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    A newbie with a question go figure

    Ok so I finally got my test kit (TF-100) plus the magnetic stirrer very cool little gadget. I certainly do recommend it. Anyways here are my results
    PH-8.2 or more
    Chlorine over 5
    FC-.45
    CC no
    Calcium-200
    TA-100
    CYA-0
    water is at 85 F
    What should I tackle first ?????

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    Use the weekly chlorine test (uses R-0870 power and R-0871 drops) to measure the FC level more precisely. The next step depends on what the FC level really is.
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    Thanks again for the help Jason.I did do the powder and drops and the calculation came out to .45
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    Quote Originally Posted by Partsjockey View Post
    Thanks again for the help Jason.I did do the powder and drops and the calculation came out to .45
    Please read the instructions again and/or you can see the youtube video, link in my sig. Use the 10ml directions and post back.

    btw, get that pH down to the mid 7's asap.
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    Newbie question again SORRY

    Ok so I tested my water again These are the results
    Salt 3800
    FC 0
    PH about 7.8
    Calcium 200
    TA 80
    CYA 0
    The calculator suggests 14 lbs stabilizer and about a jug of bleach. Now how much of the stabilizer should I put in and should I put the pump on high for a couple of hours ?
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    I would add enough CYA to get to about 50ppm. Wait a week after it dissolves to retest and then add more to get up to the 70-80ppm.
    Get about 2ppm of FC in the pool ASAP and tehn start raising it as the CYA dissolves based on the FC/CYA Chart.
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    ok Thanks
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    Ok so my chlorine is gone up 1.5 my PH is gone down to about 7.6 and my cya is gone up a little bit 20 . So slowly buy surely its getting back on track . Now I find that when you open your eyes under water it's not very clear . Any thoughts ????
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    I would add enough CYA to get to about 50ppm. Wait a week after it dissolves to retest and then add more to get up to the 70-80ppm.
    Get about 2ppm of FC in the pool ASAP and tehn start raising it as the CYA dissolves based on the FC/CYA Chart.
    Get CYA to 70-80 ppm?
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    cya would make it unclear to see under water ?
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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    Do NOT raise CYA at this stage.
    "my chlorine is gone up 1.5" - you last reported FC 0, so your FC is 1.5? At CYA 20, you are below minimum FC levels - this would be a reason why "when you open your eyes under water it's not very clear".
    I'd suggest you raise FC immediately, then run an OCLT to rule out organics before raising your CYA.

    CYA doesn't make it unclear to see under water in and of its own self, you need to maintain the FC/CYA ratio to prevent algae; algae will make the water unclear.

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    Re: A newbie with a question go figure

    Ok thanks will try that
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