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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 pool chemistry recipe for Intex type pools: start-up & routine care.

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

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2012 04:42 PM
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    06-26-2014 11:12 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Before you fill your Intex-type pool with well water!

    Filling Intex-type Pools with well water (incomplete -- still being edited -- PoolDoc) Intex pools are inexpensive and easy to set up. As a...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-23-2012 12:14 AM
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    06-23-2012 12:39 AM Go to last post
  1. Splash Superpool

    Would you consider a splash superpool to be an "Intex type pool"?

    Started by swimdaddy‎, 06-02-2014 12:57 AM
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  2. 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 12:15 PM
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    08-09-2016 12:08 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 02:30 PM
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    07-01-2015 11:41 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 07:55 PM
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    06-28-2015 06:05 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 06:54 PM
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    06-17-2015 06:24 PM Go to last post
  6. Just add CYA and bleach instead of dichlor for startup?

    I have the 22x54 10000 gallon. At 1/2 full my numbers are below. FC 2 PPM CC .4 PPM Alk 270 PPM PH 7 Hardness 330 PPM CYA 0 Can I just add...

    Started by teamwir‎, 05-31-2015 05:39 PM
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    06-06-2015 05:40 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 10:02 AM
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    05-28-2015 10:43 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 01:02 AM
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    05-27-2015 09:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Moved: Intex pool opening after long winter

    Started by eblade21‎, 04-28-2015 11:25 AM
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  10. 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 03:05 PM
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  11. 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 10:06 PM
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    09-29-2014 05:54 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 07:38 PM
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    09-04-2014 12:12 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 01:14 PM
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    08-23-2014 11:34 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 12:54 PM
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    08-23-2014 06:32 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 07:38 PM
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    08-19-2014 08:18 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 03:21 PM
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  17. 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 06:37 PM
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    08-15-2014 11:03 AM Go to last post
  18. Need advice on cloudy Intex Pool . . . but I don't want a K2006

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this and could use some advice! We got an 18ft Intex Easy Set pool this year. I know that these are not the greatest as...

    Started by EllenF‎, 07-30-2014 06:36 PM
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    08-05-2014 01:07 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Intex 22'x52" pool with salt water system. Interested in start up info.

    I have used BBB system with different pool in past. Thanks

    Started by Agostino58‎, 08-03-2014 04:19 PM
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    08-04-2014 06:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Quick stabilizer question.

    I'm a tad confused . Kem-Tek 013 Dichlor is often mentioned here, yet Cyanuric Acid is also mentioned as a good stabilizer. I noticed WalMart...

    Started by SpacemanSpiff‎, 08-02-2014 05:01 PM
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    08-04-2014 02:23 PM Go to last post

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