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Thread: Help needed again! Numbers/out of town

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    O'Fallon, MO

    Help needed again! Numbers/out of town

    Hello Experts. Thank you for all who help us newbies & of course, once anyone starts this method, it's so easy & I think it's safe to say everyone loves it! OK, so after a fairly long successful SLAM, we've been rolling along pretty well. I did numbers today after fully adding CYA last week. Here they are:

    FC 5
    CC 0
    TA 110
    CYA 30
    PH the color still doesn't match the tube-it's strange, not really darker but a different shade than the 8.2 but definitely darker than the 7.8 so I'm guessing it's still too high.

    I'm going out of town tomorrow morning & will be back Monday late night. I'm planning to use a puck since the CYA can afford it I think, but definitely need some expert advice. I have an Intex .75 HP sand filter (new this year). The skimmer is attached to the pump, not at the pool. I did buy the over the side skimmer, but it isn't connected as I can't get the outlet cover unscrewed & my son hasn't had a chance to come over to help yet. So, just eyeballing the skimmer I'm not sure a 3" will fit. That's really what I want to use b/c I can buy one at Target. I can also probably buy the smaller 1" at Walmart fairly cheap.

    What would you guys recommend using? What size & how many? How long should I set the timer to run-the pump has a timer.

    Should I add some acid to bring down PH? TIA!
    24 x 52 intex AG round with well water-water has no issues with rust or other contaminants
    2800 GPH Intex sand filter pump
    Located in Missouri

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    Re: Help needed again! Numbers/out of town

    Yes, lower PH with muriatic acid to 7.4. Put the puck, or 2 or 3, in a floater, not in the skimmer. I agree that your CYA has room to go up. I would target 40 or so. Run the pump whatever it is running now if it is working OK.
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