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    Need Help.

    I have a 10,000 gallon above ground using the saltwater system. Got my test kit in today ... the Taylor K-2006. Super excited ... but never expected the readings I have gotten so far. (But certainly knew something was wrong with pool cuz it's always cloudy!) Mostly everything is low except ph & CC.

    PH - 7.6
    Calcium Hardness - 50ppm
    FC - .4
    CC - .12
    Alk - 50ppm

    How in the world do I get calcium hardness & alkalinity up?

    And to get CC gone ... do I need to s.l.am. the pool??

    My goal is crystal clear water! LOL ... thank you for the help!

    Melissa


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    Re: Need Help.

    Welcome to TFP!

    No need to worry about CH in a vinyl pool. CC of .12 is fine. Ph between 7.2 and 7.8 is fine. Don't worry about TA for now, wait to see if your PH is stable for a while. If it is then leave TA alone. FC is low. Chlorine level is set based on CYA level and the Chlorine CYA Chart. Always keep FC at or above target and never let it drop below minimum or the pool will be unsanitary and algae will grow.

    The water is cloudy due to insufficient chlorine, cloudy water is the first sign of an algae bloom.
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    Re: Need Help.

    Ok. Thank you pooldv.

    I forgot to add that CYA is 30.

    I'm constantly adding additional chlorine (calcium hypochlorite ) on top of the salt water pump running almost constantly.


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    Re: Need Help.

    CC=0.12ppm? How did you measure that? With a 25 ml sample using the FAS-DPD test, each drop is 0.2ppm.
    27,500 gallon in ground gunite/plaster (1995). Attached Spa with fountain, spillway, and 2 lion heads streaming into the pool. Hayward pump and AO Smith UST1152 1.5 hp motor (single speed). Hayward 60 sq ft DE Filter (Model DE-6000). Kreepy Krauly cleaner.

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    Re: Need Help.

    Yeah..... would that just be 12? Instead of .12 ...


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    Re: Need Help.

    In CC portion of the test, how many drops did it take to make the sample clear again?
    16' x 34' vinyl in ground - 16,500 gal.
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    TF-100XL Test Kit with SpeedStir

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    Re: Need Help.

    If I remember correctly it was 6 drops.


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    With a 25 ml sample your CC would be 1.2 ppm (6 x .2).
    You can use a 10 ml sample & save on test kit chemicals. With a 10 ml sample you just divide the drops by 2.
    2 drops = 1 ppm
    1 drop = .5 ppm or less
    16' x 34' vinyl in ground - 16,500 gal.
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    Re: Need Help.

    Thank you Mike for correcting me. You are definitely right on the CC ppm. Had a feeling that I messed something up along the way ... have had 5 kids today.

    So is CC 1.2ppm high ... or no?


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    Yes 1.2 is a little high, The goal during a Slam is .5 or less.
    Are you familiar with the Slam procedure & CYA/Chlorine chart?
    16' x 34' vinyl in ground - 16,500 gal.
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    Re: Need Help.

    I am a little bit familiar with the slam procedure .... I've been reading about it recently. But not familiar at all with the chart.


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    Re: Need Help.

    Here's the link to the chart:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...art-slam-shock
    Note the CYA recommendation for SWG.

    Also check out PoolMath. icon near top of page. It'll tell you how much chlorine to add to get up to Slam levels.
    16' x 34' vinyl in ground - 16,500 gal.
    Hayward EC-75 DE filter with Hayward 1hp Super Pump
    TF-100XL Test Kit with SpeedStir

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    Re: Need Help.

    Thank you Mike!!!


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    Re: Need Help.

    You are welcome! The Slam procedure will get your pool crystal clear.
    Here's that link:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...tain-shockingl

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. We love it & also love before & after pictures of the pool water.
    16' x 34' vinyl in ground - 16,500 gal.
    Hayward EC-75 DE filter with Hayward 1hp Super Pump
    TF-100XL Test Kit with SpeedStir

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