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Thread: No FC loss over days

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    Jun 2014
    Marietta, GA

    No FC loss over days

    Now that is is fall, and the temps are cooling down a bit, I would guess that FC loss would be lower than in the summer, but is it normal to lose very little if any at all? My water is clear, and all other readings are normal, except maybe my calcium which is 120, but I have a vinyl lined pool. I tested the FC 3 days ago, and it was 6.5 (13 drops), and I just tested again, and it was 6. That is only a .5 drop in over 3 days, is this normal?
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    Bedford, TX

    Re: No FC loss over days

    You are correct that FC loss slows down as the winter approaches. A .5 drop over three days does seem a little low to me, but it really depends on how much sunlight your pool has been getting and the water temperature.

    Since FC can't increase on its own, and assuming no testing errors, I see no reason to do anything but keep testing every few days.

    Jim R.
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    Monroe, GA

    Re: No FC loss over days

    That seems very low. Can measure your water temp? And as said, sunlight is a major factor. I am in same basic area as you, but my temp is about 72-74 because I have been keeping covered, and I get direct sun now from about 8:30-4:00. So I am still running my SWG, although at lower %age.
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    Howell, New Jersey

    Re: No FC loss over days

    If you have not added anything to your pool (no chlorine in any form), it has not been used and nothing has fallen in the pool (leaves, etc.), then .5 in 3 days with no cover on is probably due to slight testing error. Was the testing exactly 3 days later? The good news is that, here at TFP, we all now that all the extra "magic potions" that the pool stores sell are really not needed. Take Care!

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