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    Just got my test kit

    Hi, my pool has been impossible this year. Just got my TF100 kit and the numbers are
    FC 0
    Ph 7.5
    TA 100
    CYA 25
    Above ground pool, cartridge filter,
    I put my numbers, 16x24x4.5 feet deep and got 10000 gallons or so but I think they told me it was like 30000 gallons does that make any sense?
    PoolMath says I only need 51 oz of chlorine so I know something is not adding up. Pool has been cloudy, whiteish mostly.
    Appreciate any help we're normally swimming in April. Haven't been in yet.
    10k Gallon, 16x26 above ground, vinyl, cartridge filter

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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Welcome to finally posting on TFP!!! ... only took 6 years

    You need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process to get your pool cleared up.

    There is no way your pool is 30k. Likely in the 10-12k range depending on shape and depth profiles.
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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Thanks, you know the old joke "everything's been good till now". I'm wondering how much chlorine I need to have on hand for that. Using 10% gallon jugs from Walmart. After I get the Ph closer of course
    10k Gallon, 16x26 above ground, vinyl, cartridge filter

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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Well, PoolMath will calculate how much you will have to add to reach shock level. Then you will need to maintain it there. It will take 1.3 gallons of 10% to reach shock level ... So you should have a 3-4 gallons on hand.
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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Wow, I've been putting waaaaaay too much in.
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    Re: Just got my test kit

    And it is still a FC of 0? What does the CC portion of the test say?
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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Ammonia maybe? It has surfaced a lot this year. What are the rest of your results?
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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Well, I guess I overshot the mark.
    Ph 8.2+
    CYA 80
    TA 250
    FC 2
    CC 2
    Cleaned filter pumps been running 3 days, still very cloudy water, although not green.
    Really regretting putting so much stuff in, I knew better. Was thinking we'd get rain, that usually washes some out. What should I do now. My electric bill is gonna be crazy high.
    10k Gallon, 16x26 above ground, vinyl, cartridge filter

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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Lower the pH and follow the SLAM process.
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    Re: Just got my test kit

    +1 for jblizzles advice. get the ph down and then SLAM after you head over to walmart and clean out their shelves of bleach.
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    Re: Just got my test kit

    AaaaGGGGG. What is it I use to lower Ph? They have Ph down right by the bleach at Walmart
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    Re: Just got my test kit

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    Re: Just got my test kit

    Thanx!
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