New Pool Need Guidance with chemicals

mknauss

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Regardless, raise your FC to 6 ppm with liquid chlorine now.
 

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How much FC are you generating each day? To get that, you need how long it is generating each day, %generation setting, then input that into Poolmath.
let me see if i can figure this out.
 

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Regardless, raise your FC to 6 ppm with liquid chlorine now.
so i just went to local ace to get LC they don't have just household clorox . i live in area where people are just starting to open pools it has been in the 60's. i probably wont be using the pool for atleast another month or so. also i was able to figure out the swcg on pool math. its telling me to rin for 5 hrs with swg at 50% which i am doing anyway . I know when adding stabalizer you have to let pump run for atleast 24hrs , i can set a time and turn swcg off in about 5 hrs but let the pump run till tomorrow is that fine? i can re test in the morning and probably pick up LC form walmart or HD.
 

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This is the OTO chlorine test. On the yellow side left number is meant for chlorine, right number is meant for bromine. Since you don’t have bromine in the water, you can ignore the right number ( 6 in this case).
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so i just went to local ace to get LC they don't have just household clorox . i live in area where people are just starting to open pools it has been in the 60's. i probably wont be using the pool for atleast another month or so. also i was able to figure out the swcg on pool math. its telling me to rin for 5 hrs with swg at 50% which i am doing anyway . I know when adding stabalizer you have to let pump run for atleast 24hrs , i can set a time and turn swcg off in about 5 hrs but let the pump run till tomorrow is that fine? i can re test in the morning and probably pick up LC form walmart or HD.
ok nevermind just double checked pool math and i have to run SWCG run for 18hr at 50% . sorry i usually not this clueless.
 

mknauss

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its telling me to rin for 5 hrs with swg at 50% which i am doing anyway .
How much FC is that per day?

You will be OK until tomorrow as your water is cold. But get your FC up to 5 ppm at least soon.
 

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How much FC is that per day?

You will be OK until tomorrow as your water is cold. But get your FC up to 5 ppm at least soon.
ok great i will pick up some LC ASAP.
 

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ok great i will pick up some LC ASAP.
Once you get your FC to 5 ppm or above, have your SWCG generate 2 ppm FC per day. That should be good for this month and then it will be time to raise the CYA to 70 and re-balance the chlorine generation.
 

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Once you get your FC to 5 ppm or above, have your SWCG generate 2 ppm FC per day. That should be good for this month and then it will be time to raise the CYA to 70 and re-balance the chlorine generation.
THANK YOU you are the best :) i am heading to HD now to pick up LC.
 

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SunnyP2000

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Once you get your FC to 5 ppm or above, have your SWCG generate 2 ppm FC per day. That should be good for this month and then it will be time to raise the CYA to 70 and re-balance the chlorine generation.
ok just added the recommended LC (10%) to reach FC OF 6PPM but the LC i got from HD is old and been sitting in shade outside. date says june 12th 2020. i am sure the strength is lot less by now. i will test again in morning. i have pump running at 85% with swcg at 50% probably let it run all night. do you think i should shut off the swcg for now? btw per pool math my swcg generates 1.47lbs / day. how do i figure out generating hrs to reach 2 ppm ?
 
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SunnyP2000

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Use Poolmath. Effects of Adding Chemicals.
ok did another test here are the results.
water temp 60
FC =6.5
CC = .5
PH = 7.5
I will turn off my SWCG and just let the pump run so all the stabilizer can dissolve, just little left in both socks. what you think?
 

mknauss

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Your FC is not high so I would leave the SWCG on. Up to you.

Otherwise looks good.
 

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Your FC is not high so I would leave the SWCG on. Up to you.

Otherwise looks good.
How high I should go? I though I needed to get to 6 ? I can always add more LC I have 2 gallons.
 

mknauss

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Chemistry parameters are ranges. Not absolutes. So do not overreact to small variances, as long as your FC is above minimum.
 

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Yes, you need to get to 6ppm, but there is a big BUT here.... The pool will lose 2-3 ppm of chlorine per day so you still need to run the SWG enough to make up for that loss each day and still be above the minimum at all times.
That make sense thank you.
 

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