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    Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    I have a pool that I have drained and cleaned. Going to add new water to it 15,000 to 18,000 gal. what do i need to do now for BBB method and (with everything new to all of this)?

    Also some of the caulking/grout from deck to pool has come apart or loose over the years any quick fixes to this?

    Last a few stress line cracks (not leaking at least i don't think) in pool should i fix before filling and how?
    30 K gal, In ground
    plaster/gunite pool
    Pump: Pentair Challenger 1 1/2 HSP
    Filter: DE Purex Triton Nautilus FSN-48
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine/Bromine In Line Feeder
    Heater: Raypak
    Dallas, Texas

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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    The first thing to do is to get your fill water tested for PH and TA to get an idea of what you will need to add to get those in range.

    The first evening after filling add 2 ppm of chlorine and start adding around 30 ppm of CYA.

    Caulking can be fixed fairly easily if you are at all handy. You need to clean out the old stuff and put fresh caulk in. It takes some work but is straightforward enough.

    Very minor hair line cracks can normally be ignored. If the crack has some depth to it you may need to have it repaired.
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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    Can i test myself?

    Also chlorine to add is that the bleach

    and CYA is that the baking soda or borax?

    Thank you so much for your help.
    30 K gal, In ground
    plaster/gunite pool
    Pump: Pentair Challenger 1 1/2 HSP
    Filter: DE Purex Triton Nautilus FSN-48
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine/Bromine In Line Feeder
    Heater: Raypak
    Dallas, Texas

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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    Yes, you can test for yourself. I recommend the TF-100 or the Taylor K-2006, which you can get here http://tftestkits.net/Test-Kits-c4/. You can take a pool water sample to the pool store for a full set of tests while you are waiting for your own test kit to arrive.

    Regular, unscented, 6 % bleach is the chlorine.

    CYA is cyanuric acid. You have to get that at a pool store.

    Don't get any baking soda or Borax until you have tested the water.

    Click on the "Pool School" link at the top of the page for more information.

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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    Reading Pool School is where to begin. Concentrate on the ABC's first. You can read that while you're waiting on your test kit. You can take a sample to the pool store, as James said, but be aware that they're test results are most often not accurate. Post the full set of results here and we can tell you what you need to adjust. Don't buy anything from the pool store until you've done that.
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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    Ok pool full now.

    I have went to the pool store and here are the results.

    Chlorine 0
    pH 7.4
    Total Alkalinity 80 ppm
    Cyanuric acid 0
    Calcium Hardnes N/a
    Iron/Copper N/a
    Phes:100

    this is new water so i have not added anything. I am about to add bleach - 5 gallons and CYA 10 pds.
    30 K gal, In ground
    plaster/gunite pool
    Pump: Pentair Challenger 1 1/2 HSP
    Filter: DE Purex Triton Nautilus FSN-48
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine/Bromine In Line Feeder
    Heater: Raypak
    Dallas, Texas

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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    To start with, you should add 1 gallon of 6% bleach, to bring the FC level up to 4 ppm, and 5 lbs of cyanuric acid, to bring the CYA level up to 40.

    Your PH and TA levels are fine where they are.
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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    After doing this, then how long should i wait until i retest the water and doing anything to it again?
    30 K gal, In ground
    plaster/gunite pool
    Pump: Pentair Challenger 1 1/2 HSP
    Filter: DE Purex Triton Nautilus FSN-48
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine/Bromine In Line Feeder
    Heater: Raypak
    Dallas, Texas

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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    CYA is cyanuric acid. You have to get that at a pool store.
    You can also find CYA at places like Walmart or Lowes at prices much cheaper than the pool store. It will be named something like Stabilizer or Conditioner. Just check the label and make sure it's indeed cyanuric acid.

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    Re: Pool Refilled with clean water - help? new to this

    Welcome to TFP!

    What kind of pool do you have? Please add that and anything else you know about your equipment to your signature under the user control panel.

    Read pool school a few times to get it all soaked in. There's a lot but it really is easy once you get over the shock (haha) of how simple it can be.
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