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    May 2012
    Rochester, IN

    Just opened pool yesterday

    Hi all,
    I had this pool installed late last year. The contractor just opened it for me yesterday and my son is trying to show me the BBB method and this is where our readings are as of 10am today. PH=7.2,FC=-<.5,CC=3,TC=1.5,CYA=0,TA=200. I'm totally new at this chemical business and finding it difficult to understand so any help will be appreciated. So far, the chemicals put in the water
    by the pool people and us are 1qt algicide 60 , 1qt metal-out stain & scale, 6 gal. bleach.
    Should I just be sweeping (not vacuuming) until the water gets cleared up - and if so, should this be done on WASTE instead of
    filter? I've had to backwash every few minutes since starting.
    If you would tell me what I should do next, maybe I can manage.
    I was a pool owner (vinyl liner) for over 35 years, but my husband always
    took care of the water.
    IG 12,000 gal fiberglass, Hayward 1hp Super Pump, Hayward S220T Sand Filter, TF100 test kit

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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Just opened pool yesterday

    Add enough CYA to take the pool to 30 ppm. Use the CYA/chlorine chart in pool school to see what your shock level is to---------------MAINTAIN! Scoop out as much crud if there is any on the bottom. Run filter/pump 24/7. Backwash as necessary. Read shocking in pool school. Welcome!
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    Feb 2012
    Phoenix, AZ

    Re: Just opened pool yesterday

    Hello and welcome to TFP!

    I agree with the post above. Based on your description, you need to shock the pool. Read instructions in PoolSchool and follow them and precisely as you can! The sonner you get through the shock process, the sooner you will be able to relax poolside and admire the crystal clear water!

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