Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Month 1!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Whittier
    Posts
    4

    Month 1!

    It has been a hectic one, but our new pool has been filled with water for one month! It took several weeks before our pool contractor added the start-up salt and chemicals and So Cal went through a scorching heat wave too boot. I have battled some green algae spots, but it seems that I am getting the upper hand.

    I have been keeping up with my testing and wanted to run the #'s by everyone. Do they seem OK?

    FC: 5.5
    CC: 2.5
    TC: 8.0
    CH: 425 ppm
    TA: 100
    CYA: 40

    pool.jpg
    Rob - 21'x34' / 3.5'-8', 7' spa, 24,000 G, Hayward 2.7 HP VS, 72 sq' DE filer, salt system

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Texas Splash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio
    Posts
    12,972

    Re: Month 1!

    Hi Rob. Nice pool you have there. Your CC reading indicates that you may still have some organics brewing in there. Also, you didn't post your pH. With a new pool, you'll want to watch that pH closely. Because you stated you have had some green spots, and your CC is so high, I would normally recommend starting a SLAM (link below). Based on our Pool School - Start-up New Plaster, you should wait at least 30 days before doing a SLAM on new plaster. If it has been more than 30 days, then I would recommend a SLAM via Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain.

    Your water is clear for now, so the sooner you bump that FC up to SLAM level (FC of 16) and keep it there, the sooner it should be done and you pass the 3 SLAM criteria. If you have ANY reservations about the higher FC level and any effects upon your pool warranty, please check with your builder first. You definitely don't want to go against their instructions in the beginning. But when it comes to eliminating algae, a SLAM is your best bet.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
    Vital Links: POOL SCHOOL, RECOMMENDED LEVELS, RECOMMENDED CHEMICALS, Poolmath Calculator, SLAM, Chlorine/CYA CHART.
    If you enjoyed your TFP experience, please consider donating to Support TFP!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Whittier
    Posts
    4

    Re: Month 1!

    Thanks for the reply. I've been adding a pint of acid every other day and the PH has been testing at 6.8-7.2. Today it was 7.0. Chlorine tested at 3.0. Good news is that I cant see any more algae spots.
    Rob - 21'x34' / 3.5'-8', 7' spa, 24,000 G, Hayward 2.7 HP VS, 72 sq' DE filer, salt system

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Northern IL
    Posts
    4,615

    Re: Month 1!

    Let us know about your warranty as you have some chemistry issues that need addressing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •