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    What To Do First?

    Just opened. YEA! Here's my numbers from my TF100

    FC 5
    CC .5
    PH 7.4
    ALK 130
    CH 160
    CYA 40

    I plan on adding 192 oz of 12.5% bleach to get to a suggested 16ppm shock level to knock out my CC. This is my third year with you guys but I still need some hand holding! Should I get my CH up a bit even though I have a vinyl lined pool? What's your opinion on my ALK and should I try to inch that down before I raise the chlorine? Thanks all!
    17,500 gal. ABG Doughboy Pool
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    Re: What To Do First?

    Excellent! Good on ya for getting a good kit.

    Is your water green or cloudy? If not, there is no reason for you to shock. Your TA will come down with acid additions. Just keep knocking your pH down to 7.2 with acid and eventually, your TA will settle in. Anyhoo, if your water looks good, go swimming.

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    Re: What To Do First?

    +1 what 257 just said. CC's of .5 ppm is treated as if it is ZERO.
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    Re: What To Do First?

    Water is crystal clear. (Thanks to TFP) Will re-visit the Pool Calculator for acid additions. The CC just bugs me though! Supossed to start storming & raining here for the next three days. Nice, huh? Would love to go swimming 257 but I live in Michigan--the water is still a bit chilly! Don't have the pleasure of all that Texas sun! Anyhoo, thanks all for the quick response. I just love this site.
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    Re: What To Do First?

    I show 0 CC only about 25% of the time. It's no big deal.
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    Re: What To Do First?

    No one commented about the CH, so I will take that question. No need to worry about it. For example, my pool is currently running about 30 CH.
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    Re: What To Do First?

    Thanks JohnN. I kinda thought I was OK on the CH but I appreciate your assurance.
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    Re: What To Do First?

    Nice job DebbieO

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