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    Noob Intro

    Hi all. Long time reader, first time poster.

    FC 5.0 avg
    CC 0
    pH 7.8
    TA 80
    CH 400
    CYA 60

    I purchased a home with a pool in spring 2016. My CYA (260) and chlorine (10+) were probably due to the previous owner/pool services chlorinator settings. A local company provided a pool school before I found TFP. I have drained half the pool twice to reduce the CYA and turned off the chlorinator, using bleach exclusively instead. The water seems crystal clear.

    My test results are pretty consistent with my neighborhood bi-weekly Leslies tests; I get my chlorine and acid there too since it's close and competitive with big-box stores.

    Thanks to TFP for guiding this noob.

    Steve
    First time pool owner April 2016 | 11,300 gallons IG Plaster with Water Fall | Tagelus TA 50 Sand filter | Jandy SHPF Pump | Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump | Polaris 280 Cleaner | TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Noob Intro

    Hi Steve,

    Welcome to TFP, a great place to be.

    Your numbers looks pretty good to me, but please keep in mind with a CYA of 60 the very minimum for your FC should be 5, you really should be shooting for around 7 or 8. See this chart... Chlorine CYA Chart

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP5200 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2.

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    Re: Noob Intro

    Welcome to TFP! Good to have you here
    12k IG salt; glass beads in plaster; K-2006C, K-1766 Salt, CCL, and Aussie 4in1 (HTH); Pentair Eco800 VS; Zodiac SWC 1.3 lb/day (25 g/hr); 25" filter recycled glass; OKU solar panels; 1/2 HP solar pump; Pentair Rebel pool cleaner; FlowViz flow meter; prior pool AG 10k - Be Safe - FC / CYA Chart - Become a TFP Supporter - Read Before Posting

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    Re: Noob Intro

    I figured out how to upload an image of the pool:
    pool.jpg
    First time pool owner April 2016 | 11,300 gallons IG Plaster with Water Fall | Tagelus TA 50 Sand filter | Jandy SHPF Pump | Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump | Polaris 280 Cleaner | TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Noob Intro

    Looks good. Enjoy another fantastic day of TX sunshine.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    Re: Noob Intro

    Looks great

    I know where I would do a bomb (cannonball)
    12k IG salt; glass beads in plaster; K-2006C, K-1766 Salt, CCL, and Aussie 4in1 (HTH); Pentair Eco800 VS; Zodiac SWC 1.3 lb/day (25 g/hr); 25" filter recycled glass; OKU solar panels; 1/2 HP solar pump; Pentair Rebel pool cleaner; FlowViz flow meter; prior pool AG 10k - Be Safe - FC / CYA Chart - Become a TFP Supporter - Read Before Posting

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