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    new b this can't b this hard

    ok im a well user i filled up pool which is a intex metal frame it has about 4000gal(not totaly full ) with cheep filter it came with... shocked it .. it turned brown spent 8 days with towel around filter & towel in front of return to catch iron cleaned & replaced mant times daily tested with strips it was a bit high on ph, little cholorine, added clorx bleach again brown, someone said put iron out in it dumb me i put it in but it cleared up a bit then check # again no chlorine reseached iron out... takes chlorine out duh ! so got a little smarter took to leslies pool supplies
    fc 0
    tac 0
    ph 8.5
    ta 140
    cya 0
    calcium
    hardness 0
    copper/iron 0
    help me!! now what do i do? i would rather use the bbb method i am not given up herlp me

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    Re: new b this can't b this hard

    You need to read pool school and particularly this: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ary_pool_guide. Pay attention to "Further Recommendations" section where it mentions the need of a good test kit!
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    Re: new b this can't b this hard

    yes i need to get better filter & test kit but fund low right now will get better ones next week sorry calcium hardness was 170 not 0 i live in oklahoma i

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    Re: new b this can't b this hard

    You need a sequestrant, you just picked the wrong one. We recommend the ones based on HEDP or Phosphonic acid. Here's the article in Pool School about metals. Maybe it will help.
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    Re: new b this can't b this hard

    CYA at zero (id accurate) is why you can not maintain chlorine
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    Re: new b this can't b this hard

    First lower your pH to about 7.2, add the sequesterant, and then follow the directions in the link posted by linen for Temporary/Seasonal Pools.
    Dichlor will add CYA and chlorine at the same time.

    Post back in this thread with any questions.

    Use PoolCalculator.com to figure your doses.

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    Re: new b this can't b this hard

    Thanks guys I will start there I have read so many different things on here my head is so full of good info I am having a hard time keeping thing straight sorry please be patient with me... as the cya these are the results the pool store gave me I was suprised it said no iron to because i know better, i will start with these sugestion thanks so much will post back

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    Re: new b this can't b this hard

    Okay, good. When you get a moment, add your pool and equipment specs to your sig.

    Go to User Control Panel (upper left under TFP logo), select Profile, then Edit Sig.

    We know this can seem a little overwhelming at the beginning, but you'll soon be an old pro
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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