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Thread: Got my test kit! Now I need to attack my pool

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    Got my test kit! Now I need to attack my pool

    Been fighting a stain/algae issue all season.
    I have been just throwing chemicals at it and for a bit the stain would recede only to come back full strength later.
    I received my Taylor K2006 and did some testing. First time I ever used a test kit that actually had a handle on it.
    Just looking for input on where to go from here. Read the SLAM section but would like direction from the forum.
    FC - 12
    CC - .5
    PH 7.0
    Alk - 130
    CYA - ? (Kit said to fill tube until black dot disappeared then read tube at liquid level on back. But black dot disappeared before it made it to a number reading.)
    I also included some pics of the pool.
    pool1.jpgpool2.jpg
    24' X 52" AG - vinyl - Install 6/10/15 - 14,650 Gal.
    Hayward Pro Series 16In. Sand Filter Sys. 100lbs. sand
    1HP single speed motor
    Tester - Taylor K2006

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    Re: Got my test kit! Now I need to attack my pool

    Since the dot disappeared before you got to a line, your CYA is way high. Try testing again with a diluted sample. 1 Part pool water, 1 part tap water. Add this mixture to your test bottle, add the CYA reagent and multiply your result by 2. I see a drain and fill in your future. Let us know what you get for results.
    12000 Gallon IG Plaster built 2/15/2014. Jandy 340 sg ft 127 gpm filter, Jandy 1 HP stealth pump. Circupool RJ-45 SWG (overkill). TF-100 with Speed Stir.

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    Re: Got my test kit! Now I need to attack my pool

    Mixed 1 part pool and 1 part tap water. Clouded up at the 100 mark.
    24' X 52" AG - vinyl - Install 6/10/15 - 14,650 Gal.
    Hayward Pro Series 16In. Sand Filter Sys. 100lbs. sand
    1HP single speed motor
    Tester - Taylor K2006

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    Re: Got my test kit! Now I need to attack my pool

    I hate to say it, but you need to do a drain & fill. Pool Math will tell you how much you need to drain. Just leave at least a foot of water in the shallowest part of the pool when you drain it. You don't want your liner to shift.
    12000 Gallon IG Plaster built 2/15/2014. Jandy 340 sg ft 127 gpm filter, Jandy 1 HP stealth pump. Circupool RJ-45 SWG (overkill). TF-100 with Speed Stir.

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    Re: Got my test kit! Now I need to attack my pool

    Try 1 part pool water and 3 parts tap water, multiply by 4.

    "100" is the max reading on the test, anything above "100" reads as "100", that's why you need to dilute it further to get a ballpark on your CYA.

    Unfortunately, you will definitely have to drain and refill as your CYA is too high.

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    Re: Got my test kit! Now I need to attack my pool

    Ow. I kinda knew it from reading other posts but wanted to get input on my specific issue.
    One thing. It's mid July. I am definitely replacing the liner next year. Is there any reason I should proceed with draining my pool this year?
    Or can I put up with the stains for a month and a half and completely drain the pool?
    Just curious if there is a health issue.
    Also, from reading other posts at this site I believe my filter is about 100lbs shy of what I need. True/False?
    24' X 52" AG - vinyl - Install 6/10/15 - 14,650 Gal.
    Hayward Pro Series 16In. Sand Filter Sys. 100lbs. sand
    1HP single speed motor
    Tester - Taylor K2006

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