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    Starting over questions

    My CYA got completely out of wack and it was just cheaper to drain and re-fill. can someone tell me as i am refilling what i need to do. my SWG requires 4000-4500 so do i add salt and liquid chlorine as i fill? or wait till i have filled it check the readings and then add chlorine and salt?
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    Re: Starting over questions

    If you're filling from a hose and it's going to take a couple days I'd try to guess how many gallons are in there each day and add enough chlorine to give around 3ppm FC to keep the green away.
    Are you also starting to add CYA back in too ??
    I'd wait until you can start the equipment pump to begin adding salt.

    Do you know how your CYA got out of wack so it doesn't happen again ??
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    Re: Starting over questions

    i am new to taking over my pool, and i did not have stabilizer to add. We have had an extreme summer this year and i simply did not have enough salt that my manual recommended for my SWG, and due to no stabilizer the UV was eating any chlorine i put in the pool. I have thoroughly read my SWG manual and got the TF-100 and joining this site i know what i need to do on a regular basis. But starting over i want to do it correctly. My water pressure is really good so it will only take a day to fill my pool. I plan on draining this weekend. i just need help in doing the right steps as the filling process starts.
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    Re: Starting over questions

    Have you picked up stabilizer so you have it on hand now ??
    Looks like Home Depot in Hattiesburg has some on hand. HTH 4 lb. Stabilizer and Conditioner-61316 - The Home Depot
    Maybe Walmart too ??

    Have you tested the tap water to see what the pH is ?? That way you'll know if you'll need to have something to raise or lower it when it's in the pool.
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
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    Re: Starting over questions

    yes i got 10 pounds of GLB stabilizer from poolgeek in today. i did not think to test tap for ph will do that.
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    Re: Starting over questions

    just tested it..ph is 7.5
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    Re: Starting over questions

    That's great on the water's pH !! You likely don't have to do a thing with that at the beginning.
    Just drain and start the refill with some stabilizer for 30 ppm in front of the hose and when it's near full get the pump running and dose with some bleach and start adding salt and brush, brush, brush.
    You should be all set then for your weekend "project"
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
    TF-100, Best test kit - TFTestkits.net
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    Re: Starting over questions

    How much are you draining? With a vinyl liner pool you should drain no lower than 1' in the shallow end if that.

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    Re: Starting over questions

    i plan on draining the whole thing cleaning it good then filling it back up

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    thank you kiss4afrog for all your help
    35k gallon salt water vinyl pool
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    Re: Starting over questions

    How's the project going/gone ??
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
    TF-100, Best test kit - TFTestkits.net
    Please help keep the lights on, become a TFP Supporter!

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