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    First time pool owner

    There are two drains at the bottom of the deep end of the pool. So, in theory, if I turn off the skimmer and have just the main drain running with the filter open at the bottom I shouldn't be at risk for anything crazy happening to the pump, right? It will just take a long time because the...
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    First time pool owner

    I will go buy some liquid chlorine today, but I suppose the first step is draining water off the pool. Is there a way to determine how much needs to be drained so that I don’t drain more than is necessary? Also, can I connect a hose the the pictured valve on my filter to drain or is a sump pump...
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    First time pool owner

    How do I know how much liquid chlorine to put in the pool?
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    First time pool owner

    Ok. I got my Taylor K-2006C test kit in today. Test results are as follows: pH: 7.6 FC: 0.4 - 0.6 ppm CC: 0.4 -0.6 ppm TA: 110 ppm CH: 250 ppm CYA: > 100 ppm I know my CYA and is high and my chlorine is low. The CYA came in at 117 when I took a sample to my local pool store on Friday...
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    First time pool owner

    I will order a testing kit ASAP. There are no cautions on the product I used about not swimming so I am assuming it won’t be detrimental to anyone’s health. I don’t really know the specs of my filter and pump. Is that information on the equipment itself somewhere?
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    First time pool owner

    Hi everyone. We recently purchased a home with a pool and are trying to get the hang of maintaining the pool. We took a water sample to the local pool store and we’re told that our CYA was high (117 ppm) and were sold a CYA removal kit made by natural chemistry. I followed the kit instructions...