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Thread: Pool almost full, first test results

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    Apr 2012
    Yakima, WA

    Pool almost full, first test results

    FC 0
    pH 7.5
    TA 60
    CYA O

    FC 0 not a big surprise given that most of the water is irrigation water (read "saved my liner" post of you are wondering why).

    I kinda wonder if I did the CYA test right though, the solution stayed totally clear. I filled the vial to the top and could still see the black dot.

    So when I get my pump turned on I'll add:

    332 oz 6% bleach (I'll just add two 182 oz jugs of bleach, my liner is still leaking so I will be adding water till I can finish patching it; water too cloudy to see leaks right now).

    120 oz volume baking soda (I can just measure with a measuring cup, right?).

    85 oz weight CYA (5.3 lbs? I only have 4)

    Didn't measure CH because I have a vinyl liner.

    What do you think?
    Yakima, WA (the Palm Springs of Washington!)
    IG kidney 14k gal, 33 x 18
    vinyl liner
    200 lb Sand filter
    3/4 HP pump
    First time pool owner

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Pool almost full, first test results

    Get the FC and CYA in and worry about the rest later. Remember start low on the CYA so you do not overshoot. May want to stay a little lower on the FC until the CYA has dissolved. Actually your pH and TA seem fine. You should eventually check your CH as you can still get scale if things get too out of wack.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Pool almost full, first test results

    Yes, your CYA really is zero. Neither tap water nor ground water (of just about any kind) will ever have CYA in it.
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