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    new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    just refilled my pool after liner replacement, here are my numbers:
    FC....0
    CC....0
    TC....0 WHAT A SURPRISE...
    pH....7.8
    T/A...110
    CYA...0

    now my question, with what do I start? I thought with the CYA...but I am not so sure. If anyone can give me a hint, I really would appreciate it. Don't want to waste money on chemicals by doing it in the wrong order and chemistry just wasn't my strongest subject in school...Thanks in advance, looking forward for some answers from the "pro's"
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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    Ph first, then add 2ppm chlorine. Then get some CYA in there, target 30 to start. You can do all three things on the first day - just don't add acid and bleach at the same time.
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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    CYA is a great place to start. You want to raise CYA to between 40 and 50. I would also lower the PH to around 7.2, but there isn't any rush on that. Add 2 ppm of chlorine after dark tonight and then, if you add the CYA today, start aiming for a FC level of 4 to 8 tomorrow evening.

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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    Thanks for the quick replies....and the confusion, CYA or ph???? Or doesn't it really matter? I feel sooo pool un-educated, it's just confusing to me, please let the ole' alien know.
    36x16 in ground vinyl pool, 21500 gal
    1 main drain, 3 returns, 1 skimmer,
    overflow,
    Polaris 280 auto cleaner,
    Hayward high rate S-244T sand filter
    Hayward 1HP pump and booster pump,
    SWG Pentair IntelliClor

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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    pH, chlorine, CYA. Just give the acid a half hour or so before adding chlorine. CYA could be added before, inbetween, or at the end. It takes a while to dissolve.
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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    Thanks so much, will get started right now, but I am pretty sure, that I will be back soon with more questions.
    36x16 in ground vinyl pool, 21500 gal
    1 main drain, 3 returns, 1 skimmer,
    overflow,
    Polaris 280 auto cleaner,
    Hayward high rate S-244T sand filter
    Hayward 1HP pump and booster pump,
    SWG Pentair IntelliClor

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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    and here I am again, put CYA in a sock in the skimmer, now my question: Does the filter have to run on cleaning or is it enough to set it on cycling, just to stir the water up???

    36x16 in ground vinyl pool, 21500 gal
    1 main drain, 3 returns, 1 skimmer,
    overflow,
    Polaris 280 auto cleaner,
    Hayward high rate S-244T sand filter
    Hayward 1HP pump and booster pump,
    SWG Pentair IntelliClor

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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    I've always just left in in the skimmer and run the pump as normal. It won't hurt anything sitting there when the pump is off, and it'll slowly dissolve over a few days. You're doing fine!
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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    ...and back again! Added stabilizer and since it took 5 days to refill the pool, I shocked too. Here are my numbers:
    FC...........8
    CC...........0
    TC...........8
    pH.........7.2
    TA.........110
    CYA.........40
    Temp.......74

    I think the numbers are acceptable....guess the FC will go down, since I shocked yesterday.
    Thanks for all of your advice and help.
    36x16 in ground vinyl pool, 21500 gal
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    overflow,
    Polaris 280 auto cleaner,
    Hayward high rate S-244T sand filter
    Hayward 1HP pump and booster pump,
    SWG Pentair IntelliClor

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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    YOur numbers look close to ideal......how does your water look?
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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    crystal clear....what would be ideal???
    36x16 in ground vinyl pool, 21500 gal
    1 main drain, 3 returns, 1 skimmer,
    overflow,
    Polaris 280 auto cleaner,
    Hayward high rate S-244T sand filter
    Hayward 1HP pump and booster pump,
    SWG Pentair IntelliClor

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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    The PH is a tad low... that's all
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    The PH is a tad low... that's all
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    Re: new liner put in and pool refilled, numbers are looking sad.

    Borax it is....my happy behind will get in da pool tomorrow, Temp was 78F today......I guess slowly I am getting there, thanks to all of your poolish wisdom (insert big smile...).
    You guys rock!!!!
    36x16 in ground vinyl pool, 21500 gal
    1 main drain, 3 returns, 1 skimmer,
    overflow,
    Polaris 280 auto cleaner,
    Hayward high rate S-244T sand filter
    Hayward 1HP pump and booster pump,
    SWG Pentair IntelliClor

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