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Swimming Pool Chemistry - First Time Pool Owner

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We bought a new house in Fountain Hills, AZ. With the hot weather in the summer it just seemed to make sense. Being the science guy I really wanted to understand why all this pool chemistry stuff seemed so complicated. I'm a DIY guy and a scientist, so how hard can this stuff really be.


The 4 main DIY tools to maintain my swimming pool chemistry and water clarity are:

My friend Bill He's had pools in Arizona for many year, but not sure how to franchise his knowledge, so most of you can skip this one.
Trouble Free Pools websitehttp://www.troublefreepool.com - great website with real information on pool chemistry and how simple it really is. I now effectively maintain my pool myself with Walmart bleach (sidum hypochlorite and water), Muratic acid.

When filling the pool I added Cyanuric acid as a Chlorine stabilizer and Borax as a buffer/mild anti algaecide.

Now "knowing" my pool, It's a couple cups of bleach every morning and some acid on the weekends. Water temperat…