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    First test results of the year - Bromine pool

    Okay here is my first test results for this year -

    Keep in mind this is a bromine pool,

    Bromine - .5
    Ph - 7.6
    TA - 120
    CYA - 10
    TDS - 450

    After testing the water I added 4lbs of sodium bromide to help build my "bank" back up after starting up the pool. I have two floaters filled with bromine to help bring the bromine levels up. I will re-test again tomorrow and see if the bromide has helped with the bromine levels.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on these levels would be appreciated!

    I plan on doing the borax/muriatic acid this week unless there is some reason I should wait.
    25,000 gal. bromine, IG plaster pool w/sand filter, 2 spd, 1hp, 1.5fr sta-rite pump.

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    Re: First test results of the year - Bromine pool

    I'd add some chlorine to bring the bromine level up to normal levels more quickly.
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    Re: First test results of the year - Bromine pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    I'd add some chlorine to bring the bromine level up to normal levels more quickly.
    I will add more chlorine. I've added some off and on for the past two weeks but I will put more in tonight and test again tomorrow.

    Thanks!
    25,000 gal. bromine, IG plaster pool w/sand filter, 2 spd, 1hp, 1.5fr sta-rite pump.

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    Re: First test results of the year - Bromine pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    I'd add some chlorine to bring the bromine level up to normal levels more quickly.
    I just added my last to gallons of bleach. I'll have to go for a bleach run to re-stock tomorrow. I'll re-test and post results tomorrow.

    Are the other levels at an acceptable level?
    25,000 gal. bromine, IG plaster pool w/sand filter, 2 spd, 1hp, 1.5fr sta-rite pump.

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    Re: First test results of the year - Bromine pool

    Yes everything else is good. The PH is perfect, TA a tiny bit high but acceptable, CYA and TDS don't matter.
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    Re: First test results of the year - Bromine pool

    I accidentally posted this in one of my other threads. So here is my re-post.

    Today's updated test results -

    Bromine - 3.4
    pH - 7.6
    Alkalinity - 130
    Hardness - 200

    So the added bromide and bleach yesterday seemed to help bring my bromine levels up to normal range. Should I assume my bromide "bank" is up to where it needs to be?

    Now that my levels are in the normal range should I be able to maintain my levels with a bromine floater and chlorine when needed?

    Thanks again to all who have helped! I can see this season will be much more successful than last season!
    25,000 gal. bromine, IG plaster pool w/sand filter, 2 spd, 1hp, 1.5fr sta-rite pump.

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    Re: First test results of the year - Bromine pool

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