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    Starting Over

    I recently took the,cover off of my pool, yuck! It is was green and gross. I have put 24 lbs of sodium hypo in it but to no avail, yesterday,I drained it and am refilling today, I need to know what the best action is after it gets filled
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    Re: Starting Over

    Welcome to TFP!

    Step 1 order a TF100 from TFTestkits.net
    Step 2 add 30 ppm stabilizer in a sock, more here, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals, use Poolmath to calculate dose
    Step 3 add 3 ppm FC by adding 8.25% bleach or 10-12% liquid chlorine, see chemical page for more info, use Poolmath to calculate dose
    Step 4 adjust your PH to 7.6 if you have a PH test. Wait if you don't.
    Step 5 post test results when the kit arrives
    Step 6 read this, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Step 7 read this, Pool School - Getting Started
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    Re: Starting Over

    Hello Kenny and welcome! pooldv has given you an outline to success. I too recommend the TF-100 (with Speed Stir). Mix like a pro!
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    Re: Starting Over

    I went out and bought a Taylor test kit from Leslie's that measures everything that the pool school recommended including the cya test will that work or do I need to return it and buy the tf100

    AG 13500 gls
    Water way 1.0hp pump
    Ac 186lb. Mega clean series 18in. Sand filter

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    Re: Starting Over

    Is stabilizer the same as sodium bicarbonate

    AG 13500 gls
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    Re: Starting Over

    No, that's baking soda. Stabilizer is "cyanuric acid".
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    Re: Starting Over

    Thank you Texas I appreciate it

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    Re: Starting Over

    My CH is very low, what is the best type of calcium to use and where would I purchase it at, other than a pool store.

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    Re: Starting Over

    Calcium hardness can be raised with calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate. They are available in some areas as Peladow, Dowflake, Tetra Flake, or Tetra 94, often sold as a deicer by hardware stores, and some big box stores, in colder climates. Pool stores will carry either calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate under a variety of names, including Hardness Plus, Balance Pak 300, Calcium Hardness Increaser, etc. Calcium products should be spread across the surface of the deep end of the pool. Some ACE Hardware stores carry the HTH Calcium Plus in 4.5lb containers.

    And don't forget, depending on how much CH you need to increase, you can always use Cal-Hypo ... 2 birds with one stone (FC & CH).
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