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    Been on here a while never posted

    Hey everyone,

    I've been on here for about 9 months, never posted anything just reading and learning. I've been doing the pool maintenance on my pools for the last couple of years. I was flying with the seat of my pants on the chemical levels, but I think I have finally figured these things out. For the past couple of years I've had a 15 foot round summer escapes pool, didn't really have to worry about the chemicals being correct, because I always drained and stored the pool over the winter. I upgraded to a 24 foot round summer escape pool, this one I won't be draining every winter so I need my chemicals as close as possible. I had add some PHdown because my TA was at 180 and my PH was at 7.9. I was a little skeptical at first, but with the pool calculator is was confident. I add the acid on Tuesday morning and started aerating so my PH wasn't to low. I checked the Ph after a couple of hours and it was at 7.6, and my TA was at 130. I plan on checking my TA on Sunday to see where it is at and go from there. MY FC was at .5 on Monday so I added some liquid chlorine that I bought at Walmart which is 10 percent chlorine. Clorox bleach is 8.25. I added half a gallon and the FC is at 2.0. I ordered a CYA tester since my test kit doesn't have one, I should have it on Wednesday.
    Jonathan - Dothan Alabama
    24 ft Round Summer Escapes Pool 13000 gallons* Vinyl * Liquid Chlorine and 3 inch pucks * 19 in Zeo brite sand filter * Hayward 1 hp pump * *



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    Re: Been on here a while never posted

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on your first pool upgrade! We had a few upgrades as well.

    Sounds like your are off to a pretty good start.

    Skip the PH down and buy 31.45% muriatic acid from Lowes or HD. Lots cheaper. Here is a handy chemical summary page, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

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    Re: Been on here a while never posted

    Yea, I have been through it a couple of times. At first it was like over my head, but after going through it a couple of times, I figured out. It really isn't that hard, you just have to stay on top of things, if not you will have a mess.
    Jonathan - Dothan Alabama
    24 ft Round Summer Escapes Pool 13000 gallons* Vinyl * Liquid Chlorine and 3 inch pucks * 19 in Zeo brite sand filter * Hayward 1 hp pump * *



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    Re: Been on here a while never posted

    I so hear you on the ABC pool school-----so much info that it takes a few reads and doing for to really sink in.

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    Re: Been on here a while never posted

    Welcome out of lurkdom!
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