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    First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    Pool is brand new..but just posting these so I can get started on BBB!
    Bought 6 gal of liquid shock at Lowe's...looks like 10% on label....
    Since we just started, still using trichlor in rainbow 320 per PB instructions...but ready to switch whenever
    FC .5
    CC 0
    TC .5
    pH 8.2 (gemstone plaster - going to calculator to see how much acid to add 12k gal pool)
    TA 50
    CH 380
    CYA 40

    Borates 50 (Pool Proof -liguids added at pool school)

    Thanks!
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    Always keep your pH in the 7's. Don't let it get in the 8's.

    You need a little more FC. I would do so using liquid chlorine rather than the pucks and I would add enough to bring the FC up to around 3-4ppm.
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    excellent...Thanks from another Dave S.
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    Ok I am worried now....
    Yesterday in response to the test results above, I added MA and Liquid Chlorine; the calculator told me to add appx 56 oz of MA. I turned off the puck feeder and added the MA and appx 32oz. of the LC (10%)....these are approximates....actually on the MA I may have added quite a bit more because I didn't actually measure it out, just poured from the jug...It looks like I used about 3/4 of the bottle...

    This morning, I just did tests from the Taylor kit supplied by my PB...

    FC 4
    pH 6.8! (w/ 2 drops of neutralizer)
    TA 30

    I know the pH will rise naturally with the new plaster, but will it hurt anything to have brought it down too much??
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    I suspect you will be fine. If it's not in the 7's tomorrow, put in a little 20 Mule Team Borax to get it to 7.2.

    What Taylor kit are you using that requires a chlorine neutralizer?

    I doubt your dosage was that far off.......it's more likely a testing error when you first start.
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    If you used 3/4 of a gallon of acid, you probably used twice as much as you intended. 54 oz is more like 3/8 of a jug!
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    Jeez....lesson learned..I will measure next time!

    Not sure on the test kit...PB supplied it...has 5 drop Cl and pH, Alkalinity, and acid demand.... 5 solution bottles

    I'll test it with my TF-100 when I get home and report back....
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    duraleigh, good call on the test kit...it's actually a Pentair 78HR...

    Tested again with the good kit... pH 6.8 but looks like it is getting a trace more towards the 7.....
    TA is 30
    FC 3-4...hard to tell exactly
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    Re: First test results...pool 2 weeks old

    Just wanted to say thanks to you guys....I went and got 3 boxes of borax from wally world (btw, Mule Team changed the box coloring and lettering so I had a hard time finding it). calculated the amount needed and within a couple hours pH was right back in the 7.6-7.8 range...Since then, I'm back to adding a few cups of MA a couple times per week to keep the pH from going up (new plaster). FC has been steady in the 3-4 range. water looks incredible
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