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    Geting pool ready

    Here are my numbers using the taylor test kit. Just wanted your input on where I am and if I need to add anything.

    thanks

    Water temp is 64

    FC - 3.8
    CC - 0
    PH - 7.8
    TA - 100
    CYA - 90
    CH - 240
    Salt - 3100
    14000 gallon SWG gunite/quartz plaster,450 swimclear cartridge filters, 2hp pump.

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    Re: Geting pool ready

    I would definitely focus on raising the FC right away before algae begins. You're quite low right now. You can crank-up the % of the SWG, increase run time, and/or supplement with some regular bleach just to get it kick-started. A CYA of 80 has a target FC of 6. Since you're at a CYA of 90, I would suspect you need to keep your FC at about 7-8 on a daily basis. Never let it drop below 5.

    Keep an eye of your pH as it's right at the top of your range (7.6-7.8). A pinch of acid should do the trick.

    Your CH should be 350-450. Staying low too long could cause problems with the plaster. If your water is typically hard, frequent replenishment should increase that fairly quickly. If you have soft water, then you may want to raise the CH to 350. Calcium hardness can be raised with calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate. They are available in some areas as Peladow, Dowflake, Tetra Flake, or Tetra 94, often sold as a deicer by hardware stores, and some big box stores, in colder climates. Pool stores will carry either calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate under a variety of names, including Hardness Plus, Balance Pak 300, Calcium Hardness Increaser, etc. Calcium products should be spread across the surface of the deep end of the pool.
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    Re: Geting pool ready

    FC - 3.8
    CC - 0
    PH - 7.8
    TA - 100
    CYA - 90
    CH - 240
    Salt - 3100
    I assume your water is crystal clear....correct?
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    Re: Geting pool ready

    That is correct. Looks really good. Especially with the sun hitting it. Ready to get in it!!!!
    14000 gallon SWG gunite/quartz plaster,450 swimclear cartridge filters, 2hp pump.

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    Re: Geting pool ready

    With clear water and those good numbers, you are in nice shape. There are a couple of tweaks you might make but I think I would leave it alone for a week and then post test results again........let's see if the numbers stay stable
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