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    New pool help

    Went to a local pool dealer for testing, Newbie here and was given a 4 pound bucket of calcium and told calcium is low to add that and 2 packs of shock.... As soon as I added the water looked like milk and stayed that way for a week. After finding this forum and reading I think I got the shaft.... The shock is cal hypo based as well.... Fast forward got Taylor test kit from the man in brown and dove into testing. Results are as follows.


    cYA 42
    Ph 7.2
    FC 10
    CC 0
    Alk 90
    CH 900

    I think my calcium is way out of high, I did drop down water to skimmer level and refilled with tap water yesterday. My question is should I just go ahead and do a major water change or is there other options that I can try to keep from fighting this for rest of the year?

    Thanks for the help
    24 foot above ground pool...new pool installed early June 2014 Haywood sand filter 1 1/2 Haywood pump. Pool approximately 12,000 gallons. Taylor k-2006 test kit.

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    Re: New pool help

    Welcome to TFP. That Calcium level is OUTRAGEOUS and I'm kinda outraged for you at the pool store tech who sold you all that! Ghesh...

    I would probably do a 50% water change if I were you, and then at the end of summer, you can do another one. A vinyl pool does not need calcium.

    Please read these once you're done seeing red:


    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool
    Chlorine CYA Chart
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: New pool help

    Yes I feel the same way. When I complained she told me that was the 2nd pool that day that turned cloudy after adding calcium.....but scary part is they told me I needed calcium when I opened the pool so that is what I was afraid of.......thanks for the help I'll start it tomorrow.
    24 foot above ground pool...new pool installed early June 2014 Haywood sand filter 1 1/2 Haywood pump. Pool approximately 12,000 gallons. Taylor k-2006 test kit.

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