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Thread: Steps to Balance after Refill

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    Jun 2011
    San Jose, CA

    Steps to Balance after Refill

    I am new to the site. Thank you for the great information and instructions!

    I refilled my pool and followed the first 5 steps in Beginners Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools. After 4 days of adding 10 pounds of Dichlor my test results are:

    FC 4.5
    pH 7.2
    CH 100
    TA 70
    CYA 0

    Do I need to wait few more days before I will be able to measure the true CYA in the water?

    What steps do you recommend next? When can I start adding borates?
    20,000 gallon outdoor in-ground plaster pool; 2-speed 1HP Pentair SuperFlo pump; Hayward Perfex EC65A 27 Sq ft DE Filter.

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Steps to Balance after Refill

    Welcome to the forum

    It may take a few more days for the CYA to show on testing, but should be about 30.

    You need to increase your CH to 250 - 350 range.

    Do borates after everything else is balanced and confirmed
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