a water sample to your pool store when you have a problem…They will test your water and provide you with the proper chemicals based on your gallonage..Dumping stuff in without proper instruction will screw things up more…..They will tell you exactly what to put in and the proper order based on your sample. Sounds to me that it wasn’t properly winterized.

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