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    opening

    so i had to wait a while to get the electrician in to open the pool. i had to wait even longer for the pb to actually open it. so about 2 weeks went by with the water not circulating.

    here are my logs from those days. i immediately SLAMed the pool and brushed all aspects every day.

    ph fc cya cc ta ch
    7.2 0 0 0 0 0 open, no pump
    6.8 10 20 0 0 0 SLAM, no pump
    7 30 0 90 50 SLAM, no pump
    7 0.5 SLAM, no pump, OFCL
    7.8 9 30 0.5 SLAM, no pump, OFCL
    7.5 7 30 0.5
    7.2 6.5 25 0.5 70-80 SLAM, no pump added 1.5 jugs of chlorine
    7 1 added 2 jugs of chlorine
    11 30 0.5
    7.2 11 0.25 added 1 jug chlorine
    8.5 added 1 jug chlorine
    12 1
    12.5 1.5
    10 1.5 added .5 jug
    7.5 13 0.5 100 75

    so far so good. not bad for standing water for several weeks, right? since i opened, it went down from 13 to 10 and then 10 to 7.5, so in full sun about 3ppm loss of chlorine per day. but during this time i was running my swg @ 80% for 12 hours.

    i'm a bit concerned, given i have a salt system (which i forgot to add to my dang signature), of running a cya between 60-80. but i remember reading a post from a mod where that's always better than dealing with a bloom, and i'm inclined to agree.

    i have a parallel thread going in the pumping section, about trying to get the lowest possible pump speed, so i gotta figure how that relates to my salt water generator; my goal is to run that at the lowest setting possible to maximize its life but i'd rather it die sooner than deal with blooms. also, does flow matter at all? meaning whether i'm running the pump at low or high speed, it still generates the same FC, right, i can only lower % by running pump longer?
    22kgal kidney pool, concrete walls, vinyl liner
    jandy vsfhp165aut with iaqualink controller. jandy cs250 filter. jandy truclear swg. jandy ee2500 heatpump
    all versaplumb fittings throughout equipment 7 ton waterfall driven off pump
    polaris 380, powered by main pump. taylor tf100 test equipment

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    Re: opening

    How does your water look. SLAM is a process, not a one time addition of chlorine.

    Shock
    Level
    And
    Maintain

    The maintain is the key. You need to raise FC to shock level for your CYA and maintain it at that level by testing and adding chlorine as often as necessary until:

    Water is clear
    CC is less than .5
    OCLT shows a loss of chlorine of less than 1 (overnight chlorine loss test)
    18*36*23 true "L" vinyl IG 29,000 gallons. SWG. TF-100 test kit.
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    Re: opening

    yes, sorry, i guess my chart didn't indicate that i was constantly adding chemicals to the "pond" on a daily basis before i had any equipment running; equipment making the "pond" a "pool".

    at first i was trying to keep FC above 10, toward the end above 13.

    when they hooked up the equipment, the water was cloudy, but the CC was less than .5 and the OCLT was <1ppm.

    within a day of running the filter, the pool was clear.

    so, i wanted to say thanks, since my test kit and the pool math really kept me on track. i test once a day until i begin to understand my pools needs in its current environment.

    just trying to get a handle on what percentage to run my swg, and whether or not it's better to up its %, or to run the pump on lower speed longer. (longer for the most cost effective approach).
    22kgal kidney pool, concrete walls, vinyl liner
    jandy vsfhp165aut with iaqualink controller. jandy cs250 filter. jandy truclear swg. jandy ee2500 heatpump
    all versaplumb fittings throughout equipment 7 ton waterfall driven off pump
    polaris 380, powered by main pump. taylor tf100 test equipment

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