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    Opened in NJ to a mess

    I had an elephant cover installed at the end of last season but much too late - after most of the leaves from nearby trees already entered. Before opening, the middle of the cover was indented all the way down and I opened to water level that was 25%, and hovering around the middle of the pool light. I found a video online that says it is most likely a crack in the back light casing that can be patched with a product called Groov with the pool filled. I added bleach and filled the pool which is dark green. I ran initial tests and this is what my numbers are (will do a test early morning for overnight results:

    FC 6
    CC 2

    PH 8.0 (or higher, was more pink than the highest one)
    TA 50
    CH 120
    CYA (Dot didn't disappear even at highest level of 30)

    What do you suggest I feed my pool with these numbers?

    Thanks!!!!
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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    Assuming you're using your own reliable test kit results. Get that pH to 7.2 with muriatic acid. Use Pool Math. Then hit it with bleach following SLAM recommended levels for 30 CYA. Get some CYA dissolving in a sock to eventually get you to 30. Work CYA up to desired level from there.

    CC > 0.5 means you should SLAM.

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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    Thanks!
    Will this work for muriatic acid: http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...ductId=3024039
    Will this work for stabilizer: http://www.lowes.com/pd_86401-1772-05503AQU_0__
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    Quote Originally Posted by poolnj View Post
    Thanks!
    Will this work for muriatic acid: http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...ductId=3024039
    Will this work for stabilizer: http://www.lowes.com/pd_86401-1772-05503AQU_0__
    Stabilizer looks good. Link didn't work for me on the acid. As long as it's some percentage of hydrochloric acid, you're good to go.

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    Yep your going to have to SLAM the pool. Here is the SLAM Process. Follow it to the T. Get as much debris out of the pool as you can. Lower your PH with muriatic acid into the low 7's. Get your CYA level up 20-30 ppm via the sock method. As soon as the CYA starts to dissolve start SLAMming.
    If you have any questions on the process don't hesitate to ask !😎
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    Yep your going to have to SLAM the pool. Here is the SLAM Process. Follow it to the T. Get as much debris out of the pool as you can. Lower your PH with muriatic acid into the low 7's. Get your CYA level up 20-30 ppm via the sock method. As soon as the CYA starts to dissolve start SLAMming.
    If you have any questions on the process don't hesitate to ask !😎
    That's my sock!

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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    The stabilizer is powder form in 3lb containers. Pool calculator calls for 120oz. Is the 3lb powder 48oz?
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    Yep! You may be able find a larger size for a less expensive price per pound online/amazon. Otherwise that's correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    That's my sock!

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    Yes it is ! It's a good reference pic. I hope copyright laws don't apply !! 😎
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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    Nope! The pink socks are entirely free for all to enjoy!

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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    Wow, free pink socks and the best community anywhere. TFP rocks
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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    Get your CYA level up 20-30 ppm via the sock method. As soon as the CYA starts to dissolve start SLAMming.
    If you have any questions on the process don't hesitate to ask !😎
    If my calculation calls for 120oz of stabilizer to bring up my cya, and the sock looks like it holds maybe 16 oz, does that mean I keep filling the sock until all that goes into the pool, or am I missing something?
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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    Quote Originally Posted by poolnj View Post
    If my calculation calls for 120oz of stabilizer to bring up my cya, and the sock looks like it holds maybe 16 oz, does that mean I keep filling the sock until all that goes into the pool, or am I missing something?
    Use another sock.
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    Not as exciting as a pink sock, but with limited supplies available, it does the trick (No, the extension cord is not plugged in!)
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    Haha. Time to raid the panty hose! Those you could fill up both legs and hang out over the post.

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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    That is not how we told you to shock the pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by poolnj View Post


    Not as exciting as a pink sock, but with limited supplies available, it does the trick (No, the extension cord is not plugged in!)
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    Re: Opened in NJ to a mess

    haha!

    I make me a hobo bag to hold the CYA.

    I use an old T shirt and some nylon string. Wrap a string just under the arms of the t shirt and pull it tight and tie in a knot. Instant large cloth bag.
    Put in bunch of CYA, then tie a string around the bottom of the t shirt. Then tie it on the pool pole and hang it in the water.

    you can get lots of CYA in an old XL T shirt! Just make sure it dont have any holes in it that you dont know about.
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    I love the cord and follow up! lol
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