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    Went to the pool store for the 1st time today

    So I don't have my kit yet just a basic kit so I figured I would get my water tested at the pool store. Here are my results

    FC 4.0
    Total C 4.0
    CC 0.0
    PH 7.5
    CH 110
    TA 50
    Cyanuric Acid 10

    I was told to get 25 lbs Calcium Chloride, 25 lbs alkalinity increaser, and 12 lbs stabilizer(conditioner)

    I told them I would be back, really I just wanted to post here to get opinions

    Does this sound right to you guys? I am using bleach from Wal-mart and Borax right now and haven't reaally put anything else in the pool. It is blue now but cloudy.
    16X32 rectangle 22,000 gal vinyl ig ? Hayward D.E. 3620 filter, with 6 position Vari-flo Valve, Hayward Super Pump self priming, 2 return jets and one skimmer, single main drain. Griffin, GA

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    Re: Went to the pool store for the 1st time today

    You do want to increase TA, but not by as much as they recommend. I suggest raising TA to 80.

    You also want to increase CYA, but again not be as much as they recommend. I suggest raising CYA to 40 or 50. Long term you want to get to 50, but in the short run it is better to only go to 40. Otherwise you risk overshooting, which is difficult to correct.

    There is no need to add any calcium (except if required by a warranty). Vinyl liner pools have no need to add calcium.
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    Re: Went to the pool store for the 1st time today

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    There is no need to add any calcium (except if required by a warranty). Vinyl liner pools have no need to add calcium.
    I didn't think I needed to add calcium because I had a vinyl liner. Why do they try to get you to buy stuff that you don't need. Is there so advantage to adding the calcium?
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    Re: Went to the pool store for the 1st time today

    It increases their profit. They have a set of recommendations and they just apply it to all pools regardless whether they need it or not. They don't know enough to question anything.
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    Re: Went to the pool store for the 1st time today

    The key thing to remember is the drug dealer, oooops pool store, is not your friend, their goal is to make money off of you, and get you to come back for more product.
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    Re: Went to the pool store for the 1st time today

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1
    The key thing to remember is the drug dealer, oooops pool store, is not your friend, their goal is to make money off of you, and get you to come back for more product.
    And based on my experience, I don't think it's malicious intent, or a desire to rip you off. It's just that they blindly follow the recommendations of the computer because they just don't understand.
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