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    Jul 2015
    Cape May Court House, NJ

    Cool I did it! Thanks

    I've been testing daily for just under two weeks, and today I've finally got everything where I want it to be

    I started with this (after filling the pool with well water):
    FC - 6.5
    CC - 0.5
    pH - 8.2
    CH - 25
    TA - 70
    CYA - 0
    CSI - -0.25

    And here are today's numbers:
    FC - 4
    CC - 0
    pH - 7.5
    CH - 225
    TA - 120
    CYA - 30
    CSI - 0.1

    Thanks to everyone who gave me great advice along the way!

    I unloaded the automatic chlorinator yesterday so there is no longer any trichlor pumping into the pool. I'm sure the FC will go down overnight (it dropped from 8 to 4 since yesterday), so I'm ready to start using liquid chlorine on a regular basis as needed. I don't know if the CYA will drift up any more, but I'll keep an eye on it. Would 40 be better than 30? And is 120 too high for TA?
    22K 16'x40' inground fiberglass pool, Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand filter, Hayward dual speed 2 hp Super II Pump, Hayward AquaRite SWG, Raypak 400K btu propane heater, Dolphin Supreme M400 cleaning robot, CoverPool auto cover. Also stand-alone Sundance Hawthorne 430 gallon hot tub.

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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: I did it! Thanks

    Congratulations! Now enjoy!
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: I did it! Thanks

    Pool School Graduate.

    40 CYA would protect the FC from the sun better than 30. If the TA is too high, you'll know it because the pH will climb too high too fast. The good news is that just lowering pH to 7.2 every time it hits 7.8 will drive the TA down over time with no special attention on your part.

    So stop fussing with the chemistry and
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    May 2015
    La Porte, TX

    Re: I did it! Thanks

    Cornelius Monterey Steel/Resin AG 18' round (approx. 7600+gallons) Hayward veri-flo SWG w/sand filter.Testing w/ TK2006 using Speed stir.

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