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    First Test Ever

    I am still waiting on my test kit. So I took the opportunity to have the good folks at the local pool store test my water for me. Just opened the pool yesterday and these are my water results. Just wondering what u guys think...

    I have to admit..I did blindly throw 2 gallons of 8.5% bleach in the pool last night.

    Results are as follows:

    FAC = 1.3 - 1.5
    PH = 7.8
    TA = 90
    CYA = 0
    Calcium Hardness = 140
    Copper/Iron = 0
    Phosphates = 100

    Anything look out of whack at the moment?

    Thanks!!

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    Re: First Test Ever

    The only thing that needs adjusting right at the moment is the CYA level. You want CYA at least 30, ideally closer to 50. CYA being at zero after a fresh fill is normal. Everything else is fine for now.
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    Re: First Test Ever

    Hiw much conditioner would I need to add given where my CYA is?? Is this the "sock" chemical??

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    Re: First Test Ever

    How many gallons of water do you have? You need to know that to know how much cya to add to get to 40 to 50 ppm.

    Yes that is the sock chemical. You put it in a sock to dissolve.


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    Re: First Test Ever

    23,000 gallon in ground pool.

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    Re: First Test Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by dschribs
    Hiw much conditioner would I need to add given where my CYA is?? Is this the "sock" chemical??

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    Yes, it is.

    Since the testers can't read below 20 and pool stores are notoriously bad with this test, assume you have 20 for now. Target 40 in the pool calculator. Be sure to enter your pool's size. Remember, 20 now, 40 target.
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    Re: First Test Ever

    For some reason I can't use the pool calculator on my tab. We just moved into a new house last week and I don't have a computer as of yet Can someone do the calculation for me? 23,000 gallon pool.

    Thanks!

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    Re: First Test Ever

    I'm coming up with 7lbs 11 oz to get to 40 ppm CYA. That's if your CYA is 0 now.


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    Re: First Test Ever

    Since it is a fresh fill, you can assume CYA=0 if you did not add any dichlor or trichlor.
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    Re: First Test Ever

    Its not a fresh fill. Its an existing pool. We just bought the house. 7 pounds in a sock????

    Help!!

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    Re: First Test Ever

    Oh, then add CYA like it is already at 20. Jason's post threw me, because he mentioned a fresh fill.
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    Re: First Test Ever

    If your cya level is at 20 then you need 3lbs 13 oz of cya to get to 40. I thought I saw your CYA was at 0.

    No you can't put all 7lbs in a sock. You have to split it up.


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    Re: First Test Ever

    If you have a pool noodle, or even an inflatable tube, here's one idea:
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