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    Tap Water test with my new TF-100

    My new pool hopefully will be plastered and filled next week. 4 months & sadly missed the 4th of July.
    Been reading everything on TFP and & posting mostly on my construction page. Thanks TFP and everyone especially KimKats that have followed my build.

    Anyway it's time to get ready for Testing & Balancing as I received my TF-100 Test Kit and SpeedStir.

    Practiced by testing the Tap Water and here are the results:

    TC 1
    PH 8.0
    TA 170
    CH 75

    A month ago I had the tap water tested at a Pool Store:

    TC .2
    PH 8.0
    TA 120
    CH 125

    The only result that matches is the PH so I'll disregard their other readings and stay away from the Pool Store.

    The PH is high but manageable. But looks like the TA at 170 will always be a problem when adding water to pool.
    Note that I have plenty of aeration available to work on this later.

    CH is low but the new plaster should bring that up without adding anything.

    Any thoughts & comments appreciated. I'll be posting my test readings after the startup by PB.
    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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    Re: Tap Water test with my new TF-100

    Gunite was done mid March. Then everything slowed down as small PB juggled his other builds and only worked about one day a week. You can follow it all on my Construction thread http://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/113306-New-Pool-Orlando-Florida




    This was my answer to someone that asked why it's taking so long to build.
    Last edited by IrwinK; 07-03-2016 at 09:47 PM. Reason: Someone asked a question and now the post with the question is gone.
    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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    Re: Tap Water test with my new TF-100

    In defense of your remarks, I have been in similar situations, and sometimes you have no other options except wait until its a done deal. My first pool build took far longer than verbally estimated (no completion date was in contract), the PB can have every excuse in the world...you do your due diligence, you get an A+ for your research, you have done your part...but delays happen.
    Valley of the Sun, Arizona.....10k gunite/pebble (Re-surface March 2015) w/in floor Caretaker 99 cleaning heads -- Pentair FNS 60 DE filter -- Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed for pool -- Pentair Wisperflo 1 HP for boulder waterfall...Taylor K-2006 & Taylor K-2006C kits

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    Re: Tap Water test with my new TF-100

    Those test results look very good. That, coupled with your comments, indicates a very good understanding of the TFP method. You are in for a Troublefeepool!

    Since new pools seem to experience a fairly rapid pH rise, I would have some acid on hand to keep your pH in the 7's at all times.
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