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    Water Tested now WHAT?

    Free Chlorine .5
    Total Alkalinity 237
    pH Level 7.9
    Calcium Hardness 150
    Cyanuric Acid 15
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    What are you trying to accomplish? Do you have green water? Cloudy water?
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Duraliegh raises a good question - however, you still need to up the chlorine and cya.

    Also, you'll have an easier time of maintaining the pool if you get your own test kit - those numbers were generated at a pool store
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    pH looks to be on the high side too.
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    Water is a bit cloudy, I can see the bottom.

    Need advice on what to adjust first.

    I have my own test kit but I use the pool store as a back up.
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    1. Lower your pH to 7.4

    2. Bring your FC up to 12+ppm and keep it there until the water is clear.

    3. Add enough CYA to get to 40ppm.
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    CYA is stabilizer, right?

    Having a hard time finding any right now.
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    Yes, CYA is stabilizer, and is also sometimes called conditioner and/or cyanuric acid.
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    Re: Water Tested now WHAT?

    if you have a pool store they should definitely have it. you can try lowes, home depot or walmart also. you can also order it online. with low cya, your chlorine will be destroyed(?) by the sun really quickly.
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