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    First time BBB

    Pool is up and running, new install took my first reading with the kit
    CL 0
    PH 7.4
    FC .5
    CC .5
    TA 90
    CA 0
    pool temp 70f
    per the Pool Calculator with goal level as TFP.com
    FC add 81 oz of 10% bleach
    PH add 16 oz borax
    TA add 35 oz baking soda
    CYA add 103 oz stabilizer
    does this sound about right
    it seems my ph and ta is good why would I need to add chemicals to change?
    any tips on above #'s please chime in
    thanks
    28ft round AG 52" high 18,500 gals, Hayward ASL cartridge filter, Hayward single speed 1 1/2 hp pump, 2-4 x 20 fafco solar bear heaters, TF100 test, BBB

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    Re: First time BBB

    PH and TA are fine, don't change them.

    Let me verify the CYA real quick...
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    Re: First time BBB

    What target are you shooting for? That's somewhere between 40-50 which is fine.
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    Re: First time BBB

    i turned my chlorine feed to full is that ok, or should I still have it set to a lower setting like 2 as 10 (full) being the highest
    I am just using the feeder to get my cya up to 50 and then turing it off, is this a good idea to raise it that way?
    28ft round AG 52" high 18,500 gals, Hayward ASL cartridge filter, Hayward single speed 1 1/2 hp pump, 2-4 x 20 fafco solar bear heaters, TF100 test, BBB

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    Re: First time BBB

    Okay, I missed that one...my bad.

    If you are going to use pucks, then yes, increase your PH to 7.8 and TA to 120. The pucks are acidic, and will lower these levels.

    Also, keep in mind that the pucks will raise your CYA level, so monitor that and stop using the pucks when the CYA reaches 50. If you add stabilizer separately, the pucks will make the CYA level too high.

    So perhaps add only 3 lbs of stabilizer, raising your CYA to 20, and use the pucks until the CYA is at 50.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: First time BBB

    rethinking the feeder I think I will just turn off and not use it at all, i dont want to be come dependent on it
    so will 4lbs of stablizer fit in a sock or do I just full the sock and wait till the stablizer is gone and then refill
    with the remaining
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    Re: First time BBB

    Prob 2 lbs at a time is best
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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