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    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Central pa

    Test results new pool owner

    Just received the tf-100 test kit and here are the results (new pool, just filled and chemicals added three weeks ago):

    pH 7.5
    FC 3
    CC .5
    TC 3.5
    CH 125
    TA 90
    CYA 40-50 (dot disappeared between these two numbers)

    I guess the hardness is alittle low (but that shouldnt matter since the pool is vinyl liner??) Also with the low CH this is trowing off the SI as I am getting around -0.45 (but once again should this matter since there is a vinyl liner?)

    Water is crystal clear

    Located in Northcentral PA

    Pool receives direct sunlight from about 8:00am - 6:00 p.m.

    current water temp 82

    Any other input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have been doing my reading on this site for the last week and learning alot. I will be donating some $ here the near future (best site on the web).
    16x32 IG SWG 18,000 gallons
    Vinyl Liner
    Pentair intelliflo variable speed 3HP
    Pentair Water IntelliChlor
    Pentair Sand Dollar sand filter SD-80

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: Test results new pool owner

    Welcome to TFP

    Using bleach or liquid chlorine bring your Free Chlorine to 6 (CYA 50) and stay above 4 FC...

    ******** just saw, do you have a Salt Water Generator*****

    If so, bring your FC to 6 for now and using granular CYA in a sock bring your CYA to 70, it will help your SWG keep the FC up..
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Test results new pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    You are correct that your CH and CSI is fine for a vinyl pool.
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    Jul 2016
    Central pa

    Re: Test results new pool owner

    Thank you for the advise. Greatly appreciated

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