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    New to TFP

    I have been reading these posts for a coupe of weeks trying to get my courage up to begin. Started yesterday with a swamp complete with a few frogs. Pool sat for 1.5 years. Got a test kit and these are the numbers...today water is cloudy blue

    pH 8
    fc 3
    tc 3
    alk was in good range
    cya 10

    pump running 24/7 and I have backwashed to keep it going strong. I will brush the sides.

    ~25000 gallons, in-ground, vinyl liner

    what's next?

    poochner

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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome to TFP!

    Have you started reading Pool School yet?

    From your numbers, it would appear that you need to go ahead and lower your pH some using muriatic acid. I would also check to see if your pool holds its chlorine level overnight. This will tell you if you need to continue shocking or not. Follow the directions for the Overnight FC Loss Test to see.

    Your CYA is low. You will lose a goodly amount of your FC to sunlight unless this is raised. Add enough stabilizer to get you somewhere in the 30 to 50 range.

    Have you seen the Pool Calculator yet? There is a link to it in my sig line.

    What sort of test kit are you using?

    Once again, be sure to start reading Pool School. There is much information to learn in there.

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