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    Need some help with in-laws pool

    I don't have my test kit so the results are from a Walmart kit. Anyways. Their pool is a 10k gallon above ground pool. It seems to be a shade of green and I can hardly see the bottom. Yesterday I added some Muriatic acid because the test kit showed it to be higher than ph8.4 below are the current results from the cheap kit. Any advice?

    FC 3
    pH 7.5
    TA 40
    TH 100
    CYA 30-50
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    Re: Need some help with in-laws pool

    First order is to get a better test kit, then you need to SLAM the pool. Have to have a FAS-DPD test that comes with a TF-100 or K-2006 test kit to complete the SLAM procedure properly. Until the kit shows up you could add up to 1/2 gallon of bleach per day, but need proper testing to complete.

    After that, they need a maintenance plan for themselves unless you plan on SLAMing the pool every other week all summer long...
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    Re: Need some help with in-laws pool

    Get that test kit ordered STAT! You (or the in-laws) are going to need to SLAM that pool and that requires accurate testing.

    TF-100 is my preferred kit (TFTestkits.net ) but you can find the Taylor's K-2006 online there too or elsewhere. Do not accept the K-2005, its not the same and is missing the FAS-DPD chlorine test you'll need.

    Until the test comes add a gallon of bleach in daily and brush. It won't fix all the green but it will stun it a bit


    addendum: Joel obviously types faster than me.
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    Re: Need some help with in-laws pool

    I have a test kit but it's 6hrs away.

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    Re: Need some help with in-laws pool

    Quote Originally Posted by abishoff View Post
    I have a test kit but it's 6hrs away.
    If the in-laws have a pool, they need their own test kit. How have they been testing up to this point?

    Have you put some bleach in to get that FC up?
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