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    New Pool First Numbers...

    Ok, so I am just starting with our new pool tonight. Here are my initial test numbers:
    FC 0
    pH 7.3-7.4 (somewhere between the colors)
    TA 120
    CH 120
    CYA 0

    Tonight per the Pool Calculator, I added 4 c bleach and put 3 cups CYA in a sock by my skimmer. Will post the results tomorrow. Should I be worried about my pH? Also, it looks like I need to add some borax to adjust the TA?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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    Re: New Pool First Numbers...

    No need to do anything but keep the chlorine up. pH is perfect. TA is a little high, but very livable. Borax raises pH, not TA, but you don't need to raise either.
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    Re: New Pool First Numbers...

    Thanks John!

    I guess I need to go back to Pool School for a little while and review!
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    This morning

    I checked the C levels early this morning:

    FC 2ppm
    CC 0ppm
    TC 2ppm

    Since my CYA is still 0 and it is supposed to be a HOT day today, I added 2c 6% chlorox per the pool calculator to bring the FC up to 4. I just don't want it all to burn off today in the heat / sun... Would it be wise to check my pool again at lunch time? I am going to do a full test tonight again.
    15 X 30 oval AG ~ 12,000 gallons. (completed June 23, 2012)
    1 HP Cooper Ranger Sand Filter
    BBB Method / TF100 Test Kit

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