Balancing FC and CYA in new Intex pool

cbass16

New member
Jul 13, 2020
3
Stamford, CT
Hi - I’m just getting started. My FC is really high from shocking (was green) and CYA is low. I’m trying to get on the program. Should I wait for the FC to come down and simultaneously boost the CYA with conditioner? Thanks so much!

If it helps, this is a 18’ intex pool.

Thanks so much!
 

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ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
22,044
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Welcome to TFP.

Add stabilizer and raise your pH while the FC is dropping.

Aerating the water is the best way to raise pH.

 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
22,044
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Thanks! The manager at the pool store is telling me I can’t put stabilizer in my intex pool because it will destroy my pump. Is this a valid concern?
No. Stay out of pool stores with idiots like that.
 
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cbass16

New member
Jul 13, 2020
3
Stamford, CT
Your advice has been very helpful! I have everything in a good spot. My question now is how do I calculate how much bleach to add to my pool on a daily basis (or other interval)? Or should I use the daily Chlorine test (yellow drops) to determine my FC and then use the Pool Math App's bleach addition suggestion? The latter feel more reactive and I'd prefer to be proactive. Thanks!