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    New plaster pool, first tests

    New plaster pool, bout a week old.

    Builder did Acid startup, brushing pool 2x daily. Have an inline chlorinator currently running with 4 chlorine tabs. Will switch over to SWG in a month.

    I'm assuming my water levels will want to be inline with a "chlorine" pool until I switch over to SWG and adjust accordingly.


    Got the ol TF100 kit and did my initial test.

    FC: Didn't turn pink so I'm guessing not much chlorine is in there. For sanity check the daily chlorine check showed nothing either. I adjusted the in-line chlorinator to a higher level since my CYA is non-existent as well.
    PH: Nothing much there either. Below the 6.8 level on the sight glass
    TA: Showed nothing
    CYA: Showed nothing. Didn't get cloudy at all. Figure this is common with new pools.
    CH: 325...actually got a measurement!

    I'm guessing since it's a new pool the numbers will be skewed for the first week or so.

    Wondering if I need to add some more chlorine immediately besides the tabs in the chlorinator or just wait a few more days and check again.

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    Re: New plaster pool, first tests

    Is the builder going to neutralize the acid?

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    Re: New plaster pool, first tests

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Is the builder going to neutralize the acid?
    Not sure, I'll add some Borax from the house. I have a few other buckets of stuff he left me.

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