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    Need help with startup of new pool..... PICS ADDED!

    Poll is full and I need to start the BBB process, do I add the bleach forst to shock it and continue to do so for a few days? I have read pool school and several other searches but seems the responses are of wide range......Pool is a 15' x 52" with 5000-/+ of tap water........

    These are my readings on the tap water.

    FC-.5
    PH - 7.6
    TA - 120
    CYA- nada

    using a Taylor complete DPD test kit........
    15'x52" Atlantic Admiral, Hayward ProFlo LX 1HP pump, Hayward 16" Sand Filter.........BBB Method

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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Get your cya up, add chlorine to corresponding cya level and swim!

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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Sock is in the water......be nice to jump in on Friday!
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Yes, go ahead and add some CYA. Say, enough to get you to 30 for starters. Retest and go from there.

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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    how long does it take to disolve in a sock (27 oz).?
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    If you squeeze the sock occasionally a day and a half but you can swim with it in the pool did you get your bleach in the pool up to your target level for the amount of cya you added?
    Make sure the sock don't lay against the side or bottom of the pool
    If you added enough cya for 30 ppm just remember it takes about a week to show up on the test, I would also keep a close eye on my cl level and make sure it does not drop below your min level the reason I say that is because the sun is going to burn it off pretty quick until the cya is fully incorporated in the water.......Mike
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Quote Originally Posted by fast1971chevelle
    If you squeeze the sock occasionally a day and a half but you can swim with it in the pool did you get your bleach in the pool up to your target level for the amount of cya you added?
    Make sure the sock don't lay against the side or bottom of the pool
    If you added enough cya for 30 ppm just remember it takes about a week to show up on the test, I would also keep a close eye on my cl level and make sure it does not drop below your min level the reason I say that is because the sun is going to burn it off pretty quick until the cya is fully incorporated in the water.......Mike
    I added enough stabilizer for 30ppm.......its all dissolved now and i added enough bleach to get to 6 ppm.....i appreciate the help guys......
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Remember to test your cl because the sun will burn it off until the cya starts to work don't let if drop below your.min cl level for your cya.....good luck
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Ok got the cl up to 10.........cya is dissolved and actjally clouding up on my test sample....... Looks like were getting somewhere........
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Excellent......carry on
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    cya is at 30 today!.........CF is at 9..............TA is at 120.........Muratic acid needed?
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DSALRAM
    cya is at 30 today!.........CF is at 9..............TA is at 120.........Muratic acid needed?
    That depends....what is the pH? Don't be dosing the pool with acid to lower TA and accidentally lower pH too low. It will make eyes burn, erode plaster, and possibly damage your heater.

    TA is the last thing you play with, when everything else is balanced and you're bored.
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    ahhh.........too many lime a ritas...my PH is good at 7.6 so I aint touching that then...........TA is lowered with?
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DSALRAM
    ahhh.........too many lime a ritas...my PH is good at 7.6 so I aint touching that then...........TA is lowered with?
    Muriatic acid. There's a whole article in Pool School about it.
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    Thanks for the quick response...got a small gathering this weekend for the wife and daughters birthdays......dont wanna **** my company off if you know what I mean.........looks like i am good to go with current readings. My wife keeps complaining about the water not smelling like a "pool"............gotta love BBB!
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool.....

    with much reading and help of a few members we have been swimming as weather permits and had some friends over to help us "TEST" the pool out......

    today after a lil weather the water is at:
    FC 4
    TC 4
    PH 7.3
    TA 140
    CH 120 (tested it for the heck of it)
    CYA 60

    Time to make some more adjustments

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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool..... PICS ADDED!

    pool continues to SPARKLE today.....!
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool..... PICS ADDED!

    That's sparkly alright!
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool..... PICS ADDED!

    Quote Originally Posted by DSALRAM
    pool continues to SPARKLE today.....!
    Woah, you aint' kiddin. That dark blue liner is nice.
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    Re: Need help with startup of new pool..... PICS ADDED!

    Thanks peeps! This is fun stuff!
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