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    2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    Okay,

    2nd test... Getting comfortable with the process, however my skills at balancing chemicals are dismal at best. I am going through so much chlorine it is not funny. Is it because our Ozone was finally hooked up ? have not added chlorine since I shocked the pool.

    here is today's reading:

    FC = 0.2 ( too low to detect really )
    PH = 7.0 (added 13 drops of base demand test agent to bring it up to 7.4)
    TA = 40 PPM
    CH = 130 PPM
    CYA = not detectable AT ALL.

    I went to home depot and bought all the chemicals I need. I have everything now ( Yay...saved money, did not go to pool store.)

    SO... Where do I start and what chemical do I add first ? Im thinking of starting with CYA first so my chlorine will stay a little longer. Of should I concentrate on my TA first ?

    HELP !!! (Please)

    Thanks everyone.

    Mike
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    Re: 2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    Sounds like a good plan. I would also start with CYA, use the calculator to get your numbers right and recheck. This
    will give you confidence with the calculator and your testing.

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    Re: 2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    Nice work. Yes, you need to raise CYA to 40-50. Raise TA to 60 and raise CH to 250. It doesn't really matter what you add first. More here about pool chems and how to add the, to your pool, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals.
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    Re: 2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    ... It doesn't really matter what you add first.
    Maybe it goes without saying, but if it were my pool I think I would get the chlorine up off of zero before starting in with the others. Seems like tempting fate otherwise...
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    Re: 2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    Yes, chlorine must always be maintained above minimum for your CYA at all times to keep the pool sanitary and algae free. FC/CYA Chart
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    Re: 2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    Thankfully one can add CYA then turn right around and add the chlorine without batting an eye! Put the CYA in a sock in your skimmer to dissolved over time, pour the chlorine in to the water in front of a pool return so that it mixes in quickly.

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    Re: 2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    What would I do without you people ??? Thanks a million for the advice.... You guys are ROCK STARS !!!!

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    Re: 2nd TEST w/ K-2006

    We know what happens without us. Green pools and lots of money given to the pool store!
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