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    Can't remember from last year

    I didn't take as good of notes last year as I thought I did so I'm going round and round on what I'm doing wrong and confusing myself.

    17600 Gallon pool
    Sand Filter
    Not sure of pump size

    FC 9.5 using the advanced kit (can't remember name, this site recommended buying it)
    CC .5
    pH 7.5
    TA 410
    CYA Below 20 but not sure what number

    the water is green and not clear and has been this way a couple of weeks.

    Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated.
    18'x48" easy set pool w/Intex SWG

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Can't remember from last year

    Pool School, read everything there. Specifically Defeating Algae, How to Shock your Pool, and Performing the Overnight FC Loss Test.

    Are you certain that TA result is accurate? Is your PH constantly drifting up above 7.8?

    Please redo the TA test, and wipe the tip of the dopper bottle with a damp cloth in between drops.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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    Water_man's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Brookline, MA

    Re: Can't remember from last year

    FPM also meant to tell you to add CYA to reach a level of 30. Assume you have now 10 ppm CYA. Use the Pool Calc to determine the needed amount, wrap it in an old T- shirt or pantyhose (depending on your clothing preferences ) tie it up and put it in the skimmer.
    This is my ticket for Heaven (when all's working..) :
    22k Gal gunite IGP, 38 SF Anthony DE filter, 1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    380k BTU Raypak Natural Gas Heater (Model RP405A) and solar cover
    8 gal Liquidator w/ 12% bleach, Dolphin Diagnostic Advantage robotic cleaner. 3800 ppm salt, 50 ppm borates.

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    Jan 2009
    Cupertino, CA

    Re: Can't remember from last year

    Try the TA test again, but this time wipe the dropper tip with a damp cloth between each drop. There can be a static buildup on the bottle that causes the drops to be unusually small, which can lead to too high a test result.
    BBB "Intermediate Swimmer"
    IG plaster pool 18.5K gal, Hayward Pro-Grid DE filter, 3/4 HP Hydramax II; Polaris 380, 3/4 HP booster
    AG spa 325 gal, probably Sundance of some kind
    Water testing instructions on one page

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