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Old 06-12-19, 12:33 PM
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i just cleaned and filled my 16000 gallon in ground pool. Id like to know what chemicals I need to add to this fresh water right away. Many thanks
 
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I add a mineral reducer like LessIron to remove metals from the freshly added city water.
Then I add algaecide and a minimal amount of chlorine.

You should take a sample of your pool water to a local pool store for analysis.
They can recommend what needs to be added. It's different in different areas.
 
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It's been awhile since I had a pool but I remember the algaecide and chlorine being the most important. I also had to shock the pool every month [or was it every week?] Pool stores used to analyze a sample of your pool water for free, I assume they still do.
 
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Most pool stores will analyze for free. You need to be careful and take what they say with a grain of salt as the test is free and they make money by selling you many different chemicals.
 
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Ya, early on I took a sample to the pool store every month and bought what they recommended. Then I noticed how much cheaper similar products were at places like walmart. After the 1st yr I all but quit going to the pool store. By then you should know how to take care of your pool but they are there if you run into problems.
 
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Thanks guys ! You rock ! I agree regarding the pool supply stores. They will give free water analysis then kill you with selling you stuff ! I think a good testing kit will be my best friend. Aah this water looks so good now ! I should do my best to keep it up !
 
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You definitely need a chlorine/PH test kit. The other parameters need to be checked professionally.
 
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