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    Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doing w

    I can't figure this out. I've been shocking and shocking for a week now and things seem to be getting worse NOT better.

    PH 7.4
    TA 120
    CYA 30
    FC 14
    CC 1
    CH 0

    Any suggestions?
    Carrie
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    By getting worse, do you mean pool is looking worse? Have you done a OCLT? See: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...rnight_fc_test

    Is the pool always above minimum shock level (poolcalculator gave me 13 ppm for your CYA level of 30)?

    How are you getting your test results?

    Your CH is extremely low...I am not an expert on CH...but I have read that 50 ppm minimum is recommended for vinyl. I doubt this is your problem though.
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    Yes, the pool is actually looking worse. It's turning a darker green. My OCLT will drop from 15 to 9 or 10. It DOES NOT want to hold?
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    Dark green, murky or clear green? What test kit are you using to confirm the CYA of 30ppm? CC of 1ppm confirms you are not done shocking yet.
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    Assuming you are using 15 as a shock level, how much more chlorine are you adding after your last at/right after dark addition?
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    It's dark green. I'm using Taylor K-2006 test kit. I added one full gallon at dark.
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    Did you measure FC after adding the gallon?

    I understand dark green, but clear or murky and are you running the filter 24x7?
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    FC was measured about 10 hours after adding the gallon. I would call it murky. Yes, filter is running 24/7 has been for over a week. It's a Hayward 3/4 hp (I think) with a 100# sand filter. I've been backwashing daily and brushing once a day.
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    Sounds like you are still fighting something. Make sure to not let your FC level drop below 14 ever. I would continue to do the OCLT to track your progress (or lack of) and let us know what you are getting.
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    Quote Originally Posted by wcrasmus
    FC was measured about 10 hours after adding the gallon. I would call it murky. Yes, filter is running 24/7 has been for over a week. It's a Hayward 3/4 hp (I think) with a 100# sand filter. I've been backwashing daily and brushing once a day.
    You'll want to measure FC about 30 mins after adding chlorine to confirm you are hitting shock level. Unless you are actually confirming FC is at shock level, you can not be sure you are shocking. As linen stated, continue shocking.

    What brand of bleach are you using?
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    Re: Can someone look at my numbers and tell me what I'm doin

    Hi wcrasmus,
    I would make sure you confirm your CYA, then look at chart for shock value #, and I would add until I got at least 3ppm higher than the chart #, this will hopefully let your FC # NEVER fall below your FC shock #.
    My shock # was 16, so I always added to get to 19-20 as here in Florida it's very hot now and with 8-9 hour work days I wanted to never be under 16, This was a big help to get my pool to clear up, in the beginning I was falling behind sometimes and was taking forever.

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