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    Tap water test

    Just got my TF-100 test kit. Ordered Sunday, arrived Wednesday. What a guy Thanks Dave.
    My pool is in the process of filling and back filling. Water is not keeping up with the backfilling
    Anyhoo, I tested my tap water cause I just had to test something
    Results are
    Cl 1
    pH 6.8 outgasses to 7-7.2 in 24 hrs.
    TA 50
    CH 110
    Bromine 2
    Until the pump and filter get hooked up is there anything I should do except wait??? It probably won't even be 1/2 full even tomorrow,
    They only have 480lbs. of salt out there. Should I be so bold as to ask for 3 more bags
    I'm gong by the Pool calc.
    Lynn

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    Re: Tap water test

    Lynn,

    Sorry to say that there's not too much you can be doing until the pool's finished, unless you want to start airing up floats and such.

    I'd hold off on the other three bags. Salt's another one of those things that you can always add some more if it's too low, but if you get too much in, then you have to drain water to lower the level. Make sure you have some Aquachek salt test strips to test with.
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    Re: Tap water test

    Lynn, ignore the references to Bromine, you are using chlorine correct?

    You'll probably want to pick up some Soda Ash or Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, it will put your PH where you want it, and will raise the TA some. You may still need some baking soda for the TA though.

    Couldn't wait to become a pool testing geek like the rest of us, huh.
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    Re: Tap water test

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Lynn, ignore the references to Bromine, you are using chlorine correct?

    You'll probably want to pick up some Soda Ash or Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, it will put your PH where you want it, and will raise the TA some. You may still need some baking soda for the TA though.

    Couldn't wait to become a pool testing geek like the rest of us, huh.
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    Re: Tap water test

    I would suggest having enough CYA on hand to get your pool to 60ppm and add that just as soon as your pump is capable of circulating the water. Add 1/2 if you are wary of the claculation or post back here and let the math gurus assist.

    Next, I would have some Clorox on hand to start chlorinating your water until your SWG can take over. You'll probably need about 1/2 of a large jug daily. Add it each evening to get maximum effect.
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    Re: Tap water test

    You guys are the best I think I'll start plugging in the #'s I have to see if I can get close to what I need to add.
    If my pH is 6.8 out of the tap but outgasses to 7.0-7.2 overnight, what number should I use when using the Pool calc????
    Lynn

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    Re: Tap water test

    I thought I had this all figured out cause I've been studying this site so hard and for months. Now that it's really happening I 'm kinda freaking out
    I know y'all will help get me through this
    Lynn

    16x38 FG, 20,400G, 1HP/2sp Tristar pump, Hayward 425sq ft cart. filter, Pro Logic4, SWCG, 3 returns, 2 main drains, 1 skimmer, 4 Pentair deck jets, Hayward Phantom pressure cleaner/booster pump, TF-100 of course :-)orthofish-s-pool-build-finally-t13179.html

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    Re: Tap water test

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    Lynn,

    Make sure you have some Aquachek salt test strips to test with.
    Dumb me didn't realize Dave sold those or I would have ordered them with the kit
    Guess the local PS will get some of my business after all
    Lynn

    16x38 FG, 20,400G, 1HP/2sp Tristar pump, Hayward 425sq ft cart. filter, Pro Logic4, SWCG, 3 returns, 2 main drains, 1 skimmer, 4 Pentair deck jets, Hayward Phantom pressure cleaner/booster pump, TF-100 of course :-)orthofish-s-pool-build-finally-t13179.html

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