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Thread: Can we finally swim??

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    Sep 2014

    Can we finally swim??

    Hi, I posted here over a month ago about my swampy pool. After a lot of hard work and patience, the water is finally clear. Testing using the Taylor kit today revealed the following:
    FC: 3
    CC: 0
    TA: 75
    pH: 7.6

    My CYA level from testing a couple of days ago was around 45. I plugged in these results into pool math and added 28 oz more baking soda, 16 oz bleach (8% Clorox), and 4.5 oz dry acid to get things at target. Do I need to test again this evening? Was hoping to finally use the pool today.

    Above-ground pool, 15'x26'
    Hayward DE Filter

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Can we finally swim??

    If :
    • You can see the bottom
    • pH is between 7.2>7.8
    • FC is adequate for your CYA level
    • The water is warm enough to withstand it

    You can go swimming.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    DFW, TX

    Re: Can we finally swim??

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Can we finally swim??

    Pooldv nailed it!
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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