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    help me get my water chem right

    PH 7.6
    Total ALk 110
    Calcium hardness 50
    Cyanuric acid 30
    FC 3
    TC 3.3
    Copper, iron, mang - 0
    salt 1900

    The pool is starting to get a little green on the sides. I basically need it ready by next weekend for a Crawfish Boil
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    If you have the right test kit, it should be no problem getting the pool shaped up in time. But those look like pool store results.

    In brief, add acid to get pH to 7.2 and then ignore it until the SLAM process is complete. SLAM it. Brush until your arms feel like they're going to fall off. Pay close attention to the prerequisites listed in the SLAM article. And post pictures before, during, and after!
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    I doubt that's a high enough salt level for your SWG to be producing anything and your cya is too low for it. SLAM it then check those. See the recommended test kits in pool school.
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    i have the 100. I am out of which ever reagent tests the chlorine though, so i took it to the store for testing

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    is one of those measurements 'CYA' ?
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    nvm
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    Is Calcium hardness something i should deal with now as well? it seems way off
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    Quote Originally Posted by whodat?2 View Post
    Is Calcium hardness something i should deal with now as well? it seems way off
    No. You have a vinyl pool. It won't be damaged the waya plaster pool will. Adjust pH, then SLAM. The rest of the stuff is really easy to fix later.
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    great, off to dollar general and home depot after work! thanks
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    i should raise the CYA to at least 60 right? or is it better to have it low to SLAM ?
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    Re: help me get my water chem right

    Don't raise cya till you're done.
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