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    test results..please help

    filled the pool Saturday, added 8.25% bleach.
    Test Results using HTH 6-way from Walmart.
    CL 0.5
    PH 7.5
    TA 140ppm
    Pool Calculator said add 28 OZ bleach..
    anything else?
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    Re: test results..please help

    How'd it come up with 28 oz? How much you need to add depends on the target which depends on the CYA level, which I don't see...
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    Re: test results..please help

    okay. I will test for that and post.
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    Re: test results..please help

    cannot get a CYA reading at all...followed the kit instructions, but the water and the reagent didn't turn even a bit cloudy.
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    Re: test results..please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim1965
    cannot get a CYA reading at all...followed the kit instructions, but the water and the reagent didn't turn even a bit cloudy.
    If you haven't added any via stabilizer, truichlor pucks or dichlor "shock" you won't have any. Tap water has none.

    For that level, you calculated it exactly right, 28 oz. When the sun hits it, it will be gone within hours without CYA to act as a sunscreen. You need to get some CYA in that water!

    A good reference is here:
    pool-school/temporary_pool_guide
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    Re: test results..please help

    thank you
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    Re: test results..please help

    hi everyone,
    A new day....need help again, sorry
    test results:
    CL-BR...3-6
    PH...7.8
    TA...180
    CYA...still wont register any
    added a bag of pool shock yesterday evening, from information found in the seasonal/temporary pool forum.
    Am I on the right track? so confused
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    Re: test results..please help

    Did you put CYA in the water as Richard320 suggested?
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    Re: test results..please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim1965
    hi everyone,
    A new day....need help again, sorry
    test results:
    CL-BR...3-6
    PH...7.8
    TA...180
    CYA...still wont register any
    added a bag of pool shock yesterday evening, from information found in the seasonal/temporary pool forum.
    Am I on the right track? so confused
    Did you add dichlor?

    CYA won't register on test until it gets to about 20ppm, so don't test until you know you have added at least that much. You can go to the Pool Calculator, add pool gallons at top, then scroll down to "Effects of Adding Chemicals" and see how much of what that bag added to your pool.

    Ignore the BR part of the OTO tester. That is for bromine, and you run a chlorine pool
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    Re: test results..please help

    If Di-chlor equals pool shock then yes I added it, Richard520 referred me to the temp pool forum, and I tried to follow those suggestions.
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    Re: test results..please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim1965
    If Di-chlor equals pool shock then yes I added it, Richard520 referred me to the temp pool forum, and I tried to follow those suggestions.
    "Shock" is a catchall term. Leslies sells at least three types of "shock" in convenient one pound packages. Could be Di-chlor. Could be Cal-hypo. Could be MPS. Always read the labels.
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    Re: test results..please help

    After you determine if it is dichlor , you can then follow the directions in my previous post to calc how much CYA it will add.
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