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Thread: Replastered 09/23/2015 with Krystal Krete

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    swimmingfool's Avatar
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    Nokomis, Florida

    Replastered 09/23/2015 with Krystal Krete

    Hi. as the the title says, I recently had my pool re-plastered. I'm very happy with it. I also, replaced all my equipment and added a saltwater generator system. Prior to this I was using liquid chlorine. I haven't added the salt yet, of course, as I'm still in the first 30 day setup time period. I've been following the trouble free pool system for 5yrs now. I'm very comfortable with the tests and my numbers.

    I'm here asking about CSI.

    I'm following the re-plasterer's instructions, and my numbers are right where he wants me to be. My question is, when I follow his numbers my CSI isn't good. What do I need to adjust to get in the safe range?

    My readings: water temp is 84. Pool is in full sun all the time. Well, all the time when the sun is up, lol.

    my actual chl: 3
    ph 7.6
    TA 90
    CH 310
    CYA 40

    Builder's request: chl: 3
    ph 7.4 - 7.6
    TA 80-120
    CH 200-400
    CYA 40

    my CSI is at .13

    am I misunderstanding something?

    any help would be appreciated!!
    thank you all!
    using the BBB with liquid Chlorine 10.5% for 5 yrs.
    inground 28 X 14 ft. 14,700 gallon pool. Masterpool 8 port floor popup system
    Replastered w/Krystal Krete 09/23/2015
    Pentair 100 sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter - 1 hp Super Flo pump - IC20 Saltwater system.
    TF-100 test kit and the Taylor K1000

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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Replastered 09/23/2015 with Krystal Krete

    Actually, your CSI appears to be acceptable. As long as you are between -0.6 and .6 you are doing well. Anything below -0.6 and you damage the plaster, anything over .6 and it leads to scale. The one thing I would recommend though is a bit more bleach. Your FC is at the bare-bones low end for your CYA, and your target is an FC of 5. So I would keep it at 5 in sunny FL until you are able to crank-up the SWG after break-in. Hope that helps.
    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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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Replastered 09/23/2015 with Krystal Krete

    For those of us that don't use CSI as a guide, you are fine, too.

    We suggest that keeping your parameters within the ranges we teach will result with good pool chemistry.

    You have done just that. Everything is just about right where you want it.

    The interesting thing to me is how knowledgeable your builder is. His suggestions fit perfectly within the ranges we teach........I think you got a good one.

    As Texas Splash says, a little more chlorine is not a bad idea.

    How does your water look?
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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