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    New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    I have a cloudy pool. I can make out liner pattern, very cloudy blue. I have been trying to keep at shock level for 2 weeks and vacuuming and brushing. Today I got my new kit!!! Here are my numbers.

    FC 13
    CC 0
    pH 7.7
    TA 180
    CH 240
    CYA 35

    I think I keep pool at shock level until I have clear water and pass overnite test? Should I keep FC around 14 or 15? Soooo happy with my Taylor K-2006!
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Yes.

    That was easy, huh?

    Don't forget to brush, including under the ladder rungs and maybe even inside the legs.
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    I have wedding cake steps and haven't even put them on. I think numbers look good. The walls won't come clean when I brush they feel like sandpaper. What is that? Calcium build up? What do I do with it?
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    Calcium scale is difficult to remove. Generally you have to drain and manually acid wash.

    You are probably getting calcium scaling because your TA is high.
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Well I can't really drain the pool, it comes off if I scrub it. Very labor intensive. I need to lower my pH wirh acid in order to lower my TA is that correct?
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    There is a good article in Pool School on lowering TA
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    Thank you! I guess I new to get to work.
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    My numbers this morning are
    FC 16
    CC 0
    pH 8.0

    I know pH is high but shouldn't I be ignoring that while I am shocking?
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    I know pH is high but shouldn't I be ignoring that while I am shocking?
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Awesome I think I am getting the hang of this. Now I'm not shooting blind. Water cloudy so just gonna keep it up.
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    If my CYA is 35 should my normal level of FC be at 5 after I pass all three criteria for stopping the shock process?
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Sure ... your minimum will be 3ppm, you will have to target 5-6ppm to make sure it does not drop below 3ppm by the next day.
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Thank you! My CYA fell in the middle of the chart so I wanted to make sure because I know how important it is!
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    I ram the overnight test last night.
    Last night
    FC 15
    CC 0

    This morning
    FC 13.5
    CC 0

    Water almost crystal clear. I will keep it up. Next step I guess is tackling scale deposits all over liner walls.
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    I added half a gallon of muriatic acid and tested few hours later.
    FC 15
    CC 0
    pH 7.2
    TA 70
    CH 70?
    Very confused my CH it was 220 yesterday morning. I tested exact same way. Did I mess up?
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    You must have messed up one of the 2 tests at that is not really possible.
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Think I should do it again? So bizarre I feel like I did it exact same.
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    CH is not really that important for a vinyl pool ... and neither of those numbers are high ... so up to you.
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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Not real concerned about CH but I do have some really bad calcium deposits on walls. Lowering pH and TA can help that right? I can't drain pool.
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: New kit! Real numbers. Now what??

    Yes it can help to maintain a negative CSI (see the calculation in poolcalculator) and brush a lot.
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