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Thread: First time Opening with TFP - Advice on my plan

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    Apr 2015
    Mississauga, ON, Canada

    First time Opening with TFP - Advice on my plan

    Took the cover off the pool today!

    Cloudy, but not green, so pretty happy about that.
    After some vacuuming and having the filter run for about 4 hours I did my tests. (waiting on the FAS DPD add-on kit, so just used the Taylor 2005 so far)

    FC 3
    TC 2
    CC 1
    PH 7
    CYA didn't register (so < 30)
    CH 150
    TA 60

    I took the water to the pool store to confirm - first time using the Taylor kit.
    Their values were

    FC 2.67
    TC 2.98
    CC .31
    PH 7.3
    TA 69
    CYA 5
    CH 189

    My plan is to first get CYA up to 40 - hung a sock in front of the return
    - as this is a "expensive" test to run, since it uses so much of the reagent - when would be a recommend time to test again, now that I've got my sock in there?

    What's next?
    Pool store has my CC < 0.5, so I dont think I need to SLAM, but am open to advice on this as it's my first time with this method.

    after opening, and vacuuming the shallow end.
    Attachment 35888

    after vacuuming whole thing.
    Attachment 35889

    Thanks everyone!
    13K gal, IG vinyl, 1 HP Hayward Superpump, Hayward pro series sand filter, Hayward Aquarite SWG, Raypack NG Heater

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: First time Opening with TFP - Advice on my plan

    Give the CYA a week to dissolve before testing again.

    I recommend adding about 3 ppm of chlorine this evening. Then tomorrow switch to targeting an FC level appropriate for your CYA target level.

    I would bump the PH up to roughly 7.5.

    Otherwise you should be alright for a while.
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