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    Rookie in A ball here

    First thing first. I am reading every word of Pool School.....now my story

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    24x52 above ground some name thing that holds water
    1hp Maxi pump
    Heyward EC40 filter (with bolts) so its old.


    So here i am "living the dream" My fiance and I just bought our first house. Much to my Disliking we bought a house with a pool....(happy wife happy life....). we were initially told HEY! the liner is good but a little old. I later find out it was 15 years old, leaked water like shower head. So i embarked on that journey which ended up being pretty easy. now i go to the pool store without doing research (I am a avid post guy on a VW forum) so i should have done my homework before going in. I thought i would get an easy answer and swim. I WAS WRONG I GOT POOLSTORED!!!!!.

    they sold me PRISTINE BLUE!

    The chemicals have been in my pool for 5 days now....so not too long at all.

    I should have on my door as i type at work a nice test kit so once i get that i will post some test results.

    my biggest thing is this....I DO NOT want to refill some water in my pool. DID I change my mind soon enough i can get the Copper out or neutralized out of the water?

    HELP......I am a car guy not a pool guy....apparently i am now though.

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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    Which test kit did you order?

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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Well the copper is in the water now, just do not add any more. You could try the Cu-lator product which seems to have shown some effectiveness at removing copper from the water.

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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    i got the 2006 one...full name is missing from my brain at the moment. I have not and do not and will not add any more of that stuff in my pool.

    absolutely i will!

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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    also another random fact. Sunday it decided to Monsoon and filled the pool with about an inch or two of rain water. i don't know if that will be affect anything or not
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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    If the pool did not overflow, then the rain did not do much ... 2" in a 48" pool is only a 4% change in water. So your CH, CYA will have dropped by 4%.
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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    it did not overflow it did get up to the top of the skimmer opening.
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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    If the pool did not overflow, then the rain did not do much ... 2" in a 48" pool is only a 4% change in water. So your CH, CYA will have dropped by 4%.
    why you gotta steal my math
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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    Quicker to the punch


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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    welcome to the forum, post some numbers up once you unpack that kit and everyone will let you know where to start

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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    Cowboy. Will do.

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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    Metal test didn't show up.

    Ph 6.8
    FC 3
    Alk 0
    CA 0


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    Re: Rookie in A ball here

    The number of people post a 0 TA today is crazy.
    If true, your pH must be down in the 4s

    You need to start using PoolMath and raising your pH until 30 mintues later you get a reading in the 7s. Then recheck the TA as it may need to be adjusted.

    Then you will need to add CYA to protect the FC from the sun.
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