# Thread: First time testing my pool EVER!!

1. ## First time testing my pool EVER!!

New 24ft pool put in at the end of last season. Added 5 gallons of bleach and covered it up for the winter (Upstate NY). Did some research over the winter and ordered the Taylor K-2006C kit. pulled the cover off and started running the pump.

Here are my results.
14,400 gallons
65%

FC 0
CC 0
PH 7.6
TA 100
CYA 0....is this possible?

So based on the calculator I added 2 gallons of 6% bleach. Am I on the right track?

Thanks

2. ## Re: First time testing my pool EVER!!

Welcome to tfp, BuffaloMark

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
14,400 gallons
I get 12500 assuming 54" wall but really only 48" depth.

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
65%
What is this?

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
CYA 0....is this possible?
Yes, since you did not put any in (I am assuming) and it would not be in fill water.

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
So based on the calculator I added 2 gallons of 6% bleach.
If you water is clear, then I get 57 oz of 6% bleach to get to 3 ppm FC (assuming 0 cya) from poolcalculator.com.

You should start getting some cya in the pool. Shoot for 30 ppm cya to start. Put it in an old sock and place it in front of the return.

3. ## Re: First time testing my pool EVER!!

Originally Posted by linen
Welcome to tfp, BuffaloMark

Sorry, I'm still learning !

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
14,400 gallons
I get 12500 assuming 54" wall but really only 48" depth.

You are correct, I calculated it myself using 54 inches not the correct 48"

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
65%
What is this?

65 is the Degrees of the water.

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
CYA 0....is this possible?
Yes, since you did not put any in (I am assuming) and it would not be in fill water.

Originally Posted by BuffaloMark
So based on the calculator I added 2 gallons of 6% bleach.
If you water is clear, then I get 57 oz of 6% bleach to get to 3 ppm FC (assuming 0 cya) from poolcalculator.com.

You should start getting some cya in the pool. Shoot for 30 ppm cya to start. Put it in an old sock and place it in front of the return.
Thanks,

Mark

4. ## Re: First time testing my pool EVER!!

Mark - I've always used 13,500 as my gallonage and my dosages have been spot on for the most part.

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