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    Got the test kit!

    It's like Xmas morning!!!!


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    Re: Got the test kit!

    Congrats to you, and Merry Christmas!
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    Re: Got the test kit!

    Results as follows.
    Salt- 3400
    CH- 525
    CYA- 70
    ALK- 150
    Chlorine- 2
    CC- 0
    TC- 2
    PH- 7.8-8 hard to tell

    I knew my chlorine would be low, I haven't added in 2 weeks since I found this sight. I am going to use bleach, store brand, the question is what's the dosage and how should I broadcast.

    Any other things I should add based on test results?


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    Re: Got the test kit!

    Congrats on the new Light Saber. Now you need to read up on Pool School and use our Pool math app (top of page) for it's operating instructions! It'll tell you how much to add for your gallons size to achieve what result you are looking for. Pour bleach slowly in front of a return with the pump running.
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    According to poolmath 1 gallon and one cup of 8.25% will take you to your target, which is 8 for your CYA. I would just add a gallon and a half (or so) and test it again in a couple of days. Shoot for 8 ppm, don't want to go lower than 5. HTH. Oh, and Merry Christmas to you!
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    Enjoy the kit! Merry Christmas!
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    Re: Got the test kit!

    Is your water clear? Any signs of algae?

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    Re: Got the test kit!

    How exciting!



    Fix the pH first because your CH is heading high and the high TA will tend to drive pH up fairly quickly and that's a recipe for scaling. Then raise FC up to the right level for your CYA.

    You don't need to broadcast liquid acid or liquid bleach, just dribble it into the pool in front of a return jet while the pump is on and it will spread out and dilute. A few sweeps with the brush will speed it along. Give yourself half an hour between chemical additions.

    Have you read Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals ? That tells you what chemical does what and how to add it.
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    Re: Got the test kit!

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Is your water clear? Any signs of algae?
    Crystal Clear... No signs at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlindelldc View Post
    According to poolmath 1 gallon and one cup of 8.25% will take you to your target, which is 8 for your CYA. I would just add a gallon and a half (or so) and test it again in a couple of days. Shoot for 8 ppm, don't want to go lower than 5. HTH. Oh, and Merry Christmas to you!
    I was thinking I read 4 as a target.... Glad you told me that, I will dose today accordingly. Thanks to all. Merry Christmas!
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    See my signature for the Chlorine/CYA chart.
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    Re: Got the test kit!

    cclay you might want to add the info on your SWCG to your signature. I'm not sure if the recommendations you're getting are with the knowledge you have the Polaris autoclear ??

    With a SWCG and your CYA at 70 you should never drop below 3 and have a target of 5 ppm FC.

    Have you done anything to bring the pH down yet ??
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