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    Apr 2013
    Buffalo NY

    T-Minus 10 days to pool installation...

    10 long days to go until the hose goes in to start to fill!!
    This site has been fantastic, I was almost convinced Simple Blue was the way to go... the shame... the horror...
    I have purchased the TF-100 kit and I have tested the fill water:
    CL between 1-2
    FC 1
    CC .5
    pH 7.3
    TA 120
    CH 230

    So my strategy for startup using the pool calculator is:
    Add stabilizer with a target of 35
    Boost up the pH
    Then add bleach to get to 5, based on hacing CYA at 35 (even though the CYA test results will not show that immediately)
    Monitor the pH for drops from adding CYA
    TA and CH seem good to start.

    Is there anything I am missing?

    I want to keep the CYA low to start since it will still be a couple months for the sun to kick in up here outside of Buffalo.
    It seems a lot easier to raise it then lower it!

    Thanks in advance for all responses.
    24 foot 54 inch AGP, 14.5k gallons, 1hp pump, 120 sq foot cartridge filter

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: T-Minus 10 days to pool installation...

    Welcome to the forum. Well, for a first poster, you have a great grip on your pool chemistry. You have everything thought out almost perfectly. Of course, with BBB, we NEVER get it perfect...we just keep shooting for that goal.

    I would suggest you leave pH alone for now. Despite your correct thinking about the acidic CYA, you won't get that much drop and, importantly, almost all pools have a naturally rising pH so I think yours will start heading up slowly on it's own. I would monitor it but I wouldn't be in a rush to lower it.

    VERY nice work!
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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