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Thread: New to pools, first pool and wanting to get it right

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    May 2016
    San Antonio, TX

    New to pools, first pool and wanting to get it right

    Greetings all,
    I posted this on my thread, but wanted to put it here too.

    I did my first numbers today and got:

    FC 10
    PH 7.8
    TA 90
    CH ??? I think I remember 260 or so
    CYA sub 30, as my tester doesn't go below 30
    Temp 86

    I have the Taylor 2006 and started running the numbers today and keeping them on Excel.

    My question is: Where do I start to correct the numbers?
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: New to pools, first pool and wanting to get it right

    PH is most important and should be maintained daily. The rest just keep in line with the mfg recommended start up process. Order isn't important.

    It is important for you to let folks know that this is new plaster.

    Do some reading here, ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
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    Re: New to pools, first pool and wanting to get it right

    Monitor pH every day (or twice daily!) and keep the level down using Muratic acid. Keep chlorine in range but the other figures - at least initially - are less critical. Keeping you pH in line is key to preventing scale from your curing pool
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