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    New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

    Hello Everyone!

    We just moved to AZ and I am a first time pool owner and I am trying to play catchup. The pool turned a little green a couple weeks ago and I tested with my old test kit and it hardly had any chlorine left, so I added a quite a bit of liquid chlorine and have been adding some almost daily as needed. I also have been adding some muriatic acid to lower the PH and the pool has become much clearer. The SWG is on its last legs and I have been adding extra chlorine to make up for it's poor performance. I'm thinking I will buy another SWG generator early next spring and use it seasonally during the late spring through early fall. I would like to understand more of what my pool needs and try to schedule additives and regular maintenance as needed which is why I bought the TF-100 and it's great. We have three kids and because of this the pool is being used heavily.

    Please take a look at my initial readings and see if anything stands out.

    Thank you all in advance

    Ryan

    My initial results with my TF-100
    FC 1
    CC .5
    T 1.5
    CH 200
    TA 310
    CYA 90

    CL .5 (added more liquid chlorine after test)
    PH 7.2
    22,000 Gallons, IG, Pebble-Tec, Titan II Sand Filter, SWG Pool, Intellichlor IC40 (which is not at 100% - I'm adding chlorine to make up difference), and I have a TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

    CYA is a tad on the high side for an SWG... Would like to see that in the 70 range...
    FC is way low. Check out the CYA link in my sig for recommended levels
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    Re: New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

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    Re: New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School. You need to get some basics under your belt to understand what we teach.

    1. Get your CYA to 70 as suggested

    2. Get your chlorine up to about 4 ppm. Raise it with Clorox.....don't try to do it with your SWG....it's too slow.

    What does your water look like?
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    Re: New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Water is looking good now, not "great" but good. I have been reading "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" in doses, there is a lot of good info there and it's taking some time to digest. Will work on the chlorine and CYA and will report back.

    Thank you.

    Ryan
    22,000 Gallons, IG, Pebble-Tec, Titan II Sand Filter, SWG Pool, Intellichlor IC40 (which is not at 100% - I'm adding chlorine to make up difference), and I have a TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

    Bear Down

    That is all.
    John - 16,000 gallon | in ground | pebble | Triton II sand filter | TF100 | speedstir | Hayward Phoenix 2x

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    Re: New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

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    That is all.
    Go Zona!
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    Re: New pool owner in AZ with new TF-100 kit

    It's possible your SWG would function just fine if it were only replenishing the 2-3 ppm of Chlorine your pool should be losing every day.

    I think it makes sense to see if you have an algae bloom by performing an Overnight Chlorine Loss test. If you pass that test, add as much liquid chlorine/bleach as pool math recommends to get your FC level to the target for a CYA of 90. Then, let your SWG work on just maintaining. It will struggle if it is in catch-up mode.
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