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    What do I do now?

    I just received my Taylor K-2006 pool test kit in the mail and have had fun getting my first readings. They are:

    FC=2.5 ppm
    CC=1.0 ppm
    pH=7.1
    TA=70 ppm
    CYA=30 ppm
    CH=160 ppm

    The pool is a pretty blue but still can't see the bottom of the shallow end. Should I just do the Pool Math and add from there or should I SLAM? Sure want to swim by this weekend.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: What do I do now?

    With cloudy water and high CC, you need to go through the SLAM Process ... better start quick
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    Re: What do I do now?

    Can I start that effectively in the time I have left this afternoon? It is 3:30 p.m. my time.
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    Re: What do I do now?

    The SLAM process works best in darkness, so definitely! It really depends on your schedule and how much time you have available to monitor the FC level. Read through the process a few times.
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    Re: What do I do now?

    How long will it take me to get the pH up? If I add the Borax calculated by Pool Math to get it up .1, how long do I wait to retest it to make sure it is at the right level?
    18,000 gallon IG vinyl
    Hayward S220T sand filter, replaced sand 2013
    Sta-Rite pump, 1HP?
    New liner, 5/12; pool built in 1981;

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    Re: What do I do now?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamalou23 View Post
    How long will it take me to get the pH up? If I add the Borax calculated by Pool Math to get it up .1, how long do I wait to retest it to make sure it is at the right level?
    7.1 is close enough. Don't delay fussing with the pH. Just get some bleach in there.
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    Re: What do I do now?

    Also please help me understand the Chlorine/CYA chart? What does shock FC of 12 mean? Do I put that number in Pool Math target to know how much liquid chlorine to put in?
    18,000 gallon IG vinyl
    Hayward S220T sand filter, replaced sand 2013
    Sta-Rite pump, 1HP?
    New liner, 5/12; pool built in 1981;

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    Re: What do I do now?

    Yep, you got it! Under "Now" put 2.5 and under "Target" put 12.
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    Re: What do I do now?

    Great! Thanks so much.
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    Sta-Rite pump, 1HP?
    New liner, 5/12; pool built in 1981;

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