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Forum: Pool Chemistry for Intex-type Pools

Swimming pool chemistry and water care for Intex pools, and other small above ground pools WITH a pump and filter, between 1,000 and 12,000 gallons

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Super-simple recipe for Intex type swimming pools

    Super Simple Pool Chemistry Recipe -- for Intex-type pools with a pump and filter, 12 feet in diameter, or larger -- -- for smaller pools and...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2012 03:42 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Intex-type Pool Chemstry

    _____________________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Intex-type Pool Chemstry Super Simple Recipe for Intex-type Pools More info:...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 05-28-2018 02:27 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Super-simple Recipe: Kits, Chemicals, Tools

    More information: Getting an OTO kit: + Get a cheap OTO (yellow drops) / phenol test kit or, better,a HTH 6-Way Test Kit from Amazon or...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2012 03:42 PM
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    06-24-2014 03:25 PM Go to last post
  1. 16' Intex pool filled with green / brown water.

    Greetings fellow pool lovers. I live in NH even though I am jerzegurl. I recently bought an Intex pool 16x4 and it holds 6,000. Since we live in...

    Started by jerzegurl‎, 07-01-2014 11:26 PM
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    07-02-2014 11:10 PM Go to last post
  2. Still cloudy

    I have the 18ft above ground intex. Now for about 4 weeks. It is cloudy and has a little yellow in it. I have shocked it and put in extra...

    Started by stephenpe‎, 07-02-2014 03:06 PM
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    07-02-2014 09:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Smile Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame Pool

    Just got this pool setup. I am making my first post here on this forum for more info on maintenance. I also have a small amount of water under the...

    Started by bdearen‎, 06-22-2014 12:38 PM
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  4. When to admit defeat and start over?

    Hi all. We're on our 2nd season with an 18'x48" Intex 'baloon type' AGP that got away from us over the winter and opened very badly. Lots of...

    Started by SpacemanSpiff‎, 06-16-2014 08:57 AM
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  5. No Idea What I'm doing. lol

    Hi. I have an Intex Swim Center Family Pool. 120" x 72" x 22" large family pool 3 air chambers each with double intake and free flow exhaust valve...

    Started by devotedmommy‎, 06-23-2014 09:42 PM
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    06-28-2014 04:42 PM Go to last post
  6. Question chlorine vs pH, what do i do?

    i am new to owning a pool. i have an intex 15' above ground round pool (48" depth). ive been testing the chlorine and ph levels using a basic water...

    Started by kaceyllll‎, 06-27-2014 03:32 PM
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    06-28-2014 09:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Returning Member who has forgotten more than once knew about pools.

    Good afternoon everyone. I used to belong to this forum many years ago when we had an inground pool. Due to illnesses and other issues we had to move...

    Started by TealMama‎, 06-25-2014 04:37 PM
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    06-27-2014 04:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Cloudy Intex pool

    I have had my pool up for over a month. First 3 weeks, it was clear and good. I kept chlorine tabs in floater (3) and put 1/3 bag of shock in it once...

    Started by threescoops2001‎, 06-26-2014 10:01 AM
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    06-26-2014 11:06 PM Go to last post
  9. Too Much Chlorine in My Little Intex

    Hi all. Glad to have found the forum here. I set up my first pool ever (8' intex vinyl), and after having my tap water tested the first day I had...

    Started by nates‎, 06-26-2014 06:33 PM
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    06-26-2014 10:06 PM Go to last post
  10. Newbie with hard well water

    I just bought my first pool and I wish I had found this site prior to setting it up. We bought a round shaped Pro Series pool that is 16 feet x...

    Started by RaceAngel88‎, 06-07-2014 02:36 PM
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    06-26-2014 06:18 PM Go to last post
  11. Smile Chlorine question for Intex 22'x 52" pool

    Hi all, My pool is finally full now after about 28 hours of filling with the hose. Yesterday I did follow the Super Simple Pool Chemistry...

    Started by Jewlz‎, 06-03-2014 06:01 PM
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  12. Cost of Maintaining 4,400 Gallon Intex Pool

    I recently inherited a 4,400 gallon Intex pool, and I'm starting to wonder if I've bitten off more than I can chew. How much does it usually cost per...

    Started by ransomedbyfire‎, 06-25-2014 12:30 PM
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    06-25-2014 04:43 PM Go to last post
  13. Taking over an inherited GREEN Pool

    I inherited an Intex pool from my mother. It has been drained and re-filled, thanks to some confusion about who was taking it. It is VERY green. ...

    Started by ransomedbyfire‎, 06-23-2014 06:18 PM
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    06-25-2014 09:05 AM Go to last post
  14. 16X48 intex ultra frame

    Hi Just set up my pool and added water to it. Now it is time for chemicals. I am not sure what chemicals to add to the pool and which ones are save...

