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    First Time opening after a season of TFP

    We are opening the pool this week - I've tested the water, and generally things look good, but my pH is 8.2+. I'm supposed I get that in range before I add chlorine, yeah? And don't need to slam on first opening, as long as there's no algae?
    27,000 gal. plaster IG with round spa built in 2007. TFT-100 test kit XL w/ Speedstir
    Jandy CL580 cartridge filter. Jandy 1.0 hp filter pump, 1.5 hp booster/spa? pump.
    Aqualink RS One Touch controls. Paramount PC2000 In-floor cleaning system (1.0 hp pump?). Jandy LX pool heater, apparently broken.
    Missing so much gear due to previous foreclosure, it's sad.

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    Re: First Time opening after a season of TFP

    Adjust your PH. As long as your water is clear with no visible sign of algae, your CC is 1 or less, and you pass an OCLT on startup, you're good to go. Then make sure your FC matches your CYA requirements. Adjust as necessary.
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    Re: First Time opening after a season of TFP

    I have same situation (only that my pool is a swamp). But shouldn't we adjust TA first and see how that effects the pH?
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    Re: First Time opening after a season of TFP

    High or low PH will cause you problerms a lot quicker than high or low TA will. 8.2 is MAX reading on the test.....................it could be higher.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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    Re: First Time opening after a season of TFP

    Thanks! That was the direction I was leaning. Looking forward to seeing my pool!
    27,000 gal. plaster IG with round spa built in 2007. TFT-100 test kit XL w/ Speedstir
    Jandy CL580 cartridge filter. Jandy 1.0 hp filter pump, 1.5 hp booster/spa? pump.
    Aqualink RS One Touch controls. Paramount PC2000 In-floor cleaning system (1.0 hp pump?). Jandy LX pool heater, apparently broken.
    Missing so much gear due to previous foreclosure, it's sad.

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