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    shock

    i am opening my pool for the first time on friday, i have a chlorinater w/ 3" tabs left over, i was told to put 3 at a time in is that about right (pool info in sig). do i load the tabs at the same time i start to shock the pool?

    or should i bypass the filter and circulate the shock first for a day or so, and then go to the filter? i just dont know
    20x40 IG vinyl, grecian style, 32.5k gal, hayward ec75a perflex d.e. hayward super pump 1 hp 80 gpm, 8 hr 38k gal turnaround

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    Re: shock

    Without a set of test results we can only guess with you. YOur pool may need none of the tings mentioned. Can you post a current set of tests?
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: shock

    ok, i tested the water, my cover is still on by, the way water was hot too, im so ready for a swim i worked all day putting up a fence right next to it, and got tottaly sunburnt, it was taunting me.

    ph 7.2
    cl 0
    tc 0
    ta 80
    thats the extent of my kit, but i ordered the tf-100 kit today, so hopefully that comes soon
    the water is very clear i thought it would have been green by now i guess that will happen as soon as the sun hits it
    20x40 IG vinyl, grecian style, 32.5k gal, hayward ec75a perflex d.e. hayward super pump 1 hp 80 gpm, 8 hr 38k gal turnaround

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    Re: shock

    Until your kit gets in, I would do the following...

    1. Go ahead and use the tabs. 3-4 in the chlorinator is fine.

    2. Add a large jug of Clorox in the evening each evening until you can test with your TF-100 kit.....you need to supplement the tabs (for now) and Clorox is the best, quickest way to do it.

    3. Just as soon as you get the kit, Post back your results, particularly for CYA. That'll help us determine what to suggest next.

    That should give you the opportunity to swim for a few days and I think will prevent your pool turning green.

    Keep the pump on "filter" mode and run it at least 8 hours daily. Nore your psi when you start up and watch for any pressure increase after you add the chlorine.
    Dave S.
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