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    New water tests

    Hi, ya'll. You know the trouble we've had getting the pool balanced and the algae. I am not sure we have done anything differently and I still feel like we are using way too much stuff from leslie's but at least we haven't seen any algae in a while. The pool has always been super clear even with the algae issue. Fortuantely, we haven't had any in a while. We even left the pool for five days and it was fine when we came back....phew!

    anyway, here is ours and leslie's pool results
    Leslie's 07/25:
    FAC - 3
    TAC - 3
    Salt - 3500
    CH 220
    CYA 70
    pH 8.0
    Acid - 2
    Phosphates 100

    My results today:
    FC - 3
    No CCs
    Calcium 425
    TA 110
    CYA 65
    and the pH and CL were high.

    Husband wants to add half a bottle of acid to the pool today....We've also been using that phosphate stuff from Leslie's to keep them in check and that stuff is $50 a bottle! Yikes! Is there a cheaper way to do it??? what do you think of the numbers?
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    Re: New water tests

    Ignore pool store testing. Ignore phosphates. In fact just avoid the store. Lower the pH and raise the FC. You are letting the FC level get too low for your CYA level.

    If you think the FC losses are too high, raise the FC level and perform the OCLT to see if anything is lurking in the water.
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    Re: New water tests

    Here is what you are looking for in your pool.
    Pool School - Water Balance for SWGs

    Use Pool School - PoolMath to calculate dosage of Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals to get you there.

    It is important to keep PH between 7.2 and 7.8
    And it is important to keep FC at target level for your CYA, Chlorine CYA Chart
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    Re: New water tests

    We can't seem to get our CYA up there. we are constantly fighting the low chlorine. We had the chlorinator reset. First it's too high, then it's too low....I was excited that the cya was 65! I copied and pasted Again the pool water balance for the husband to read. and the other. He tried to join TFP himself but something happened. I talked about it again today about getting on and reading and I told him again we are spending too much money on chemicals.

    I want to avoid Leslie's but I think the husband needs to go to therapy to break the bond to Leslie's....

    update: we added 20oz of acid and now the pH is perfect...sigh...

    we did the overnight test a while ago and if I remember right, that didn't yield anything. Our water is crystal clear...now, if we could just keep the Mulch outside of the pool....
    Last edited by DMS2014; 07-26-2015 at 05:55 PM. Reason: new info
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    Hayward variable speed pump (new 6/17) /Shark for cleaning
    New - filled 10/18/14 - TFP 100 test kit

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    Re: New water tests

    Ha! Tie him to a floatie!
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