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    New start up test results

    Alright, so I've been having a pool guy come for start-up. His first day was on Thursday 9/1. He is doing an acid start up. As of now, he has added acid, water conditioner, and some liquid chlorine. Today, he started running the pump and added DE to the skimmer. He's not coming back until Tuesday. I used my TF-100 to test my water and now I want to know if there is anything I should do or add to my pool. It's going to be a SWG, but obviously I can't do any of that for the first 3 weeks, so what levels am I looking at SWG or Chlorine?

    PH- 6.8 or lower
    FC- 7.5 ppm
    CC- .5 ppm
    TC- 8 ppm
    CH- 200 ppm
    TA- 30
    CYA- 0

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    Re: New start up test results

    Obviously not SWG numbers if it's not on yet if that's your question? Please clarify.
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    Re: New start up test results

    The SWG is not on yet, so I'm trying to figure out what ideal numbers to go by.


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    Re: New start up test results

    The first thing I will do is to raise pH to the 7 range, then raise CYA at least to 30 eventually it will have to go to the 70-80 range but wait for some expert to comment on this... 😊

    Obviously if this is a new pool, I will follow the pool builder instructions, bc he holds the warranty card
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    Re: New start up test results

    Here is what you are looking for on levels
    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Even more info on SWG
    Pool School - Water Balance for SWGs
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    Re: New start up test results

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Here is what you are looking for on levels
    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Even more info on SWG
    Pool School - Water Balance for SWGs
    Thanks! I've been reading all of this information, but I can't do salt yet. So my question is do I follow the bleach numbers until I can put the salt in?
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    Re: New start up test results

    Treat it like it is now, a non SWG pool...
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    Re: New start up test results

    Quote Originally Posted by Piolin View Post
    Treat it like it is now, a non SWG pool...
    Thanks! Now I'll go to poolmath and see what it says.
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    Re: New start up test results

    Pooldv give you the links, follow his advice...
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    Re: New start up test results

    Ask the pool guy how much conditioner he put in and how he added it. Conditioner is cya so you have some but not sure how much. It can take a day for it to show up after it finishes dissolving.


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    Re: New start up test results

    If granulated conditioner/stabilizer used, it can take a week for accurate results. Which test kit are you using for testing? PH is low, TA is low....

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    Re: New start up test results

    Quote Originally Posted by crudsrus View Post
    If granulated conditioner/stabilizer used, it can take a week for accurate results. Which test kit are you using for testing? PH is low, TA is low....

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    I'm using the TF-100. He put liquid conditioner into my skimmer on Thursday.

    I've since added borax and brought my Ph up to 7.2.
    TA- 40.

    I've added granulated stabilizer in a sock today, plus bleach since my CL went to 0.5.
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    Re: New start up test results

    There has been some testing behind the scenes and they indicate it doesn't take a week to show up. Liquid is pretty instantaneous.


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