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    New Pool Start Up

    Ok so I have been reading for a month waiting for my installer to get my pool installed, so I have some knowledge from here. I just filled the pool and have not used the TF100 Kit on the initial fill (trying to figure out the operations of the pump and filter system).

    Questions:
    Should I go ahead and check the levels with the test kit (I know I will need CYA) or just go get some and start letting it desolve using the sock in front of the return?

    Should I start the Bleach before my target CYA target is reached?

    Are the liquid conditioners ok to use or stick with the sock method and wait.

    Thanks,
    YBnormal...have a pool
    15' x 30' Beachland AG Pool (12000 gal.)
    Hayward 1 HP Power-Flo LX Pump
    Hayward 18" Sand Filtration System

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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    Go ahead and test your numbers. I'm going to assume you have 1ppm FC in there right now. To bring it up to 4ppm, add 2 quarts of 6% bleach.

    You really don't need to add liquid CYA. The granular is a lot cheaper. I find that the sock method is very good at getting it disolved pretty fast. If you put it in the skimmer while the pump is running, it should disolve pretty quickly. If you dump it in the skimmer <without the sock> you should not backwash for atleast 48-72 hours. I prefer the sock.

    Have you checked out the pool calculator yet? There is a link in my siggy. You can book mark it. That is where I got the 2 quarts of bleach to add to bump your FC while adding CYA. Of course, you want to know what the CYA will be and adjust the FC accordingly once you hit your target. I would not check it again for a week because it takes it's time showing up in the water. No reason to waste regants testing everyday.
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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    Yes, check the PH and TA too, that way you'll know if you need the B's or muratic acid.

    Enjoy your new pool!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    ok that TF Test Kit is totally awesome, my first time and it was so easy to use. I did not check the CYA but my initial results are:

    CL/Br = <.5/<1
    PH = 7.2
    TA =120

    Does it look like correct readings?

    On my way to get conditionser and Bleech, anything else I sould get?

    YBnormal...have a pool
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    Hayward 1 HP Power-Flo LX Pump
    Hayward 18" Sand Filtration System

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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    Those numbers are fine...ignore references to bromine or br, as you are using chlorine.

    Just CYA and Bleach.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    Done, thanks so much....I'm sure you will see me a lot more with a lot of questions, but for now I'm

    YBnormal...have a pool.
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    Hayward 1 HP Power-Flo LX Pump
    Hayward 18" Sand Filtration System

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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    Ok so here are my numbers now, safe to swim????

    FC=7.5
    CC=.5-1.0
    TC=8.5
    PH=7.2
    CYA is <20 but in the sock but I can tell there is some there when testing.

    Thanks,
    YBnormal...have a pool.
    15' x 30' Beachland AG Pool (12000 gal.)
    Hayward 1 HP Power-Flo LX Pump
    Hayward 18" Sand Filtration System

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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    It's time for a belly flop!! (i.e. GO SWIMMING!)

    Recheck CC's in about 24 hours......you want .5 or less
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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    15' x 30' Beachland AG Pool (12000 gal.)
    Hayward 1 HP Power-Flo LX Pump
    Hayward 18" Sand Filtration System

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    Re: New Pool Start Up

    Don't bother rechecking the CYA till next Tues/Wed or so. Before then you're just wasting reagent.

    Have fun in the pool!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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