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Thread: Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

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    Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

    It has been raining here for about 3 weeks straight. (Sigh) My CYA and Salt have been diluted.

    I also have a leak. I think it is in the filter system because, when the filter is off (has been off for hours) I can hear bubbles going through the filter.

    While I wait for the PB to come fix the leak, is it worth putting in more salt and CYA or should I wait until after it is fixed?

    FC = 5
    CC = 0
    pH = 7.4
    TA = 120
    CH = 170
    CYA = 45
    Salt = 2890
    19,000 gallons, Well Water
    Stay-Rite System 3 Cartridge filter
    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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    Re: Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

    The numbers look fine to me. I would wait until the repair is completed, run the full test set, then decide if you need to make a change.
    CYA of 45 is a good number.
    27' round AG vinyl, 54" height with 18,200 gallons of water.
    1HP pump, 150lb sand filter run 12-14 per day. Using 12.5% liquid chlorine. BBB method.
    Taylor K-2006 test kit. Lamotte strips for borate at 50ppm.
    Goals: CYA-40, TA-80, FC-4, CC-0, Borate-50, PH-7.4-7.8 with use of fountain.

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    Re: Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

    How much water are you losing each day?
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    Re: Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

    It's difficult to tell how much we are losing because it has done nothing but rain for the last 3 weeks. However, even with all the rain, the water level has not gone up. Before it started to rain, we measured and it looked like we were losing an inch a day with the solar cover on.
    19,000 gallons, Well Water
    Stay-Rite System 3 Cartridge filter
    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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    Re: Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

    How long before your PB is coming out to find the leak?
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    Re: Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by gsmornot
    The numbers look fine to me. I would wait until the repair is completed, run the full test set, then decide if you need to make a change.
    CYA of 45 is a good number.
    45 is too low for an SWG user.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: Diluted CYA and Salt & Leak

    PB is suppose to come this week.

    I added salt because I had it and it's cheap. I'm having no trouble keeping the Chlorine up so I may leave the CYA until it's fixed.

    I'm very worried that the leak is under the concrete deck. I don't see bubbles in the pool and I don't see any puddles under anything above ground.
    19,000 gallons, Well Water
    Stay-Rite System 3 Cartridge filter
    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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