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    Hello from Houston!

    Hi,

    I'm new to TFPC, but it looks like there's a lot of great information on here and I've already learned a ton!

    I look forward to sharing and learning more.

    -Kevin


























    My Pool: 18,000 gal * IG * Freeform Gunite * Pebblesheen * 50ft2 Spa * 520 ft2 Pentair cartridge filter * Pentair Easy-Touch Wireless System
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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Time for your first advice....

    You probably will not want to use the in line chlorinator as your primary source of chlorine for the pool. They lead to unmanageable levels of stabilizer in the water fairly quickly.

    Second, You will want to order a FAS-DPD Test which will convert that K-2005 kit to the K-2006 which we recommend. I also have and recommend the SpeedStir and Sample Sizer. They speed testing and accuracy.
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    Re: Hello from Houston!

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    My Pool: 18,000 gal * IG * Freeform Gunite * Pebblesheen * 50ft2 Spa * 520 ft2 Pentair cartridge filter * Pentair Easy-Touch Wireless System
    Filter Pump: 1.25-HP Pentair programmable V-Speed Intelli-flo * Fountain Pump: 1-HP Pentair Whisper-flo * Booster Pump: .75-HP Centurion * Cleaner: Pentair Racer
    Heater: 400,000 BTU Nat-Gas * Inline Chlorinator * Test Kit: Taylor K-2005

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    Re: Hello from Houston!

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    My Pool: 18,000 gal * IG * Freeform Gunite * Pebblesheen * 50ft2 Spa * 520 ft2 Pentair cartridge filter * Pentair Easy-Touch Wireless System
    Filter Pump: 1.25-HP Pentair programmable V-Speed Intelli-flo * Fountain Pump: 1-HP Pentair Whisper-flo * Booster Pump: .75-HP Centurion * Cleaner: Pentair Racer
    Heater: 400,000 BTU Nat-Gas * Inline Chlorinator * Test Kit: Taylor K-2005

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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    Welcome to TFP Kevin. Thanks for the pics. Look around the site and ask all the questions you need to.
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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!

    Time for your first advice....

    You probably will not want to use the in line chlorinator as your primary source of chlorine for the pool. They lead to unmanageable levels of stabilizer in the water fairly quickly.
    So i'm learning.

    Lately, I've been trying to increase my chlorine levels by cranking up my chlorinator and adding a bunch of shock (dichloro), but this has caused my CYA levels to jump up to 80-90. I'm hoping that if I switch to liquid chlorine, I'll slowly see a reverse without having to do a partial drain.

    Second, You will want to order a FAS-DPD Test which will convert that K-2005 kit to the K-2006 which we recommend. I also have and recommend the SpeedStir and Sample Sizer. They speed testing and accuracy.
    I'll do that. Will that just increase the accuracy of the tests?
    My Pool: 18,000 gal * IG * Freeform Gunite * Pebblesheen * 50ft2 Spa * 520 ft2 Pentair cartridge filter * Pentair Easy-Touch Wireless System
    Filter Pump: 1.25-HP Pentair programmable V-Speed Intelli-flo * Fountain Pump: 1-HP Pentair Whisper-flo * Booster Pump: .75-HP Centurion * Cleaner: Pentair Racer
    Heater: 400,000 BTU Nat-Gas * Inline Chlorinator * Test Kit: Taylor K-2005

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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    I have a special set of skills.... I will find you... and I will swim in that pool.
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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    Quote Originally Posted by Austintatious View Post
    I have a special set of skills.... I will find you... and I will swim in that pool.
    As long as that special set of skills includes bringing a 12 pack...
    My Pool: 18,000 gal * IG * Freeform Gunite * Pebblesheen * 50ft2 Spa * 520 ft2 Pentair cartridge filter * Pentair Easy-Touch Wireless System
    Filter Pump: 1.25-HP Pentair programmable V-Speed Intelli-flo * Fountain Pump: 1-HP Pentair Whisper-flo * Booster Pump: .75-HP Centurion * Cleaner: Pentair Racer
    Heater: 400,000 BTU Nat-Gas * Inline Chlorinator * Test Kit: Taylor K-2005

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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    Welcome to TFP! What a first post! We love one day pool builds! And what a sweet pool!
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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kvoisier
    Lately, I've been trying to increase my chlorine levels by cranking up my chlorinator and adding a bunch of shock (dichloro), but this has caused my CYA levels to jump up to 80-90. I'm hoping that if I switch to liquid chlorine, I'll slowly see a reverse without having to do a partial drain.
    You will see a reduction in CYA, but the emphasis will be on slowly as much of this will happen due to splash-out, water top-offs, and backwashes. Although a CYA of 80-90 is high, we've seen far higher. You'll be fine as long as you keep on top of your FC levels using liquid bleach.
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    Re: Hello from Houston!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kvoisier View Post
    So i'm learning.

    Lately, I've been trying to increase my chlorine levels by cranking up my chlorinator and adding a bunch of shock (dichloro), but this has caused my CYA levels to jump up to 80-90. I'm hoping that if I switch to liquid chlorine, I'll slowly see a reverse without having to do a partial drain.



    I'll do that. Will that just increase the accuracy of the tests?
    The FAS/DPD will allow you to test levels of chlorine higher than 5ppm, which you will need with a CYA of 80-90. If we split the difference and say your target FC level is 7-12ppm with a CYA of 85, that means you never want to let the FC drop below 7ppm. You will need the FAS/DPD test to tell you if you have hit 12ppm or not. Whenever you add chlorine you want to shoot for the high end of the range and test it daily until you have a feel for how your pool consumes chlorine.
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