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    new pool

    Just finished my pool instead of paying to fill I pumped out of pond. Green and cloudy tried shocking and took sample fc 0.13 tc 20 cc 19.87 ph 6.9 ta 0 ch 33 ca 9. What do I need to do without draining pool?
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    Re: new pool

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    Re: new pool

    There are a few things that look suspicious.
    To start with, if the pH is 6.9 the TA can't be zero.
    A ca (I assume that's cya) of 9 is almost impossible to test for.

    A good test kit is the first thing you need.

    Answer a few questions and maybe we can help.
    What have you chlorinated it with?
    How much did you use?
    Have you been running the filter 24 hours a day?
    Have you had the water tested for metals?
    Has the pond had algaecide added to it?
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    I took sample to local pool store they put samples in some kind of machine. Bleach and turbo shocker maybe 7 gl and 12lb. yes 24 hrs a day. 0 metals. no algaecide. Sorry a few days ago I did cut filter off after I put( back to blue) in pool. next morning crystal clear with about 2 inches of algae on bottom. Vaccumed to waste nice and slow added 3lb of tubo shock with filter running and bam cloudy green. That's when I had it tested.
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    Re: new pool

    we filled ours from our pond too. Took a couple days until water was sparkly and wonderful. However, we ended up with a rather high copper reading because we were unaware the neighbor was treating the pond.
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    Re: new pool

    You haven't really shocked the pool. Read the article in pool school on how to shock your pool.

    If you will hold it at shock level it will clear up fairly quickly.

    Theresa is the reason I asked about the algaecide in the pond. I remembered their ordeal.
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    Re: new pool

    Dave,

    I'm flattered that you remembered
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    Re: new pool

    Alright,put borax & soda in took sample to store here it is fc6.89 tc6.89 cc0 ph7.6 ta164 ch243 they say cya9. They told me to put 1 bottle of algae shield in which I did and said don't shock for 48hr but after that add 3# turbo shock. Ok i'm really starting not to trust those guys, I know they got to make aliving but come on man. my question is can I go ahead and start shocking the water per pool school or do I need to wait 48hr. And I ordered the test kit tfp recommended, I live in NC so maybe it wont take long. Thanks ps went to the store before I seen you guys reply.
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    Re: new pool

    You don't need algae shield in a properly balanced pool. They are just taking your money. I'm betting that shock is Cal Hypo, as your CH numbers are high but CYA numbers are low.

    You are correct to not trust them.

    Wait for your test kit and perform the OCLT. Then you will know if you need to shock the pool.
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    Re: new pool

    I just ordered test kit today could be mon or tues before I get it. You think I might need some bleach so algae don't get out of hand or just wait till test gets here. Thanks
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    Re: new pool

    Do you have any test kit? Even the inexpensive Wal-Mart kit would allow you to get some Chlorine flowing in the that pool.

    I know I use about 1/2-3/4 gallon of 8.25 CL daily with low CYA.
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    Re: new pool

    ok i'll go get one and post results afterwards Thanks
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    Re: new pool

    fc around 5 cc same ph around 7.6-7.8
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    Re: new pool

    just estimates
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    got test kit what next

    MOD Edit: Please keep your posts together on the same issue. Thanks...moderator linen

    Went to walmart as suggested got test kit till the one forum suggested gets here. fc 5 to 6 ph 7.6. Added algae shield this am and pool store said wait 48hr before shocking. I don't trust them after joining here seems like they got me going in circles. pool is still green and cloudy any suggestions? Thanks
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    Re: new pool

    You either need to follow the advice here or the pool store, but not both...it does not work. For example, we would have not had you put in a algaecide...and "Algae Sheild" is definitely not one that we recommend (in the rare instances we recommend one). It adds copper to the pool.
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    Re: new pool

    Thanks, but I added the algae shield before I got on forum and seen post this morning. I've ordered kit suggested and followed instructions to go get one from walmart then posted results. I understand I don't need to listen to both that's why i'm asking you for help. I've done everything suggested here since I got on here this am.
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    Re: new pool

    Great...I misunderstood your last post...probably because you started a new topic.

    Hopefully you ordered the tf-100 since Dave (username duraleigh) has fast shipping.

    Did you measure cya with the 6-way drop based HTH kit?
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    Re: new pool

    that is the one I ordered. I used test strip and cya is maybe 5. its a little darker than 0. after reading through the school i'm thinking its low because I'm vaccuming to waste and adding water back. if I vac to filter 5 to 10 min it starts coming out jets. i'm guessing the algae particals are to small for sand filter. any suggestions thanks again
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    Re: new pool

    ok started shocking pool early this am. just tested and they are hardness over 250 tc 10 fc 20 ph 8.4 ta 240 cya 30. does it look ok what should I do next?
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