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    first opening post TFP method

    Just opened my pool yesterday. Initial test results as follows:

    FC 0
    cc 1
    PH 8
    TA 60
    CH 175
    CYA 25
    Borate 15
    temp 60
    water cloudy but little to know debris

    Couple of questions:

    Tackled PH first and added per pool math;
    Started to add stabilizer via the sock method per pool math
    Decided to SLAM and saw 5PPM loss overnight. maintaining SLAM level based upon CYA + increase from added Stabalizer (to 50ppm)

    Questions:

    Pool math shows CSI at .8+ : Can I ignore until I get all chemicals in balance an water temp up? if not, how do you address this?
    Attacking CH and TA and Borates next. will be ordering Boric Acid to address Borates since I have TA increaser already.

    anything I am missing at this point for my first TFP pool opening?

    thanks.
    17k gallons, IG pebble, cartridge; TF-100 test kit

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    Re: first opening post TFP method

    It looks like you have a good handle on it and are moving it the right direction. Just as an aside, adding borates to your pool is optional so I would probably wait a while to make sure everything else is stable.

    CSI should come into line as you get all the numbers worked out.
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    Re: first opening post TFP method

    Good work! Numbers look great.

    Are you planning to chlorinate with bleach?
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    Re: first opening post TFP method

    yes. Luckily we have a Menards and cannot beat the 3.99/gal for 12.5% buy one get one free promo. they usually run the promo at the beginning and towards the late middle of pool season.
    17k gallons, IG pebble, cartridge; TF-100 test kit

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