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    Need some advice on startup

    Starting over with fresh water after light housing replacement. And crack repair.

    Water in pool is straight out of hose
    .5 fc
    2.5 cc
    3.0 tc
    80 ta
    0 cya
    160 salt
    8.2 ph

    I have added nothing yet.

    30.000 gallons
    Pool calculater say to add

    218 oz 6% bleach
    42 oz murectic acid.

    Should i just add them both ??
    Or add bleach tonight and acid tomorrow after testing again ??

    Thanks !!!

    BTW i installed the color splash 3 g bulbs in the pool and spa abd they are cool !!!
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    You need to be adding CYA and getting the pH down and adding chlorine.

    Your FC is going to disappear very fast due to the sun until you get the CYA in the pool.
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    Just to add to what jbliz said,

    I would start with lowering ph first. The test reads 8.2 for ph at or above that level...so you could be above.

    Test again after about 1 hour of circulation, then adjust again, and repeat till ph is in range (7.5-7.8)

    Once you have that in range, double check you TA to make sure you are not below 60 ppm.
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    Others may chime in, but I would get the Muriatic in there and get the pH down. Let it mix for 30 minutes and then add Bleach. I would distribute both around the perimeter. There is a pretty good chance that your pH is higher than 8.2 as that is where the scale maxes out, so keep an eye on it.

    It will then be time to get some CYA in there. Follow the pool calculator, but hold back on the full dose until you get measurable results, which could be 3-5 days. You do not want to overshoot your target.

    Congrats on getting the repairs done.
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    I will be using the instant liquid conditioner from pool supply world.
    It say it doesent effect PH that much ??
    I dont know first time to use it ...
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    yes, cya does not have much effect on ph

    Did you get your ph down yet?
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    Some pics
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    No still wating for water to reach skimmer ...
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    Cya and bleach
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    The pic of the light shows the alladen adapter ring and the new pentair light with color splash 3G led bulb
    The old light was a Anthony model 30 new in 1983
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    When i turn on the light it looks like close encounters of the 3rd kind in my backyard !!!!
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    You find the disco mode yet?
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    Yea staying alive ......
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    Disco pics after dark!!!
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    Re: Need some advice on startup

    Night pic
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