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    Just got filled up with water

    First time filled up this summer, Had to use water well to fill up. Here are my water tests.
    FC-0
    PH-7.2
    TA-380
    CH-220
    CYA-less than 20
    The only thing pool calc. tells me to add is 49 oz. acid and 1575 oz. vol. of baking soda. Why no bleach. I must be doing something wrong.
    30,000 gal. Igp, gunite, Indoor pool

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    Re: Just got filled up with water

    Something ain't right!

    You don't need acid, your pH is already low. You don't need baking soda, your TA is high. You won't have any CYA unless you add it yourself. And you DO need bleach.

    Try again, pay close attention to what numbers you enter and in what space.

    With an indoor pool, you won't need much CYA.
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    Re: Just got filled up with water

    You can't use the defaults in the Pool Calc. You have to enter target values into the "Target" cells just like you have to enter the test values into the "Now" cells.
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    Re: Just got filled up with water

    Something is screwy. You typically raise TA with baking soda, and your TA is very high and needs to be reduced significantly.

    Notice on pool calc you have 2 fields for each chem reading - a current reading, and a target. The difference between those is what drives pool calc and what it is telling you to do.

    It almost sounds as if you have punched in numbers for target levels, and left the "Now" column blank, or some mixture like that.

    Your numbers are not bad. You just need to get your TA down, bring your CYA level up (slowly), and most importantly, get some chlorine in the pool.

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    Re: Just got filled up with water

    Thanks everyone
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    Re: Just got filled up with water

    i got it, put my numbers in wrong place. lol.
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