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Thread: New Pool First Test Results Help!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    New Pool First Test Results Help!

    Hi all, been lurking for the past few months as our pool was built. Pool is a 16x36 Vinyl Liner, 3ft shallow end, 8ft deep end. Also have Pool Pilot Digital. Pool has been running for about 2 weeks with only the salt the pool builder put in. They came today to go over everything and told me to slowly add 3lb of stabilizer into the skimmer tonight and 3lbs into the skimmer tomorrow night, and not to swim in it for 3 days. Pool has been crystal clear since day 1.

    Here are my test results using my TF-100

    PH -8.2
    Salt-3,000 PPM

    Not really sure where to go from here. Should I follow the PB advice on the stabilizer?

    Thanks for all your help!
    16'X36' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Autopilot DIG-220
    Aquacal Heat Pump
    Polaris 9300

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: New Pool First Test Results Help!

    The first thing you need ot do is get the pH down to about 7.5. Then get the CYA in there. You should also add 2 ppm of chlorine in there tonight.
    Don't worry about testing the CYA for a week. And by the way, if you don't have a good test kit you need to get one.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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