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    1st test of the season?

    Hi all, well I ordered my tf100 kit today so went to walkmart and got the test kit they sell for now.
    I am not sure how accurate this test kit is from walmart but that's all I could find local.
    I have an issue with cloudy pool water so here are my params, let me know what you think.
    I did just add algaecide today so hopefully that helps?
    Clorine 5+
    bromine 10+
    ph 8.2
    Ta 120
    Th 160
    C.a. ~32

    I know my clorine is hi and need to let it burn off but do
    I need to adjust anything else?
    Thanks!
    18' x 33' Aqua leader AGP (~19k gal) w/hayward swimpro voyager cartridge filter and 2hp hayward pump.
    8 Gal LQ, hayward heater.

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    Re: 1st test of the season?

    You need to check your PH again as soon as the chlorine level is not off the top of the scale. High FC levels can cause false high PH readings. If the PH is still above 7.8 when FC is lower, then you need to lower it to around 7.5.
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    1st test of the season?

    Thank you
    I do have one more question about shocking the pool?
    I have not shocked the pool in over a week, do I need to wait until the clorine levels get down to normal before I shock the pool or is it still ok to shock the pool?
    Maybe I am just getting hung up on shocking the pool once a week?
    Thanks for all your help!
    18' x 33' Aqua leader AGP (~19k gal) w/hayward swimpro voyager cartridge filter and 2hp hayward pump.
    8 Gal LQ, hayward heater.

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    Re: 1st test of the season?

    There is no need to shock the pool once a week. You only need to shock if the water clouds up, the FC level falls to zero, CC is above 0.5, or there is some other obvious reason to suspect organic contamination.
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