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    Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    My buddy has been having pool issues. I took the tf-100 and ran the tests...

    Cl= 0
    Ph = 8.2
    Ch = 500+
    TA = 190
    Cya = 0
    Salt = 1200ppm

    24" AG, 13500 gallons, cartridge filter, ionizer.

    I told him to add 4g of liquid chlorine and 6lbs of stabilizer. Didn't tell him to get muriatic acid, but I think I should have.

    Hes going to get a chlorine test kit (eventually a tft kit), and try and maintain the chlorine up. Still not sure how high to maintain it.

    Advice please and thank you.
    Michigan - 24'x54" AG, approx 15,000g, 2 center drains, Cartridge filter, Aqua Pro 2hp, 2 speed pump 3.5a@1725w / 10.5a@3450w, AquaCal TropiCal T90 heat pump, Hayward Salt & Swim SWG, Poolskim, Aquabot Rover Jr.

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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    Is the water green? Clear? Cloudy?

    If it isn't clear he probably needs to SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain the pool.

    6lbs of CYA will raise the level to 53ppm. Use the Chlorine / CYA Chart to find the chlorine level for 53 CYA.
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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    Its cloudy. If he slams and has zero CYA, should he slam to an FC of 10, while trying to build up CYA?

    As CYA increases, increase FC according to the cl/cya chart?
    Michigan - 24'x54" AG, approx 15,000g, 2 center drains, Cartridge filter, Aqua Pro 2hp, 2 speed pump 3.5a@1725w / 10.5a@3450w, AquaCal TropiCal T90 heat pump, Hayward Salt & Swim SWG, Poolskim, Aquabot Rover Jr.

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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    Once he adds the Stablizer to target 30 and it is dissolved and brings the PH down to 7.2 he can SLAM to 12
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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    Most of the CYA will be available within 2 days. As AZ says get PH to 7.2 and SLAM assuming CYA of 50.
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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    Should he wait 2 days to add bleach?
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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    You should not allow the FC to be zero for any reason. What was the result for CC? He needs to get the FC up quickly.
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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    No, have him target at 2-4 for FC until the Stablizer is dissolved. Then he needs to target the level for the CYA you targeted.
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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    Sorry I meant "up quickly" from zero. Good advise Lisa.
    Viking Maui 2300g fiberglass in ground pool in a screened room with polycarbonate roof. 45gpm pump with sand filter manually chlorinated. Entire pool water can cycle in 51 minutes. Jacuzzi 336g hot tub with ozonator, manually chlorinated. TF 100 test kit with speed stir. Fungi pronounced Fun Guy, I'm Jim

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    Re: Tested my buddys pool, help us get it back in action.

    I would start SLAMing right now. Here is the process, Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    In general pool maintenance you should never let the chlorine level drop below the minimum level for the CYA level or algae will start to grow, Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
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