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    Inherited pool

    Hello! Bought a new house over the winter and I now have a 15" above ground pool with 6600 gallons of water. I've tested it and ph is 6.8, FC is 0, TA is 40 and CYA is 30-50.

    So which problem do I address first, TA, FC or pH?

    Thanks for any help you can offer!
    Jackie

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    Re: Inherited pool

    You do not say if the water is clear. I would get the PH up to 7.2 and the focus on the FC/Slamming. CYA is OK. If you take FC above 10, PH testing will be useless until FC comes back down.
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    Re: Inherited pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Fist off what test kit are you using - pool stores are notoriously inaccurate. If you already have a recommended test kit and the numbers are from it:

    The pool math link above or in my signature will help with determining quantities.

    Ph first - wait 30 test to confirm then:

    FC - Pool math should show you a target of 3-7 and the appropratie volume of liquid chlorine (bleach).

    Feel free to post up what you are planning to put in and the volume and we will help you to confirm.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Inherited pool

    The water is crystal clear right now. Pool actually looks great! I have a pretty inexpensive test kit from a hardware store. Is there a kit you'd recommend elwood58?

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    Re: Inherited pool

    Check this out for a comparison of test kits that have all of the components you will need: Test Kits Compared

    The link in my signature will take you to the site to order the TF-100.
    TFP Moderator Chris V. ~16K Pool & Spa, 48NSF DE, IG Plaster Circa 2000, Intermatic PE653, Challenger pump with a 2 speed B2984, 20gal stenner chlorine injection, Houston, TX
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