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    Little bit confused about what to do next

    We finally got everything working and hooked up.

    I added 500g of CYA in the sock which has already dissolved and last night had thrown in 2 L of 6% bleach to get things going.

    This morning my numbers are

    .4 FC
    .4 CC
    CYA just added
    TA 225
    PH 7.5

    I realize I now have to shock my pool.
    The calculator says I have to shock to level 15, if I am doing this correctly?

    Which means throwing in 9L of 6%bleach right?

    Just wanted to check first to make sure I have that right.
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    I guess where I get confused is with the CYA level....and how it says to be careful if the level is truly 0...

    If I can't test the CYA for another week...what level do I put it at?
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    Why do you think you need to shock?
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    When I went to the pool store to get something I brought in a water sample. The owner did her tests (using the same taylor test kit btw) and told me I need to shock the pool and get rid of the combined chlorine. She gave me a pack of something called "swat", told me to sprinkle in the pool, and add more CYA.
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    Quote Originally Posted by aqualicious
    I guess where I get confused is with the CYA level....and how it says to be careful if the level is truly 0...

    If I can't test the CYA for another week...what level do I put it at?
    About 24 hours after it has dissolved, you should 'assume' it is in the water and use that as your CYA level when determing your chlorine levels.

    See the Chlorine/CYA Chart in my sig.
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    Ah..k I understand now about the CYA.

    btw...the "swat" is 'clarifier and oxidizer' in one....do I keep it or pitch it?
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    does it have ingredients listed? I would try to take it back and just use bleach.
    as long as your cc's are less than .5, you don't need to shock. but if you let your chlorine drop to 0 which it may have by now, you should.
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    Don't use it.

    As stated by Reebok, the numbers you posted didn't look shock-worthy to me, so that's why I asked why you felt you needed to shock, if your water was cloudy etc.

    So yes, now if your FC has sat at 0 since yesterday you probably should raise it up to 15 once just to play it safe.

    Avoid that pool store, other than trying to return what she sold you . You don't need it.
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    Re: Little bit confused about what to do next

    Thanks Frustratedmom and reebok.

    She gave me the SWAT for free....so atleast it wasn't out of my pocket.
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