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    New to TFP method. Water Balancing

    I have a 12, 000 galloon plaster pool with a salt water generator. Any advise on what should be the optimum FC, PH, TA CH, CYA levels. Pool is in direct sunlight for most of the day.
    12,000 Gallon IG Saltwater, Blue Quartz/Glass Bead Plaster, Pentair Quad 80 Cart Filter, A&A Infloor Cleaning System, Pentair IC60 SWG, EASY Touch Control Panel with 4Button Wireless Remote, Pentair Inteliflo VS, Pentair Ultra-Temp 120 Heat Pump, FLOWVIS Check Valve & Flow Meter 2"

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    Re: New to TFP method. Water Balancing

    Hello and welcome to TFP. To answer your question, there are two pages we use on a constant basis:
    Pool School - Recommended Levels
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    To use these properly though, you must have the proper test kit of your own that can be obtained from TFTestkits.net. Every piece of advice you see on TFP threads revolves around the proper test kit. If you don't already have a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006, we hope that you will consider getting one soon. Look around, and if you have any questions let us know. Welcome!
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    Re: New to TFP method. Water Balancing

    Pat has let out the secret, all our information is in Pool School, so all I can say is welcome to TFP!
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    Re: New to TFP method. Water Balancing

    Thanks
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    Re: New to TFP method. Water Balancing

    Hi robdgonz,
    welcome to TFP.

    To add what Pat provided, I would like to introduce you to the ABC's of pool chemistry. Its a quick rundown of what the different water parameters are and how they play together.
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Also a handy little tool we have can tell you how much of something to add to the water in order to reach your recommened level.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html

    enjoy
    Divin Dave,
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