Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    NSB, FL
    Posts
    24

    first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new here and this is my 2nd post since posting in the introductions. I did my first full test with the kit and here are my results:

    FC - 5.8
    CC - 0
    pH - 7.6
    TA - 90
    CYA - over 100 (in the 130 range according to HACH 7 strips)
    hardness - 260

    It looks like things are in spec except for CYA which I'm not going to drain to lower at this time. I'm going to stop using trichlor and go to liquid to not raise CYA more.

    Any advice at this time?

    Thanks.
    15000 gallon in-ground concrete pool, plaster finish. 1hp Sta-Rite P6RA6E-205L pump, Sta-Rite 2 cartridge filter, Rheem electric heat pump, no spa or water features.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    Posts
    193

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    I'd give the dilution trick a try to narrow down the CYA level. Equal parts tap water and pool water, then double the test result. It's tough to know what FC levels to run w/o knowing the CYA.

    When we took ownership of our current pool it had a CYA of 80 and it's been slowly dropping with every over done backwash.
    John - 16,000 gallon | in ground | pebble | Triton II sand filter | TF100 | speedstir | Hayward Phoenix 2x

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry

    Donldson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    2,634

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    A belated welcome to TFP!

    Follow Cinic's advice to get a better grasp on your CYA level, you need that to know your FC level. Knowing that your CYA is over 100 I do know that your FC is much too low. If Your CYA really is 130 then you will need to keep your FC above 10 at all times so you will want to target around 16 or so. At that FC level your pH readings will be slightly skewed so it will be difficult to get an accurate reading.

    Given all that may I ask why you are not going to lower your CYA levels to a more manageable level?
    JD - 28' Round Above Ground Pool, 17,000 Gallons. Dual speed Jacuzzi pump with cartridge filter. Dual speed 1 HP pump, Hayward S210T sand filter
    Pool School - PoolMath - HIGHLY Recommended Test Kits

  4. Back To Top    #4
    JoyfulNoise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    11,582

    first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    +1 to all the advice so far.

    Once you get a better handle on your CYA, you can formulate a strategy to deal with it. One can certainly chlorinate a swimming pool with high CYA but it usually requires a lot of liquid chlorine use. If you have a cheap source of liquid chlorine or if you can get it in bulk, refillable containers, then it may not break the bank.

    Where are you exactly in FL? If you get higher annual rainfall then you can let rainwater dilution bring your CYA down.


    Matt
    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

  5. Back To Top    #5

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,077

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    I would not try to manage a pool with CYA over 100. It presents too many issues an d it is so easy (and seldom expensive) to get it down to a good level.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    NSB, FL
    Posts
    24

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    Thanks everybody for the good advice. I'm in central FL near the atlantic side. I will re-do CYA test per your suggestion and see what it says. As for lowering the CYA, I guess the reason I felt I'd not address it is with rain and adding water for evaporation I'd eventually get it lower. But I guess that may take a while.

    I'm honestly a bit nervous and intimidated about draining half the pool (or more) as I imagine I'll have to do a lot of work to get all the other numbers in line afterward. But then again, it would be a good opportunity to learn now. I have all the chemicals. Especially since we are not swimming in it for the winter.

    I'm sure it is on the forum, but where can I go to learn the steps for getting the pool right after a drain and fill?

    Thanks!
    15000 gallon in-ground concrete pool, plaster finish. 1hp Sta-Rite P6RA6E-205L pump, Sta-Rite 2 cartridge filter, Rheem electric heat pump, no spa or water features.

  7. Back To Top    #7
    JoyfulNoise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    11,582

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    Well, you mentioned a 75% drain. Considering where you live, you need to make sure the water table in your area is low enough so that you don't float pool out of the ground by draining it too much. It uses more water to do it this way, but you could always do three 25% drain and refills and see where that gets you. You just need to let the freshly added water mix for a day or so between drains.

    As for chemical balance, it's really not that hard. Your big three concerns up front are - CYA, FC and pH. If it were a totally fresh fill (which it is not), then you would first get enough CYA in a sock to get your water to your minimum CYA recommended level. Then, while that is still dissolving, you'd add enough bleach to get your water up to the top of the recommended range. Finally you'd adjust your pH. Once your pool water is holding FC, then you can check TA and CH to see where you are at with those.

    For you, since you're doing drains and refills, just do the drains in stages and remeasure your CYA each time to see where you are. Add bleach as needed to keep the FC up during the process and then, once CYA and FC are correct, you can fix the pH. If the pH is a little high (above 7.8), you can correct it up front with some muriatic acid. If the pH is anywhere between 7.2 and 7.8, you can just focus on FC/CYA and deal with the pH at the end.

    Just remember that, if your FC goes above 10ppm, your pH test will not be accurate.
    Matt
    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    NSB, FL
    Posts
    24

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    Awesome. Thanks Matt. REAL good to know about water table. I think the table is not very low so that could have been possible. I'll do it in stages as you mentioned.
    15000 gallon in-ground concrete pool, plaster finish. 1hp Sta-Rite P6RA6E-205L pump, Sta-Rite 2 cartridge filter, Rheem electric heat pump, no spa or water features.

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    NSB, FL
    Posts
    24

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    I just went out and re-did CYA and I was off. It is at 180. FC is 6.
    15000 gallon in-ground concrete pool, plaster finish. 1hp Sta-Rite P6RA6E-205L pump, Sta-Rite 2 cartridge filter, Rheem electric heat pump, no spa or water features.

  10. Back To Top    #10
    JoyfulNoise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    11,582

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    Oh yeah, you need to drain that puppy. No way you can manage a pool at 180ppm CYA and still have money left to eat with....


    Matt
    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    NSB, FL
    Posts
    24

    Re: first test with my Taylor K2006 and results

    Thanks. Draining has started. Given the fact it is so high, I'm really surprised the water looks so fantastic. I'm glad of that.
    15000 gallon in-ground concrete pool, plaster finish. 1hp Sta-Rite P6RA6E-205L pump, Sta-Rite 2 cartridge filter, Rheem electric heat pump, no spa or water features.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •