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    Getting the hang of it...

    So July 4th weekend was my Independence Day from the pool store and pool boy. Since then, despite a mishap with the pool boy showing up and dumping a bunch of stuff in my perfectly clear and balanced water (ugh!), I've finished a SLAM and have effortlessly maintained it.

    Current readings are:
    FC 4.0 (it was 7.5 this morning, and time for me to add some bleach)
    CC 0
    pH 7.5 (added MA this morning to bring it to 7.2, then the kids aerated for me and brought it back up)
    TA 120 (down from a high of 150)
    CH 275
    CYA 40

    Should I continue to chip away at the TA, or am I ok here? I need to add some water too -- it's been blisteringly hot here in Boston, and not a drop of rain. Water level is getting close to uncomfortable, so I'm gonna hook the hose up in the morning and add 2-3 inches.

    I've said this before -- but this forum is the most wonderful, helpful, forgiving and accepting in the whole web world. So thank you.
    Rhonda, Outside of Boston, MA
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    Re: Getting the hang of it...

    If your pH is not rising too fast then you can leave the TA where it is. If it seems like you are going through a lot of MA then continue to push it down.
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    Re: Getting the hang of it...

    Thank you for the quick response! Actually, 7.5 seems to be my sweet spot, so I'm just gonna watch it...
    Rhonda, Outside of Boston, MA
    20k gallon IG gunite circa 1984, very old/stained/worn out plaster finish
    4820 Hayward DE filter, no idea on the pump... will figure that out!, T-100 test kit, Speed Stir is the BOMB!
    *Researching options to refinish Spring 2017!*

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    Re: Getting the hang of it...

    Good plan. Nice numbers.
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