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    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    North Western NC

    Best Place to Start

    Used the 3" pucks last year and had the water tested at the local pool store. Found this website and after reading I realized there is a better way. Bought a Taylor K-2006 and wanting to know where to go from here:

    FC - 9.5
    CC - 0
    pH - 7.0
    TA - 30
    CH - 40
    CYA - 65

    I found some visible algae about 4 days ago and shocked the pool with several pounds of calcium hypochlorite that I had left over from last year. This was before I read the shocking instructions listed on this site. The FC level has dropped from 15 to 9.5 in 3 days. The water is currently clear and I want to become a BBB convert but wondering where to best start. Thanks in advance for your advice.
    20k gal, IG vinyl, 1 HP Hayward pump, Hayward 200# sand filter

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Best Place to Start


    Adjust pH and TA with Borax and Baking Soda. can crunch the numbers for you.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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