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    Using everything that I have learned here......

    My new liner was installed on Wednesday and just finished the fill this morning. Using Everything I have learned from you all this is what I have done so far. First took a sample of fill water:

    FC 0
    CC 0
    TC 0
    ph 7.2
    TA 30
    cya 0

    So I hung 94 oz of stabilizer (will get me to around 50 ppm) in some hose to get it in the water and added enough chlorine to get to 3 ppm to start. The stabilzer dissolved very quickly with a little bit of squishing here and there. After adding the stabilzer my ph dropped to 6.8 or so , so I added enough ph up to get it back to 7.2, will test again shortly. The pool calculator says to add 152 oz. of baking soda to get my TA up to 90-ish. Should that be high enough or should I go a little more? The water is absolutely beautiful and sparkily and I owe it all to everyone here who has taught me how to take control of my pool. This is the very first time I've started from scratch and I just want to make sure I'm doing it correctly. Thanks!
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    Re: Using everything that I have learned here......

    No big deal but...typically when you have low, but measurable TA such as you did, we suggest moving TA up to at least 50 ppm before doing other things that may change the ph of the pool. This will buffer those changes (such as the fairly significant drop in ph you had adding cya). The recommended range is 70-90+, I would probably aim for 60 ppm TA to start with since you may find you need to raise ph again. Then use borax to raise ph up (if it goes down) and that will raise TA a little more.
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    Re: Using everything that I have learned here......

    FC:0

    Get some chlorine in there pronto... LOL!
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    Re: Using everything that I have learned here......

    I did lol....Have it at about 3, will test again shortly to see where it is at. I'm known around here as the chlorine queen. My daughter thinks I'm a fanatic, but I swear I have the cleanest pool in town...lol
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    TF-100 test kit & SpeedStir
    Wanda the Whale Vacuum

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    Re: Using everything that I have learned here......

    Quote Originally Posted by pepsiholic
    I did lol....Have it at about 3, will test again shortly to see where it is at. I'm known around here as the chlorine queen. My daughter thinks I'm a fanatic, but I swear I have the cleanest pool in town...lol
    I figured you were on top of it but I had to tweak you about the numbers!

    I suddenly have a mental image of your neighborhood association saying, "All hail the Chlorine Queen!" and asking your permission to come swim in the only clear pool in the land...
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Using everything that I have learned here......

    Shoot low. It's easy enough to add more later.
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    Re: Using everything that I have learned here......

    Thanks linen and Richard, I will retest everything soon and see where I'm at.
    24 x 52 Round AG Outback Empire Pool 13,500 gal.
    1 HP Hayward Power-Flo pump w/Hayward 18" 150lb. sand filter
    TF-100 test kit & SpeedStir
    Wanda the Whale Vacuum

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