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    Trying to get levels right

    I am a new pool owner. We recently bought a house with an IG pool that had been covered through the winter. We got the water clear after shocking it but there is still the faint color of light green occasionally on the sides of the liner. The liner is beyond faded and is almost white and will be replaced next year. Here are my specs to my pool.
    16x32
    17100 gal
    IG
    Sand filter
    Vinyl liner

    FC-24
    CC-1
    ph-7.5
    TA-130
    CH-70

    I couldn't seem to work the CYA test, so that is a work in progress. I have been getting tips from other pool owners to get me this far but want to make sure I do this right. I just bought the test kit TF-100 and that is how I got my readings. If there is something I may be leaving out, please let my know. Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Trying to get levels right

    Welcome

    Keep following the Shocking Your Pool process as your CC are a little high and if you see green ... that is bad (are you brushing while at shock level?)

    Although how do you know your shock level for FC if you do not know the CYA? See Chlorine CYA Chart

    For help with the CYA test look at: extended-test-kit-directions-t25081.html#p206397
    That also contains tips for all the other tests as well.
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    Re: Trying to get levels right

    Without CYA test numbers.......we can't validate your FC shock level.
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    Re: Trying to get levels right

    What's going on with the CYA test that's troubling you? Maybe we can help?
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: Trying to get levels right

    Ok, my CYA test is 60. What do I do now?

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    Re: Trying to get levels right

    See my last post. According to the chart you need to maintain FC > 24ppm at all times.
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    Re: Trying to get levels right

    Thank you, it seems I may be on the right track. You guys rock!

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