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    24 round pool opening

    I an need some help on my pool. The pool is a 24 round 48 inch high with a 1.5hp pump on a 300 or 350 lb filter I cant rember i just replaced it last year and the pool was not covered over winter so it was very green. I filled the pool up from winter level on last sunday and started the pump and filter. I got the water tested and started shocking with liquid. It started cleaning up a bit and is very cloudy. Yesterday it was blue but cloudy and I had the the pool shop test the water.
    tatal hardness 200
    total chrlorine 10
    free chlorine 0
    ph 7.6
    ta 100
    cya 30

    I told them I could not get the free chlorine to hold as I shocked the night before. They told me that the pool is holding I just dont have free and I should not add any more chlorine untill it comes down a bit. They want me to shock with 3lb of chrlorine free stuff.
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    If your FC is zero and your TC is 10, that means all your chlorine-----CC------is all the BAD stuff. You need to properly put the pool through the shock process as described in pool school. Consider ordering one of the recommended kits to do it properly. We recommend plain old bleach.
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    By using the calculator it looks like I need to bring my level up to 19 so about 2 gal of 12%. Then I need to check it every hour or so and add as needed?
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    Well at 5 I added 2 gal of 12.5% 2 hours later fc was .5 I added 2 gal of 6% was all I had. I went and got more bleach. At 9 I rechecked and I added 3 more gal of 6%. At 10 I just re checked and was back at 1 In just added 3 more gal of 6%. how much is it going to take to hold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedRam95
    how much is it going to take to hold?
    Unfortunately, the answer is "as much as it takes." How are you testing the water?
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    Most of the time I take it to work and have the operators test it(I work at a mine water treatment plant) or I take it to the pool shop. Now at the house all I have at the moment is some strips. I need to get a good test kit. It looks like it is starting to hold I put some in at 4 and it had not dropped as of 9:23. On more question I backwashed my filter tonight it had some foam in it what would cause that? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedRam95
    On more question I backwashed my filter tonight it had some foam in it what would cause that? Thanks
    Foam could be the byproduct of anything being cleaned up by the chlorine, usually it's algaecides breaking down. Give it a day or two, and the chlorine should finish it up.
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    Took the water to work with me and had them test FC, ph and ta. FC was too high to read, ph was 6.55 and ta was 50. I have added 4 lb of baking soda should I also add some borax?
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    Have you ordered a test kit yet? You really need one to complete the shocking process.
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    Yes I ordered a k2006
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    I got the water retested today the ph is now 7.3 and the ta is 100 it seams to be holding FC overnight I put 2 gal of 6% in yesterday afternoon and just checked it and was still at 3. But the water is still cloudy it does not seem to be clearing.
    13500 gal 24 foot round x 4 foot deep above ground pool. Sand filter with 1.5 hp pump. City water

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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    Well I got my test kit today and was trying to use it. The only thing I could get to work right was the ph which was 7.6. I tryed ta I put in over 100 drops and it never turned red just yellow. The cya test I mixed in the little bottle like it said but it was just clear not cloudy at all so I filled the test tube all the way up and could still see the dot.
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    If you could still see the dot then you need to add stabilizer to the pool. Add to a sock and hang over the return. If you have already done so, check it in a week to see your readings. You want a target of 30-50 of CYA.
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    I Am using liquid. I added 60 oz and the cya level is not showing on the test strips. You can't do very many via test with the test kit. So I would like to save them until I get it close
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    I am just tired of messing with this pool. It's been 2 weeks and its still not clear. But the FC has been at 10 for about a day and a half and I have not added any bleach
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    Just tested my water (with the k-2006)
    FC 7.5
    Cc 2
    Ph 7.2
    Ta 100
    Cya about 20 the Dot was almost gone and I was all the way to the top of the test tube.

    What would you all recommend? I think I should add more cya and keep shocking.
    Also forgot last week I used 3 lb chlorine free shock if that makes any difference.
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    the water is starting to clear up I can see the thrid step down on my ladder now. I have the cya about 25-30 now is that ok. I have some tablets so that should bring it up some.
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    Just wanted to let everyone know the last few days my pool has made very good improvements. I can clearly see the bottom now but it is not Crystal clear yet. I added 1 cup of DE to my filter and the pressure went up by 1 psi so I hope that speeds things up.
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    Just tested the water after about 3 inches of rain
    FC 6
    Cc 1
    Ph 7.2
    Ta 120
    Cya 40
    I brought the fc back up to shock level i am also using de in the filter and a sock on the basked. I can see the bottom but can not get it to clear up like I want it. Need some help what should I do now?
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    Re: 24 round pool opening

    From what you've written you have not completed the shock process. Your pool will not clear until it is properly shocked. Bring your FC up to shock level and keep it there. You may need to retest hourly or atleast every couple of hours. While you're waiting to retest read "Pool School", and "The Shock Process".
    Keep shocking until...
    1. CC is 0.5 or lower;
    2. An overnight FC loss test shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less;
    3. And the water is clear.
    Read up on it and come back with any questions
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