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    New pool owner with newly filled pool

    Ok, I finally figured out how to post. Mow my question: my pool gets sunlight pretty much all day long except late evening. We have been adding chlorine like no body's business everyday. Yesterday after we tested the chlorine it read o.5ppm and we noticed a slight green hue in places so we decided to put excess chlorine in to attempt to stop that. After running all water tests today my numbers are as follows:
    FC:12.5
    CC: 1.5ish
    TA: 170
    CYA: 0
    pH: 8.2

    So I know the CC is too high but I'm really not sure what to do from here!!

    thanks
    16x32x4' above ground vinyl pool. Hayward Sand filter and pump.

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    Re: New pool owner with newly filled pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    You have some organics in the pool consuming your FC, but the Sun is taking a lot with no Cya if that number is correct. How are you testing the water? Meaning, what type of kit do you have exactly?
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    Re: New pool owner with newly filled pool

    We have the TF-100 kit from TFP.
    16x32x4' above ground vinyl pool. Hayward Sand filter and pump.

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    Re: New pool owner with newly filled pool

    Welcome to TFPC! I'm sure you will get all the help you need here. Good luck!
    In-Ground Dauphin Pool (circa 1970), 21K gallons, Vinyl liner, 1.5 HP Hayward Pump, Hayward Pro Series S-244T Sand Filter, LIQUID CHLORINE!

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    Re: New pool owner with newly filled pool

    Welcome. Is your pool oval or rectangular? We need to figure how many gallons and then we'll get some good advice for you based on chemistry and science!
    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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    Re: New pool owner with newly filled pool

    You definitely need some CYA to buffer the chlorine from the sunlight. When FC is below 10 check PH again, your reading is a little high but that could be because FC is high.
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    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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