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    Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Well as the topic says I need some help. I went got a test kit from leslies today I got the 81-330 kit, hopefully this will work if not I will bring it back for the correct one. My pool is cloudy at the moment as I poured about 6 gallons of 6% bleach yesterday. I had leslies test my water at the same time to see what they got and these are the numbers they gave me.
    FC-3
    PH-7.6
    TA-120
    CYA-0
    CALICUM HARDNESS-240

    I know I need to bring up the FC and CYA but not sure in which order, I am still reading the pool school but Im one that learns as he goes and messes up lol. I will post a link of the kit I got and can someone let me know if it will work. Thanks and cant wait to be another success story. I will try to post a picture of the pool later if I can figure it out.
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    FC at 3 with zero CYA is fine where it is for the moment. I would start raising the CYA level first.

    That kit is great except that it only has the DPD chlorine test, instead of the FAS-DPD chlorine test. DPD only measures FC/CC levels up to 5 (or 10), while FAS-DPD measures levels up to 50.
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    thanks for the quick reply, I realized that it only went to 5 when I was on my way home, would this be a problem? Do I only need it that high when shocking and trying to clear the pool? I have a bucket full of 3'' pucks will that work to bring my CYA up?
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    You can use trichlor tablets to bring the CYA level up, just keep in mind that they will lower the PH constantly.
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Once you raise the CYA your shock level will go above 10 ppm so there may be times that you need to measure more than 10 ppm. You can buy just the FAS-DPD test separately.
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Ive been having two tablets in the floater for a little over a week now so why isnt their any CYA? The tablets are just about done, I can put two more in their and hopefully raise CYA?
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    It takes a lot of trichlor to raise the CYA level.
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    so what will be the quickest?
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Go to your local big name store (that carries pool supplies) and buy "stabilizer" (100% Cyanuric Acid "CYA"). Add it to the pool by pouring into a sock and hanging it in front of one of the returns. I hang mine over the edge and put a rock or heavy object on the open end of the sock.
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    ok thanks, ill be back when CYA gets up thanks again. Usually takes a few days to read correct?
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jamull2852
    ok thanks, ill be back when CYA gets up thanks again. Usually takes a few days to read correct?
    I've read it takes about a week before it shows up on the test. But if the sock is empty of course you should assume it's in the water and adjust your target FC accordingly.

    What is your CC (combined chlorine) level? What does your water look like? Pictures would be great!
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    water is blue, two days ago it was swamp green until the 6 gallons of bleach, 6%. Cloudy right now can prolly see about 1.5 ft down.
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Just bought 5lbs of sanitizer and place in a sock over the jet. hopefuly this will do the trick. Ill report back when I start reading better readings. Thanks guys
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jamull2852
    Just bought 5lbs of sanitizer and place in a sock over the jet. hopefuly this will do the trick. Ill report back when I start reading better readings. Thanks guys
    You do mean stabilizer, right?
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    Re: Help a NOOB out, new kit, dirty pool

    yah same stuff lol, I know it didnt sound right when I was typing it but my 18 month old son wasnt letting me think right
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