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    Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    Hi, I have a foxx pool about 27000 gallons If I remember correct, my numbers are all pretty bad especially my cya its at 100. My question should I drwin some of the water out and start from there or get my numbers right and chlorine the heck out of it???

    FC......16
    CC.......point 5
    ph......7.2
    alk......40
    cya......100
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a sand filter=300 lbs of sand

    vinyl liner

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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    Drain and refill first, otherwise you're just throwing money on chems out the drain hose.
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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    Totally agree. Drain and refill first.
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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    BTW, if you're CYA weren't so high all you would need was some baking soda.

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    What kind of filter do you have? If you have a sand filter, you want to drain enough to target about 60-70 on your CYA, and backwashing the sand will mean the level drops slowly over the season.

    Be careful with draining, you don't want to drain too much, to avoid damage to the pool. Do you know what your water table is? Usually it's safe to drain about 1/3, refill, retest, repeat if necessary.
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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    If the numbers were from a pool store or any other source than your own testing, I would get them tested again to confirm your CYA level. (Probably your TA, too. I suspect that number may be inaccurate)

    If you get confirmation that it is 100+, certainly drain and get it down to around 50 and then go from there.
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    since my water is being partally drained

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    What can I use to clean my stairs back to the white that they need to be or are they too stained???
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a sand filter=300 lbs of sand

    vinyl liner

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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    What kind of pool do you have, vinyl, plaster? What material are the steps made of? What kind of stains are they?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    steps are some sort of vinyl not positive they are the walkin step, they are dingy and since I am draining I thought I'd try and clean them
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a sand filter=300 lbs of sand

    vinyl liner

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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    Sorry for double posting, I have drained a dang good bit of the pool and only cleaned the top stair with acid but clean as a whistle. However I started filling pool back up so I can get the darn thing clear. And I am a bit afraid of draining too much of pool, because we have had loads of rain here lately. All this being said is there a cleaner that works good underwater that will get my steps as clean as the acid did on the top stair? If I didn't fear doing damage I would hae drained enuff to clean all 3 steps cause that is some more pretty white versus the yellow/orange/brown look.
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a sand filter=300 lbs of sand

    vinyl liner

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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    You could use a sock with dry acid in it, wipe it around slowly on the underwater steps, and it should have about the same effect as liquid acid on the upper step.
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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    You could use a sock with dry acid in it, wipe it around slowly on the underwater steps, and it should have about the same effect as liquid acid on the upper step.
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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    You say nice tip, I say awesome site. Everyone here has had some positive input, totally refreshing. Now if I can just get the pool straight I can get totally refreshed.
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a sand filter=300 lbs of sand

    vinyl liner

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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    Exactly what kind of dry acid would you say?
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a sand filter=300 lbs of sand

    vinyl liner

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    Re: Before I go any further I need a lot of honesty!!!

    Sodium Bisulphate.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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