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    chemical question

    Just want to make sure I am right with this calculator since I am new. I have read all the boards and the pool school but just in case. Here are my results before adding the chemicals the calculator states

    FC 0.5
    PH 7.5
    CA 75
    TA 70 -----so I need to add all this baking soda????
    CYA 10 -
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    chemical question

    Here's what I would do.
    1 Get your FC up to 3 ppm with bleach.
    2 Get your CYA level in the 30-50 ppm range. Aim for 40. It's middle of the road. Then adjust FC after it's dissolved. Target 7 and don't let it fall below 3.
    3 Leave your TA alone.
    Use Pool Math to figure the amounts of chem's to add.
    For the CYA addition put it in a sock or nylon knee high, that's what I use. And hang it in front of the return with the pump running until it's all dissolved.
    Jeff
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    Re: chemical question

    great thanks again Jeff you are so full of knowledge I need you on speed dial lol anyway good morning

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    one more question should I add the calcium the calculator is recommending or should I wait on that
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    Re: chemical question

    With your vinyl liner pool you don't need to worry about the CH unless it gets really high. 😎
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    Re: chemical question

    ok great that's what I thought I read just wanted to verify that part thanks again Jeff
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    Re: chemical question

    ^^^ what Jeff said

    How does your water look?
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    Re: chemical question

    Agree with pwstrk! Get CYA up and raise FC and go swimming! Enjoy your pool!

    Just noticed you're from PA too! I've noticed a lot of new members from PA!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: chemical question

    yay!! I can say after just a few days and the help of all of you and this site my pool chemicals are perfects using the BBB method. I am super excited since I am brand new at doing this Thank you so much for the support
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