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    So Far So Good!

    I'm a week into my new pool and loving it. Thanks to everyone for the great information.

    Ran all my tests for the first time:
    FC: 4.5
    CC: 0
    pH: 7.5
    TA: 90
    CYA: 35
    CH: 125

    I'm using liquid bleach.

    Should I tweak anything or just keep an eye on my pH and FC?

    Thanks again to all.

    Dupes
    10,000 gallon above ground. Somerset, NJ. City water. Hayward SP1580 Power Flo 1 HP pump, De filter. 8.25% bleach. TF100 test kit.

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    Re: So Far So Good!

    Looks good so far! Just don't let the FC drop below 3ppm.
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    Re: So Far So Good!

    Welcome, Dupes! Isn't it fun to do it yourself when you understand it? Your numbers are pretty. I was testing twice a day at first (and sometimes still do) so I got to know what my pool was doing FC/CC and Ph wise depending on usage and weather. Once you get that down, and compensate for expected FC loss, you'll never go below recommended levels. I was erring on the high side with chlorine as it's safe to swim in anything below shock level, but now I just kind of know how to keep it above minimum but not over chlorinate.
    I bet your pool looks as pretty as your numbers do.
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    Re: So Far So Good!

    Looks good. Enjoy the pool!
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    Re: So Far So Good!

    I am testing chlorine and pH twice a day. Just getting the feel. So glad I didn't install that frog thing they tried to sell me.
    10,000 gallon above ground. Somerset, NJ. City water. Hayward SP1580 Power Flo 1 HP pump, De filter. 8.25% bleach. TF100 test kit.

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    Re: So Far So Good!

    Hey Dupes,
    Looks great!

    enjoy
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    Re: So Far So Good!

    I think I'd stop testing and start splashing.
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