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Thread: First pool water fill test

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    First pool water fill test

    So my pool is almost full to the skimmer. tomorrow we will install the skimmer and the hopefully our get our pump and filter running.

    I tested my water as follows

    Ph between 7.4-7.6
    TA 225
    FC 0.2
    CC 0.8
    CH 130
    CYA haven't added yet

    I was really surprised by the FC and CC thinking that since I had not added anything yet there should be no chlorine. Does this sound right?

    Should I add anything to the pool tonight even though we don't have a pump and filter hooked up yet?

    thankyou
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    Re: First pool water fill test

    If it's municipal water, rather than a well, then small amounts of chlorine are typical.

    You probably want to wait until the pump is hooked up before you start adding anything, unless it takes more than a day or so.
    --paulr
    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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    Re: First pool water fill test

    k, thanks
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    Re: First pool water fill test

    Mine sat for about a week before I had power out to the pump due to weather. You will be fine on the water if your just going a few days before connecting everything.
    27' round AG vinyl, 54" height with 18,200 gallons of water.
    1HP pump, 150lb sand filter run 12-14 per day. Using 12.5% liquid chlorine. BBB method.
    Taylor K-2006 test kit. Lamotte strips for borate at 50ppm.
    Goals: CYA-40, TA-80, FC-4, CC-0, Borate-50, PH-7.4-7.8 with use of fountain.

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