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    Jul 2015
    El Cajon, CA

    Correct actions?

    New to this. Been lurking and studying for some time. Frankly embarrassed that I have owned pools for so long and have known so little. After too many battles with my pool, I am committed to getting this right.

    FC - 1.4
    PH - 7.6
    TA - 140
    CH - 290
    CYA - <30

    After the most recent battle, I dumped most the water last week. The CYA was off the charts and the local pool store is making its profit margins off of CYA reducer chemical (doesn't work) and other potions.

    I have read enough to know the FC is way too low and will get more chlorine in. Poolmath (great webpage) is suggesting 7 lbs 8 oz of stabilizer. Oh, the horror of CYA first too high and now too low. Looks like the ABC's suggest purchasing solid stabilizer or conditioner and putting it into the skimmer? Is this the correct action?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: Correct actions?

    Lots of Cali folks here to give you a better idea on cya levels, but I'd say 40 to 50. Granulated from Walmart is just fine in a knee high in the skimmer. Just don't clog it! Keep your FC MINIMUM in line with the chlorine/cya chart till you get a handle on how much FC you lose daily. Make your target whatever it needs to be to compensate for daily loss. Welcome.
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Correct actions?

    My CYA hovers around 50. When I leave town, I use pucks and it rises a little, but I also use pool water on the lawn to reduce CH buildup, so it lowers then. Call your current level 30 and target 50. If you undershoot, it's easy enough to add more later.
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