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    Test arrived! My numbers, what's next?

    FC 1 (I added bleach already)
    CH 325
    TA 240
    CYA 0
    Ph 8.2

    According to the calculator, I need stabilizer. What is my best option/easiest?
    33' round above ground, 25,600 gallons, installed 4/28/15
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    Re: Test arrived! My numbers, what's next?

    The first thing is to get your pH under control, the test only goes up to 8.2, so yours may be much higher. Adjust down with acid a little at a time until you start seeing movement, your target pH should be 7.5 -7.8, but you probably don't need to get all the way there just yet, since you also need to add CYA, which is acidic and will lower your pH more, it is however slow to dissolve. So I would suggest adding enough acid to lower your pH to around 8.0 or 7.9, and let the CYA stabilizer lower it from there.

    For the acid we suggest liquid muriatic acid, poured slowly in front of a running return, careful acid is heavier than water and will sink to the bottom if you
    pour too fast.

    For stabilizer we suggest plain granular stabilizer, and hang it in and old sock in front of a return (you don't want it touching the side of the pool because it is acidic and can damage your liner), it will take several days to dissolve, you can speed the process a little by kneading it from time to time.
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    Re: Test arrived! My numbers, what's next?

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on taking control of your pool. You will get lots of great advice here. It is up to you to follow it.
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    Re: Test arrived! My numbers, what's next?

    Also here are some great reading if you haven't already.
    They are located in Pool School
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
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    Welcome to TFP!

    Here are some intro Pool School articles to read
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: Test arrived! My numbers, what's next?

    Thanks Dave, I really need to get my links coded...lol
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