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    New house pool has been sitting

    We just moved to a house with a pool. The pool has been unattended for a week or more.
    I want to get it up and running. I know the chemistry is not right and would like
    to know what I should do first and what order I should go after these problems. The water is
    clear but I was worried about algae so I added 1 gallon of bleach before I took these readings.
    I would appreciate any advice you could give me.

    FC - Free Chlorine 3
    CC or TC - Combined Chlorine or Total Chlorine 3
    pH - 7.0
    TA - Total Alkalinity 0
    CH - Calcium Hardness 200
    CYA - Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer/conditioner) 0
    I have an inground vinyl pool that holds around 27000 gallons.
    It runs on a sand filter with a Hayward pump.
    No other equipment.

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    Re: New house pool has been sitting

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    What test kit are you using? We need to be sure they are reliable before offering advice.

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    Re: New house pool has been sitting

    Aqua Chem 5 way professional test kit.
    I have an inground vinyl pool that holds around 27000 gallons.
    It runs on a sand filter with a Hayward pump.
    No other equipment.

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    Re: New house pool has been sitting

    I can not find an AquaChem 5-way test kit
    Have a link to it?

    I am sure it is lacking the needed FAS-DPD chlorine test that is included in the Recommended Test Kits though.
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    New house pool has been sitting

    Quote Originally Posted by rdoak3 View Post
    FC - Free Chlorine 3
    CC or TC - Combined Chlorine or Total Chlorine 3
    pH - 7.0
    TA - Total Alkalinity 0
    CH - Calcium Hardness 200
    CYA - Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer/conditioner) 0
    I don't think the kit is giving the info needed. For example, 3 total chlorine would be better than 3 combined chlorine in this case. Read the links already given as cya and TA of 0 are both not desirable. Links will help you get it right.

    Btw, how does the pool look? Pics?
    11k gal ig vinyl, Challenger 1hp, Heyward 3030 cartridge filter, intermatic PF1103T timer w/ freeze protection, dolphin 4 deluxe.

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