Opening above ground pool

Gardenmom

Active member
Aug 12, 2016
26
Syracuse, NY
We opened our above ground pool yesterday. No chlorine, cloudy water, leaves. We put 7.50 gallons of superchlor to 12,000 gallon pool. Water cloudy today, but blue instead of looking like iced tea. I tested the water today, using both Aquacheck 7 strips and my trusty Taylor K2005C kit with FAS/DPT. Both tests agreed on levels, except the strips aren’t as defined. Results:
FC/TC (Taylor kit only) 37.5 CC. 0 CYA less than 10 CH 100 pH 8 TA 100 on strip, turned yellow on Taylor.
From what I’ve read, when the TA test reads so low, that means the pH is low also. This is not the case, and I stymied. So should I bring the TA up first before adjusting other levels? Thanks!
 

Gardenmom

Active member
Aug 12, 2016
26
Syracuse, NY
Thank you so much! We’ve never had readings like the above, our CYA was always high as we used to use pucks. Now, liquid superchlor. Much easier to maintain levels. We added 2.5 lbs CYA, now we are on the right path. TC still high but coming down. Current readings:
FC 15.5 CC .5 TC 16 pH 7(will adjust) CH 100 TA 130 CYA 55-60
Pool filter running since Sunday. Had heavy rains.
Love my Taylor K2005C and Speed stir!
Again , thanks!
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
May 3, 2014
17,641
Laughlin, NV
First - do not add any chemicals to raise your pH. It is fine were it is and will rise over time with aeration.

Check your kit, I am sure you have the K2006C if you have the FAS-DPD test. Update your signature if true.
 

Gardenmom

Active member
Aug 12, 2016
26
Syracuse, NY
Hi again. Ok, I’ll leave the pH alone. I do have the K2005C, I ordered the FAS- DPD test Kit separately after reading the posts that this is the more accurate test. Thanks for all your help and advice!
 

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