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    broken pump and rain = GREEN!

    Purchased the TF-100 kit about 5 weeks ago and the pool has been great! Thanks again for this forum.

    Last week, my pool pump stopped working and we had lots of rain. The pump is back to working order but the pool is now green. I've completely scrubbed and vacuumed the entire pool. I've also changed the filter. My water tests are as follows:

    pH: 7
    FC: 15 ppm
    CC: .5ppm
    TC: 16 ppm

    TA: 50
    CH: 70
    CYA: 80

    Should I do a partial drain to lower the FC? I'm using ultra bleach as my daily chlorine.

    Thanks.

    Chad
    Chad
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    Re: broken pump and rain = GREEN!

    Why would you wish to lower your FC? given you have spent some time on the forum, you will be aware that you need to perform the shock process and pass the OCLT.

    Your shock level with CYA at 80 is 30ppm FC, I don't know if you already have been shocking with the FC up at 15, but you have to go higher on FC, not lower,

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    Stuart
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    Re: broken pump and rain = GREEN!

    He may have meant to do a partial drain to lower CYA and not FC. Hopefully it was just a typo on his part.
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    Re: broken pump and rain = GREEN!

    Ah, for some reason I read the post and thought it was an SWG pool, in which case shock level is 31 and CYA is on the high side and could be lowered.
    Stuart Murray
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    Re: broken pump and rain = GREEN!

    Yes. I meant to say lower CYA. I was concerned that my CYA reading was higher than 80 as the green color is strong and the test is pretty subjective.

    I decided to do a partial drain/refill(it's a small pool). I'm shocking to 31ppm and will run a OCLT in a couple of days. I'm open to additional suggestions.

    Thanks.

    Chad
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    3200 gallons, cartridge Filter, Above ground, vinyl
    Filter Pump RP800 780 G.P.H.

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    Re: broken pump and rain = GREEN!

    Quote Originally Posted by chadlife
    I decided to do a partial drain/refill(it's a small pool). I'm shocking to 31ppm and will run a OCLT in a couple of days. I'm open to additional suggestions.
    Your plan seems reasonable.


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