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    newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    Pool Water looks clear, last night my FC-10, cc-0. This morning Fc-9, cc-o
    My other readings are: ph-7.7? sometimes hard to tell with colors
    cya-28
    alk-70
    ch-625
    Not sure what to do next?

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    Fyi- Its been really hot here 96 and our pool is in direct sunlight all day!!!
    approx 17,000 in ground gunite
    over 25 years old, coping and plaster redone 10 to 11 yrs ago
    old pac-fab 60 sqft de filter, grids(not cartridge kind)
    280 polaris/ Test Kit-TF-100
    Live in Allen, Texas

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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    What test kit? (suggest you add that to your signature)

    I would raise CYA to 40. I would also enter everything in PoolMath and see if my CSI is -0.2 to -0.1

    Before I went to get CYA, I would check my stock of cold beverages, replenish as necessary, then go bomb the pool (Aussie for cannonball)
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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    test kit tf 100, thanks will add to sig. Not sure what csi i? should i be worried about ch at 625 for now? Funny about cya!!!
    approx 17,000 in ground gunite
    over 25 years old, coping and plaster redone 10 to 11 yrs ago
    old pac-fab 60 sqft de filter, grids(not cartridge kind)
    280 polaris/ Test Kit-TF-100
    Live in Allen, Texas

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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    I agree with Jet that I would get the CYA up some with your sun and heat in TX.

    See if those links help you know what to do going forward.

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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    If you lost FC over night, keep SLAM'ing.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    If you enter all your numbers in PoolMath, there's a number down at the bottom called CSI. It's calcite saturation index. You want to keep that between -0.3 and +0.3. That will protect your pool from any chance of calcium scaling. The calcium is a bit high but manageable. Keeping your CSI a touch negative, if possible, works out best overall. If too far negative, your plaster erodes a wee bit faster than it would with CSI closer to zero.
    12k IG salt; glass beads in plaster; K-2006C, K-1766, CCL, and Aussie 4in1 (HTH); Pentair Eco800 1.2HP VS; Zodiac SWC 1.3 lb/day (25 g/hr); 25" filter recycled glass; OKU solar panels; 1/2 HP solar pump; Rebel (Warrior) pool cleaner; FlowViz; prior pool AG 10k | Read Before Posting to get the best possible advice | ... and this helped me a lot!: TFPC for Beginners

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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    Thanks for the info, the csi showed pool at .37, says to remove 44% water, & my hubby says we cant do that right now. Even if we did, wouldn't that cause cya to drop more? what are some suggestions? I appreciate everyones advice!!!
    approx 17,000 in ground gunite
    over 25 years old, coping and plaster redone 10 to 11 yrs ago
    old pac-fab 60 sqft de filter, grids(not cartridge kind)
    280 polaris/ Test Kit-TF-100
    Live in Allen, Texas

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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    You do not need to remove any water. Many (most) of us never check csi. If you keep your parameters within the guidelines we suggest csi becomes irrelevant to you.

    The only thing I would do to your pool is dose enough CYA to raise it 20 more ppm.

    Then (assuming your water is clear) go swimming and enjoy the rest of the season!
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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    Thank you so much!! Happy July 4th!!!
    approx 17,000 in ground gunite
    over 25 years old, coping and plaster redone 10 to 11 yrs ago
    old pac-fab 60 sqft de filter, grids(not cartridge kind)
    280 polaris/ Test Kit-TF-100
    Live in Allen, Texas

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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    If it were me, I'd keep my pH closer to 7.5 than 7.8 for plaster and high CH. I would definitely not exchange water.
    To each their own
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    Re: newbie: slammed pool, what to do next!!

    I would go swimming
    Inground 22k gallon gunite 15x31 main pool, 15x7 wading pool/sunning deck, hot tub/with overflow (9' octagon with limestone top) & slide NSWG, Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen
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