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    First Test - Help Please

    Hi TFP Warriors,

    I received my TF100 yesterday and just completed my first test. I used the pool calculator but I don't understand what I should do next. I bought some BB & B today so I'm ready to get my pool cleared but I don't understand what and how much to put in the pool. Currently, it's cloudy, has a few black spots at the bottom, and a little green around the edges. Here are my scores:

    FC: 4
    CC: 1
    TC: 5
    TA: 120
    CH: 260
    CYA: 30
    PH: 8.2
    CL: 3
    Br: 6

    Thanks for the help.
    10k gallons, STA RITE - PXC125 cartridge filter (50 psi), inground plaster kidney-shape, Jandy AquaPure (APURE700) SWG - Miami, FL

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    Re: First Test - Help Please

    For great test kits!

    You are on your way now! You need to start the shock PROCESS!

    pool-school/shocking_your_pool

    Good luck and happy shocking!

    Kim
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    Re: First Test - Help Please

    First adjust your pH to the lower 7s.

    Then due to the algae in the water and higher CC, you need to start the shock process ... see the article in Pool School.

    Ask if anything did not make sense.

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    Re: First Test - Help Please

    Mr. SHOCK.... here I come. Thanks guys.
    10k gallons, STA RITE - PXC125 cartridge filter (50 psi), inground plaster kidney-shape, Jandy AquaPure (APURE700) SWG - Miami, FL

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    Re: First Test - Help Please

    Just to be clear, use liquid chlorine NOT any powder called "shock"

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    Re: First Test - Help Please

    Mr. SHOCK.... here I come. Thanks guys.
    Right after you lower the pH like Jason said, right?
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    Re: First Test - Help Please

    Yes. I'll work on lowering the PH first then start the liquid SHOCK process. Thanks again for the help.
    10k gallons, STA RITE - PXC125 cartridge filter (50 psi), inground plaster kidney-shape, Jandy AquaPure (APURE700) SWG - Miami, FL

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