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Thread: Finally at testing stage this year

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    NWMNMom's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Waaay NW MN

    Finally at testing stage this year

    This year has been our latest pool opening in 15 years. We usually get the winter cover off and hook up things (except the solar panels) in mid April or so and then panels are a go about Mother's Day. Well, this year was COLD and we re-plumbed as well so I just kept debris out and kept the pool chlorine at shock level until the pump was ready to roll. FINALLY, I got everything good to go, started adding some top off salt today, put my steps in and ran my first tests of the year.

    FC: 7ppm
    CC: 0pmm
    TC: 7ppm
    CYA: 20ppm (some still dissolving in a sock in pool at this time)
    PH: 7.2
    TA: 130
    Salt level: 2520 -
    water temp went from 54 - 64 today - our first full day of nice weather - 77 today with sunshine and a sunburn to show for it while I cleaned the pool deck and installed the steps, etc.

    I haven't started up the SWG yet and will add more salt tomorrow, the TA always runs on the high side but we seem to do ok with our PH around 7.2-7.4

    I'm glad all that seemed to go pretty well so far. BUT it is raining right now so who knows what our numbers will show in the morning.
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    MikeInTN's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Middle Tennessee

    Re: Finally at testing stage this year

    Hey 'mom,
    We've had a rather unusual rainy winter/spring around here which delayed things for me. I've actually had to drain water out of my pool a couple-three times already, and I never have had to do that in the past. Gotta be that global warming...oh wait...the planet's cooling..make that climate change...

    Numbers look pretty good. Hope you get to swim really soon!
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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