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Thread: New Pool Owner. Pool company put start up chemicals in pool before I had chance to

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    New Pool Owner. Pool company put start up chemicals in pool before I had chance to

    check them on my own. I have a FAS-DPD test kit. These were the numbers they ran.
    FC .72
    TC .72
    ph 7.7
    CH 94
    CYA 31
    TA 12

    They added the chemicals with no cost to me

    Now my levels I checked today

    FC 4
    TC 4
    PH 7.6
    CH 310
    TA 180
    CYA I have tried it several times I fill it all the way up and can still see the dot. I tried mixing it for a 2 minutes. maybe I am not doing it correct.

    The pool is clear.

    It is a 18x36 vinyl pool with SWG.

    I now the TA is high now I don't know why they raised it so much!
    What are you recommedations on this?

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    Re: New Pool Owner. Pool company put start up chemicals in pool before I had chance t

    You should test your tap/fill water for TA and CH
    they may not have added anything depending on the water quality in your area
    I hope you are using a quality test kit taylor 2006 or TF100
    you will need to add some CYA stabilizer
    you also will need a little muriatic acid
    other than that i think they have done a pretty good job
    just re-read your post what are your salt levels?
    also have a good read of pool school and all of the sub chapters
    link is at top of each page
    Last edited by aussieta; 04-04-2014 at 08:43 PM. Reason: realised has SWG
    SWG inground peanut shaped eco-bright concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter with glass media
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test, Dolphin M500 pool cleaner
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    Re: New Pool Owner. Pool company put start up chemicals in pool before I had chance t

    The numbers given to you by your PB look like pool store testing, and as such are highly suspect, especially the CYA.

    Trust your own numbers.

    Ask your PB how much CYA he added, and when. It can take a week or more for it to show up on a test.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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