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    Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Person I bought house off of had a crappy pool cover that ripped and eventually fell in. So my pool is yeah green.

    Pump set up. Running.

    Cya 20
    PH 8.6
    TA 65
    FC 0

    Now I assume step one is to fix the PH and the cya to 30.

    Then begin to slam? TA is fine right?
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Gonna add 24 oz of muriatic acid and a small amount of stabilizer. Then retest tomorrow. Need to double check if that is too much acid for all at once first from the resources.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    If you are getting a CYA reading of 20 I wouldn't worry about a 10 ppm increase, just adjust your pH and get some chlorine in there. The sooner you start SLAMing the sooner you will be finished. Then you can work on fine tuning your CYA level.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Suggestion--add half that amount of MA, circulate for 30 minutes and test again.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Well I added an eyeball amount. Is it better to slam with the lower cya before raising it? Seemed like you were suggesting that.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    CYA testing accuracy is within + or - 10ppm.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    I had to use the pool store for the cya cuz I ran out of reagent mid test. The new stuff wont be here for a week or two.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Great... almost out of R0003 now. Ugh... lol
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    My pool went from dark green to cloudy blue in just one night.

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    Put 3 and a half jugs of bleach last night at sundown to make the FC 14 at a 20 cya. Was 4.5 FC just now. Added 2 more jugs to get back up to FC 12.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corrik View Post
    My pool went from dark green to cloudy blue in just one night.

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    Put 3 and a half jugs of bleach last night at sundown to make the FC 14 at a 20 cya. Was 4.5 FC just now. Added 2 more jugs to get back up to FC 12.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    I am scared to brush right now because my 2 year old threw a toy car into the pool yesterday and I am afraid since I can't see it that I might scrape and rip the liner.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Maybe use your leaf net to find it?
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Hoping it is cleared up today to find it. See when I get home.
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    Re: Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

    Still SLAMming. = /
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