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    Hello from Buddysma

    Hi,

    I found this site through a friend I'm having trouble with my pebble tec pool. My chemicals were really unbalanced so I drained 3/4 of the pool yesterday and refilled it today. Prior to draining chemicals were:
    FC = 0
    pH = 8.0
    TA = 170
    CH = 720
    CYA = 100

    After refilling:
    FC = 0
    pH = 7.5
    TA = 180

    I just purchased on of the TF Test Kits so I don't have the other numbers yet and the pool store by my home was not helpful(sorry ) I added Chlorine about an hour ago based on the Pool Calculator. When should I add acid to lower the TA? (read another good post on that )
    Any tips on getting the chemicals balanced and stabilized are much appreciated. I'm really glad I found this site

    Thanks!
    Teri
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    Welcome to TFP!

    Your pH is fine and don't worry about your TA for now. When you get your test kit, run a full set of numbers and put them up here for us and we will go from there. Have you been reading Pool School? Lot's of good information in there.
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    Hey, Buddy,
    How does your water look since the refill?

    While you're waiting on the kit, I would suggest you pour about 1/2 to 3/4 of a small jug (96oz) of Clorox in your pool.

    It will keep it clear and sanitized 'til you can put some numbers up for us.
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    Just got my kit today and performed a test. The water is clear now.

    FC = 8
    CC = 0
    TC = 8
    pH = 7.0
    TA = 130
    CH = 460
    CYA = 80

    Should I try to lower the TA a bit - should I concentrate on the CH? I'm not sure which one I should be working on to get the chemicals back in shape.

    Thanks again for all the help
    Teri
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    Hi Teri and welcome to the forum

    What is the CH of your fill water?
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    The fill water (taken from the garden hose) is 190. The CH is down from 720 to 450 after draining and refilling 3/4 of the ppol. Is there any way to reduce the CH without draining again?

    Thanks for the help - again
    Teri
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddysMa
    The fill water (taken from the garden hose) is 190. The CH is down from 720 to 450 after draining and refilling 3/4 of the ppol. Is there any way to reduce the CH without draining again?

    Other than replacing the water, there is the RO treatment. Not sure if it is available in your area and do not know the cost. If you want more info on it, just post back.

    Thanks for the help - again

    You're welcome
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    I'd love more info on it!

    Thanks!!!!
    Teri
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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddysMa
    I'd love more info on it!

    Thanks!!!!
    I sent you a PM. (Top left of screen - messages.)
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Hello from Buddysma

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddysMa
    I'd love more info on it!

    Thanks!!!!
    I might be able to point you in the right direction to someone in your area. You can learn a little more about the R/O process from my signature, and PM me if you would like a referral!

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