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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    When do you suggest I test for pH again? Also, is it safe to swim in? thanks!
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Ok. So here are my results as of now, the first full day of adding chemicals and testing: FC 2.5 CC 0.5 PH 6.8 TA 70 CYA 42
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    So I added the baking soda, but PH still at 6.8, maybe 6.9 or 7.0. My TA is now at 70. borax?
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Ok, thanks Mcnauss. 2 FC was what I was told to add to begin with while the CYA gets distributed.
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    oops, sorry I entered TA on the PH tab. I've loaded the 30 onto the TA tab, and with a target of 60 I need 6 lbs 3 oz of baking soda. which one do I add first? borax or baking soda?
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Ok guys, took approximately 22 hours to fill. Two hoses going overnight. Pool's been circulating. I added 3 lbs of CYA using the sock method, hanging over the pool in front of the jet. CYA is dissolving, and I've squeezed it several times to disperse. almost completelyl dissolved, pump's...
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    If it were an actual book I would’ve done wore the pages out sir!
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Waiting on water to fill!
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Yessir, I'm planning on it. Thanks!
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Nosir I am not, we're on city water. Not that far into Bubba Gump land. I literally live on the border of Bayou LaBatre, where Forest Gump was based.
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Thank you all! Exactly what I've been looking for! Richard: as for the kiddos - 15 and 18- getting in the pool immediately is not of much concern. We've been awaiting the pool install for several months now, so a day or two more won't hurt. We all want it right before we start enjoying it...
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Merged threads -- TFP Mod I have gotten / seen conflicting advice on which comes first with a brand-new pool; I have been told to start with FC then move to 30 CYA, but I've also seen advice to get to 30 CYA first then work on FC. Can we please have a clear, concise direction as to what comes...
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Look is what the mailman brought to my house today!
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Thank you sir, that was what I was looking for.
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Thank you Mknauss. So I searched all over the TFP forum and I haven't been able to find a specific series of events to do with first startup of a pool. IE, what comes first, PH then CYA then Chlorine?? Is there somewhere you can point me to? I have already read the Pool School, downloaded...
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Thank you. Could you please explain why 30 CYA when the PM app says 45 is recommended for my pool? Are you telling me to start at 30 and gradually get to 45?
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Thank you sir. Chlorine is indoors. So do I need to get the PH right first? So what you are saying is, for CYA, get to 30, then test, then come up to 45? because PM says get to 45 for my pool. Or am I reading it right?
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    So to get a bit ahead of the install this Thursday, I've purchased 2.5g of liquid chlorine, and 8 lbs of CYA. I have a small test kit that I was able to test my tap water with; PH is 6.8, and my chlorine is 0.5. So if I'm looking at Pool Math correctly, once I get the pool filled, I should be...
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Thanks, just added my volume as 13500g.
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Also, how will I know how much to add to get to 3ppm without a test?
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    I was under the impression that the C just had more Tests? I assume the TF100 will do the same as the K2006C?
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    I will be getting the Taylor K-2006 sir.
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    thank you sir. How long after the initial fill do I need to start checking my water? I know 'immediately' is the most ideal, but I don't know how long it will take to get the test kit here. Pool is scheduled to be installed on the 9th.
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    New Member - 24' AG in Mobile, Al

    Hello all. We're due to have our new 24' AG pool installed next week and are very happy we found this site prior to install, because I was getting some potentially bad info on how to run the pool. This site is full of great info that I'm sure I'll be using constantly in the maintenance of our...
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    Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup

    Good morning. I am scheduled to have a 24' round AG put in next week. I purchased the pool used, but it was brand-new and never installed by the PO, which was intended to replace one that collapsed. The installer I've hired, who is also a retailer for pools and spas, recommended the Pristine...