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    1st pool opening..not expecting so clean and cya question

    Hello everyone,

    Just opened my pool yesterday and was very surprised it looked as good or better than the day I closed it. This is the first time opening a pool and was expecting a mess. All my neighbors pools are green.. Mine crystal clear and the numbers don't look too bad.

    I tested everything but can't heck the cya, I out of reagent and ordered it last night. My question is can I add anything before getting the cya reading? I will not get it till about Monday (today Friday)

    Here is my numbers.

    I have not added anything.

    FC 1.5
    Cc. 0.5
    Ta. 110
    Ch. 160
    Ph. 7.2
    Cya. Waiting for reagent

    Temp about 65 deg.

    Advice?
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    Re: 1st pool opening..not expecting so clean and cya questio

    You would be safe to keep the FC around 3-5ppm until you can check the CYA.

    What was the CYA when you closed? It certainly will not be higher than that

    Might want to go through the shock process to have a nice clean start ... should only take 1-2 days if the water is as clean as it sounds.
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    Re: 1st pool opening..not expecting so clean and cya questio

    Thanks, I will go through the shock process first. Water is crystal clear...probably read the date on a penny on the bottom of the pool is so clear.. Well you get the picture.

    I have to admit...I have never shocked it, all last year it was clear and the numbers were good..cc always under .5 so I left it alone.

    I don't remember the cya at closing, but it was always well with in range even slightly on the high side.

    Thanks

    Going to read up on the process.

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    Re: 1st pool opening..not expecting so clean and cya questio

    You can't really go through the shock process without knowing the CYA level so you can target the FC.

    Just keep 3-5 FC to hold things at bay until you get more testing reagent.
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    Re: 1st pool opening..not expecting so clean and cya questio

    Thank you,

    Well never had the pool store test my water, but wanted to know the cya so I had it tested. The data I got from them was a little off from mine. Water sample was taken just a little after my readings

    Here is the pool place readings
    Pool store.
    Cya 38.
    Tot chl 0.5.
    Free chl 0.5.
    Ph 7.8.
    Tot alk 91.
    Tot hard. 126.


    Why such the difference, I analyze chemicals for a living, and know mine were done correctly. What set to believe? I'm going to use the cya reading from the store.

    Also, I just bought my first solar cover, i bought a 21 foot for my 21 round and it is much bigger than the pool. Is this normal?


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    Re: 1st pool opening..not expecting so clean and cya questio

    I bought a 18 foot solar cover for my 18 foot pool and it is way small.
    Always trust your results pro store are way wrong more than they are right especially the cya test....Mike
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