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    Order of Operations?

    Opened the pool today to see things did not stay like I closed them Green swampy mess...

    FC:0
    CC:0
    PH: below the scale, maybe 6.6
    TA:75
    CH:225
    CYA: Also below the chart maybe 15?

    Do I need to get the pool to hold some chlorine first then worry about the other stuff, SLAM the **** out of it? Or worry about it all at once?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Order of Operations?

    Ok,

    Do you have the proper test kit? You'll need it first.

    Get the pH up 7.2-7.5, and the Cya to about 30, no higher than 40. Then load up on bleach, and review the SLAM article before moving any further. Ask questions if you need too before starting. Let us know how to help. If I haven't said so before, welcome to TFP.
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    Re: Order of Operations?

    Using Taylor K-2006. I'll add that to my signature!

    Should I just use Soda Ash to bring the PH up? Where do you guys usually buy it in large quantities?
    22,000ish gallon concrete pool.
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    Re: Order of Operations?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Order a TF100 test kit from tftestkits.net. Get the extended edition with extra reagents. Might want to get the speed stir while you're at it to help with more consistent and easier testing.

    Check out this link about Turning Your Green Swamp Back into a Sparkling Oasis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkoucky View Post
    Using Taylor K-2006. I'll add that to my signature!

    Should I just use Soda Ash to bring the PH up? Where do you guys usually buy it in large quantities?
    oops, just saw the K2006 post. That is good.
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    Re: Order of Operations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dkoucky View Post
    Should I just use Soda Ash to bring the PH up? Where do you guys usually buy it in large quantities?
    Best bet for raising pH is Borax. Can find it at most grocery stores in the laundry detergent section. Most common brand is 20 Mule Team Borax.

    Check out this link for recommended chemicals: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...pool-chemicals

    I'd get familiar and read through ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry as well.
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    Re: Order of Operations?

    A 2006 is fine, but you'll want to go ahead and get replacement FAS/DPD reagents ordered pronto. The XL option for the TF100 would get you plenty just FYI.

    The soda ash is fine, or Borax. Both can be had from grocery stores. Make sure it is Borax or Washing SODA, not washing detergent or baking soda.

    Alternatively, pool and hardware places will have pH up, which is Soda Ash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkoucky View Post
    Using Taylor K-2006. I'll add that to my signature!

    Should I just use Soda Ash to bring the PH up? Where do you guys usually buy it in large quantities?
    We get Arm and Hammer Washing Soda at Kroger, or 20 Team Mule Borax.
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    Re: Order of Operations?

    I agree with Patrick:
    -Get about 15-20ppm of CYA dissolving in a sock in the skimmer
    -Raise the pH into the low 7s (you should be able to find washing soda / soda ash in the grocery store) ... make sure to use PoolMath to calculate dosages and have your TA set in PoolMath also
    -Follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process
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