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Thread: New pool, a few questions

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    New pool, a few questions

    I just out in an above ground pool from the kids. I bought a tester because I've read that going to Leslie's Pools for advice. I did the test and my ph and total alkalinity are both high. My water is kinda cloudy, from this I guess. Applying muratic acid is what I've read I need to do. Is this correct? I was also told to shock the pool once a week... But that seems a bit much. Thanks

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    Re: New pool, a few questions

    Read pool school. It is better to keep a consistant amount of chlorine on a daily basis than to dump in a large amount once a week. What type of test did you use?
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    Re: New pool, a few questions

    How are you chlorinating? If starting out with trichlor or dichlor then they are both acidic and will cause the pH to drop, the same goes for a start up dose of CYA stabilizer.
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