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    First Water Test 2013 1 day after opening

    My pool opened crystal clear except for the pile of ****/leaves on bottom where my cover melted from reflection off windows. Pool Rover took care of that. I also took out chlorinator and PVC'd the lines. I had phosphates of 200 yesterday, so I added 1 oz of phosphate stuff I had, today I had like a light brown dust in center of pool. My pump is super quiet with the PVC.

    Now the #'s

    FC 4.0
    CC 0
    TA 60
    CH 140
    CYA 70
    PH 7.5


    So I don't want to mess with too much (12000 gallons) like CH right now

    I was going to try 24 oz 12.5% to get to 6
    45 oz of Baking Soda to raise TA from 60-80

    If I add the baking Soda will that mess with PH? also will it cloud my water. It will be 90 here tomorrow so I don't want to cause issues.

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    Re: First Water Test 2013 1 day after opening

    How does the water look?
    Why raise th TA?

    If water is clear, just raise and maintain the FC. Realize that with your high CYA, you should never let the FC drop below 5ppm, so you should likely target 8+ppm to start.
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    Re: First Water Test 2013 1 day after opening

    The water is perfectly clear. As for the cya, that is down from the 100/110 I was battling last year. I will continue to pump some water out and add new as the season goes on. Now what to do with this 2 year old bucket of pucks? I did manually vacuum yesterday and brush after Pool Rover was in for a while.
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    Re: First Water Test 2013 1 day after opening

    Save the pucks for vacation.

    You won't need to buy phosphate remover again - it's mostly just a profit booster for the pool store.

    Bump the FC as stated above and let the pool circulate and warm up so you can go swimming.
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    Re: First Water Test 2013 1 day after opening

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Save the pucks for vacation.
    .

    That leads to the next question, if I don't have a chlorinator should I just use a floater? The pool store has something called brite stix they said I could use if I go away since my pump is on a timer and they only melt when the filter runs? I need to watch my CYA does not get inflated like last year.

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    Re: First Water Test 2013 1 day after opening

    What kind of magic results in the pucks/stix only dissolving when the pump is on? Just use a floater (although your sig says you have a chlorine feeder ... why not use it? Or is it removed?)
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    Re: First Water Test 2013 1 day after opening

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    although your sig says you have a chlorine feeder ... why not use it? Or is it removed?)
    I have removed the chlorine feeder. I started to plumb it in but changed my mind since I only use it maybe a week out of the summer. Plus it just adds more clutter in my pump area since my filter is off the back of my pool. I would like to eventually go with a SWG so I left a straight sections both horizontal and vertical that I can cut into to install if I choose to do so. But that will be another day. Right now BBB is working for us.

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