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    Balancing pool water

    These are my test results from last night when I tested the water. I know I need to add more chlorine, which I will do once we are done swimming today. What else should I do? Is the total alkalinity high? I've read the information for how to lower TA and then raise the PH, but I can't find any concrete information on what TA should be. I am using the BBB method.

    FC 1.6
    PH 7.4
    TA 145
    CYA 45
    Pool installed early June 2016; filled with a hose; 13,200 gallons
    24' x 52" AG Pentair Sand Filter SD-60 Pentair Dynamo 1.5HP
    Kreepy Krauly E-Z Vac cleaner
    Test kit is the Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Balancing pool water

    Minimum FC for CYA=45 is 3.5 ppm, and target FC is 5.5, so 1.6 is a bit low. What's your CC?

    TA seems slightly high, but it's okay to ignore for now. Just concentrate on FC. Your pH is good, and TA will find itself.

    I like your accurate pool capacity; having it is really helpful.
    Chas & Cheryl (first-time, second-year pool owners)
    Radiant Metric Oval AGP 16'x32'x52"; Pentair: Clean&Clear 150 Cartridge, OptiFlo 1.5 Hp 2-spd, and 320C Feeder (all mounted below water level); Taylor K-2006 & SpeedStir; Maytronics Dolphin E10 (aka Einstein)
    installation pics (2015-2016)

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    Re: Balancing pool water

    CC is .2
    The pool is low on chlorine because we were out of town. I added 96oz of bleach yesterday and I will add more today to bring it back up to level.
    Pool installed early June 2016; filled with a hose; 13,200 gallons
    24' x 52" AG Pentair Sand Filter SD-60 Pentair Dynamo 1.5HP
    Kreepy Krauly E-Z Vac cleaner
    Test kit is the Taylor K-2006

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