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    Opening Levels

    Hi All,

    Well…its open and its a mess *sigh*. I have SLAM in my future and I have some work to balance before I get there. Here is the damage.

    FC = 0
    CC = 0
    PH = 8.0+
    TA = 70
    Calc = 180
    CYA = 47

    So it looks like I need to bring the PH down first before boosting the Alk back up. Around how low should I be looking to bring my PH before raising the Alk back up? I was guesstimating 7.2 but I am not sure. As my PH is greater than 8 and took 6 drops to bring it back down to 7.4 I am thinking of going slow to get an better reading below 8.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. THanks!

    DT
    Pool installed in 1996
    22,000 gallons, IG vinyl
    Filter: Hayward DE4820, Pump: Hayward Super Pump
    Just ordered a K-2006, Aquabot Turbo-T R2 Unit, Filled with town well water

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    Re: Opening Levels

    Just lower the pH to 7.2 and leave the TA alone. It's fine for now. After adjusting the pH, increase FC to 20 and you're off to the (SLAM) races. Good luck!
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    Re: Opening Levels

    Just that ^^ Exactly.

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    Re: Opening Levels

    Lol, well stocked on both. Thanks guys.

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