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    New Pool Owner Need Help

    Hi, my family and I just got our first pool in July and we have been fighting the water. I'm not 100% certain what kind of filter it has but it is 3,800gallons and is above ground. I use the HTH pool products but I can't seem to get it right. It is well water.

    TA: 200
    pH: 7.2
    Hardness: 340
    Cycric Acid: can't read.

    I'm battling the alkaline right now after beating out the metal. Is there anything else I obviously need to change? What is a cloudly blue. And it won't clear up. My filter gets kind of a calcium color to it and I have to spray it out daily. Water dries my hands badly. I did talk to HTH technical services but I don't know of the products just aren't working or if I'm doing something wrong. I'm currently using pH negative to decrease the akaline. Please help! I'm new to all this. We are using the liquid 6 way test by HTH.

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    Re: New Pool Owner Need Help

    Please read up on Pool School - Getting Started

    You will want one of the recommended test kits - Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    You did not report your chlorine readings.
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    7600 gallons ~ AG ~ Summer Waves Cartridge C Filter ~ using pump that came with our Summer Waves 18 x 48 pool ~ Taylor K-2006 (SpeedStir & Sample Sizer) ~ no well water or water restrictions

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    Re: New Pool Owner Need Help

    Thank you. The chlorine keeps reading zero despite what I put in.

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    Re: New Pool Owner Need Help

    How often do you test? What form of chlorine are you using? How often do you add it?
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    7600 gallons ~ AG ~ Summer Waves Cartridge C Filter ~ using pump that came with our Summer Waves 18 x 48 pool ~ Taylor K-2006 (SpeedStir & Sample Sizer) ~ no well water or water restrictions

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    Re: New Pool Owner Need Help

    You probably don't have CYA (stabilizer) which would prevent your chlorine from leaving the building. Have you been using tabs in floater or are you using liquid bleach.
    19300 gal, AG vinyl, 1 HP Pentair Dynamo two stage pump, 5 yr old Hayward Vari-Flo sand filter, pool 14 yrs old, well water, testing with Taylor K2006

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    Re: New Pool Owner Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDeeLoo View Post
    How often do you test? What form of chlorine are you using? How often do you add it?
    I try to test every day but sometimes every two days. I apply about 6oz of chlorine.

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    Re: New Pool Owner Need Help

    Using pool math, assuming you have stabilizer (cya) present, you would need 24 oz of 8.25% bleach to bring you from 0 FC to 4, and if you don't have stabilizer, you will need much more chlorine to start killing the algea, probably causing cloudy water. You need to read POOL SCHOOL and some of the other articles describing how these chemicals work together.
    19300 gal, AG vinyl, 1 HP Pentair Dynamo two stage pump, 5 yr old Hayward Vari-Flo sand filter, pool 14 yrs old, well water, testing with Taylor K2006

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