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    New Pool Owner with a question on results

    Hi all, I was torn where to ask this (Just Getting Started or in here) so here it is.

    I bought a house with a pool (first time around pool maintenance) and at the end of last season, it needed a cover and bought a Merlin Mesh so as you can imagine...It was pretty green in the beginning. Well after reading and reading here, I cleaned it up within 10 days. It would have been faster but I needed to replace all of the hole filled DE grids. Now I am at the point where I actually think I got it close, but I just want to check in here and get some opinions on what if anything I should do next.

    I purchased and am learning how to test with the Taylor K-2006, and here are my results.

    FC 5
    CC 0
    pH 7.5
    Alkalinity 120
    CH 130
    CYA 40
    Saturation Index -0.3

    The pool has a row of 5 ~25 foot White Pines on one side that shade the pool in the early morning till around 9am and after that it's sunshine all day. I currently have the solar cover on to try and keep from losing the temp at night since it is still getting cool here in Central New Jersey at night.

    I would appreciate any feedback you can offer on my test results.

    Edit:
    Just wanted to add, other than the Algaecide 60, it has been all BBB
    32,000 Gallon Vinyl Lazy L
    Hayward DE6000
    Hayward Ecostar SP3400VSP
    Aquabot T4RC
    Taylor K2006

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    Re: New Pool Owner with a question on results

    As long as you are using a non-stabilized source of chlorine like bleach/liquid chlorine/SWG,
    your numbers look great

    The TA is a little high, but nothing to worry about.

    Can we see a pic of the pool?

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    Re: New Pool Owner with a question on results

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    As long as you are using a non-stabilized source of chlorine like bleach/liquid chlorine/SWG,
    your numbers look great

    The TA is a little high, but nothing to worry about.

    Can we see a pic of the pool?

    Welcome to the forum

    Thank you, here are some pictures sorry about the mess and I haven't had time to repaint that shed LoL






    32,000 Gallon Vinyl Lazy L
    Hayward DE6000
    Hayward Ecostar SP3400VSP
    Aquabot T4RC
    Taylor K2006

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