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    Testing Numbers

    Just checked pool water after a hot one today and about 4 swimmers.

    Pool Water Temp = 94
    FC = 2.5
    CC = 0
    TC = 2.5
    TA = 90
    CH = 160
    CYA = 40 Need to adjust this
    PH = around 7.5
    Borates = 50
    Salt = 3400

    Calculator says CSI = -0.33

    Seems like Borates added to pool is a major help keeping PH from rising than not having it. Using a lot less MA this year.
    Any Suggestions?
    27' Radiant Metric, 17,100 gallons
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    I ran the numbers, and although FC looks a hair low, it's okay for a SWG. Do you have a question, or just bragging?
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    In no way bragging, just getting familiar to using TF100 kit and doing my own testing. Trying to learn from the pros here, which have been helping me out a lot.
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    kp,

    Rig yourself up an aerator (fountain) and start to cool that pool. Get that water down around 84-88 and it'll be a lot more refreshing....for most of us, anyway. Nice work on your test results.
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    Would turning my return jet up count? Will that also raise my PH doing so?
    27' Radiant Metric, 17,100 gallons
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    Circupool RJ45, Sand Filter, Borates
    Dolphin DX6 Robotic cleaner
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    No, your jet won't get the water into the air high enough, long enough, or in small enough droplets to cool.

    aeration will not have much effect on your pH if it's already up around 7.4 or a little higher.
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    Will have to try that out. Can you buy something for this to work with an above ground pool?
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    Pentair Dynamo 1.5hp 220v
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by kpromero
    In no way bragging, just getting familiar to using TF100 kit and doing my own testing. Trying to learn from the pros here, which have been helping me out a lot.
    Bragging is allowed here! Nobody else understands as well as we do how much trouble it is to get your pool to the troublefree stage!
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Testing Numbers

    Can you buy something for this to work with an above ground pool?
    Yeah, I think you can buy a floating fountain.....don't know the price.

    Search "cheap pool cooler" and you will find a thread where several of us have done homemade ones....mine cost about $4.00 and an hour or so labor.
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    Re: Testing Numbers

    thanks again all. Love this site.
    27' Radiant Metric, 17,100 gallons
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    Circupool RJ45, Sand Filter, Borates
    Dolphin DX6 Robotic cleaner
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