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    New Member jimmyrn

    Hello all. This is my first post on TFP but I've been reading alot of the posts thanks to google searchs. This summer
    Is my first full season as a pool owner and I threw the trichlor and dichlor out about 2 months ago. My CYA hit @ 145 ppm. Bleach and an occasional couple of pounds of shock after a bbq where my 19,000 gallon fiberglass pool welcomes about 20 swimmers in an afternoon. I have read how some never see a problem with pucks and it must be because of light swimmer load amongst other issues. The contractor installed a pool frog and at first when the water temp was low it sustained fine. Then as june temps rose and the pool became popular thats when the fight started. I would shock with a 4 in 1 shock that was triclor on top of the bac pacs which use triclor as well.
    19,000 gallon ig fiberglass, 1.5 hp whisper flo 2 speed pump, pool frog chlorinator, 150 sq ft cartridge filter

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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    DFW, Texas

    Re: New Member jimmyrn

    Hi Jimmyrn and Welcome to TFP!

    Maintaining a pool with a CYA of 145 ppm is exceedingly difficult. You are looking at a water replacement (partial drain & refill) of about 65-70%. That's the only way to lower CYA. The recent past use of trichlor & dichlor have caused this. After you do the water replacement, I would use plain unscented liquid bleach as your chlorine source. Save the pucks for occasional use such as when on vacation (that's what I do). Not sure where you are located, but if your water table is high, you may need to drain in increments.

    Also, if you don't already have one, you will need a good test kit to properly manage your pool. Here is a comparison of the Recommended Test Kits.

    I would also check out these articles to give you more information on recommended pool chemicals and the chlorine/CYA relationship: ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry, Chlorine CYA Chart, and Recommended Pool Chemicals.

    Though not an article, I would familiarize myself with the Pool Calculator as well.

    Finally, a couple of administrative details:
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    Elverson Pa.

    Re: New Member jimmyrn

    Welcome to TFP !!

    You have come to the right place. Bo has given you some very good advice. Any other questions ask away. Lots of other experts here to help you out.
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: New Member jimmyrn

    And purely for our enjoyment <hint! hint!>- we all love looking at pictures of everyone's pool.
    I dunno why, since most of us already have our pools, but we still get goofy enjoyment all the same.
    Maddie :) 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
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    Re: New Member jimmyrn

    Welcome to the forum
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    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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