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Thread: Dayton, OH New Guy Checking In

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    Dayton, OH New Guy Checking In

    Hi All,

    We moved into a new (to us) house last November with an existing 30' AG pool. This is our first pool so we've got a lot to learn.

    The pool was closed by the previous owner in the fall. They used a floater and pucks for chlorine since the pool was new 9 years ago.

    I was very happy to see when I pulled the cover off last week that the water was crystal clear.

    Being a new pool owner, I heard the siren song of the pool store calling. Of course I went in and got 'pool stored'.

    One of the things I bought that day was the K-2006 test kit. With that, and many hours of reading on here, I ended up returning most everything I purchased there.

    I pulled my test numbers with the K-2006 and then took a sample to them. Our numbers matched.

    CYA was off the scale....somewhere around 140. Naturally though, they wanted to sell me a floater and a bucket of pucks.

    So I'm looking forward to the TFP method.

    I realize to get the CYA under control, I will have to partially drain and refill. I'll have to do this a little at a time because our septic field is out back where the pool is.

    PH was very low starting out. I've got that worked up to 7.5.

    I'm targeting FC at a minimum of 8.0 with the current CYA level.

    Here are all my numbers currently:

    FC - 12.0
    pH - 7.5
    TA - 110
    CH - 260
    CYA - 140+ ?


    Glad to be here and am most open to comments.
    30x52 AG Round - Ecco Cartridge Filter - Hayward 150 Heater - K-2006 Test Kit

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Re: Dayton, OH New Guy Checking In

    Welcome!

    You're not doing so bad. You have the test kit and it seems to me like you have been reading plenty and have grasped the FC/CYA relationship. I predict a troublefree pool for you this summer.

    I started with CYA over 200 and water restrictions in effect so my CYA reduction was also a long drawn out process. In my experience, pool water doesn't adversely affect lawn. At least you have an above ground pool so you can siphon and not have to buy a submersible pump!
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Dayton, OH New Guy Checking In

    Welcome to TFP. How are you doing?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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