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    Just getting started on fixing the prior homeowners mess

    I just closed on my house and moved in on the first of july and this is what was waiting for me to figure out what all is happening under the surface


    after a bit of blind leaf raking i ended up here


    a bit more blind leaf raking and vacum to waste with a little water replacement and after a decent drain down a foot of water


    and as of 15 miniutes ago and still refilling to the skimmer


    i still get a bunch of gunk on the bottom as it settles out but its not nearly as bad
    i have fished out of the bottom thus far
    2 stainless steel rusting dog dishes
    2 balls
    toypedoes
    a bbq grill cover
    bits of tarp.
    tons of leaves and decaying junk

    at this point im trying to get the pool to take chlorine but its a slow process as im still getting **** out and having to vacuum to waste just so i know im not putting a bunch of leaves and what not into my filter. But as each day goes by it gets better and better so hopefully with my busy work schedule i can get to enjoy my pool well before labor day weekend
    32X16 ft 23,000 gal IG vinyl lining. Dentaer superflow 1HP pump. Tagelus TA-100D sand Filter (600 LB capacity). TF-100 kit. shallow end skimmer and single main drain.

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    Re: Just getting started on fixing the prior homeowners mess

    Just an FYI, pictures are not showing.
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    Re: Just getting started on fixing the prior homeowners mess

    yea im working on that trying to figure out why the code is not working or maybe it is where i have the images posted
    32X16 ft 23,000 gal IG vinyl lining. Dentaer superflow 1HP pump. Tagelus TA-100D sand Filter (600 LB capacity). TF-100 kit. shallow end skimmer and single main drain.

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    Re: Just getting started on fixing the prior homeowners mess

    I see the pictures just fine.

    Great first thread! Welcome!
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    Re: Just getting started on fixing the prior homeowners mess

    Thank you we just got done with the first vacuum and brushing that wasn't to waste. And just did a full set of levels.
    PH 7.2
    FC 11.5
    CC 2
    TC 13.5
    TA 110
    CH 370
    CYA 40

    This is the first test that the FC level actually jumped a ton. So we are almost to shock levels .
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    Re: Just getting started on fixing the prior homeowners mess

    Quote Originally Posted by blemaire
    Thank you we just got done with the first vacuum and brushing that wasn't to waste. And just did a full set of levels.
    PH 7.2
    FC 11.5
    CC 2
    TC 13.5
    TA 110
    CH 370
    CYA 40

    This is the first test that the FC level actually jumped a ton. So we are almost to shock levels .
    Well, take it up to shock level again! At night, there's no UV rays breaking down the bleach, so 100% of it can go to killing algae.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: Just getting started on fixing the prior homeowners mess

    Oh I've been on the march to even get to shock levels lol. And I just put in the bottle of 8.25% that will put me over the top finally. And I'm hitting that after the sun goes down, so bonus there. Now to keep it up and see what my loss over night is. As well as during the day while the wife and I are at work. I'm just ecstatic to see a marked increase in the numbers and appearance of the water after only one week.
    For comparison the numbers I got the first day I had my TF- 100 and now

    Day 1. Now
    PH 8.2+. PH 7.2
    FC 0. FC 14
    CC 0. CC 2
    TA 120. TA 110
    CH 550 CH 370
    CYA 0 CYA 40
    32X16 ft 23,000 gal IG vinyl lining. Dentaer superflow 1HP pump. Tagelus TA-100D sand Filter (600 LB capacity). TF-100 kit. shallow end skimmer and single main drain.

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