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Thread: Dayton, OH New Guy Checking In

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    Join Date
    May 2016
    Waynesville OH

    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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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Dayton, OH New Guy Checking In


    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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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    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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