yeah last year was a debacle and I was clueless just dumping chemicals ppl suggested at leslies pool store. I made no headway because I got the pool clear but every time I got the water tested ot had no FC CC or CYA despite bags and bags of Leslies super shock in a 6K gallon pool.What does the water look like? Did you have CYA in the water last year? Is this a new fill?
You need to lower the pH, that is for sure.
And get some FC in the water
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Looked at your other thread about your pool.
Lower the pH to the lower 7s, then
Before adding any CYA, I recommend you add 10ppm of FC with bleach and then test the FC and CC after 10 minutes and report back.
Thanks... is it labled CYA in case when I get there and ask for it and the guy/gal says... "well... I thiiiiink"You don't need baking soda. Your TA is fine. You'll just end up on the merry-go-round of adding acid to lower pH, then baking soda to raise pH, which will drive pH up over the next week or so and repeat.
If you are at Lowe's, take a gander at the pool chlorine. This time of year there should be some fresh pallets of the stuff.
Lowes sells CYA, too.
Thanks for the reply... So no liquid Muriatic Acid?? And, do I start the SLAM (Shock) now or wait until the CYA and pH comes down?? I have like 10 gallons of 10% ready to go ...Get your ph down using muriatic acid like mcnaus suggested.
Add enough CYA in a sock by your return to get your level up to 30... It can take up to a week to fully dissolve in the water even when it's gone from the sock so it won't show on your test right away.
Start the SLAM process. Add chlorine to get up to 12 and maintain until you pass the OCLT. The reason I suggest the lower CYA to start is that it allows you a lower FC level (less chlorine=less cost). After you pass the OCLT you can adjust the CYA level to whatever you choose after reading pool school.
It sounds complicated but just take one step at a time and it's really not. Once you start to get a handle on it, it will all come together for you.
SLAM Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain
OCLT Pool School - Perform the Overnight FC Loss Test (OCLT)
It may be called stabilizer. Read the ingredients. It'll say cyanuric acid or isocyanuric acid.Thanks... is it labled CYA in case when I get there and ask for it and the guy/gal says... "well... I thiiiiink"
Thanks ... Okay again sorry Im not at home so how do I get 10ppm ... is that on the pool school calculator pageRead my replies before you add any cya. If you are home right now and don't have an ability to lower the ph and then I would do the FC and CC test like I suggested. If you are out and buying acid then when you go home lower the ph first and then do that test.
okay cool!! thanks...It may be called stabilizer. Read the ingredients. It'll say cyanuric acid or isocyanuric acid.
And Muriatic Acid comes as a liquid. Check the strengths. If the stuff by the pool supplies isn;t 31%, go look in the paint department ear all the solvents and check the strengths there. The low-odor or green stuff is diluted, yet full price.
Youre awesome thx!!Yes, muriatic acid to bring down you ph a bit. You can plug your pool info into the pool calculator and determine how much can you need for your pool. You can change the % top so you can use whatever % that you find.
So ph first, then CYA. Sometimes it's labeled stabilizer.
Then start adding chlorine. The pool calculator will tell you the recommended shock level at the bottom of the page. Maintain that level by frequently adding chlorine. Chlorine comes in different percentages as well and the calculator lets you change that % so you know how much to add.
I've added a couple more links to get you where you need to go.
Pool School - Recommended Levels
Tomorrow I will do the 10 min test...No cya yet!