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    Another Newbie


    I have read through the basics and have a few questions from you experts, as i'm not too confident in the pool store people.

    FC - Off the Charts ( not sure if its FC / TC, it is what is on the attached tester picture
    CC or TC - Combined Chlorine or Total Chlorine
    pH - off the charts as well
    TA - 270 (down from 350)
    CH - No hardness
    CYA - Reading 0

    I setup the pool 3 days ago, hyper chlorinated to above 6 PPM, then then later that night started on the dichlor as in your guide. On the 3rd day, started to appear slightly green/ yellow, pool store said it was metals in water (used well to fill it). I used some metal remover they gave me and put in ph(-) as directed. The TA came down, but everything else stayed about the same.

    Any advice/direct.

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    16' x 42" Intex Easy Set Above Ground
    3800 Gallons
    Cartridge Filter / 580 Flow Rate

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    Re: Another Newbie

    PH will test abnormally high if your FC is 10 or better. You should add CYA to level 30 or so to start. Welcome!
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    Re: Another Newbie

    Thank You!......Should I continue with the Dichlor, or just add CYA by iteself?
    16' x 42" Intex Easy Set Above Ground
    3800 Gallons
    Cartridge Filter / 580 Flow Rate

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