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    Newbie First Pool Opening - First TFTest Results

    Howdy: pool was installed 9/2015 and closed a few days later. Opened up this weekend per TFP steps and surprised to see sparkling clear water and zero debris. First test results after running the pump (SWG not turned on) for 24 hours are:

    FC 0
    CC .05
    PH 6.8
    TA 70
    CH 300
    CYA 0
    Salt 4.8 / 1810 ppm

    working on the calculator no but wanted to get some thoughts on these results and next steps. I have no pool chemicals yet so I'm hoping for some guidance as to what to gather over the next few days. Thank you in advance.
    21 foot AG Ester Williams / 1.5hp Hayward PowerFlow Matrix pump / Hayward XStream CC1000 Cartridge Filter / Hayward Aqua Trol SWG

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    Re: Newbie First Pool Opening - First TFTest Results

    Welcome to TFP!

    You are going to need chlorine, CYA and salt right off the bat.

    Your pH is concerning. It's down at the bottom of the range for the test, so could be even lower. How confident are you in the reading?
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    Re: Newbie First Pool Opening - First TFTest Results

    Hey John . Thanks. I tested the PH twice with the same results. I'm pretty confident on that number.

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    Re: Newbie First Pool Opening - First TFTest Results

    pH and FC need to come up today! Your forecast is warming up so algae will be ready to come out and play if they haven't already started. If FC isn't disappearing immediately CYA is the next to come up.

    How in the world did you measure 0.05 CC?
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    Re: Newbie First Pool Opening - First TFTest Results

    Welcome to the forum.

    Raise you pH into the mid 7's

    Raise your FC into thew 3-4 range and KEEP IT THERE by adding daily.

    Raise your CYA to 40 ppm to start.

    read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School.
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