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    New convert needs assistance, please

    We are new to the BBB system and would like your assistance please. We filled the pool with new water 5 days ago and replaced sand. We had major leaves from Oak trees in pool. Our current readings are:

    TH-400
    FC-0
    PH- 8.4
    TA- 180
    CYA- 30-50

    Have followed the pool calculator on one application of acid and PH came down to 7.8, but major wind storm filled pool with oak leaves (no rain). Once we cleaned the leaves out and ran the filter for a while, PH went back up. We have added cholrine twice, 146 oz each time and FC has not climbed up yet. Thanks for any help or suggestions, maybe I missed something when I read through Pool School and Pool Start up?

    Papa's Pool
    AG, Vinyl, 24 x 4ft round, 13,500 gal
    1hp waterway pump with 100#Sand filter
    Papa's Pool
    (Really the grandkids pool)

    AG, Vinyl, 24X4ft Round, 13,500 gal
    1hp waterway pump, 100#sandfilter
    Purcell, Oklahoma (About 15 Miles S of Norman, Oklahoma

    GO SOONERS!

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    Re: New convert needs assistance, please

    Hello.

    It seems your pH is on the rise because your TA is TOOOO high!

    You can lower it by reading up on Pool School. The link can be found in my siggy. That is your job! When you're done reading it, read it again until you get it! It will help answer your questions and if you still have questions after reading, you are more than welcome to post and get help! 8)

    What you basically want to do is get your pH down to 7.2 with Muriatic Acid and add air to the pool or turn your eyeball up to break the surface to bring the TA down. It will take the better part of a week or so but it's the main reason your pH is rising. It needs taken care of PRONTO!

    Go Read Now!
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    Re: New convert needs assistance, please

    Okay, we are on it...did the acid, but had not turned up the eyeball. Will give it a shot and update later in the week. Thanks for the quick reply!
    Papa's Pool
    (Really the grandkids pool)

    AG, Vinyl, 24X4ft Round, 13,500 gal
    1hp waterway pump, 100#sandfilter
    Purcell, Oklahoma (About 15 Miles S of Norman, Oklahoma

    GO SOONERS!

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    Re: New convert needs assistance, please

    Papa,

    You have a two-pronged issue - one, your TA being too high and two, the lack of chlorine. The problem is you need to shock your pool, and that means you can't effectively lower TA at the same time.

    When ever the FC goes above 10, the PH will read a false-high, and it should be ignored.

    There's a few things you should try - with the TA test, wipe the tip of the dropper bottle in between drops with a damp cloth, to make sure the result is accurate. When adjusting PH thru acid, make sure your FC is under 10. But because your FC isn't holding, shocking is necessary. Read How To Shock Your Pool and How to Perform the Overnight FC Loss Test in Pool School.

    Good luck hope this helps.
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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