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    New Water questions

    Hi everyone!

    We just re-filled and am taking tests for the 1st time. Here are the results:

    FC: .5
    CC: 0
    PH: 7.5
    TA: 120
    CYA: 0

    Now, I know I need CYA (the pool is covered all day, every day w/ an automatic cover). I clearly need Chlorine as well. I will not be able to get CYA into the pool until tomorrow afternoon.

    Question is do I add bleach now? It is kind of hard to figure out what my goal is with 0 CYA using the pool calculator.

    Thanks for any help you can give me!
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    Re: New Water questions

    Yes, try to keep the FC around 1-2ppm until you add about 30ppm of CYA ... then you will want to keep it above 2ppm at all times.
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    Re: New Water questions

    Thanks!

    This may sound stupid, but how do I know if I have to shock it? I am a tad overwhelmed and I know I read the answer somewhere, but now I can't find it.
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    Re: New Water questions

    If it is cloudy, or you have high CC, or you see algae.

    Being that it is a new fill, if you keep the FC at the recommended levels, you should not need to go through the shock PROCESS.
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    Re: New Water questions

    Awesome! Thanks.

    Of course, now I think we have a leak. Ug. I will deal with that tomorrow.... there is not enough wine for that on a Monday.

    Thanks again
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    Re: New Water questions

    Let me repeat what jblizzle said, with just a subtle correction.

    Being that it is a new fill, if you keep the FC at the recommended levels, you should not need to go through the shock process EVER. Never, ever.
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    Re: New Water questions

    +1 what Richard said.


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    Re: New Water questions

    Really....well that is excellent news! I just sent my husband out w/ 12oz of 12%, which according to the pool calculator should get me to the right level. I will add CYA after work tomorrow. The pool guys left us all of this liquid chlorine, so I figure I will use that 1st.

    Now, I am going to research leaks. My husband thinks it may be the pipes, which does not sound good at all.

    Nothing is ever simple, it seems.

    This site is really great. It has really helped me a ton & your responses are really appreciated. Thanks!!!
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    Re: New Water questions

    Make that 37oz of 12%. Typo...
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