Buying chemicals? what to do? talk to me?

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DOMSPOOL
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Buying chemicals? what to do? talk to me?

Postby DOMSPOOL » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 01:16

where should I buy my chemicals? Do I have to go to a pool place or can I get it at home depot or something?
I need
5 to 6 pounds of shock
50 pounds of sodium bicarbonate
6 pounds of stabilizer
20 pounds of calcium
and 15 to 20 pounds of algacide.
THIS is what the pool store that I went to said based on my water test.
Do i have to buy all this from them or can I get it some where esle?
Can I use 50 pounds of baking soda in place of sodium bicarbonate?


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Buying chemicals? what to do? talk to me?

Postby Denali » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 02:24

DOMSPOOL wrote:where should I buy my chemicals? Do I have to go to a pool place or can I get it at home depot or something?
I need
5 to 6 pounds of shock
50 pounds of sodium bicarbonate
6 pounds of stabilizer
20 pounds of calcium
and 15 to 20 pounds of algacide.
THIS is what the pool store that I went to said based on my water test.
Do i have to buy all this from them or can I get it some where esle?
Can I use 50 pounds of baking soda in place of sodium bicarbonate?


HI,

I would advise posting a full set of numbers that the pool store came up with. Also post how many gallons your pool is. The quantities you list don't make sense to me.
DOMSPOOL
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My Pool: I have vinyl pool with a hayward top sand filter.
Location: GA

Buying chemicals? what to do? talk to me?

Postby DOMSPOOL » Sun 07 Jun, 2009 11:24

pool is 20 x 40
30,000 gallons

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