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    Pool opening readings

    FC 6.5
    PH 7.0 adding 15 oz of baking soda to increase PH to 7.52 and TA to 57
    TA 40
    CYA 0 added will recheck in a few days
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Hi Earl. Actually, I would re-check CYA in about 24-48 hours. We've done some extensive testing here and found that it records much faster than previously believed. So whatever you programmed for (i.e 70 ppm for SWG pool), you can just about bet it will be there by tomorrow or close to it. But still, don't add any more until a few days later. Good strong FC level for now, and increasing pH to the mid 7s should serve you well. Looks like you're in good shape. Have a nice weekend.
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Cool thanks Texas Splash
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Just checked my CYA it's at 80 wowhoo

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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Welcome back EC! Numbers look good!
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    Glad to be back pooldv TFP is the only way to go.
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    EARL! HI! So glad to see you and your pool! Have the kids be in yet???

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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Once you join the community at TFP and the results I got from the TFP method there is know turning back.
    Not ready for the kids just yet Kim
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    TFP method rocks all I used for opening was bleach, muriatic acid and baking soda

    Just took readings
    FC 5.5 added 4 oz bleach to get to 6
    PH 7.4 added 1.5 oz of baking soda to get to 7.5
    TA holding at 50
    CYA 80




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    Nice pool!
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    Re: Pool opening readings

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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Hi Earl. Actually, I would re-check CYA in about 24-48 hours. We've done some extensive testing here and found that it records much faster than previously believed. So whatever you programmed for (i.e 70 ppm for SWG pool), you can just about bet it will be there by tomorrow or close to it. But still, don't add any more until a few days later. Good strong FC level for now, and increasing pH to the mid 7s should serve you well. Looks like you're in good shape. Have a nice weekend.
    Well, that will teach me to hibernate over the winter. Is it okay to recheck CYA after 48 hours? That's cool.
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    IF it is all dissolved and the pump has had some time to mix it all up good.

    My part of the "experiment" was to let the sock sit for about 15 mins to get the powder wet. I then squeezed until it was all dissolved. I let the pump run for 30 mins then tested and it test at the lever I aimed for!

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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    IF it is all dissolved and the pump has had some time to mix it all up good.

    My part of the "experiment" was to let the sock sit for about 15 mins to get the powder wet. I then squeezed until it was all dissolved. I let the pump run for 30 mins then tested and it test at the lever I aimed for!

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    Re: Pool opening readings

    My CYA is at 80 right where I want it


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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Feeling the love!

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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Yep


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    Re: Pool opening readings

    I'm feeling the love of my pool

    FC: 7
    PH: 7.6
    TA: 50
    CYA: 80
    Salt: 3400
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    There's a lot to love right there! Good numbers!
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    Re: Pool opening readings

    Indeed Pooldv haven't had to add any chemicals this week pool covered with SWG running for 6 hrs daily.
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