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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. Unhappy New water

    I just had to get 16,000 gallons of new water due to last season winter leaked terrible. So here’s the issue… after cleaning the the liner super good...

    Started by cdingess‎, 07-01-2022 09:43 AM
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    07-01-2022 10:24 AM Go to last post
  2. Chlorine Testing Trouble

    Have been testing our pool for many years. Everything is in balance but the Chlorine Level. We have a Salt Water system. PH 7.8 Alc. 125 CH 175...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 05-09-2021 07:34 AM
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  3. Unhappy Test Strips results on small pool -- rash on swimmers

    Hi...I just checked my small above ground pool with a test strip and it seems my water is completely off. Results are FCl 10 - ALK 40 - Bromine 20...

    Started by cynthia78cc‎, 09-06-2018 10:23 AM
    #faq
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    09-08-2018 11:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Nobody knows! Help Is it phosphates, water to hard.......

    Good morning. I have a 15X30 above ground pool. I have had this pool for 6 years with no trouble, this year when we opened we need to add a lot...

    Started by meme2‎, 07-03-2018 08:18 AM
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    08-25-2018 12:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Switch from BioGuard to BBB with new Intex 18' pool?

    We were gifted a new 18' x 4' round Intex pool -vinyl 6400 gals. and went to the local pool store to find out what chemicals we needed. We fell for...

    Started by Arrow7‎, 07-24-2018 04:15 PM
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    07-25-2018 06:59 PM Go to last post
  6. My pool water is cloudy.

    my pool water is clouding in the bottom, what i can i do

    Started by noryld‎, 07-01-2018 01:53 PM
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    07-12-2018 10:23 PM Go to last post
  7. Can I use CYA Instead of Dichlor

    Hi, Thanks for all the info here! I bought an Intex Easy Set 12 X 20 last spring and made out fine. I will spare you the sob story of how this...

    Started by Herbaldew‎, 06-29-2018 09:30 AM
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    06-29-2018 06:14 PM Go to last post
  8. 12,800 gallon Colemane: blue but cloudy

    have a Coleman above ground vinyl 22' x 52". 12800 gallons. Flowclear cartridge filter pump. It has been open about 2 weeks now. They water was...

    Started by Jcolgin‎, 06-23-2018 04:38 PM
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    06-24-2018 02:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Intex SWCG pool problems

    24' round - 13,200 gal => 9 Hi, I'm a first time user of the Intex SWG system. I'm trying to adjust the salt level. The size of the pool is...

    Started by sorainya1‎, 06-18-2018 05:27 AM
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    06-18-2018 07:04 AM Go to last post
  10. Setting up a new 12' x 18' this weekend

    We just got our first above ground pool 12x18. I will set it up at the weekend. does anyone have any hints and tips?

    Started by JHolden‎, 06-13-2018 11:49 AM
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    06-13-2018 11:59 AM Go to last post
  11. Alkalinity issues in a Coleman 18' x 4' pool

    Hello I have a Coleman 18 ft x 4ft deep pool (round) I can't seem to keep the TA up right now it's at 40. I'm thinking it may be the chemical...

    Started by Tammy M‎, 06-06-2018 10:59 AM
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    06-06-2018 12:39 PM Go to last post
  12. New Intex pool owner

    Looking to learn how to properly maintain a small intex pool for the kiddos.

    Started by K80shooter‎, 06-03-2018 06:12 PM
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    06-03-2018 11:17 PM Go to last post
  13. Suggestion for filter upgrade for 10’x30” intex

    I bought an Intex pool last year and had no problems setting it and running it all summer. This summer I can’t get a handle on the chemistry. It’s...

    Started by HutchBillson‎, 06-02-2018 06:13 PM
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    06-03-2018 07:40 AM Go to last post
  14. What does it cost to operate a 4,800 gallon Coleman for the summer?

    No way does the pool I’m thinking of buying cost so much per month! Anyone have any idea of the cost to run and maintain monthly Coleman Power...

    Started by PoolLover‎, 05-30-2018 09:48 PM
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    05-31-2018 03:58 PM Go to last post
  15. New 22' Coleman/Bestway pool in San Antonio

    Just got me a new Coleman 22'x52" above ground pool... Looking forward to taking care of it...

    Started by CraigGundlach‎, 05-28-2018 11:52 AM
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    05-28-2018 12:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Red face Intex 18' x 48" Ultra Set

    Hello! Getting ready to install our second Intex pool - we sold the first one with our home sale, and I had a successful run with that one using the...

