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    Getting ready for new pool start-up

    Asked pool store to test my tap water in preparation for filling my new pool.

    At first they refused to test saying "no sense in testing as tap water changes daily."

    I insisted and they ran the test then gave me all sorts bad advise and tried to sell me pucks with all sorts of extra stuff in them.

    Pool is a few weeks away from plaster & water fill.

    I am ordering the TF-100 test kit next week but was interested in their test results for copper and iron.

    The test results they gave me for my tap water did NOT include tests for copper & iron. Do any of the pool stores test for these? (The name of store I went to starts with P). I'm hoping my PB or Wet Edge test these as I don't want to buy an expensive test for them.

    Here are the pool store results for my tap water and soon to be my fill water:

    TC .2 ppm
    FC .2
    PH 8.0
    TA 120
    CH 125
    CYA 0
    TDS 200

    I was surprised at high PH and low Calcium Hardness.
    WetEdge will require PH 7.2 - 7.6 TA 80 and CH 150.

    Will do my own tests when TF-100 gets here.

    Any thoughts and analysis appreciated in advance of the fill.

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    Re: Getting ready for new pool start-up

    The Calcium Hardness isn't very low. My CH is 40ish from the tap. The TA will come down as you add MA for the pH.
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    Re: Getting ready for new pool start-up

    How long do you have to maintain the Wet Edge parameters?
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    Re: Getting ready for new pool start-up

    Brian. Per Startup.pdf-calcium levels should be adjusted slowly over the 28 day period not to exceed 200 ppm adjust cyanuric acid levels to 30 to 50 ppm


    http://www.wetedgetechnologies.com/f...artUp-2016.pdf

    Skippy. I was relieved to see CH at 125 if pool store test was accurate. I thought it would be much higher as I always lived in areas where there was very high levels.
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    Re: Getting ready for new pool start-up

    Metal tests are about the only test TFP will "allow" pool store results for LOL and of course those are the ones they did not give you!

    Take your water in again and pretend it is pool water. Ask for the metal test with a nice smile hehe

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    Re: Getting ready for new pool start-up

    I don't think the store I went to does the metals test. I may try another pool store for the metals test later.

    The report from my water company lists copper on 9/2015 as 0.087 ppm.
    .3 ppm is max permitted MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal)

    They show many other metals (nickel, chromium, lead, etc.) with very low ppm - way below MCLG.

    But there is no listing for Iron.
    My 2016 Build 14'x19'x35' IG Gunite 15K Gal. Roman, 4'-5' deep, 6 returns, 3 sheers
    4 deck jets, 2 Pentair XF22005 Pumps, Clean&Clear 200 Cartridge Filter, Brick Coping
    2 Pentair 5g 12v LED Pool Lights, 1 Pentair 12v Globrite LED in step area, 2 Bubblers
    Inline Chlorinator - SWG later, WetEdge Mediterranean Pebble, Intermatic MultiWave
    43'x33' Screened Paver Deck&15'x30' Lanai, Doheny Discovery (S200) Robot, TF-100

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