    Started by td51902‎, 06-18-2013 09:19 AM
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    06-24-2014 06:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Intex Pool - Major Clean-Up After Rainfall (Suggestions?)

    Amy here... New to the forum (and pools) but have been lurking for about two months now reading suggestions (i.e. - Intex Pool Recipe thread, which...

    Started by DAMYON‎, 06-22-2014 11:36 AM
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    06-24-2014 12:39 PM Go to last post
  16. New Pool, New Owner

    Just bought an Inex Easy Set (12x30). I set up the pool and filled it yesterday. The kids are dying to get in it, so I hope I can get the chemicals...

    Started by danw77‎, 06-23-2014 10:02 AM
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    06-24-2014 12:11 PM Go to last post
  17. well water agp intex 18 x 52 in east texas

    1st Let me say "Many Thanks" What i have had access to on this site so far has been invaluable! Filled pool 1wk ago···lovely dark brown tea in color...

    Started by ajtv1993‎, 06-22-2014 08:08 AM
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    06-23-2014 06:31 PM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy Help! Have a 10x30 Intex pool. How do I care for it.

    We bought the 10x30 Intex pool @ Walmart. It's set up, filled with water, been swimming in it for a week. Water staring to look cloudy. We don't have...

    Started by Val3ria‎, 06-21-2014 03:36 AM
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    06-23-2014 07:03 AM Go to last post
  19. New here and looking for answers!

    Hey all. Can't wait to learn more about the BBB method as that is what I want to use when we get the pool set up. We are not setting it up until I...

    Started by PoolConfused‎, 06-19-2014 02:37 PM
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    06-22-2014 05:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Question Just filled up my pool and wondering what to test first?

    I have an Intex AG pool with a SWCG. It is Round 18ft x 4ft. I live in Colorado so we drained it for winter. Just refilled it Sunday and this is...

    Started by ynnekdnaaisat‎, 05-27-2014 11:00 PM
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    06-22-2014 04:55 PM Go to last post
  21. Water Readings from the Pool store

    I took a sample of water in yesterday and this is what they got. CYA 33 Total Chlorine 3.3 Free Chlorine 3.3 pH 8.4 Total Alk 99 Adj Total...

    Started by dtjoseph95‎, 06-21-2014 11:11 AM
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    06-21-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post
  22. 1st Pool Just Set Up - Am I on the Right Track

    Hi - we just bought an Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame Pool - we followed some of the directions I found on here and now, 1 week later, the pool looks...

    Started by bsmitty21‎, 06-13-2014 01:52 PM
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    06-18-2014 03:55 PM Go to last post
  23. New user with 14' Summer Escapes pool

    I just bought and set up a 14' Summer Escape pool. Unfortunately, I have filled it 90% full before finding this site and have not added anything to...

    Started by jrkerns‎, 06-16-2014 09:24 AM
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    06-17-2014 10:59 PM Go to last post
  24. Help with cloudy pool, white algae

    I have an intex pool 12x30 8005litres. I'm new to pools. Last week after being open about a month pool looked dull. Store recommended a pool...

    Started by Laurabelle‎, 06-16-2014 08:52 AM
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    06-17-2014 04:23 PM Go to last post
  25. Question chlorine level keeps rising

    I tested my pool this morning and FC is now up to 15 ppm (using the 10 ml sample) pH is at 7.4 CYA is still just under 30. I have only been...

    Started by mommak‎, 06-08-2014 02:54 PM
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  26. Unhappy My water is brown/yellow

    I have a 20 foot by 48 inch ultra frame intex pool. We set it up added water and it was fine I put the chlorine in the next day it was green so I...

    Started by pkbay‎, 06-15-2014 02:30 PM
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    06-16-2014 09:46 PM Go to last post
  27. New Member and glad for this site!

    Just filled my Pro-Series 14' X 42" round pool...had city water hauled in. My first test shows virtually no Chlorine and PH is at the peak level of...

    Started by sjt6052‎, 06-15-2014 11:02 AM
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  28. Getting started with an Intex pool

    We just bought a 10' x 30" intex easy set pool. I have not set it up yet as we may or may not be going out of town for 3-5 days next week. I am...

    Started by Mom2ari‎, 06-12-2014 11:15 AM
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    06-15-2014 12:25 PM Go to last post
  29. Start up new Intex pool but skipped Borax, add back?

    Hi all, I just set up the Intex Heavy Duty 18' x 9' x 52" above-ground pool from Costco. I put two doses of bleach in the first day, ran the filter,...

    Started by KiyoshiAphelion‎, 06-12-2014 11:46 PM
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    06-15-2014 08:28 AM Go to last post
  30. Wink Learning BBB with an Intex pool

    This is our second year with our summer escapes 15' x 42" pool with a Krystal Clear Model 633T filter pump. Our first year was a mess. Back and...

    Started by Campsmoremom‎, 06-12-2014 05:08 PM
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    06-14-2014 09:09 PM Go to last post

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