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    After a couple of weeks....

    Three weeks ago, I thought my new pool was great. The water was clear, but I had no idea what any of the chemical numbers were. I bought a basic pH and Chlorine kit from WalMart and the pH was high and Chlorine wasn't even registering. So, I found this site. I read and reread articles in Pool School. I ordered a Taylor K2006 test kit. My numbers were way off. So, I started following advice in the forum section and testing and using the pool calculator. These are the readings from over 2 weeks ago and now:
    TWO WEEKS AGO:
    FC 0.2
    CC 0.0
    pH 7.6
    TA 70
    Ca Hard 100
    CYA 0
    I added CYA. I added Clorox and started adjusting the output from my SWG. I tested the FC and pH daily.
    NUMBERS FROM LAST NIGHT:
    FC 3.5
    CC 0.5
    TA 80
    Ca Hard 100
    CYA 70
    The water really looks great now and it "feels" great. Thank you to all the people who help new pool owners like me. My pool, my family and I thank you. Here is my pool.
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    17X31, 17K Gal IG Grecian, 3 ft. to 6 ft.,Vinyl. 300 lb Sand Filter, 1 HP Mustang Pump, 1 skimmer, 2 drains. Astralpool VX Salt System. Installed 2013. Aquabot Junior. Taylor K-2006 Test Kit. 5 Very happy Grand Kids.

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    Re: After a couple of weeks....

    Nice pool and VERY good looking pool water. Nice work, BBB'r
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    Re: After a couple of weeks....

    Beautiful! You did a great job!
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    Re: After a couple of weeks....

    Awsome !!!


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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: After a couple of weeks....

    Thanks for the comments. But, thanks to all the people who contribute to this site with their comments and share their knowledge. The key really is read, understand and test. I know if I start having problems, somebody here will guide me in the right direction. Thank you.
    17X31, 17K Gal IG Grecian, 3 ft. to 6 ft.,Vinyl. 300 lb Sand Filter, 1 HP Mustang Pump, 1 skimmer, 2 drains. Astralpool VX Salt System. Installed 2013. Aquabot Junior. Taylor K-2006 Test Kit. 5 Very happy Grand Kids.

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    Re: After a couple of weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by KyTom
    Thanks for the comments. But, thanks to all the people who contribute to this site with their comments and share their knowledge. The key really is read, understand and test. I know if I start having problems, somebody here will guide me in the right direction. Thank you.
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    Re: After a couple of weeks....

    Ya' done good!
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