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    First time posting numbers

    This is my first time posting test results. I know I should spend time reading over the site for my questions to find the answers but I have been too swamped to find the time.

    SWG 27,000 gallons, plaster
    Pool temp 61

    FC 4.0
    TC 4.0p
    pH 8.0
    TA 70
    CYA 20

    sorry I don't have the CH

    What should I add to fix these numbers??
    I know the pool needs muratic acid. I add it often and it seems to need it all the time.

    I'm running the SWG at 70%.. is this too high?

    TIA!!! I really love this forum and appreciate all the help.

    I'm off to Home Depot now to find a screen or net to hopefully prevent these persistent birds from building a nest inside. It's creating a huge mess in the pool and the babies will most likely have to be fished out after they fall to their death.
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Re: First time posting numbers

    With your CYA, you have to run the SWCG hard to maintain chlorine. Check your owners manual for your SWCG, and you'll probably find that they recommend something around 70ppm CYA, which will allow you to significantly reduce your SWCG run %. This will also probably cut down your frequency of adding muriatic acid as well, because the SWCG drives your pH up, although your new plaster is the primary driver for your pH.

    You need to maintain your pH and CH as directed by your pool builder for the curing of your plaster.
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    Re: First time posting numbers

    I addition to what JohnT said, I would lower your PH down to around 7.5 or 7.6.
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    Jenny-

    Do you have the Pool Calculator? I would strongly suggest you get it if you don't. With everything that you have learned through the process and here on the 'page, it will absolutely be money well spent!

    Get it, learn it, and get that beautiful new pool of yours ready for summer

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    Re: First time posting numbers

    Thanks everyone.

    Our pool builder just told me to add acid and salt if the red light comes on!

    I have been testing the water but I'm clueless as to what else needs to be added.

    Thanks Bruce Where do I get a pool calculator? I know I saw something about it on this forum?
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Re: First time posting numbers

    I'm going to spend the evening in Pool School... I should have done this 2 months ago!
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Re: First time posting numbers

    The Pool calculator is in my sig, and its free. Maybe Bruce meant the app for an Iphone or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    The Pool calculator is in my sig, and its free. Maybe Bruce meant the app for an Iphone or something?
    Either the free one or the iPhone app I use the app on my iPhone every day, and don't know what I would do without it (am I allowed to endorse it here?!)!

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    Re: First time posting numbers

    Of course
    If I had an Iphone, I'd have the app, so I wouldn't have to run to my computer after testing... LOL
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    Re: First time posting numbers

    Thank You!!

    I just used the online app... Thanks Pool Mom!

    My husband has an iphone and because he told me he was going to take care of the pool I will have him purchase the App.
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Re: First time posting numbers

    Jennybug35, it is very critical that you stay on top of your pH. Please test every day or couple of days and add muratic acid as needed. I have it down to a science and I test every weekend and I know just how much to add till my plaster cures. I have heard that it takes up to a year or two till it cures. I stock up on MA and find that HD or Lowes is the best place to purchase it.
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