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    First Test Results

    After reading and absorbing as much information I can right now from the forums and Pool School i finally got my TF-100 kit and tested my water. This pool is new to me and I am really excited to use the BBB method.

    These are my results from last night.

    FC-6.5
    CC-1
    TC-7.5
    pH-7.2
    TA-180
    CH-600
    CYA-140

    I realize CH and CYA are really high so I am going to do a partial drain and refill to get those numbers down. My questions are:

    1. While the pool is low and I can't run the pump should I keep the chlorine in the 15-20ppm range?
    2. Should I add an algaecide while the pool is refilling? If so which one?
    3. Would it effect getting the water balance to recommended levels if I spot cleaned the tile and stairs with a 50/50 solution of MA and water?
    4. Any tips for this process that I should be looking at?

    This site is a wealth of knowledge and I haven;t even scratched the surface...Thanks
    14,000 gallon IG plaster pool, Cartridge Filter

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    Re: First Test reults

    How does your water look?
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    Re: First Test reults

    With a CC of 1 you're going to need to shock the pool anyway, so I'd just keep a little chlorine in there and stir it manually.

    Once you get the CYA down you can shock it and clear it up.

    Spot cleaning won't have too bad an effect on the balance and with a TA of 180 you need to bring that down anyway.
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    Re: First Test reults

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    How does your water look?
    The water is clear...I'm curious to see how it looks after getting the BBB method in full swing and see that sparkle
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    Re: First Test reults

    My questions are:

    1. While the pool is low and I con;t run the pump should I keep the chlorine in the 15-20ppm range?
    2. Should I add an algaecide while the pool is refilling? If so which one?
    3. Would it effect getting the water balance to recommended levels if I spot cleaned the tile and stairs with a 50/50 solution of MA and water?
    4. Any tips for this process that I should be looking at?

    1. Well, with your pool being currently clear, I'm with bama....just keep some chlorine in there and stir it up...you shouldn't have to go to 15-20 right now.

    2. Skip the algaecide...you'll be shocking regardless.

    3. The spot cleaning should be no problemo. 50/50 is just a little strong. Dilute it down some if it starts foaming up when it touches the grout.

    4. Test the CH of your fill water so you will have an idea where your CH will end up. You may have to do two partial drains to get your CYA down around 50ppm or so.
    Dave S.
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