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    Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Bought house with an amazing pool. Picture was from the home listing (not current)

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    When the sellers accepted the offer, they moved out (I assume they stopped servicing the pool as well), fast forward 6-7 weeks later, we closed on the house. The pool bottom and walls are dirty (algae or just dirt, no idea). I used the test kit (first time ever) and here are the results.

    FC - 0
    TC - 0
    pH - 7.9
    TA - 111
    CH - 250
    CYA - 61

    Do I SLAM the pool or just add chlorine (bleach). We want to use the pool this weekend (how likely is that?)

    Thanks!

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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Yes you need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process ... how long that process takes depends on how well you maintain the FC levels, brushing, and filtration.

    Which test kit? How did you get a CYA of 61 or a TA of 111? Those are not possible numbers with the recommended test kits.

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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    I did... but the signature wont save or show up...

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    TA was 110, typo
    Ill have to go check the CYA Again.. tomorrow. We haven't moved yet and I am at my old house.


    Edit... Oh there it is.....
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Ok, so I am planning to add 24 oz muriatic acid to lover the ph to 7.5 prior to the SLAM. Then use about 6 jugs of bleach (121oz 6%) to bring FC up to 24.

    When the directions say "test and adjust" am I trying to maintain the FC at the SLAM levels or my FC target?
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Isn't that an in ground pool? Or is it my eyes??
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlahoutex View Post
    Isn't that an in ground pool? Or is it my eyes??
    Yes, between closing the loan, moving, renting out current house, kids, job, etc... my brain is mush... Hahaha.

    I corrected the signature.


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    Whew!! Glad it wasn't my eyes getting worse! Don't forget to post pics of the pool as it is now, even if it is a mess.
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    Yes please more pics...beautiful pool you have Congrats!!!

    If that really is your CYA you're very lucky.

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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    BrianaW26, You want to test and the dose back up to shock level based on your CYA from the Chlorine/CYA Chart as often as is feasible for you. The better you are able to maintain that level of FC, the faster your SLAM will go.
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Today was moving day. Added 25 oz acid today. Lowered the ph to 7.4. Dumped in 2 gallons bleach today to get things started. I'll start the SLAM tomorrow morning.

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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Does not look too bad. Hope it cleans up quick.
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Yeah that does not look too bad at all, you can even see the bottom, good luck and keep us posted, you should be swimming in no time. If you have any questions just ask and someone should get you an answer soon.

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    Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Ok. Things didn't go as planned. Moving sucks. Started yesterday morning.

    Retested CYA at 50. Target shock at 20 FC. It's been at 18-20 ppm for 2 days with a few jugs of bleach. Just brought it back up to 20 tonight and we will see what happens in the morning.

    Questions

    When I add R003 I never see a change.

    Also when I dilute the sample how can I be super precise. A difference of 1 on the scale is multiplied by a factor of 5.
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    I am confused, are you using the FAS-DPD chlorine test that uses powder? There should be no diluting.
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    try to use 5mL sample for FC test without dilution to keep things simple. It gives 1 ppm resolution.
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    If I use the 9 ml sample, add 5 drops r001 and 5 drops r002 the color is off the chart (max 10). How would I dial it in unless I dilute to the 4.5 ml or 1.8 ml sample?

    I'm using the Taylor-2005 kit. Taylor Technologies K-2005 DPD Complete Chlorine Kit

    Am I supposed to be using powder?
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Quote Originally Posted by Brianaw26 View Post
    I'm using the Taylor-2005 kit. Taylor Technologies K-2005 DPD Complete Chlorine Kit

    Am I supposed to be using powder?
    You're going to need to use the Taylor K2006 or TF Test Kits TF100 kits to really know what's going on. These are FAS-DPD kits, and will be able to tell you what you need to know for a SLAM. The DPD-only kits like the 2005 can't read FC levels as high as you're needing for the SLAM.
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    your sig says K2006 and I have the same kit so you fill test tube to half of 10mL mark with pool water and then follow instructions of the kit: powder to turn it pink and then R0871 drop wise until it becomes colorless. Each drop would be equivalent to 1 ppm give or take.

    I'm not familiar with K2005 kit.
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    Well darn... Haha
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    Re: Bought house w/ pool, Un-Maintained for over a month

    You just need to add the FAS-DPD test and then you will have the equivalent of the K2006
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