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    New Pool Just Started

    So I just started the pool pump. Wile waiting on my K2006 test kit I used some strips that I had.

    PH 8.4
    FC 0-0.5
    TA 80
    CYA 0

    I started adding stabilizer, only about a pond so far.
    It doesn't seem to dissolve so quickly and I didn't want to overload the skimmer so I thought I should just add it periodically throughout the afternoon.
    Thinking of doing 4 lbs first then test again. I don't want to put too much in and go too high.
    Pool match says I should add a little over 8 lbs. Is that to help the PH come down?

    I need to go get some bleach.
    Do I pour that in the pool by the return jets or should that go into the skimmer as well?
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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    cya doesn't lower pH muriatic acid does. use pool math to determine how much stabilizer to add to get you up to 30, yes, you need to get some bleach in there (return jets for bleach) come to think of it, are you using the sock method for your cya add? Heres a good thread on how to add cya: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...How-to-add-CYA I'm assuming you meant you put in 1 pound of stabilizer, that would have increased your cya by 4.5 ppm and lowered your pH by .08ppm (negligible) to lower your pH to the recommended 7.5 ppm you will need 52 oz of 31.45 % muriatic acid-that will lower your TA by 7.7 ppm (no big deal)
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    New Pool Just Started

    First you need to lower your PH with acid.
    Second figure out how much CYA you've added and adjust your FC for it. Recommended Levels
    What CYA level are you aiming for ? Just a reminder, don't bother testing CYA levels after adding for a week. It can take that long to fully register on a test.
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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    I read where CYA did lower PH. I guess it is not enough to matter.
    Im going to lowes right now to get the acid and bleach.
    I am using pool math with a CYA goal of 40. FC goal of 4 and PH 7.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyD View Post
    I read where CYA did lower PH. I guess it is not enough to matter.
    Im going to lowes right now to get the acid and bleach.
    I am using pool math with a CYA goal of 40. FC goal of 4 and PH 7.5
    Your correct about the CYA lowering PH, it isn't much though. Pool math at the bottom of the page, Effects Of Adding Chem's, will tell you how much X amount of CYA will lower PH.
    When you get your CYA level to 40 target your FC at 7 and don't let it fall below 3. That will give you wiggle room for FC burn off and you won't fall below your min of 3. 😎
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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    Muriatic acid in the returns as well or skimmer? thanks for all the help. Wife thinks Im nuts. Ha
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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    Pour acid slowly in front of the return with pump running. Let it mix for about 20-30 min before retesting. 😎
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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    See my edited post 2 again.
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    Do I need mask, goggles, and gloves to handle this stuff?

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    That's up to you. If you want to be totally safe about it go ahead.
    Personally I've never had to use the stuff. My PH is rock stable. 😎
    Jeff
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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    Quote Originally Posted by TommyD View Post
    Do I need mask, goggles, and gloves to handle this stuff?

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    If you"re very careful, probably not. For the MA you might want to use at least gloves, but for the cya, no. In fact you will want to squeeze the sock occasionally to hurry up dissolving it .
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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    Re: New Pool Just Started

    Do I need to add the bleach after the ma?

    25,600 gallons
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    250 lb Sand Filter 2HP Hayward Pump

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    New Pool Just Started

    Sure that's fine. Just wait 20-30 mins in between each chem addition to let it mix well. 😎
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