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    I just checked my CYA that has been disolving for last 5 days and it's very very low the black dot didn't even disapear and i'm wondering how long does it usually take to get a reading?
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    Re: Taylor test results for new fill in! FINALLY!

    I think just check the chemicals and if everything seems good i think just go ahead and go swimming
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    Re: Taylor test results for new fill in! FINALLY!

    I have put in 1 trichlor tablet since friday but my FC has been very low 0.5 ppm and my Cc:0 i was wondering if i should add another trichlor tablet ?
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    Re: TCJ4

    It can take CYA up to a week to fully dissolve and show up on the test.

    Please post a complete set of water test results.
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    Re: TCJ4

    FC:0.5ppm
    Cc:0ppm
    Ph:7.4
    TA:90ppm
    CYA best guess around (30-40)ppm
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    Re: TCJ4

    You certainly need more chlorine. I would add some bleach, or other kind of chlorine that dissolves quickly, to get the FC level back up to something reasonable (3 or 4). Another trichlor tablet is a good idea, though it dissolves too slowly to have any effect in the short term.

    There is hints in your explanation that your CYA level is much lower than you think it should be. Low CYA will burn off most of your chlorine each sunny day.
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    Re: TCJ4

    Can i use some calcium hypochloride because i have allot of them right now?
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    Re: TCJ4

    Cal-hypo is fine as long as you pre-dissolve it in a bucket and then add (which is fairly easy).
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    Re: TCJ4

    Ok thx allot i'll do it tomorrow
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    Re: TCJ4

    I just added 26 oz of calcium hypochloride which according to the pool calculator wil give me a FC level of 14 ppm.

    Just checked the FC i got 0.4ppm
    The pool became cloudy after adding the calcium hypochloride just wondering if it's normal and how long does it usually take to clear it up?
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    Re: TCJ4

    Cal-hypo will cause clouding if your CH level is already high. On the other hand, something is consuming your chlorine, and it might be what is causing the cloudy water.

    Regardless, if you gave the cal-hypo addition at least 30 minutes to mix in before testing and FC was then 0.4, you need to shock the pool. If you gave it less time to mix in it might be that you tested some water it hadn't mixed into yet.
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    Re: TCJ4

    After i added the cal-hypo i didn't test the FC do you i should test it now or in the morning??

    Btw the water was clear before i added the cal-hypo,after i put in the cal-hypo it turned cloudy

    Just checked CH its 40ppm
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    Re: TCJ4

    I though you said you tested after. If you didn't then that part of what I said doesn't apply.

    I didn't see you post a CH test result. That is the next thing to do, find out what your CH level is. You don't want to be using cal-hypo if your CH level is already high.
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    Re: TCJ4

    CH:40ppm
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    Re: TCJ4

    Just checked the FC it's 7ppm

    Last night when i was using the pool calculator i forgot to change the volume from 10k to 4440 so i put in 26oz of cal-hypo which according to the pool calculator will give me a FC of 28ppm,so the FC dramatically dropped in the night.

    Water is still a little cloudy
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    Re: TCJ4

    That sounds like you have an algae problem. CH wasn't high enough to cause calcium clouding, so I am assuming the clouding was algae. Time to follow the full shock process, see Pool School if you are not familiar.
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    Re: TCJ4

    But how come was the water clear before the cal-hypo was added?
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