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    I did something foolish

    So! I'm back. First year closing the pool last year, first time opening this year. Of course I opened to a green pool. I was going to open 2 weeks ago, but last week was cold (with snow!).

    I had to buy a plumbing part from the local pool store, and while I was there figured I would pick up some cya. The dude sold me "pro team up shield" and said it was not cya. So what is it, and does it work the same as cya (I.e. Not showing up in tests for a week)?

    Debating if I should start a slam now, given that we probably don't have any cya in there now. Lots of rain water over the winter.

    Next time I will be more prepared and just buy the cya ahead of time.

    Last edited by Bama Rambler; 05-18-2016 at 12:45 PM. Reason: Removed language filter circumvent attempt.
    29,000?gal in-ground concrete rectangular
    Pump: Hayward SP2610x15 Filter: Hayward S-244T (Sand) Chlorinator: Hayward CL-200
    2 skimmers; plugged main drain (reason unknown)
    New pool owner! Hooray! /sarcasm

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    Re: I did something foolish

    I assume you mean "Proteam UV Shield". If that's the case, it's 100% cyanuric acid (CYA). You can use Pool Math to figure out how much CYA you have by how much you added.

    P.S. It should show up on the test in about 2 days after it's fully dissolved.

    How did you add it?
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    Re: I did something foolish

    MSDS said it is CYA. Don't trust pool store employees.
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    Re: I did something foolish

    I would post your readings and go from there.
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    Re: I did something foolish

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
    I assume you mean "Proteam UV Shield".
    Yes. THANKS AUTOCORRECT.

    I added the whole thing to a thick sock which I then put in one of my skimmers. I'm certain it's not nearly enough; the bottle said to use 1 lb/3000 gallons and I just got the small one.

    It is a beautiful, warm, nearly cloudless day here so I'll probably wait until tonight to add the bleach. I hate to waste it!

    29,000?gal in-ground concrete rectangular
    Pump: Hayward SP2610x15 Filter: Hayward S-244T (Sand) Chlorinator: Hayward CL-200
    2 skimmers; plugged main drain (reason unknown)
    New pool owner! Hooray! /sarcasm

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    Re: I did something foolish

    How many lbs was the container? Looks like it comes in 1½lb & 8lb containers. Probably the 1½lb, huh?
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    Re: I did something foolish

    Yup. I didn't look at the label before I bought it. Really it's just as well. It was, of course, way more expensive than what I *should* have paid.

    29,000?gal in-ground concrete rectangular
    Pump: Hayward SP2610x15 Filter: Hayward S-244T (Sand) Chlorinator: Hayward CL-200
    2 skimmers; plugged main drain (reason unknown)
    New pool owner! Hooray! /sarcasm

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    Re: I did something foolish

    TC: 8.5 / FC: 8.5
    TA: 80
    CH: 200
    PH: 8.5+++++++ :O
    CYA: 20ish

    Comparison shots from yesterday and just now (post chemical dump)



    29,000?gal in-ground concrete rectangular
    Pump: Hayward SP2610x15 Filter: Hayward S-244T (Sand) Chlorinator: Hayward CL-200
    2 skimmers; plugged main drain (reason unknown)
    New pool owner! Hooray! /sarcasm

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    Re: I did something foolish



    Not as blue as the picture makes it look. Just added our last bag of shock and a quart of clarifier.

    TC: 6.5 / FC: 6.5
    Ph: 8.5++++++

    29,000?gal in-ground concrete rectangular
    Pump: Hayward SP2610x15 Filter: Hayward S-244T (Sand) Chlorinator: Hayward CL-200
    2 skimmers; plugged main drain (reason unknown)
    New pool owner! Hooray! /sarcasm

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