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    Big thanks from a new first time pool owner!

    Just wanted to express my appreciation for this site and all the knowledge everyone has taken the time to document and share. Bought our new home in march, first time having a pool. Opened up to what looked like a mess. Now we are happily through the shock process with wonderful looking water. Bottom needs some vacuuming. But I needed a new hose and the doughboy port adapter so suction with the vacuum stunk the first 2 tries.

    Current numbers with Taylor 2006k:
    FC: 6.5
    CC: 0
    CYA: 40
    TA: 100
    CH: 220
    PH: 7.4

    Need to pickup more borax never seen a pool with water this clear and no chlorine smell! Thanks again

    Greg
    18000 gal partially buried doughboy ag
    225 lbs. Sand Filter
    Single stage powerpak II pump

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    Re: Big thanks from a new first time pool owner!

    Welcome to tfp, depogrig

    Quote Originally Posted by depogrig
    Need to pickup more borax
    Your ph looks fine...unless you are talking about adding 50 ppm borates? If so, then I would get your TA down to <80 ppm first.

    Quote Originally Posted by depogrig
    never seen a pool with water this clear and no chlorine smell! Thanks again
    Quote Originally Posted by depogrig
    Need to pickup more borax
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Big thanks from a new first time pool owner!

    The recommended levels in pool school says pH 7.5 to 7.8 so I was going by that. Is there a different range I should be shooting for?
    18000 gal partially buried doughboy ag
    225 lbs. Sand Filter
    Single stage powerpak II pump

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    Re: Big thanks from a new first time pool owner!

    pH anywhere in the 7's is acceptable with 7.5 - 7.8 perhaps being the sweet spot. Don't change your pH....it'll likely go up a bit on it's own in time.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Big thanks from a new first time pool owner!

    Sounds good thanks for the tip
    18000 gal partially buried doughboy ag
    225 lbs. Sand Filter
    Single stage powerpak II pump

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    Re: Big thanks from a new first time pool owner!

    depogrig:
    Welcome to TFP
    never seen a pool with water this clear and no chlorine smell!
    Get used to hearing this from your guests as well. You will hear it a lot!
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