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    Here we go! New pool, first home test #s

    Hi! Pool is full, pump is going...got the Taylor test kit
    Here are my #s
    Fc 0
    Cc 0
    Ph 7.8
    Ta 100
    Ch 60 or 90...???
    Cya 30-40?

    I went ahead and bought some of the 10% bleach from Walmart last weekend..guessing it needs some asap!?! 8500 gallon ag

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    Re: Here we go! New pool, first home test #s

    Congrats on your new pool!!!

    You're missing one critical test - CYA. The CYA level will let us help you to get the correct amount of chlorine in there.

    Does your test kit have a CYA test? If not, you're going to need to get one. I'd recommend this one if possible:
    TFTestkits.net

    In the mean time, if nobody has specifically put CYA into your pool, we can assume 0 for now. Let's get enough bleach in there for an FC of 2 to start with. Have you used PoolMath before? If not, we'll be happy to help you learn it. You're going to need to pick up some CYA at the store (WalMart is fine) - they usually call it "Stabilizer" or "Conditioner" - the ingredients should say Cyanuric Acid. You're going to want to start with adding enough for 30ppm using the sock method. As with chlorine, PoolMath will help you with how much you need.
    8,500gal plaster in-ground with attached spa, two floor drains, one skimmer. Chlorine, City Water.
    Pentair WhisperFlo 1hp Pump, MagnaTek Midcentury EPlus motor, Pentair CleanNClear 200SF Cartridge filter, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 Gas Heater, Pentair SunLite, AutoFill.
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    Re: Here we go! New pool, first home test #s

    Ok I edited previous post. It's between 30-40

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    Re: Here we go! New pool, first home test #s

    There we go!

    So based on this chart:
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

    We're going to assume the higher number, and you need to add enough chlorine for a target FC of 7ppm. Never let FC fall below 3 at any time.
    8,500gal plaster in-ground with attached spa, two floor drains, one skimmer. Chlorine, City Water.
    Pentair WhisperFlo 1hp Pump, MagnaTek Midcentury EPlus motor, Pentair CleanNClear 200SF Cartridge filter, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 Gas Heater, Pentair SunLite, AutoFill.
    Kreepy Krauly Cruiser, TF-100 with SpeedStir. :D

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    Re: Here we go! New pool, first home test #s

    So just pour in the bleach for now? No other chemicals?
    Court from sunny FL!
    18X52 symphony abg metal pool
    blue torrent 2 speed 1 hp pump
    Taylor test kit k2006

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    Re: Here we go! New pool, first home test #s

    Your pH is towards the higher end of "ok" (7.2-8.0), so that's alright for now, I believe from your other posts that it's an aboveground pool? If so the CH isn't too incredibly important. Your TA is a tad high, but TA is a "fuzzy" number - it is more for buffering pH rise and keeping scaling down - you should be ok to leave it for the moment.

    I'd say you're in fairly good shape, other than needing to get that chlorine in ASAP. Having some muriatic acid on hand to control pH rise from splashing about and whatnot when you start swimming will be good too.
    8,500gal plaster in-ground with attached spa, two floor drains, one skimmer. Chlorine, City Water.
    Pentair WhisperFlo 1hp Pump, MagnaTek Midcentury EPlus motor, Pentair CleanNClear 200SF Cartridge filter, Purex Triton MiniMax 250 Gas Heater, Pentair SunLite, AutoFill.
    Kreepy Krauly Cruiser, TF-100 with SpeedStir. :D

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