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    got my first set of levels for my pool..

    salt 3600
    0.4 ppm free chlorine
    no combined chlorine
    ph 8
    140 ppm alkalinity
    50 ppm calcium hardness
    zero or near zero cyanic acid

    used the taylor test kit that came today.

    this is the first real test i have done pool has only been up ehh 2 weeks. I have tossed some shock and salt in it. other then that nothing YET!
    18,000g 27' x 52" AG, Proline cartridge filter, 1.5hp pump, ChlorEase CL02 chlorinator
    pool is a transplant from one location to my location and was just put up 4/5/13
    Location : Delaware its on the EAST COAST and yes its a state LOL!

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    Re: got my first set of levels for my pool..

    pool calculator seems to say add muratic acid to lower ph and if i am reading correctly will also change some other numbers.

    so should i add the acid wait and re-test again tomorrow? chlorine is a tad low and ZERO stabablizer.
    18,000g 27' x 52" AG, Proline cartridge filter, 1.5hp pump, ChlorEase CL02 chlorinator
    pool is a transplant from one location to my location and was just put up 4/5/13
    Location : Delaware its on the EAST COAST and yes its a state LOL!

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    Re: got my first set of levels for my pool..

    Muriatic Acid will lower the pH and have a small positive effect on Total Alkalinity. You need to get pH fixed, and let it circulate for half an hour or so before adding the bleach. While you're waiting, you can put the stabilizer in an old sock and get it tied up and hanging in front of a return.

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    Re: got my first set of levels for my pool..

    Good advice above me, follow that and you will be good.
    1) Chlorine-Low, add some bleach
    2)pH-High, add muriatic acid
    3)CYA-Add some stabilizer or conditioner to get it up. I would suggest aiming for 50, but put in 1/2 of what pool calculator says, test after a week, and add the rest.
    P.S. Never heard of Delaware, where is it?
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    Re: got my first set of levels for my pool..

    wheres delaware LOL hi neighbor.

    acid is in and waiting for it to circulate a bit. got a jug of bleach standing by as pool calculator says use a whole jug to get it up.

    ill hit store tomorrow for stabilizer.

    since I am using a salt chlorinator I am assuming since the levels of chlorine is lower then a standard pool that stabilizer is VERY important as chlorine can burn off faster??
    18,000g 27' x 52" AG, Proline cartridge filter, 1.5hp pump, ChlorEase CL02 chlorinator
    pool is a transplant from one location to my location and was just put up 4/5/13
    Location : Delaware its on the EAST COAST and yes its a state LOL!

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    Re: got my first set of levels for my pool..

    Quote Originally Posted by ckaminski74
    wheres delaware LOL hi neighbor.

    acid is in and waiting for it to circulate a bit. got a jug of bleach standing by as pool calculator says use a whole jug to get it up.

    ill hit store tomorrow for stabilizer.

    since I am using a salt chlorinator I am assuming since the levels of chlorine is lower then a standard pool that stabilizer is VERY important as chlorine can burn off faster??
    You are correct. And just turning up the SWG to generate more will only serve to burn out the element faster. My suggestion is to add enough CYA to get to 50, let it dissolve and mix for a week, then see where you are...just in cas ethe pool volume isn't exactly what you thought. It's easy to add a little more, not so easy to remove CYA.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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