new water analysis


Well-known member
Jun 18, 2012
Pensacola, Florida
Went to the pool store and they did a water analysis for us, free of charge, since we still had some of the chemicals we had purchased from them.

Here is the list:

total Alkalinity: 55
pH: 6.98
CYA: 30
FC: 8.95
TC: 8.95
CH: 25
copper: 0
iron: 0
Salt: 3100

Their prescription: turn off SWG for 72 hours (to avoid damage), add 5 lbs of TA (baking soda), wait 2 hours, add 5 more lbs (total of 10 lbs), add algaecide, then when pool is clear, put 4 lbs of stabilizer in pantyhose, and hang that on ladder

not necessarily thinking this is the best prescription for the green, but not THAT cloudy, brand new please!


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Aug 30, 2010
Dallas, TX
You need to get that pH up first. Just use plain ol' Borax 20 Mule Team.

If you have green, you need to follow the shock process. I do not recommend doing anything with your CYA until you've completed the shock process since it will take less chlorine to complete it with your CYA at 30. PLEASE READ THIS, as shocking your pool is a process, not adding a bag of something from the pool store. pool-school/shocking_your_pool

Bleach (or liquid chlorine) is your algaecide.

Does the pool store know how big your pool is? Just wondering how they knew how much stabilizer and baking soda for you to add.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 10, 2010
SW Louisiana
In general around here we feel algaecide and phosphate removers are a waste of money and (almost?) never needed in a pool