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Thread: Can you make sure I'm doing this right?!

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    Can you make sure I'm doing this right?!


    Can you read over this and make sure that I'm doing this right? I'm still a newb and making sure I take baby steps.

    I have some algae, not much but enough.

    Test results:

    FC: .43
    TC: .48
    pH: 8.08
    TA: 130
    CYA: 51
    Salt: 2500

    Pool info: IG/SWG/DE filter/15000g The water is very clear I can see the bottom...the algae is mostly on the bottom and sides of the pool.

    I checked the pool filter and pressure, they're fine. I know I need to reduce my pH to the 7.2 range before shocking. I know I need to turn off my SWG filter and run the filter 24/7. Here's where I need clarification, when I put my CYA #s into the pool calculator it states that I need to bring the shock level up to 17(add 445 oz of bleach).
    Is that right?

    Am I missing anything?

    Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!
    IG Liner
    15000 Gallons

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    Jul 2007
    Tomball, Texas
    sounds right, test after adding the chlorine just to double check.
    20K IG Gunite w/ raised 7ft spillover spa. 1.5 HP Hayward Northstar pump 425 sq ft Hayward cartridge filter, Colorlogic lights AquaRite SWG AquaLogic PS-8 control
    1hp pump for sheer descent

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    You are correct, on all counts. Get that pH down and then hit it with the bleach! about 4 gallons to start!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool,
    Intex SWCG, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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