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    Opening our pool...

    Im back! So, please dont be to hard on me. Yesterday I started the dreadful journey to clearing our swamp of a pool!
    We opened a business in June of last year it has consumed me so our poor pool was left unattended. I spend more time painting furniture and than i do thinking about our pool. Honestly..... i want to think about coming home to a sparkling pool.
    I am ashamed of it. I put it off. But i want to gain control of it again. Ok, I have so far used 11 gallons of bleach and this is my progress.
    Its cloudy! I know that means I'm killing the algae. Yay right!

    Here are my results right now
    FC 18.4
    CC .6
    TA 20
    CH 50
    CYA 10
    PH 7

    I tested using what i had on hand last night. Im on my way to get new reagents today.

    We are loaded with pollen here in Savannah GA area so it is not pretty.

    Im brushing, stirring, backwashing and hoping to fight the good fight.

    This is our 3rd year. Never been this bad. What do y'all suggest based on my results?



    24 ft round 52 in Evolution CLX 13,000 gal, Hayward S180T pump sand filter & 1 hp Power-flo Matrix single spd, TFP method, Borates Added, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (Rincon/Savannah,GA)

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    You are on the right track. Just maintain F.C. Around 10 and keep brushing daily. Run filter 24/7 and backwash as needed. May take a while. Several days at least. After clear bump up cya to about 30 or 40.

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    Thank you! I got this! Lol

    24 ft round 52 in Evolution CLX 13,000 gal, Hayward S180T pump sand filter & 1 hp Power-flo Matrix single spd, TFP method, Borates Added, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (Rincon/Savannah,GA)

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    My experience is after initial balance and cleaning the pool takes 5 min a day and maybe an hour on the weekend to vac. Hope the new pool is as easy

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    2 days! Here we are!
    Current readings....

    FC 15
    CC 2
    TA 40
    CH 50
    PH 8 (seems to spIke when SLAM) drops to normal after
    Cya maybe 10 (adding more its hanging in a sock) (will retest next week)

    Temp 66 brrrrrrr!

    Had to fight off the pool store guys yesterday. Bombarding me. No! I DO NOT NEED YOUR SERVICES


    24 ft round 52 in Evolution CLX 13,000 gal, Hayward S180T pump sand filter & 1 hp Power-flo Matrix single spd, TFP method, Borates Added, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (Rincon/Savannah,GA)

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    You can skip all the tests during a SLAM except FC and occasional CC, especially pH since the test is invalid with a FC > 10.

    Looking good, don't forget to brush!
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    Re: Opening our pool...

    Its still cloudy and we're on day 9. Still cant see the bottom

    Results
    FC 20
    CC .5
    PH 7
    CYA 30

    Still backwashing and brushing!



    24 ft round 52 in Evolution CLX 13,000 gal, Hayward S180T pump sand filter & 1 hp Power-flo Matrix single spd, TFP method, Borates Added, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (Rincon/Savannah,GA)

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    Huge improvement!
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    Re: Opening our pool...

    The pictures tell the story! You are winning! Don't let it get you down. Soon your pool will be clear!

    Kim
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    Re: Opening our pool...

    Its coming along nicely. Have you been vacuuming the pool too? That will get out any debris that has settled on the bottom of the pool.
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    Re: Opening our pool...

    Might do a DE add in the filter - this seems to help me get the last bit of cloudy out of the pool!
    Thank you,

    Jason
    18x33' x 48" deep above ground with sand filter and Hayward pump

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    DE does add that last little something to the polish when added to the sand.

    Kim
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    Re: Opening our pool...

    Well I can see the bottom! Needs to be vacuumed again. I had to add a tad bit of clarifier to make the small particles big enough to be caught in the filter. 3 weeks of straight filtering 24 hrs a day and we can see the bottom!
    My son (18yrs old) volunteered to get in and vacuum up the center debris. And we have progress!
    Our numbers are good now if the water would get warm!
    FC 20
    keeping it higher to be sure its clean
    CC 0
    Ph 7.4
    TA 60
    CH 50
    CYA 40
    Temp 62 degrees brrrrrrr
    A bazillion gallons of pool grade bleach (10%)
    And i think its almost there!
    Can not wait for pool weather!
    I will update the final sparkling clean outcome soon!




    24 ft round 52 in Evolution CLX 13,000 gal, Hayward S180T pump sand filter & 1 hp Power-flo Matrix single spd, TFP method, Borates Added, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (Rincon/Savannah,GA)

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    Re: Opening our pool...

    NICE follow up!! I like your polka dots pants and shoes! Cute socks as well!

    Kim
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