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    New here, just getting started

    FC 3
    CC 2
    pH 8.4 +
    TA 260
    CH, CYA - need to get a better test kit.
    Have a basic 5 test kit by poolmaster.

    My water has always been pretty clear but I have some reddish brown staining around the inside bottom of my liner. Going to work this weekend on vacing, it'll clear alot up (its from last years pollen and some flock that the pool store told me to add I belive). Known I've had a problem the last year with high pH and TA but decided to start this year off right and try to get it under control. Question is How much muriatic acid do I add. From what I've read add muriatic acid to drop pH and in turn bring TA down. New to all this, is that the place to start or somewhere else.

    Thanks in advance.
    11K gal, AG,
    2650 Intex Sand Filter .95 Hp
    Intex Saltwater System
    1 yr, C Illinois

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    Re: New here, just getting started

    Welcome to tfp, TGM

    Quote Originally Posted by TGM
    New to all this, is that the place to start or somewhere else.
    The place to start is:
    Quote Originally Posted by TGM
    need to get a better test kit.
    See: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...kit_comparison Many of us like the tf-100, most bang for buck.

    After that (or maybe before), the first thing to do is lower ph (don't worry specifically about TA right now). It may be very high, so I would dose (using poolcalculator.com to calculate the dosing) to 7.4 with Muriatic Acid (MA) then retest after leaving the pump running for 1 hour. Then repeat dosing ph down to 7.4, followed by the hour of pump time...do this until your ph is ~7.4 after testing.

    After that, you/we need to know your cya level to know what level you FC should be at.

    If you haven't spent time there yet, pool school has a ton of info in it. The link is near the upper right of each page.
    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: New here, just getting started

    Hi, Tom,

    Welcome to the forum. +1 what linen said.
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    Re: New here, just getting started

    TGM, welcome to TFP! ^ What they said.
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    Re: New here, just getting started

    Thanks for your replies, ordered the tf-100. Will get rolling on it and sure I'll be back with question.

    Thanks again
    11K gal, AG,
    2650 Intex Sand Filter .95 Hp
    Intex Saltwater System
    1 yr, C Illinois

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