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    I have just finished testing my water and here are my totals:

    FC Last night was 15.5 so @ 8pm added 1 gal 10% bleach
    FC This morning @ 7am was 7.5
    FC 4.0-@ 4pm
    Pool Calc. is telling me to add 185oz bleach-haven't done so yet. Waiting for sun to go down.
    TC 1.0
    CC 5.0
    PH 7.2
    TA 120
    CYA 20- On 5-15 I added about a 1lb and a half of CYA directly to the skimmer
    H2O Temp currently 88

    With the PH @ 7.2, should I add the 56oz of Borax the Pool Calc is suggesting, or do I leave it for time being?

    Should I add the 36oz of stabilizer as stated by the Pool Calc or let it ride a bit more?

    Thanks for your input.
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    Re: check up

    Quote Originally Posted by Dora
    I have just finished testing my water and here are my totals:

    FC Last night was 15.5 so @ 8pm added 1 gal 10% bleach
    FC This morning @ 7am was 7.5
    FC 4.0-@ 4pm
    Pool Calc. is telling me to add 185oz bleach-haven't done so yet. Waiting for sun to go down.
    TC 1.0
    CC 5.0
    PH 7.2
    TA 120
    CYA 20- currently. On 5-15 I added about a 1lb and a half of CYA directly to the skimmer
    H2O Temp currently 88

    With the PH @ 7.2, should I add the 56oz of Borax the Pool Calc is suggesting, or do I leave it for time being?

    Should I add the 36oz of stabilizer as stated by the Pool Calc or let it ride a bit more?

    Thanks for your input.
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    Re: check up

    One of these days I'll figure out how to edit my postings without doubling them up. duh.
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    Re: check up

    If you add the borax that will also raise your TA based off info from the pool calculator. Are you trying to lower your TA? If so aerate the water to naturally raise your pH so TA is not affected.

    If you added the stablizer on 5/15 that is over a week and should show up on the test. The 36 oz of stablizer (non liquid I assume.) is going to raise it around 17, so should get you around 35-40 or so.
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    Re: check up

    Quote Originally Posted by Dora
    One of these days I'll figure out how to edit my postings without doubling them up. duh.
    Just click the edit button in your post that is up there by the quote button.
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    Re: check up

    Dora you still need to maintain your shock levels day as well as night algea does not sleep. You can add the stabalizer if you like but use the sock method.
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    Re: check up

    Double Duh on me. The edit button at the top. Whooda' guessed?

    I really don't want to raise my alkalinity, don't think I need to at this time. Will use the sock method for CYA distribution.

    Here is another query; How do I turn the return to get the water to break the surface? It is in the side wall and has a light inside of it. My husband is not here and won't be for a while, so I need to tackle this one myself.
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    Re: check up

    No rush on pointing the return up to raise PH. PH at 7.2 is actually better if you are in the process of shocking....you can make final adjustments to PH when your CC's are gone and your done shocking.
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    Re: check up

    Dora, What's the chance you could keep it at shock level continuously day and night for a few days?

    Something looks wrong with your numbers. You have a FC of 4 & a CC of 5 but a TC (FC+CC) of 1
    Maybe you have the TC & CC numbers switched?
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    You are absolutely correct. I did have them switched. That darned dyslexia kicking in again. Thanks for the heads up.

    I put a quart of chlorine in this morning at 6:45am as the calc. said that is what I need to maintain 15. I lost about 7 or 8 parts over the evening. When I get home around 3:30 I'll check and add accordingly. The water looks great! Just a bit of stuff on the bottom that will be vacuumed up today. Everyone else is working during the day and can't check any earlier than I on the chlorine levels. It'll get fixed up! We are on the right path I think.

    We are going to stain our deck today. Heck of a day to do it. Hot and sunny (finally) but it has to be done before the summer season is in full swing. Applying with a roller and a pad so no overspray gets in the water.
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    Re: check up

    This darned work getting in the way of our pool! What kinda mess is that??

    Shocking morning and evening is ok it just takes a little longer to finish the process that way.
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    Please help with my evening #'s

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    Good evening. Just took the evening's readings and they are as follows:
    FC 8
    CC .5
    TC 8.5
    TA 140
    PH between 6.8 and 7.2- color in tube light orange
    Water temp 88
    Pool water- clear

    Pool calc says I can add 3 qts bleach-to raise my FC-no prob. there. Should I wait until the morning test and see if I have lost any before adding the bleach?
    It says that I can add 9lb of Borax
    It says I could add Baking Soda to raise my PH

    Shall I do it all now or wait until morning. I have just shut off the pump. If I do put it in, how long should I run the pump?

    Thanks for the help. I am slow at getting the hang of the chemistry and timing. I'm working on it
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    Re: check up

    I would add about 7 lbs of Borax, pre dissolve it in a bucket and pour in front of the return. Don't use Baking Soda.
    You can wait until morning to add bleach, just doing an overnight FC test tonight, that's up to you.
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    Re: check up

    Ok. Thanks for the advice. I will go and dissolve and add right now. Trying the overnight thing, but I think I am still losing too much. Today between 3:30 and 8:30 I lost 4ppm. The sun was brutal.
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    Re: check up

    If your CYA is still below 30 that could be the blame for such a loss during the day.
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    Re: check up

    Both 7 and 9 lbs of Borax seems a little too aggresive to me. I suggest a 4lb box (mostly because I think the box is right at 4 lbs) and retest. I think that will get you into the mid 7's. If not, you can add more easily.
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    Re: check up

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    If your CYA is still below 30 that could be the blame for such a loss during the day.
    I just dissolved a tube sock with cya in it. I had it floating in front of the return and it was disintegrated in about a day and a half. I put in 2 lbs. Shall I wait a few days and then check the CYA again, or just keep an eye on the chlorine levels and judge from there?

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    Re: check up

    Ok, I missed the other post - thought the 5/15 addition was the last one. If your CYA is at 35-40, 4ppm is still possible but it's also more likely you aren't done shocking yet. So go ahead and raise it up tonight, wait at least an hour or so and test the FC level again for your overnight test comparison.
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    Re: check up

    dumb question time; I just put in the borax, will the chlorine be ok to add now or do I need to wait a bit. The borax has probably been circulating 5 min or so?
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    Re: check up

    Yes, you can add chlorine after a couple of minutes.
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