    Started by aspitfiregirl‎, 05-04-2018 02:40 PM
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    05-04-2018 04:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Green intex pool

    Hi everyone, I have an 16ft round intex pool which has recently turned green. I have been using the 2-way HTH tester from Walmart, and after...

    Started by lilchikypoo9225‎, 08-01-2016 11:15 AM
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    08-08-2016 11:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Cloudy but green

    We have been attempting to get our pool ready to use. We have vacuumed the bottom and got all large debris that we can tell. The water is green and...

    Started by Dabikeman‎, 06-28-2015 01:30 PM
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    07-01-2015 10:41 AM Go to last post
  19. How many gallons do I have.

    I'm sure this is asked all the time. I know I asked last year but, sadly I forgot. I have 22' by 52" intex metal frame pool running Krystal Clear...

    Started by mcbdz‎, 06-26-2015 06:55 PM
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    06-28-2015 05:05 PM Go to last post
  20. Unhappy Oops. Now what? Cloudy water, high numbers.

    We opened a few weeks back to crystal clear water with a small clump of likely vacuumable stuff at the bottom center. Dunno why, but I guess I...

    Started by SpacemanSpiff‎, 05-30-2015 05:54 PM
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    06-17-2015 05:24 PM Go to last post
  21. Snowflakes (?) floating on the water...

    Water is clear and clean. However, when in the morning, there's what appears to be white snowflakes floating on the top of the water. They're...

    Started by Robryan29‎, 05-26-2015 09:02 AM
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    05-27-2015 09:58 AM Go to last post
  22. Dumb questions by newby

    I'm planning to set up my Intex 9x18 and I am pretty sure i want to order a salt-water system, as the super-simple pool chemistry method using...

    Started by larrylintz‎, 05-12-2015 12:02 AM
    #faq
    • Replies: 4
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    05-22-2015 03:57 AM Go to last post
  23. WHite water mold- new pool owner

    My I-pool installed in mid July, heater on Oct 11th. I heated it to 84 and used 4 times before noticing quite large tissue in the middle of the very...

    Started by sweepmeup‎, 11-02-2014 02:05 PM
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    11-06-2014 07:01 PM Go to last post
  24. Smallish pool Huge question

    Hi y'all, we have a relatively small pool and I pray you don't feel I'm wasting your time because our pool is still a huge part of our daily lives. I...

    Started by wookybear2008‎, 07-25-2014 09:06 PM
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    09-29-2014 04:54 PM Go to last post
  25. Question Need advice filling pool with Florida sulfur well water

    I would like advice on the best procedure for filling a 4000 gallon vinyl aboveground, Intex, pool with central Florida well water. I am not sure...

    Started by BruceandBuddy‎, 06-03-2014 06:38 PM
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    09-04-2014 11:12 AM Go to last post
  26. Orange color in Chlorine test

    This week my pool got cloudy. I do have dirt on the bottom lately which i haven't done anything about since I don't have a vacuum. I borrowed one...

    Started by rkooz‎, 08-19-2014 12:14 PM
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    08-23-2014 10:34 PM Go to last post
  27. Can't quite eliminate CC

    I have an Intex pool, around 4,000 gallons. The CYA level is about 75 ppm and I've been keeping the FC level around 10 ppm, as per the Best Guess...

    Started by donovan.lambright‎, 08-23-2014 11:54 AM
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    08-23-2014 05:32 PM Go to last post
  28. Can rain make pH rise?

    Luckily we don't get a lot of Rain in Las Vegas, however it does seem that after each rain my pH rises, any connection?

    Started by QiingGuy‎, 08-19-2014 06:38 PM
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    08-19-2014 07:18 PM Go to last post
  29. Cannot raise CYA

    Intex 16 x48" approx 4,800 gallons, Intex SWG For the life if me I cannot raise my CYA over 30. I've used approximately 2 lbs of Leslie's...

    Started by QiingGuy‎, 07-18-2014 02:21 PM
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  30. Mustard algae...now cloudy aqua green/blue!!!

    My pool is an Intex 14' by 4' round pool with standard pump. About 3 weeks ago I noticed "pollen" collecting at the bottom of my pool. I would...

    Started by Gilbertson‎, 07-02-2014 05:37 PM
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    08-15-2014 10:03 AM Go to last post

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