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    Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    Purchased the home in Jan of this year. Read a lot on here before becoming a member. So far it's head scratching because just when I think I have the Chlorine, PH on check there is other things. Right now it looks like my CYA is in the 100's so I'm loosing FC so I have to add Chlorine every 2-3 days. Also my SWG was saying low salt so I added salt and now I'm high on salt about 6000ppm. So I shut down the SWG and just been adding liquid chlorine since we are in a drought here in Southern California (Baldwin Park area) and don't want to finned for draining to much and refill.

    Any advice on what I can do? I've drained about 1-2 feet of water and refilled last night but have not tested the water as of yet.

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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    How long are you running your pump each day and what is your SWG output set at before the high salt issue?

    What test kit are you using?

    Any issues with water clarity?

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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    Running my pump 8 hrs a day from 9 a.m - 5 p.m

    SWG out put was set at 80%

    Just received my kit K-2006C but need to get familiar on how to use it.

    Water is clear

    I will test it tonight and post results of test.

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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    FC 5.6
    CC 1.6
    PH 7.8
    TA 260
    CH 460
    CYA UN sure can't even get to the 100

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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    Do you mean when you perform the CYA test the dot disappears with very little sample water added to the tube?

    If yes, you can do a diluted test by using half pool water mixed with half tap water (since tap water is CYA free) then perform the test and double the result.
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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Do you mean when you perform the CYA test the dot disappears with very little sample water added to the tube?

    If yes, you can do a diluted test by using half pool water mixed with half tap water (since tap water is CYA free) then perform the test and double the result.
    So if understood correctly cya was 80x2 my salt is also high 6000ppm so I have to drain and refill but how much? Thanks
    CYA 160?

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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Drain about half. That will get CYA to 80 and salt to 3000 ppm which are both OK.

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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Drain about half. That will get CYA to 80 and salt to 3000 ppm which are both OK.

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    OK so I guess the good thing my back yard leads to a park that closes at around 9 p.m. so half drain my pool is about 18k gal gal. Thanks

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    Re: Hello All. New home owner with a pool.

    Another question. Is there any other way to go about it? So I don't drain to much water? Don't want to get a fine since we are in a drought. Thanks

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