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    New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    My pool is still sparkling thanks to TFP, but I don't want to cause a problem so here goes:

    Normally test and add chlorine in the evenings (after the sun stops shining on the pool)

    I keep my CYA a bit on the high side (between 50-60...closer to 60), so I'm not comfy if FC dips below 5ppm. Well last night it was right at 5 so we treated, but then unexpected guests came and we swam for a couple hours after. Only 3 of us swam, but we were in there a long time!

    Should I test earlier than normal today since I didn't give my chlorine enough alone time in the dark with the pump? (we still ran pump 6 hrs) Or am I just being crazy pedantic?

    I freak when I see a trace of CC so don't want that!
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    i always try to test asap the morning after having guests. why wait? of course, im not religious about my testing time (usually try after sunset) but it freaks me out to wonder if i dipped under the minimum with a big swimmer load. one party i jacked up the pool to 7 and had kids swim all day (and night). next morning i had 1...so im glad i tested earlier.
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    Quote Originally Posted by umpalumpajay View Post
    i always try to test asap the morning after having guests. why wait? of course, im not religious about my testing time (usually try after sunset) but it freaks me out to wonder if i dipped under the minimum with a big swimmer load. one party i jacked up the pool to 7 and had kids swim all day (and night). next morning i had 1...so im glad i tested earlier.
    It really wasn't a big swimmer load, but you make a good point "why wait?" I just remembered my new 0871 reagent refill arrived.
    Glad I turned the pump on before I asked. Time to test.
    Thanks for the input.
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    I usually test shortly after people get out - FC loss can be pretty high, depending on various factors. Then I raise chlorine levels right away with bleach, as needed. Sometimes I have to add three or four times the normal daily dose.

    I was going to say, if your pool is a lot bigger, the impact of swimmer behavior would be less... But your pool is not larger, as I see from your signature.
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    Same here. I would either test as soon as I could or the next morning. If I had the chance after the guests left, and I was too tired/lazy to actually break-out the test kit, I might just throw a couple cups of bleach in the water when I knew everyone was done for a little insurance.
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    Quote Originally Posted by singingpond View Post
    I usually test shortly after people get out - FC loss can be pretty high, depending on various factors. Then I raise chlorine levels right away with bleach, as needed. Sometimes I have to add three or four times the normal daily dose.

    I was going to say, if your pool is a lot bigger, the impact of swimmer behavior would be less... But your pool is not larger, as I see from your signature.
    Right..there's not much margin for error in a small pool. Testing in 5 4 3 2 1 GO! Thanks
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    As we have discussed in many posts, adding 2-4 ppm FC BEFORE a big load is a good idea. Adding it after is almost as good....but your head usually hurts more.
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    As we have discussed in many posts, adding 2-4 ppm FC BEFORE a big load is a good idea. Adding it after is almost as good....but your head usually hurts more.
    Something about an ounce of prevention (or 64 in my case)... a case of beer sounds good...
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    Re: New circumstance, new question. Opinion please?

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    Something about an ounce of prevention (or 64 in my case)... a case of beer sounds good...
    Don't know when I'll learn to trust my judgement, to be honest, I thought it was earlier in the day than it is (had something to do with beer, I think) woke up way later than normal. Anyhoo, my FC was 6 and thankfully no CC, Ph 7.6. Treated it right away, and shot for my normal 12ppm that I start with at night, but with the sun still out, I'll retest after sunset and adjust accordingly to get back on track. Sorry to be such a dullard today, but I've had a busy, crazy week. Thanks for all you do!

    Will try adding extra 2-4ppm before next big swim which will be tomorrow night.

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