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Thread: Pat on the back or more work needed?

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    Winter Park, FL

    Pat on the back or more work needed?

    Six months into the TFP method, a few struggles here and there with CYA and TA, but I think I'm getting to cruise control levels. Tell me what you think:

    FC: 3.9
    CC: .5
    pH: 7.6
    TA: 70 (down from 130)
    CA: 230
    CYA: 20

    My CYA used to be well over 200, but with water replacement and several big rains, I've gone too far the other way. I currently have 3 trichlor pucks in an auto feeder to try to raise CYA, which is also helping maintain the FC and pH. Thanks to all who have helped.
    ~12,000gal. plaster, in-ground pool; Hayward cartridge filter; 1hp pump; Use Taylor 2006 kit w/ Speed Stir.

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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Pat on the back or more work needed?

    Not bad. As you already noted - low CYA. Raising that CYA a bit now that the sun is getting higher on us is a good idea. The pucks may take a little time, so be careful. If you have to, grab some granule stabilizer for quicker results. Perhaps keep it about 40 ppm for now and keep your FC in the 4-6 range. Remember pucks are acidic so they will tend to drive down pH and TA as well. Good work on the TA! Since your CC is right on the upper edge, you might want to run your FC a little stronger for a day or two (about 6-8 ppm) just to help kick what ever is in there trying to get oxidized. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Pat on the back or more work needed?

    Nice work! Looking good! Definitely increase your CYA to 40-50.
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    Re: Pat on the back or more work needed?

    Got to love FL rain for this reason! LOL

    A pat on the back! You have been working on your numbers and know what needs to be done! SWEET!

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