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    Re: New House , New Pool, Progress and Questions!

    The best way to get the debris up is to vacuum it to filter and then backwash it out when it's time to backwash.

    The TA test isn't affected by high FC but the pH is. Still I wouldn't worry about testing either until you're completely done shocking and have passed the OCLT.
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    Vacuum the recirculating stuff and fix the Ph when your FC drops below 10.
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    Great first post!

    You should've started posting pictures earlier, so we could watch the transition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    The best way to get the debris up is to vacuum it to filter and then backwash it out when it's time to backwash.
    Why vacuum that junk into the filter and not just to waste? At least for the initial passes. I've vacuumed to the filter in the past but was told to waste was a better option.
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    Re: New House , New Pool, Progress and Questions!

    I've vacuumed to the filter in the past but was told to waste was a better option.
    Maybe, maybe not. I have a VERY large filter and a very precious source for water. Much better for me to filter into my big filter and then backwash.

    I vacuum to waste at about 90 gpm and my well is capable of producing 2 gpm. If I vacuum for 15 minutes, that's about 12 hours of well production,

    Each case is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    I've vacuumed to the filter in the past but was told to waste was a better option.
    Maybe, maybe not. I have a VERY large filter and a very precious source for water. Much better for me to filter into my big filter and then backwash.

    I vacuum to waste at about 90 gpm and my well is capable of producing 2 gpm. If I vacuum for 15 minutes, that's about 12 hours of well production,

    Each case is different.
    Makes sense. I'm just filling from a outdoor hydrant, didn't think about other water source issues.
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    Also depending on the size of the leaves they may get trapped in the skimmer basket or the pump basket and not have to be backwashed at all anytime soon.
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    Yes, keep shocking until cc is .5 or less and the pool is clear.
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    Re: New House , New Pool, Progress and Questions!

    You should probably bump the FC up to 13 to maintain the shock level for your current CYA level. I tend to fudge on the high side, closer to 14 or 15.
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