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    First test after install and fill a cloudy

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    First test results after install and fill:
    FC 7.0
    pH 6.8
    TA 20
    CH 150
    CYA 20
    Temp 70F

    I need to raise the pH, TA, and CYA up. I'm running the pump. The water is cloudy, so I'm not sure what to do next?
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    To be clear, this is a completely fresh fill? When did you fill it?
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    I started Wednesday 4/26 and it was full Friday 4/29. To clarify, this is my first full test. I did a quick FC and CYA test Friday neither registered. Added 2 gallons of 10% chlorinated bleach and 2 lbs of stabilizer then.
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    Ok, you want to get the CYA up in range. And use baking soda to raise the TA up to around 70ppm and then recheck the pH
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    Ok, just tested after adding baking soda and stabilizer yesterday.

    FC 4
    pH 7.2
    TA 80
    CH n/a
    CYA 40
    temp 68

    I'm running the pump and seems to be a little clearer today. I'll let it run overnight and check tomorrow to see how it looks. Am I missing anything?
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    Are you testing the CC? It is a little strange that the water is cloudy from a fresh feel. I might be inclined to raise the FC up to about 10 part per million and do the oclt test
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    Did you backwash the sand filter (if you have one)after installing? That could be the source of the cloudiness together with the plaster dust!


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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    I haven't tested the CC yet. I will do that and see where it lands.

    I do have a sand filter and I didn't backwash it at start up. I started it up on the filter setting. When I did that it blew a cloud of sand into the pool. There is definitely sand on the pool floor that needs to be vacuumed up. Perhaps it's getting stirred up and the source of the cloudiness?
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    Ah, well there you go. Sounds like dust from the sand
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    Re: First test after install and fill a cloudy

    You can add son DE to the Sand Filter to make it clear a little bit faster, just follow the instructions.

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