Opening pool - make sure I am doing this right.

Corrik

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May 23, 2016
54
Pittsburgh/PA
#1
Person I bought house off of had a crappy pool cover that ripped and eventually fell in. So my pool is yeah green.

Pump set up. Running.

Cya 20
PH 8.6
TA 65
FC 0

Now I assume step one is to fix the PH and the cya to 30.

Then begin to slam? TA is fine right?
 
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Corrik

Well-known member
May 23, 2016
54
Pittsburgh/PA
#2
Gonna add 24 oz of muriatic acid and a small amount of stabilizer. Then retest tomorrow. Need to double check if that is too much acid for all at once first from the resources.
 

Donldson

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Jun 12, 2009
3,300
NW Ohio
#3
If you are getting a CYA reading of 20 I wouldn't worry about a 10 ppm increase, just adjust your pH and get some chlorine in there. The sooner you start SLAMing the sooner you will be finished. Then you can work on fine tuning your CYA level.
 
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Corrik

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May 23, 2016
54
Pittsburgh/PA
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My pool went from dark green to cloudy blue in just one night.

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Put 3 and a half jugs of bleach last night at sundown to make the FC 14 at a 20 cya. Was 4.5 FC just now. Added 2 more jugs to get back up to FC 12.
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
20,328
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
#10
My pool went from dark green to cloudy blue in just one night.

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Put 3 and a half jugs of bleach last night at sundown to make the FC 14 at a 20 cya. Was 4.5 FC just now. Added 2 more jugs to get back up to FC 12.
Outstanding! Remember it's not enough to just keep up the FC levels. You need to brush until your arms can't take any more (or lower back, whichever comes first) to separate the slimy protective biofilm from the algae so it will die and vacuum/scoop as much organic debris out as possible, even if it means working blind.
 
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Corrik

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May 23, 2016
54
Pittsburgh/PA
#11
I am scared to brush right now because my 2 year old threw a toy car into the pool yesterday and I am afraid since I can't see it that I might scrape and rip the liner.