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    What order to do things

    I'm a brand new pool owner, and over the last month I tried to clear up cloudy green water using test strips. I wasted a lot of product on wildly fluctuating readings.

    I now have a Taylor K-2006 test kit, have drained and refilled my pool, and want to adjust it correctly.

    I want to know what order to adjust readings and how slowly to go.

    My water is slightly cloudy blue.

    Today's test:
    TA 220
    pH 8
    CH 150
    No chlorine.
    I didn't test for stabilizer, but I haven't added any.

    Thanks!

    .
    6000 gallon AG 16'x48" Summer Escapes
    Modified with Intex 2500 GPH Filter Pump
    Filled with well water

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    Re: What order to do things

    Lower your pH to around 7.5.

    Immediately after that, add enough stabilizer to get to 40 ppm.

    Immediately after that add chlorine to get to 8 ppm

    Keep chlorine at 8 ppm for 48 hours.

    If pool is still cloudy, SLAM the pool.

    Adjust the chemistry one after the other but not simultaneously.
    Dave S.
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    Re: What order to do things

    Thank you!

    Once I add the muriatic acid amount from the PoolMath calculator, how long should I wait before testing again?
    6000 gallon AG 16'x48" Summer Escapes
    Modified with Intex 2500 GPH Filter Pump
    Filled with well water

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    Re: What order to do things

    Hello and welcome to TFP! If you have any questions about Dave's instructions please let us know. FYI - since you have the K-2006 test kit, you can test FC using the 10 ML water sample size. Just test FC as follows:
    10ml sample with one heaping scoop of powder. Add drops until Barbie pink goes to clear. Multiply drop count by 0.5 (divide by 2)
    Example: 10 drops = FC of 5.

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