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    Getting started

    So I got my test kit yesterday my first day test were as follows:

    FC - .5
    CC - .5
    PH - 7.2
    TA - 110
    CYA - 0
    Temp - 70 degrees

    I saw my CYA was low so went to the store and bought some. Added per the direction on the bottle and also added some bleach (2 gallons of 8.25%) as well.

    I have been having problems getting my pump to last more than a couple hours before needing backflushed. This morning I woke up and the pump was still running strong, showing no sign of and pressure increase. So I took another set of readings. The reading from morning of day 2 are as follows:

    FC - 12.5
    CC - .5
    PH - 7.2
    TA - 130
    CYA - 48
    Temp - 70 degrees

    Do these numbers look good so far? The pool is crystal clear with no sign of algae. I know the FC are high but I am sure they will drop today being
    that is supposed to be in the mid 80's today. I guess I will add Borax today to get PH up to correct levels. Is this my next step?

    Thanks

    Pool - Above Ground 24' Round by 52" Deep
    Filter - Hayward EC40C92S
    Pump - Hayward 1HP Pump
    Test Kit - Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Getting started

    You can turn your return eyes up so that it rolls the water to push the PH up some OR you can leave your PH where it is as that level is fine and with swimming it will go up some as well. It is up to you.

    Kim
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    Re: Getting started

    Thanks kimkats. Will try that when I get home from work.


    Pool - Above Ground 24' Round by 52" Deep
    Filter - Hayward EC40C92S
    Pump - Hayward 1HP Pump
    Test Kit - Taylor K-2006

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