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    Help with new pool

    Hello all, this is my first pool and I need help. We have a 25ft by 52in chlorine pool which I believe is about 15000 gallons. It is in direct sun for the majority of the day. 1.5hp pump and sand filter.

    I had been following my father in laws instructions but they are not helpful. Our numbers are horrible and I think we are getting some kind of black algae stuck to the vinyl liner is spots.

    I just brought the TF-100 kit and ran some tests. Even after dumping a load of chlorine in we have none in the pool. I think the sun bakes it out. We have been using pool store chlorine, some Algecide and clarifier. But I stopped using everything once I realized we weren't making a difference. We still have about 10 gal of chlorine.

    CH = pink or 325ppm
    TA = 200
    CYA = n/a, clear water.

    I'm not the kind of person to just start doing things for fear I'll make it worse. So any suggestions would be appreciated. If you need any more info let me know.

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    Re: Help with new pool

    Lets' get your PH in the mid 7 range, add enough CYa to raise it to 30, and follow the SLAM process for that level. Welcome!
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    Re: Help with new pool

    Thank you. Pardon my lack of pool knowledge....

    What is CYA and where do I get it?

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    Re: Help with new pool

    It is also called Conditioner. Comes in 4lb. granular jugs at Wally World.
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    Re: Help with new pool

    Ok sweet, thank you. Should I stock up? Here is what the previous owner left us... Should we just trash it and start fresh? uploadfromtaptalk1466964203227.jpg

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    That Stabilizer and Conditoner is your CYA. Only thing tere to pitch is the clarifier. I can't make out what the green label short jug is.
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    Re: Help with new pool

    Algae control. Unopened.

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    Re: Help with new pool

    Pitch it!

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    Re: Help with new pool

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Pitch it!

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    Lol I suppose that means it's trash.

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    Re: Help with new pool

    Would this be accurate? And is there a preferred method to adding powder CYA to the pool?



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    Re: Help with new pool

    I used the panty hose technique I saw others use. Put about 3.8 lbs in and tied it off in front of the return jet.

    I'm gonna let it do its thing. Leave the pump run until it is dissolved and then check my CYA again.

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    Re: Help with new pool

    More here on pool chems and how to add them to your pool, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    Use Poolmath, link above, to calculate the dose.

    Add your pool info to your signature so that we can better help you as shown here, Pool School - Read This Before You Post

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    Start here ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
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