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    New pool need help figuring out testing levels

    Our pool was just installed this past week and I am still making my way through pool school. I need some tips to get things started right. I started with 1 gallon of liquid chlorine and have been adding some every day to maintain chlorine level using the test strips that came with the pool.

    I tried the Taylor 2006 today and am still figuring it out. Here is what I have so far...

    FC 1.0 (.2 x 5 drops)
    PH 8.0
    CYA -- Black dot never disappeared even after pouring between the tubes several times slowly.
    Hudson Valley NY
    15X30 Wilbar Morada ABG (11,000 gallons ?)
    1.5 HP Pump
    Taylor 2006 test kit

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    Re: New pool need help figuring out testing levels

    How much CYA did you add already if any? It takes a week for granular to show up in testing. You should add muriatic acid to get the PH down to 7.2- 7.6 range. Your FC is too low. Without any CYA at all it should be from 3 to 5 ppm. Chlorine/CYA chart in pool school gives you levels for the CYA you add. The pool calculator is your friend! CYA should be 30 or so to start and see how it works. What are your other testing numbers? TA, CC, and such? Welcome!
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    Re: New pool need help figuring out testing levels

    Listen to Woody, his advice is sage.
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    Re: New pool need help figuring out testing levels

    Based on your sig, you have a question as to # of gallons for your pool. I found this:

    http://www.sharkline.com/FAQ.html

    15X30 oval, 48" = 13,700 gallons
    15X30 oval, 52" = 14,800 gallons

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    Re: New pool need help figuring out testing levels

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    How much CYA did you add already if any? It takes a week for granular to show up in testing. You should add muriatic acid to get the PH down to 7.2- 7.6 range. Your FC is too low. Without any CYA at all it should be from 3 to 5 ppm. Chlorine/CYA chart in pool school gives you levels for the CYA you add. The pool calculator is your friend! CYA should be 30 or so to start and see how it works. What are your other testing numbers? TA, CC, and such? Welcome!
    Thank you. I didn't add CYA (stabilizer) until this morning and added 1 pound. I was able to get the FC up to 2.0 and CC .4
    Alkalinity 330. I will work on the PH tomorrow.
    Hudson Valley NY
    15X30 Wilbar Morada ABG (11,000 gallons ?)
    1.5 HP Pump
    Taylor 2006 test kit

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    Re: New pool need help figuring out testing levels

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Based on your sig, you have a question as to # of gallons for your pool. I found this:

    http://www.sharkline.com/FAQ.html

    15X30 oval, 48" = 13,700 gallons
    15X30 oval, 52" = 14,800 gallons

    Welcome to the forum
    Hudson Valley NY
    15X30 Wilbar Morada ABG (11,000 gallons ?)
    1.5 HP Pump
    Taylor 2006 test kit

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