Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: It's been a while....and we need guidance!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Question It's been a while....and we need guidance!

    Hi there! It's been a while since i've been on this forum. (True confessions: we cheated and started using a pool guy.) But we realized that he wasn't doing any better job than what we were able to do on our own. So we're taking it back over. We've had a lot of rain recently. So I have 2 questions:
    1- My TFP Pool testing kit is a couple of years old now...how long are the testing chemicals good for? Should i just get a whole new test kit?
    2- Here are my numbers....where do i start?????
    CL is less than .5 (obviously fix this first!!)
    pH is 7,8
    CC's is 0
    TA is 90
    CH is 210
    my CYA test is empty, but i've had trouble in the past keeping that up, so I feel confident in saying it's very low.

    My signature line shows that we have a salt water generator, but we have had many issues with that in the past year, so we are treating it with chlorine tabs.

    Thanks in advance for getting us back on track. I forgot how much I love this site!!!!!!!
    Sunny SW Florida! Uncaged Free-form IG pool, Pebble-tec finish, 20,000 gallons?? (Beach entry/tanning ledge is 9' x 9'; it's free form 37' x 19'. Depth 3 feet to max 5.5 feet. There's also an attached spa with spillover: 6 foot radius. Anything else?)
    Prologic computerized thingie with SWG; 1.5 hp Hayward II Super pump, cartridge (i think) filter. (Hubby contracted the whole thing...so I don't have a detailed list on what we've got!)

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: It's been a while....and we need guidance!

    Welcome!

    I, of course, have self-interest but since you need the CYA reagent anyway, I would get a complete refill set and start fresh. 18 months from purchase is the expiration date on the old and it's probably not worth trying to limp along.

    Tonight, put a full jug of Clorox in your pool. Do that each night until your CYA reagent gets in and then report that test. We'll go from there.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: It's been a while....and we need guidance!

    Thanks Duraleigh!! Test Kit refill is on order as we speak. We'll head up and get the clorox now. How big of a jug am i putting in?
    Sunny SW Florida! Uncaged Free-form IG pool, Pebble-tec finish, 20,000 gallons?? (Beach entry/tanning ledge is 9' x 9'; it's free form 37' x 19'. Depth 3 feet to max 5.5 feet. There's also an attached spa with spillover: 6 foot radius. Anything else?)
    Prologic computerized thingie with SWG; 1.5 hp Hayward II Super pump, cartridge (i think) filter. (Hubby contracted the whole thing...so I don't have a detailed list on what we've got!)

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,999

    Re: It's been a while....and we need guidance!

    Welcome back!

    Use Pool School - PoolMath to determine the dose of bleach. Raise and keep your FC to 3-4ppm for now. Ultimately, the chlorine level is determined by the CYA level and the Chlorine CYA Chart.

    Maybe re-read the Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

  5. Back To Top    #5

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: It's been a while....and we need guidance!

    Since we still have to guess a little on your CYA, a small (96 oz) jug of Clorox will work. That'll be safe and you may very well see some improvement until your refills get in. (Thank you for the business)
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Quinlan, tx
    Posts
    811

    Re: It's been a while....and we need guidance!

    Confessions on TFP! Welcome back!


    Lisa P.
    26,000 IG, pebble tec, flagstone, pentair Triton II TR100 sand filter & VS+SVRS 3hp multi-speed pump, Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, Pentair Booster Cleaner, spillover spa, waterfall, Taylor K-2006 testkit
    [It is better to know how to learn, than to know. - Dr. Seuss[/I]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •