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    awarsoca's Avatar
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    CL question

    The SWG went on July 6 and after running for 2 days the pool smelled of algae and was showing very vey low CL levels (I can't find my notes). We also had some heavy rain in the meantime. I added 3 gallons of 6% on Thursday (I think). The SWG was running on Boost mode. I went out of town on Friday and when I cam back

    on the 14th I tested:
    PH 6.0ish
    FC 12.5
    CC .5
    CYA 40
    TA 30 OR 140 (this is off because of the high CL)
    I added 1.5 boxes of Boarx and dropped the SWG from 60% to 40%

    On the 15th
    PH was 7.2 and FC was 13

    This morning
    PH was 7.0 and FC was 11.5
    I added another 1.5 Boxes of Borax and dropped the SWG to 20%

    I am concerned that the CL isn't dropping, admittedly we haven't had a lot of sunshine this week. Will it drop on its own and Should I just shut up and swim? (c:
    Clint
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    Pentair: Intelliflo VS3050 pump, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Clean and Clear 320 cartridge filter, LA01N 3/4hp booster pump and Polaris 280 cleaner

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    Re: CL question

    Quote Originally Posted by awarsoca
    TA 30 OR 140 (this is off because of the high CL)
    A high FC can influence the exact colors you see on the test, but the procedure remains the same: Look for it to start changing color, then look for it to stop changing color. High chlorine should not affect the accuracy of the test. So, what is the TA really?
    --paulr
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    Re: CL question

    will have to retest the TA tonight. I didn't test it this AM
    Clint
    Pics of the build process
    34x16x25 Lagoon IG Vinyl 14,800gal (Oxford Tile/Glimmerglass 20mil)
    Pentair: Intelliflo VS3050 pump, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Clean and Clear 320 cartridge filter, LA01N 3/4hp booster pump and Polaris 280 cleaner

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    Re: CL question

    Shut up and swim.

    You can turn it off completely for 24 hours if you want it to drop faster.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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