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    just found this site...Phew!!

    reading and rereading all the newbie stuff...had the pool opened and treated on saturday and saw algae on the wall sides by monday...i had ordereda digital tester through him and he showed me how to use it..but told me i did not need to use the cya tablets or test for it...????? my cya level is ranging between 160 and 200 so tomorrow i start draining...my goal next year is to save the 400 for opening and treatment, especially since it obviously did not work...thank you all! it is a little overwhelming but i love the pool..
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    Hi, welcome to TFP! Feel free to ask any questions that may pop up, we are happy to help!
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    Welcome.

    There's no harm in having the PB open the pool if you don't want to do the work. We have them open and close for no reason other than we just don't feel like doing the work and we think it is worth the money. Just tell them not to treat.
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    Welcome to TFP

    Most of those digital testers are just not good and can be way off at times.. There are 2 test kits that will work great for testing in my sig below..

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    Re: just found this site...Phew!!

    ok...i found an older taylor k 1004 will that work or should i just buy one of the recommended two? and never mind...i found the answer! thanks!
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    The K-1004 will test TA and pH, but will only test chlorine up to 5 ppm. You also want the FAS-DPD found HERE to test FC and CC at much more accurate and higher levels.
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    thanks! i ordered the tf-100 and am now draining the pool what i can...but am curious..the pg added algaecide, stain and scale and sodium dichlor on saturday...would those effect my cya levels? and if so for a temporary of extended time..i read and reread and search and research...finally have started to write things down...
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    The items your PG added won't effect CYA, but they could effect other issues. It's good you're removing some water then. The less of that junk the better. You'll soon find that with the accuracy of the TF-100, you won't add anything to your water unless YOU know it needs it. Much better feeling and nicer looking water.
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    thank you!
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    Re: just found this site...Phew!!

    one day of partial draining, refill, partial draining, refill, etc etc...and i have the cya down to 100 whoo hoo! should i aim for 50 or 60?

    my drain only works with the pump on ...shoulda borrowed a submersible.
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    ha. Yes, definitely try to get it lower. 50-60 would be a big improvement.
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    Re: just found this site...Phew!!

    at least two things i have learned in the short time i have joined this forum...

    1. cya (lol) never heard that mentioned from pg or store

    2. that dust that the wind musta put in the pool is dead algae

    anyway day 2 of partially draining pool and i still may get that submersible pump cya currently at 95...

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    Re: just found this site...Phew!!

    have my cya down to 45 but my test kits have not come in yet and since mine only goes up to 10 is there any other way like with the cya dilution to tell what my chlorine level is?
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    Re: just found this site...Phew!!

    See if this helps:

    Chlorine Dilution test questions

    It is an older thread but should answer your question. See if this helps.

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    thanks!
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    thanks!
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    Welcome to TFP! What a week!! Congratulations! Keep up the great work and great questions!
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    Re: just found this site...Phew!!

    just want to say "thanks!" ..after three weeks i am still fighting pollen and the weather has not been very agreeable for swimming or keeping the pool clean and the darn cotton keeps on flying...but my pool water color has never looked better and no algae growing on the walls! just cleaning the filter sock daily!
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    Re: just found this site...Phew!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ncutt View Post
    just want to say "thanks!" ..after three weeks i am still fighting pollen and the weather has not been very agreeable for swimming or keeping the pool clean and the darn cotton keeps on flying...but my pool water color has never looked better and no algae growing on the walls! just cleaning the filter sock daily!

    That is awesome to hear! THANKS!

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