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    New to TFP

    Renting a house with a pool and opened to a green mess.....read this forum first (thank god).

    I don't have the good test kit yet - have it ordered. But was a nice shade of emerald green and I know there are leaves under there some where! Just can see them yet, have scooped out as much as we could without seeing whats going on.

    I have added the Stabilizer and liquid shock. Had to backwash every hour so moved to recirculate for 2 days - water is blue but cloudy. Back washed and moved to filter for 2 days. I think I am on the right track.

    Readings with kit I have are as follows:

    FC - 5
    PH - 7.5
    TA - 120
    CYA - 20

    What's next???

    Thanks in advance!
    Stacey
    33,000 / IG / Vinyl / Sand / Hayward Pro Series S210T / Jacuzzi Magnum Force

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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome to TFP!

    If you have already ordered the kit, I would maintain the status-quo until it arrives which should be in a matter of a couple of days . In the meantime, I would remove as much debris from the pool as you can and stock up on plain, unscented liquid bleach without any added thickeners. You will need it for the SLAM - a process you will start once your new test kit arrives.

    When your test kit arrives, take a full suite of tests and post them here and we will get you started.
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    Re: New to TFP

    Thank you!!!
    Stacey
    33,000 / IG / Vinyl / Sand / Hayward Pro Series S210T / Jacuzzi Magnum Force

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    Re: New to TFP

    You're very welcome. We help you get that pool cleared up!
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome!

    Pictures would be nice. If you do a good job going from a swamp to an inviting oasis, you could end up in my Inspirational Links thread.
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