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    I closed on my house friday and finally did my tests with the taylor k-2006. My TC=0, PH 8.0 +, TA=120, CH=100, CYA=0 from what I could tell my saturation is around 2. The pool is clear for the most part. My questions are how should I go about getting my pool started? Should I do my bleach by itself for chlorine or can I do it and muratic acid to lower the ph at the same time. Kinda confused on the proper order of steps. The house was foreclosed on and the pool has had no love for months please help. Thanks in advance.
    18x37 approx 30,000 gallons, inground plaster pool. Albany ga, test kit taylor 2006. Sand filter.

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    Welcome to TFPC. Very glad to have you!!

    You can do MA then bleach. Separate by 30 mins with good circulation.
    Is pump and all other equipment in good working order?
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    It might be better if you go back and look at your other thread. Some very good reading mentioned there.
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    I guess my main thing is should I get my cya @ 40 before I do a slam? Since there is no fc in the pool I figured slam would probably be the best way start off. Yes all pump equipment is working very well. Thanks and ill go back and look and see what I missed.
    18x37 approx 30,000 gallons, inground plaster pool. Albany ga, test kit taylor 2006. Sand filter.

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    Here's what I thing would work. Get pH down to 7.2. Put CYA in sock hang in front of return I would target 30ppm CYA to start with, you can always bump it up after the SLAM. SLAM at the proper FC for the CYA you put in the sock.

    Some of the good stuff is hiding in the signatures of those folks.
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    Joe,

    So glad to see the test results! Good job. When you post your results can you list them like this please?

    FC
    CC
    PH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

    It helps them stand out. THANKS!

    Bob has you covered on what do to for right now.

    Shoot us a pic of your pool so we can see what we are working with.

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    Thanks I'll start listing them that way. I'll work on ph today.

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    Good job Joe! Let us know how it goes!

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    If at any time your pump causes you problems or stops working (Gawd forbid but you never know with an unknown pump) and you need to add chemicals or have just done so, brush it around to help it disperse in the water.

    Start with pH & CYA...wait 30 min with pump on and retest pH. If its where you want it go ahead and add your liquid chlorine. You don't want it to go too long lest you start an algae outbreak. Then you can decide on the need for a SLAM procedure as you see how your chlorine level behaves with an OCLT (Overnight Chlorine Loss Test). All directions can be found in Pool School.
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    Thanks eveyone what a big help. Im learning more by the day. : )

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    Ok guys I got my new readings.
    FC=1.2
    PH=7.2
    Cya=30
    TA=100
    CH=110
    I am gonna post some pics also of how it's looking now. Water is much clearer and looking much better.20150924_141402.jpg

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    I used the calculator today and added appropriate bleach amd baking soda. I have not got to retest since then just wanted a little feedback on the numbers also can someone tell me if my sand filter is a triton ?. Thanks everybody you have all been such a big help.20150924_144902.jpg
    18x37 approx 30,000 gallons, inground plaster pool. Albany ga, test kit taylor 2006. Sand filter.

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    Re: Super newbie in ga

    Get and keep that FC.

    Work on the TA by working the PH.

    I have not idea about the filter

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    Is TA=100 good or i should shoot for 120?
    18x37 approx 30,000 gallons, inground plaster pool. Albany ga, test kit taylor 2006. Sand filter.

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    Re: Super newbie in ga

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    How to lower TA

    Here ya go! This should help you with this question.

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    Re: Super newbie in ga

    When its showing for plaster ta=70-90+ is that saying anything over 90 is good? A little confused on that.
    18x37 approx 30,000 gallons, inground plaster pool. Albany ga, test kit taylor 2006. Sand filter.

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    Re: Super newbie in ga

    For plaster you are correct. But the numbers are just recommendations and need to be used that way. In general I only worry about pH and let TA take care of itself. A rising pH means TA is too high. Lower both with MA and see what happens. There is an article in Pool School about it. For your long term consideration you might want to look into CSI and try to keep it near 0.
    Mostly what I read is that CH is a bigger player for folks with plaster. So look for that in Pool School and see how to adjust it.

    I'm sure there will be others along soon with more plaster experience. But what I've said should be a place to start.
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    The number one thing is chlorine....get it in the pool and keep the levels up. PH can be adjusted up or down quickly, but if FC is down you will get algae and a SLAM. Trust me SLAMs are a time and money consuming choice. Keep your FC up daily.
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