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    new pool

    Tested water with a taylor k-2006 looking for advice on what order to add chemicals. 24 x 52 above ground pool 14,600 gallons. I'm using the bbb method.
    PH-8.0
    TA-225
    CH-150
    FC-0
    CC-0
    CYA-3
    Temp 70
    Last edited by timbo; 06-01-2016 at 08:24 PM. Reason: not enough info

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    Re: new pool

    How did you get a CYA of 3 or is that a typo -ie should be 30?
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    The cya was from a test at the pool store. The other tests are from the taylor test kit . I didn't want to waste a cya test on the taylor figured the pool store couldn't screw that test up. The pool is new just filled up

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    Re: new pool

    Welcome!

    Very impressive, test results from a recommended test kit on your first post!

    Is that a typo on the CYA, or is that your estimated value based on dissolving a few pucks?

    You need to add some acid to lower pH. I'd aim for 7.2 with your high TA. Note: you won't be filling the pool to the rim. It's probably more like 4' deep which gives 13,500 gallons.

    You need some bleach. Your target there depends on the CYA level.

    The CYA level needs to be somewhere between 30 and 50 unless you have a Saltwater Chlorine Generator.

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    Re: new pool

    Oh yeah that is often the one they screw up the most. You need to use your Taylor 2006 test kit to get a CYA reading- it is really important that you do as the advice we will give you will be based a lot on this particular number.
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    Re: new pool

    If it is a fresh fill and you have not added anything just figure a CYA of 0 and go from there no need to test what is basicly tap water for CYA.
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    Re: new pool

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo View Post
    The cya was from a test at the pool store. The other tests are from the taylor test kit . I didn't want to waste a cya test on the taylor figured the pool store couldn't screw that test up. The pool is new just filled up
    Halfway right! Not wasting reagent was a good move. But they did mess up the test. Tap water has no CYA.

    Study up on poolmath and if you want, try it out and post your findings. We'll tell you if you did it right or not. Us just telling you how much to add is no better than the pool store telling you what to add.

    If you do have bleach but don't have the rest of the chemicals, add bleach. With no CYA, target 3.
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    Re: new pool

    I have acid,10%liquid cl, liquid stabilizer. I put my numbers in the pool calculator I'll go by that to start with thanks.
    Last edited by timbo; 06-01-2016 at 09:13 PM. Reason: wrong info

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