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    Results of just opened pool

    Took cover off pool yesterday and water looked amazing. I topped off and allowed pump to run from 10pm last night to 830am this morning before I took my tests. Here are some of my results. I am waiting on my CYA test until my pool water reaches room temperature (Last year it was recommended that I wait to test CYA until pool water sample was at room temperature).

    Please let me know what you think?

    Pool temperature 60'F

    FC 3.5
    CC 0
    PH 7.5
    TA 80 (I think this is a little low, but since I am kinda new to this ????)
    Calcium 140 ( I have a vinyl pool not sure on this either ???)

    This is my 2nd year opening with the BBB method, I am still a newbie and I know last year I really didn't worry all that much about TA and calcium, I mostly monitored FC and CC every other day, and PH once a week?

    Let me know what I should do next?
    I will post CYA results once I get them
    Thanks guys!
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    Re: Results of just opened pool

    Your numbers so far are fine!

    With a vinyl liner you only need to worry about CH being too high, which yours isn't, so CH is good. The ideal TA depends on what you use to add chlorine. Unless you use trichlor tablets for chlorine, having TA around 80 is just fine. PH is perfect. FC is probably good, but it depends on the CYA level.
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    Re: Results of just opened pool

    Thanks JasonLion

    I use just store bought liquid bleach for my chlorine. Am I right to wait to test CYA until at room temp?
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    Re: Results of just opened pool

    The CYA test is more reliable when you let the sample warm up to room temperature first.
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    Re: Results of just opened pool

    Ok just got CYA it is at 20. What should I do? Top up to 40 and adjust FC levels from there.

    Of Course I still have to clean out the pool, just a little bit of debris at bottom, but other than that is is sparkling clear! However, way to cold
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    Re: Results of just opened pool

    You seem to have everything all figured out

    Yes, start raising CYA and then the next day adjust FC up a little to go with the new CYA level.
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    Re: Results of just opened pool

    pool looking good...Same exp here .First in 11 yrs that I have pulled the cover off&top'd off water&check'd water&it was the same has when I closed it..BBB method is great&no problem's...
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