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    Newbie Just Filled AG...need help!!

    I have a friend just put up an AG 13,000 gallon with 1 1/2 HP pump plumbed with 2" pipe~ sand filter, new sand

    The water was brought out by the Fire Dept and the first load had sat in the truck tank for who knows how long it had been stored so there was rust in it ...after about 2 hrs you could tell there was rust silt on bottom of pool and they vacuumed it out but the water was not clear at all. The next few trips were fresh water and much better.

    They raised it to shock level and kept it there for 36 hrs with continual pump running and then vacuumed it once again. Now it's much clearer and blue green color and you can start to see the bottom. I am telling them to keep it at shock level with bleach until the water finishes cleaning up. Is this the right advice? My IG vinyl is always pretty and sparkling but just don't know if I am missing something and hate to tell them wrong. They will be starting a SWG but I told them to hold off til the water is clear so it won't over work the cell...they have not added salt yet since I told them to wait.

    I have the good test kit from this site and it shows:
    CH- 220
    TA- 230
    CYA- 25
    PH- 8.0
    FC-1.5
    CC- 0

    thanks in advance!!
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    Re: Newbie Just Filled AG...need help!!

    Yes, that is reasonably good advice. If the water becomes a clear sparkly yellow or green then some other action will be required. But most likely a day or two at shock level and it will clear up completely.

    Both PH and TA are high. The PH should be lowered to 7.2 (when FC isn't too high).
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    Re: Newbie Just Filled AG...need help!!

    Thanks so much...that confirms what I was thinkin!!! Love this site...You guys are the best!

    They are ordering your big test kit this week!
    22K gal IG Vinyl 18'x36' rectangle (Hydra Pool Kit, Homebuilt DIY Spring09) 8' deep end
    Aqua Genie (No Main Drain, No Separate Returns), Hayward 1.5hp Pump, 24" sand filter & 2" Pipes, Jandy WaterColors LED Light, Flyte DeckII/FibreDive Board

    :sun: Added for 2010~ SWG CompuPool CPSC36, "The Pool Cleaner 2x" suction cleaner, PICS of our DIY build, and our DIY Lime Green SLIDE refinishing project!

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    Re: Newbie Just Filled AG...need help!!

    Wow, what a helpful FD!
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