2nd TEST w/ K-2006

Apr 8, 2017
18
Hesperia, CA
#1
Okay,

2nd test... Getting comfortable with the process, however my skills at balancing chemicals are dismal at best. I am going through so much chlorine it is not funny. Is it because our Ozone was finally hooked up ? have not added chlorine since I shocked the pool.

here is today's reading:

FC = 0.2 ( too low to detect really )
PH = 7.0 (added 13 drops of base demand test agent to bring it up to 7.4)
TA = 40 PPM
CH = 130 PPM
CYA = not detectable AT ALL.

I went to home depot and bought all the chemicals I need. I have everything now ( Yay...saved money, did not go to pool store.)

SO... Where do I start and what chemical do I add first ? Im thinking of starting with CYA first so my chlorine will stay a little longer. Of should I concentrate on my TA first ?

HELP !!! (Please)

Thanks everyone.

Mike
 

pooldv

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Yes, chlorine must always be maintained above minimum for your CYA at all times to keep the pool sanitary and algae free. [FC/CYA][/FC/CYA]
 

YippeeSkippy

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Thankfully one can add CYA then turn right around and add the chlorine without batting an eye! Put the CYA in a sock in your skimmer to dissolved over time, pour the chlorine in to the water in front of a pool return so that it mixes in quickly.

Yip :flower:
 

pooldv

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We know what happens without us. Green pools and lots of money given to the pool store! :-D