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    It's finally clean!

    After fighting with my pool for over a month because I didn't cover it for the winter, the pool is finally CLEAN. I vacuumed the last of the dirt off the bottom and added liquid CYA to it today.

    The fine folks at Leslie's Pool claim the CYA will be fully disolved in 24 hours because I bought the liquid instead of the crystals. How long do I have to wait to add bleach? Got three big jugs of Clorox sitting by the side of the pool waiting to go in.

    Funny part was, the girl as Leslie's said I didn't need to add CYA because it's in the pucks. I told her I didn't plan to use pucks. I had every employee in the store descend on me at that point trying to explain to me that I just can't shock it every day. I HAVE TO use pucks. I just paid for the CYA and walked away.
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
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    Re: It's finally clean!

    Did you have any water testing done while you were there to post for us
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    Re: It's finally clean!

    I'm constantly amazed how just how much they don't get it.
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    Re: It's finally clean!

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Did you have any water testing done while you were there to post for us
    I did. The paper is in the car. I'll go and fetch it in a minute.
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: It's finally clean!

    Ok, here are the numbers that were asked for:

    Free Available Chlorine: 0.5
    Total Available Chlorine: 0.5
    Calcium Hardness: 160ppm
    Cyanuric Acid: 0
    Total Alkilinity: 80ppm
    pH: 7.4
    Copper: 0 ppm
    Iron: 0 ppm
    Total Disolved Solids: 800
    Phosphates: 0 ppm
    Temperature: 65

    I added the liquid CYA at 1:00 PM today. Do I have to wait 2 hours for it to fully dissolve, or can I shock it this evening?
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: It's finally clean!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I'm constantly amazed how just how much they don't get it.
    I thank God I found this place. I did BBB for the first time last year, and it was the first time that I didn't start getting Algae at the end of August.

    I'm thinking all those pucks I used shot my CYA high enough that I did not have enough free chlorine to kill the algae. Using a CYA dose at the beginning of the season. followed by BBB, and I had no problems all season.
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: It's finally clean!

    You can start shocking once it's been 15 to 20 minutes with the CYA in there. And go ahead and consider the CYA level to be what you aimed for.
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    Re: It's finally clean!

    Leslie's lives and dies by the pucks. To them you're either dissolving them or you're shocking. There's no other method. At least in my experience with them. My local stores don't sell anything but tablets... small, medium, large and jumbo tablets. And expensive pouches of shock granuals that they happily sell by the case!
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