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    Test results - first time!!

    Hi! I finally ditched the pool guy! I've been testing on and off since January to get used to it but this is the first time I am in 100% control. My pool guy has been slacking his last couple weeks and I noticed that while my water is completely clear, it has a slight green tint. Nothing too shocking, but I can tell a difference. So I need a little help determining exactly what to add. Here are my results from this morning:

    FC - 2.5
    CC - 1
    PH - 7.8
    TA - 80
    CH - 325
    CYA - 50

    Thanks!
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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    If your pool isn't crystal clear, you should start a SLAM. Also, your absolute minimum FC should be 4 with a CYA of 50 per Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    Lower pH to 7.2 and start adding bleach/liquid chlorine.

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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    I concur. Lower pH with acid. Make a lap with the brush to get things mixed and expose any algae. Then take FC up to 20 and recheck it every few hours and keep it up at 20. Filter running the whole time. It'll clear up quick. Just follow the directions in the link in the post above and you'll be fine. Just remember brush brush brush. The pool may actually look worse after brushing, which is good, because it means you got the stuff off the walls and out into circulation where the filter can get it.
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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    Ok thanks will do

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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    Just to double check, you are using one of our suggested test kits, correct? The only way you can properly do a slam is with one of those
    310 gallon Tiger River Sumatran Spa, covered, standalone, fiberglass, Bleach
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    Taylor Test Kit K-2006C, K-1766, SampleSizer, SpeedStir, Polaris P825

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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    Yes I have the TF 100

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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    Water was gorgeous yesterday, thanks for the help!

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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    If you click get links, copy the IMG code and paste it in your post the pic will show up in your thread like this.

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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    I've been trying to post that picture since yesterday and all I could come up with was to add the link - thank you for the tip!
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    Re: Test results - first time!!

    You're welcome! More here, Posting Photo's Tutorial
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