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    Help getting new water balanced

    Hello everyone, first time poster. Have been having a lot of issues getting the water set up, this is all new water after a new vinyl liner was installed. Two truck loads 5,500 gallons each were well water, the rest we filled with our hose which is also well water. The pool is really clear, but we are using a lot of chlorine daily. I just ran tests with the Taylor k-2006 kit.

    Free chlorine - 0 / 4.2 ppm*
    Combined Chlorine 0 / 0*
    Ph - 7.8
    Total Alkalinity - 275
    Calcium Hardness - 475
    CYA - 0

    I'm assuming the CYA is zero, the water never turned cloudy during the test.
    *** I have two separate values for the chlorine. The first test was ran after adding 1 gallon on liquid chlorine yesterday. The second was about 30 minutes after adding 1 gallon today.

    Thanks for your help.
    28' Above Ground vinyl 20,000 gallons
    DE Hayward Filter - Filled with well water
    Taylor K-2006 with add ons

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    Re: Help getting new water balanced

    Welcome! TA is high but we can address that later. I'd get the pH down with some MA and pool math. Let that circulate and get some CYA in the pool via sock over the return. Other than that, looks a ok.

    Read up on the ABC'S of Pool Water Chemistry and ask questions if you have any.
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    Re: Help getting new water balanced

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Welcome! TA is high but we can address that later. I'd get the pH down with some MA and pool math. Let that circulate and get some CYA in the pool via sock over the return. Other than that, looks a ok.

    Read up on the ABC'S of Pool Water Chemistry and ask questions if you have any.
    I just redid the chlorine tests, free chlorine is 6.5, combined .5
    28' Above Ground vinyl 20,000 gallons
    DE Hayward Filter - Filled with well water
    Taylor K-2006 with add ons

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    Re: Help getting new water balanced

    If sun is hitting the water you'll be losing FC fast....get some cya in there as Casey suggests.
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    Re: Help getting new water balanced

    Quote Originally Posted by borjis View Post
    If sun is hitting the water you'll be losing FC fast....get some cya in there as Casey suggests.
    The pool is full sun. I will be putting in the CYA. Thanks.
    28' Above Ground vinyl 20,000 gallons
    DE Hayward Filter - Filled with well water
    Taylor K-2006 with add ons

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    Re: Help getting new water balanced

    Updated test results. Pool is sparkling clean. Added liquid chlorine after tests to bring my free chlorine to 4. I am shooting for a CYA level of 40, and have been working on lowering the total alkalinity with acid and aerating.

    FC - 1.5
    CC - 0
    PH - 7.6
    Total Alkalinity - 200
    CYA - 30
    CH - 350
    28' Above Ground vinyl 20,000 gallons
    DE Hayward Filter - Filled with well water
    Taylor K-2006 with add ons

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