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    New to this system

    Hello, my pool was a swamp. Did everything the pool store said to do with results. Found this site and did a partial drain and refilled. I have added 2 gals of bleach and 1 gal of muratic acid. As of this morning my readings are: Fc- o. Ph- 7.2,Cya-0,Ta-240, Th-100. Please advise what I need to do. Trying to get the #'s right before I turn on the generator. Mt pool math my capacity is 15700.
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    Re: New to this system

    How does your water look? What are you testing with now? Glad you found us, we can help.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: New to this system

    How are you testing?
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: New to this system

    Water looks great, I am using the HTh 3 way test kit and HTH 6 way test strips
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    Re: New to this system

    Ah. Ok well sorry the strips are worthless. ESPECIALLY for CYA readings. We really need to get an accurate read.

    With No CYA you will lose all your chlorine to sunlight. You can safely put in one-half a jug now, one-half tonight after sunset. Can you get the HTH 6 way DROP test? You don't need the muratic acid your PH is fine.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: New to this system

    Welcome to TFP We can help you but you will need to help yourself first

    You need a good test kit so we can get you going, the 2 recommended test kits are in my signature below and we need the results from them to get you going, the guess strips are not helping you at all.. I would also suggest getting the taylor salt drop test kit, it is way better than the strips..

    Is this a new fill? If so, we need to get some CYA in there and bleach / chlorine... but we want to stay low for now in case you need to SLAM before you get your test kit..

    to get to CYA of 30 with your pool size 15000 gal you need 3 pounds, get this at walmart, it says HTH stabilizer 100% cyanuric acid on the label

    the you will then keep your FC level at 4, the problem you have is you can not read or know what 4 FC is...

    using bleach put 1/2 gallon in

    You can try your SWG at 100% 8 hours a day and see if it will keep your FC level up...

    I hope this helps
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    Re: New to this system

    Yes I can get a new test today. Was thinking of ordering from Amazon, any suggestions

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    Thank you I'm glad I can get stabilizer at Walmart. Also getting a new test kit
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    Re: New to this system

    cowboy has a number of very good links in the signature area. Here is the one for test kits. Test Kits
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: New to this system

    Welcome to TFP definitely order your test kit
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    Re: New to this system

    Got a 6 way drop test, results:Fc-.5,Ph-7.5-7.8,Cya-100,Ta-240,Th-100 put the stabilizer in as suggested. Last night. Now what do I need to do. The water is clear. I really appreciate your in put, I have had a pool for 20 years but always depended on the pool store to tell me what to do. I started with them this year but everything they said did nothing on clearing it up when it was a swamp. It was suspended and would not clear up. My brother and I were talking because he was in the same situation. He mentioned using baking soda and bleach so I went on a search and found this site. I just need to be taught. Thank you
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    Re: New to this system

    Just want to make sure you purchased either a TF 100 or Taylor K2006 test kit. We'll give next steps once we know the test kit.
    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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    Re: New to this system

    You listed CYA 0 and now CYA 100, not sure what to say until we have test results that we know are accurate.

    Some suggested reading to head you in the right direction, ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
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