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    First real test with HTH 6 way test kit

    The pool has been full since the weekend of the 4th. After about a week or so we got a hi salt error. The Intex SWG's will NOT generate Chlorine when there is any kind of error code. I kept an eye on things and occasionally put a little bit of shock in to keep the levels up. I picked up the HTH kit just the other day, (I have since ordered the Ft-100). I was going to do the Hayward skimmer mod last weekend and decided I'd rather float. We has a hard ran on Sat and I had to drain water off the pool. I went ahead and drained it a bit more then re-filled. No more hi salt error. I run the SWG 6 hrs a day and the pump for 8. Anyway I did all the test today when I got home and here are the numbers. Once I get this thing balanced, hopefully I can keep it maintained with the BBB method. Not opposed to MA if necessary, but chemicals to be kept at a minimum.

    FWIW the pool is in full sun all day north of McKinney, TX

    TC 5 - 5+(kit only reads to 5)
    ph 7.5
    ta 230
    th 190 -200
    cya 80

    So, what are the opinions of the experts here? Last thing I want is this thing to go boom and turn green
    Bill (aka CR172) 16' x 48" (5300 gal) Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 2150 GPH 14" Intex sand filter/pump, Intex CS7110 SWG, Intex under water magnetic pool light, Hayward SP1091LX skimmer, Confer Roll guard safety ladder, TF-100 test kit w/ AquaCheck salt test strips.

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    Re: First real test with HTH 6 way test kit

    One way to not go boom is to purchase a proper reliable test kit. Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    The test kit cost is totally worth every penny.
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    Re: First real test with HTH 6 way test kit

    As I said in my post, I ordered the TF-100 along with salt strips today.
    Bill (aka CR172) 16' x 48" (5300 gal) Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 2150 GPH 14" Intex sand filter/pump, Intex CS7110 SWG, Intex under water magnetic pool light, Hayward SP1091LX skimmer, Confer Roll guard safety ladder, TF-100 test kit w/ AquaCheck salt test strips.

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    Re: First real test with HTH 6 way test kit

    Looks pretty good. Keep the FC so that it shows a solid 5/5+ until your testkit arrives for a more accurate FC level.

    Do you have a way to aerate your water? A fountain accessory? If not, we have some suggestions including lots of splashing while swimming!!! Aeration can help you lower your TA.

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    Re: First real test with HTH 6 way test kit

    Oh my bad I totally missed that part of your post. Been a long day.

    I have been in Celina, TX. I would cut across from 69/75 to get to Denton, TX where my girlfriend later my wife was in college at TWU. I live in Salina, OK which both can pronounced the same even thou they are spelled different.
    24' Reprieve RD/AG/13K gal Vinyl TFP method
    Waterway Clearwater 175 sqft Cartridge
    Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1HP Pump 2-Speed
    TF-100 Test Kit SpeedStir Borate Insta Test
    Spreading TFP to All

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