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    Start Up Complete Switching to BBB

    OK. Chems were looking good going into the weekend. CH was a bit low and CYA was 0.

    Just did the check today:

    Gallons: 19000
    Temp - 86 F

    Cl .5
    Br 1
    pH 8.2
    FC .5
    CC .5
    TC 1
    TA 120
    CH 160
    CYA 0 (or at least I can't do the TF100 CYA test correctly)
    CSI - 0.69

    Pool Calc says:

    FC - 138 oz. of 6% bleach or 9.7 oz. of trichlor (which I have on hand but don't want to use)
    pH - 40 oz. of muriactic acid
    CH - 197 oz. of calcium chloride
    CYA - 101 oz of stabilizer

    Does that look right?

    How do I put Calcium chloride and Stabilizer in?
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    Re: Start Up Complete Switching to BBB

    How old is the pool? What start-up was done? How often was someone testing the pool because you should have never let it get this out of whack.

    You definitely need to do all the things you mentioned:
    -lower the pH and then maintain it in the 7s
    -get at least 30ppm of CYA into the water (has none been added?)
    -raise the CH
    -maintain adequate FC ... at this point you may even need to SLAM the pool

    This tells you how to add the chems, although I recommend hanging the sock of CYA in front of a return jet:
    pool-school/recommended_pool_chemicals

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    Re: Start Up Complete Switching to BBB

    Pool was filled 2 weeks ago.


    ~TexSS

    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: Start Up Complete Switching to BBB

    Wait. Since its pebblesheen, I need to wait on adding anything but Chl and acid right? Sorry, ready to do BBB too soon.


    ~TexSS

    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
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    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: Start Up Complete Switching to BBB

    What did the install say? They should have provided you with startup instructions. Or contact PebbleTec directly if they did not.
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