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    Need Help to balance

    New liner, new water. Just opened the pool. Using TFTestKits.

    This site was great last year and we had an awesome year using the site's recommendations. We had new brick coping and a new liner put in so drained the pool. I don't want my CYA getting high like last year. Figured I'd use Chlorine tablets to bring it up gradually.

    FC = 12
    CC = 0
    TC = 12
    CH = 25
    TA = 40
    CYA = 0

    Going to add baking soda today as pool calculator says. But what about Borax? I added some last year, do I need that now?

    Ryan
    ~33000 gallon, IG, vinyl pool, 3 1/2 foot shallow with ~10 foot diving well built ~1985. New (2018) side mount sand filter. Jandy SWG (2018). Pump and Motor replaced 5/2016 with Pentair WhisperFlo 3/4 HP Fluid End pump (WFE-3 part# 075452 Inyopools) and Century Centurion 3/4 HP motor, B2847. TF-100 Test Kit, New Dolphin pool cleaner, No well, No Water restrictions

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    Re: Need Help to balance

    Don't forget the CYA.

    What's your pH -you didn't include that
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    Re: Need Help to balance

    It's low PH = 7.2
    ~33000 gallon, IG, vinyl pool, 3 1/2 foot shallow with ~10 foot diving well built ~1985. New (2018) side mount sand filter. Jandy SWG (2018). Pump and Motor replaced 5/2016 with Pentair WhisperFlo 3/4 HP Fluid End pump (WFE-3 part# 075452 Inyopools) and Century Centurion 3/4 HP motor, B2847. TF-100 Test Kit, New Dolphin pool cleaner, No well, No Water restrictions

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    Re: Need Help to balance

    If your pH is sitting at 7.2 you could just add 100oz of baking soda to bring the TA up to around 50 and then see how your pH goes from there. As long as it doesn't drop any lower I wouldn't worry about the borax at this stage.
    11 000 gallons, IG, Fibreglass, Monarch Sand Filter, Davey Typhoon C100M 1HP pump, Davey Chloromatic Mc16CTO ESR SWG, Davey Pool Wall Climba Robot, Daisy Solar Cover,
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    Re: Need Help to balance

    Added Baking Soda and some algecide
    ~33000 gallon, IG, vinyl pool, 3 1/2 foot shallow with ~10 foot diving well built ~1985. New (2018) side mount sand filter. Jandy SWG (2018). Pump and Motor replaced 5/2016 with Pentair WhisperFlo 3/4 HP Fluid End pump (WFE-3 part# 075452 Inyopools) and Century Centurion 3/4 HP motor, B2847. TF-100 Test Kit, New Dolphin pool cleaner, No well, No Water restrictions

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    Re: Need Help to balance

    Quote Originally Posted by gt6974a View Post
    Added Baking Soda and some algecide
    Guessing you went to GT around 1996 or so? gte972z here from '01
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    Re: Need Help to balance

    Forget the algaecide.......wasting your money.
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    Re: Need Help to balance

    Quote Originally Posted by drharris View Post
    Guessing you went to GT around 1996 or so? gte972z here from '01
    yep
    1998-2003

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    yeah, I didn't do it last year, but we used a new cover, new liner, new water so I wanted to cover all the basics.
    ~33000 gallon, IG, vinyl pool, 3 1/2 foot shallow with ~10 foot diving well built ~1985. New (2018) side mount sand filter. Jandy SWG (2018). Pump and Motor replaced 5/2016 with Pentair WhisperFlo 3/4 HP Fluid End pump (WFE-3 part# 075452 Inyopools) and Century Centurion 3/4 HP motor, B2847. TF-100 Test Kit, New Dolphin pool cleaner, No well, No Water restrictions

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