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Thread: New Pool Owner Desperately Trying to Figure out My Chemicals

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    Jun 2016
    Carmichael, CA

    New Pool Owner Desperately Trying to Figure out My Chemicals

    New pool owner here, and I cannot get these chemicals under control. I made the mistake of going to Leslie's pool first. I now own 50 lbs of Power Powder Granular, that I was told to use as my chlorine. I think this was my first mistake. When we first bought the home, the pool had a chlorine tablet dispenser, should I have kept the dispenser and used tablets? I was instructed by Leslie's to add 16 oz of powder to the pool each week, dispersing it over the week. When the pH is too high, I add about 1/2 gallon of Muriatic Acid. I feel like I am chasing my tail between these two chemicals.

    I bought the 5 way test kit, and I can't seem to keep the Chlorine up and the pH down. Please help!
    Chlorine: 1.0
    pH: 8.2

    Thank you Trouble Free Pool Community.
    15000 gal, in-ground, Gunite Material, Pentair 011018 Pump, Polaris PB460 tertiary pump for skimmer

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: New Pool Owner Desperately Trying to Figure out My Chemicals

    Welcome to TFP!

    It is important to keep PH between 7.2 and 7.8 at all times.

    What is your CYA?

    This is how we kill algae, SLAM

    Do a little reading here to start
    ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
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