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    CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    So, last week, I bought granular shock and more tablets...then I remembered the BBB forum, and did my research on pool school. Ordered my kit on Amazon (through the link), it should be arriving today. My tablets in my chlorinator are almost gone, so it's BBB for me!
    Decided to return the 15 lbs of tablets I bought. (Already opened the shock and used the one...so i'll just hang onto the other 4). Guy at the store asked why I was returning and I said I was going to use just liquid chlorine (bleach) - he looked at me like I was crazy. "You need more than just liquid chlorine", and hinted at some other stuff. "so you still want to return this?" I said "yep" - he decided to ask one more time. Yes, please.
    Headed to Aldi after that and got a 4pk to get started. Thanks everyone for your help, i'm sure i'll have questions soon lol.

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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    You made a good choice
    Although you should have got the TF-100

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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    You probably will need more than just bleach. But let's see some tests to be sure.

    That is the point of the method here.... test, calculate, add as required, test again to verify.

    I use primarily bleach (actually liquid shock which is 10% bleach) and acid. Plus an occasional dose of calcium increaser, cal-hypo, or tablets when such use is deemed acceptable based on testing.
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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    I got the K-2006 kit. I'll post the results tonight or tomorrow AM. I will also update my signature. Thanks for the help guys.

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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    Here's my info from my first test. Kinda overwhelming. I have about 3 tablets left in the chlorinator. Maybe need to turn down the flow from a 4 to a 3.
    What should I do?

    12,000 gallons
    5.4 FC
    7.4 PH
    80 TA
    340 CH (maybe I did this one incorrect? )
    50 CYA
    pool 78 degrees

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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    I'd stop using those tablets.Your CYA is at 50 already, and you won't want it much higher than that.
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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    Ok. Tablets removed. Ill save them for a rainy day. No pun intended

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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    you wont regret your decision to go BBB. And for me, bleach has really been all I have needed. I added borax at the beginning of the season last year when I first set up my pool. when I closed last year, I brought it to shock level with bleach and covered it. Opened it last week it had 12ppm FC in it and she was crystal clear!!!

    everything is right on the money and I have only added 20 oz of bleach per day. pH at 7.7, CYA a bit low at 35 ppm for a pool in full sun all day, but im going to wait til water temp gets up and retest.

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    also, you dont need the TF-100, while im sure its nice, the K-2006 kit is fine and will test everything you need.
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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    Awesome. Glad BBB is the way to go. Should I add baking soda to get my TA up?


    Good to hear on the kit. Felt like Bill Nye the Science Guy on the first go-round
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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    You will just run out of the CYA and FAS-DPD reagents quickly with the K2006, which is one reason why we recommend the TF-100.

    But the tests are identical and both use Taylor reagents.

    And leave the TA, it is perfectly fine where it is.
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    Re: CYA (as in see ya later pool store)

    If you have a vinyl pool the CH and the test for it is relatively unimportant.

    If you have a plaster pool, then the CH becomes is very important, so learn how to test and trust the CH test if thats the case.

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    Here's my info from my first test. Kinda overwhelming. I have about 3 tablets left in the chlorinator. Maybe need to turn down the flow from a 4 to a 3.
    What should I do?

    12,000 gallons
    5.4 FC
    7.4 PH
    80 TA
    340 CH (maybe I did this one incorrect? )
    50 CYA
    pool 78 degrees
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