# Thread: Ok sorry total noob ?

1. ## Ok sorry total noob ?

In regaurds to the pool calculator I can set my gallons and size but where do I put in my numbers. There are two colloms for numbers on the left what ons do I use.

2. ## Re: Ok sorry total noob ?

This confused me too. Completely forget about the "Goal: Not SetUp" writing and look above that -- the box on the left is for your "now" reading and the box to the right of that is for your "target" reading. If you have a current FC reading of 2, put that in the left box. Go to the Chlorine/CYA chart to see what your target reading is -- if you want to get to 5 FC, put a "5" in the box on the right, under "target." Hope that helps. I'll be online for a little bit if you need more help -- I haven't figured out all of the calculator yet, but that part finally clicked.

3. ## Re: Ok sorry total noob ?

Try reading the Pool Calculator instructions at Pool School.

4. ## Re: Ok sorry total noob ?

Ok now I kind of understand it. But another ? my pool is an easyset 5600 gallon. I have 0 FC and 7.2 ph and all it says yo add is 46 oz of bleach. That seems kind of a low amount is it that strong? Also when it says so much by weight or volume is the so the amount x's your pool size?

5. ## Re: Ok sorry total noob ?

If you tell the pool calculator your gallons, it will figure the exact amount for you. You don't need to multiply anything.

46 oz sounds like a typical amount. In your pool, one gallon of 6% bleach will raise your FC by about 11. 46oz is about 1/3 gallon so would raise FC by 3-4.
--paulr

6. ## Re: Ok sorry total noob ?

ok cool just didn't seem like very much.

7. ## Re: Ok sorry total noob ?

if you let your fc get to 0 you should be shocking.
pool-school/shocking_your_pool

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