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    New pool owner

    Hi all,

    I have a pool and I just started learning about the BBB method. I am waiting for my Taylor K2006 tester in the mail. In the meantime, I am using Leslie pool strips which may not be as accurate but give me something to work off at least. I had a green pool last month, but started the SLAM process, but with shock packets from Home Depot. For the past 2 weeks, the pool has been cloudy (but not green). I added 242 oz of 8.5% chlorine since I haven't added since last week. Just wanted to know if I'm doing this right or if you would do something differently.

    Pool specs:
    ~12500 gallons
    Non-SWG

    Most current Leslie pool strips after adding chlorine today:
    FC: 10
    FA: 200
    pH: 7.8
    CYA: 40

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    Re: New pool owner

    If your CYA is anywhere near right using those test strips (most likely not).........Your SLAM level for 40 is a minimum of 16 and MUST be maintained until you pass all 3 criteria of the SLAM procedure. You may have scared it a little but you certainly have'nt KILLED it.
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    Re: New pool owner

    I agree. Without your K-2006, it's all a guess right now. You'll see what we mean when the kit comes in and you take your first set of tests. Regardless, you're trying and that's a good start. By the way, welcome to TFP!
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    Re: New pool owner

    You ARE on the right track in that you have ordered a good test kit.

    If you want to do something to hold your water in place (not get worse) you can add a jug of bleach a day while running your pump 24/7 and brushing the pool at least once a day.

    While you are waiting for your test kit you start reading this link....

    Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    I would also encourage you to read this link.........

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    It will help you know the whys and how of TFP so that when you get your water looking like a jewel you will know how to keep it that way!

    Let us know when your test kit gets there!

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    Re: New pool owner

    The Taylor K2006 just came in!

    The pool i still cloudy to half of the depth of the pool. I just tested the pool for the following:

    FC: 3
    CC: 0.6
    pH: 8.0
    CYA: 0

    I just added another 121 oz of 8.5% clorox chlorine. I won't be able work on the pool until next weekend. But I'm thinking of adding CYA to increase CYA to 30-40 so that the chlorine doesn't get destroyed by the sun too quickly.

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    Re: New pool owner

    You should first lower your PH to mid 7 range. It's possible it could be higher than 8.0. Use muriatic acid, let circulate for half an hour or so then retest PH level.
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