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    Done with Shock, first full test! HELP!

    Last night I lost no chlorine (20ppm) Pool is clear, can see bottom. Crystal clear no. When I was vacuuming I saw the bottom fine. And when the sun was out, you saw the sun glisten on the bottom.
    Anyway, I ran my first "FULL" test. TBH I am taking my CYA a little slow so I don't go over target (50). I did notice while I have the nylon sock in with the CYA my pool gets cloudy. Is this normal?
    Moving on, How do I know what my target should be in TA, and CH? Probs. a noob question, lol.

    So here we go.......

    FC 9.5 (lost a lot today, had cover off and let kids swim, you know how they NAG!)
    Ph 7.3
    TA 180
    CH 150
    CYA 32-33 (its hard to estimate when its in between)

    So there is my noobish first test! At least I know Memorial Day weekend we will be swimming! Calling for 90's all weekend!!!

    Thanks a parts per million!!!
    Mary
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    Re: Done with Shock, first full test! HELP!

    pool-school/recommended_levels

    This has all the recommended ranges!

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    Re: Done with Shock, first full test! HELP!

    If your pool is not crystal clear don't stop shocking now. Keep going until it is. Also, what is your CC level it needs to be below 0.5 ppm. You did not pass all three shocking criteria (see my sig). Most likely it will clear quickly, but don't take the chance that you still have algae and let it take over your pool.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Done with Shock, first full test! HELP!

    I did the CC test just now, it DID NOT turn pink, so I am at zero (which is a good thing) Maybe cuz it was so windy today? I dunno. Any recommendations?
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover and solar heater panel.
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    2 HP Hayward Powerflo LX Pump
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    Re: Done with Shock, first full test! HELP!

    Keep shocking until crystal clear, then do one last OCLT along with a CC measurement. Make sure when you do the OCLT, that you do not have a chlorinator running (swg, etc.).
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Done with Shock, first full test! HELP!

    I added some CYA yesterday, could that keep it from not being crystal clear? (not dissolved yet?) I do my OCLT at the same time every morning give or take a half- hour. And test the same time every night. Filter has been running 24/7, and I have cleaned it once a day, twice when I vacuum. I am keeping up on it. I hate to add all that chlorine (bleach again) I did not add any today because I thought cuz I lost none over night I was good?
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover and solar heater panel.
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    2 HP Hayward Powerflo LX Pump
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    Using test kit: Taylor K-2006
    Successful BBB user.

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    Re: Done with Shock, first full test! HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by maryj0w
    I added some CYA yesterday, could that keep it from not being crystal clear? (not dissolved yet?)
    Unlikely.
    Quote Originally Posted by maryj0w
    Filter has been running 24/7, and I have cleaned it once a day, twice when I vacuum.
    You should clean your filter when the pressure goes up 25% from the clean filter pressure or when your flow at a return has noticeably decreased from the clean filter flow.

    Quote Originally Posted by maryj0w
    I hate to add all that chlorine (bleach again) I did not add any today because I thought cuz I lost none over night I was good?
    If it was my pool I would since the water is not clear and I would not want to go backwards and end up having to do the shock process all over again. We have three criteria for the end of the shock process since passing all three is a good indication of a algae/organics free pool, but one or two could look okay, but the pool could still have organics. Hopefully, it won't take too long for you to pass all three.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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