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    First test - need help

    Hey guys,

    Just completed my first test using the Taylor K2006. Here are my results:

    FAS-DPD FC +CC = 0
    PH = 7.4
    TA = 100
    CH = 90
    CYA = 0

    Yeah I know, these don't look good... The thing is, it took about 3 weeks for my kit to come home, so all I had was my normal OTO tester.

    Anyways, I know my chlorine is probably dead due to the fact that my CYA is at 0 and my pool is directly under the sun, no cover whatsoever. Seeing that my chlorine was at 0, I decided to hit the super chlorinate function on my chlorine generator. This will super chlorinate for 24hrs.

    My question is: can I add stablizer to raise the CYA when the super chlorinate function is running?
    21ft AG pool (about 10,400 gallons)
    Carvin Jacuzzi SANICLEAR 20 chlorine generator
    Carvin Jacuzzi Laser series L192C-7C Sand Filter
    Jacuzzi 15MAXI-5-S1 pump
    Installed on 2016-06-30

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    Re: First test - need help

    Yes, you can, but more iimportant how your water look?
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    Re: First test - need help

    I will stop the SWG and raise the FC using bleach, then when you add the CYA, maintain the FC using the SWG, but also will do a OCLT previously assuming that your water is clear now
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    Re: First test - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Piolin View Post
    I will stop the SWG and raise the FC using bleach, then when you add the CYA, maintain the FC using the SWG, but also will do a OCLT previously assuming that your water is clear now
    My water is crystal clear. Not even cloudy.
    21ft AG pool (about 10,400 gallons)
    Carvin Jacuzzi SANICLEAR 20 chlorine generator
    Carvin Jacuzzi Laser series L192C-7C Sand Filter
    Jacuzzi 15MAXI-5-S1 pump
    Installed on 2016-06-30

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    Re: First test - need help

    Perform a OCLT to determine if you have any organics or algae. Let us know the result and we will determine the next step
    Matt
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    Re: First test - need help

    Can't do an OCLT if there is no chlorine.

    The super chlorinate will probably not do enough to help you but it will certainly shorten the life of your cell.

    1. Calculate enough liquid chlorine to get your pool to 3-4 ppm

    2. Calculate enough CYA to get to 30 ppm and put it in.

    I would turn the cell back to normal and see if you can get your FC stabilized. Reading between the lines, I do not think you have a complete grasp of how critical it is to keep chlorine in your pool.

    read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School.......that'll help you get going down the right path..
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    Re: First test - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Can't do an OCLT if there is no chlorine.

    The super chlorinate will probably not do enough to help you but it will certainly shorten the life of your cell.

    1. Calculate enough liquid chlorine to get your pool to 3-4 ppm

    2. Calculate enough CYA to get to 30 ppm and put it in.

    I would turn the cell back to normal and see if you can get your FC stabilized. Reading between the lines, I do not think you have a complete grasp of how critical it is to keep chlorine in your pool.

    read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School.......that'll help you get going down the right path..
    1) For CYA, how long should I wait before re-testing my pool? 24 hrs? After getting it to 30, should I add more until I hit the recommended levels or should I perform an OCLT like suggested?

    2) Salt level on my chlorine generator displays 3800ppm. I know it is too much. My water feels a little bit gooey, could it be because of the high level of salt, or is there something wrong in my water that is not visible to the eye? What can I do to fix this?

    Many thanks
    21ft AG pool (about 10,400 gallons)
    Carvin Jacuzzi SANICLEAR 20 chlorine generator
    Carvin Jacuzzi Laser series L192C-7C Sand Filter
    Jacuzzi 15MAXI-5-S1 pump
    Installed on 2016-06-30

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    Re: First test - need help

    You will get more answers, but let me add my two cents

    1- CYA will disolver in about 48h it was recommended to wait for a full week, but I think now you can test earlier, is good to have it at 30 in case you fail OCLT and need to do a slam, if you pass OCLT then you can raise it to 70 or 80.

    2- salt look like a little high, but I will check what your swg manufacturer recommended, if your swg is happy, I will live it like that, splash and water replacement will lower your salt eventually... 😊

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    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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