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    Rookie mistake.... big time

    So I have a new pool. The plaster is about 3.5 weeks old. The pool builder has drug his feet and I wanted to put some bleach in the water to make sure it didn't start getting algae. I put wayyyyy too much without thinking. I put a little over a gallon of 12%. My CYA is 0, it's not too sunny in Texas right now, how long will it take to dissipate before I can step back and use pool math unlike I did without thinking?
    Hi, starting our build 10/10/17 45'x24.5' ~20K gallon, IG Pool (3'9"x4'9"x5'9") with 10x8.5 sun shelf w/ 2 bubblers and a 5G led spa light ,30'x18" raised beam w/ 3 stone scuppers, Plaster/Stonescapes mini pebble white (zanzibar), 3hp pentair intelliflow VSF, 2hp Superflo for water features, IC40 SWG, 420 cartridge filter, TF-100, pool math, Pentair 820 robot for the cleaner.

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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

    It will degrade fairly quickly. Half life of unstabilized FC is about 20-30mins in full sun
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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

    So that is about 6 ppm FC. Not a big deal. It will go away fairly quickly.

    Why would that stop you from adding CYA and managing anything else? You can still test pH as your FC will be below 10.
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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

    Thanks! You guys made me feel better! I will continue on then. My pH is 7.2 right now. The plasterer was here yesterday and he suggested keeping it on the lower side for a little while. I added Alky up, now I will retest in the evening.

    Quote Originally Posted by mknauss View Post
    So that is about 6 ppm FC. Not a big deal. It will go away fairly quickly.

    Why would that stop you from adding CYA and managing anything else? You can still test pH as your FC will be below 10.
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    Thanks Matt!

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    It will degrade fairly quickly. Half life of unstabilized FC is about 20-30mins in full sun
    Hi, starting our build 10/10/17 45'x24.5' ~20K gallon, IG Pool (3'9"x4'9"x5'9") with 10x8.5 sun shelf w/ 2 bubblers and a 5G led spa light ,30'x18" raised beam w/ 3 stone scuppers, Plaster/Stonescapes mini pebble white (zanzibar), 3hp pentair intelliflow VSF, 2hp Superflo for water features, IC40 SWG, 420 cartridge filter, TF-100, pool math, Pentair 820 robot for the cleaner.

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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

    Alky up
    You know that is baking soda. Can get a huge bag for a few dollars at Walmart -----------
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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

    What's your TA at now? You might not need to add anything
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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

    wow. plenty more lessons ahead. THANKS.

    Quote Originally Posted by mknauss View Post
    You know that is baking soda. Can get a huge bag for a few dollars at Walmart -----------
    Hi, starting our build 10/10/17 45'x24.5' ~20K gallon, IG Pool (3'9"x4'9"x5'9") with 10x8.5 sun shelf w/ 2 bubblers and a 5G led spa light ,30'x18" raised beam w/ 3 stone scuppers, Plaster/Stonescapes mini pebble white (zanzibar), 3hp pentair intelliflow VSF, 2hp Superflo for water features, IC40 SWG, 420 cartridge filter, TF-100, pool math, Pentair 820 robot for the cleaner.

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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

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    Re: Rookie mistake.... big time

    Quote Originally Posted by mknauss View Post
    Exactly. Dont wait on the cya.


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