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    Help with a new start up

    Hello TFT I need your help

    Pool this plaster was finish late friday Saturday was acid wash and polish we finish filling today Sunday water pump is circulating

    this is what I have 30k gallon pool plaster is Hydrazo Mediterranean blue

    so far this is what I have

    PH 8.2
    TA 150
    CH 250

    what do I need to do monday besides brushing and vacuum.....I need help with the chemicals please

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    Re: Help with a new start up

    Go to PoolSupplyWorld online and order the TF-100 test kit. It is the one we most recommend.
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    Being based in California you should get it fast. Then we need the following test results:
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    CYA

    New pools require close monitoring of the plaster as it cures. It will require you to add muriatic acid to lower the pH. It takes a few months to cure.

    How are you planning on sanitizing your pool?
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    Re: Help with a new start up

    Thank you! for your fast response.. I already have the TF-100

    any other suggestions?

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    Re: Help with a new start up

    I would want to add chlorine, start getting the CYA up and lower the pH.

    But you need to talk to the builder to see what they suggest to maintain warranty on the plaster.
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    Re: Help with a new start up

    This is actually a time when the use of Trichlor tablets makes sense until the CYA is in range and then switch to bleach.
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    Re: Help with a new start up

    thank you Jason,

    This is a owner build.. what will be better liquid chlorine or trichlor tablets?

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    Re: Help with a new start up

    Define better.

    Adding CYA and bleach and acid separately is easier to understand.
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    Re: Help with a new start up

    Sorry guys, I forgot to mention that my plaster sub told me not to use any powder chemicals....I call him and ask him about trichlor tablets and he does not recommend to used them he told me only liquid chlorine

    I did added liquid chlorine today and tomorrow will take a test

    thank you for your help

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    Re: Help with a new start up

    Your FC will be destroyed by the sun without CYA in the water.

    You can put the granules in a sock and put it in the skimmer. Out get the more expensive liquid CYA.
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