Where do I Start?

CrystalSun

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Jul 12, 2017
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Hi all!

Thank you so much for everyone contributing to this great forum.

My test results are below. What do I correct first? I think CYA. What do the experts say?

FC 7
CC 0
PH 7.5
TA 45
CH 50
CYA: Less than 20
 

kellyfair

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Hi, Crystal! Is your water clear?

If so, yes, bump that CYA via the sock method. You could go to 30 or even 40, targeting 6 or 7 FC.

If not clear, bump to 30, but then you need to SLAM.
 

kellyfair

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Nope. Next step is to dive in and enjoy!

Low CH doesn’t matter in a vinyl pool, unless you have a heater or some other gadget that requires a certain level of CH.
 

duraleigh

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Re-check your TA test. It should not yield a result of 45.....40 perhaps or 50, 60 etc. but not 45.

Is your pool tiled or does it have a vinyl liner?
 

duraleigh

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The drops based tests are ended when the last drop you add results in NO further color change......then you subtract that last drop from your test.

It's not an emergency by any stretch but I would calculate enough baking soda to take TA to 60.

Then, I would calculate and add enough Calcium to get to around 200-250.