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    Pool Opened First Test Results

    Opened the pool on Tuesday. Have been running the pumps 24 hours/day since then. I brushed the walled yesterday and made a huge mess, but today the water is clearing up and the bottom needs to be vacuumed still. Tonight I ran my first set of tests. Here are the results.

    FC - 7.5
    CC- 0.5
    TC - 8.0
    pH - 7.2
    T/A - 110
    CYA - 30

    I'm glad the CYA has come down over the winter. I had some water loss that turned out to be cause (hopefully) by a bad seal on the light. Its been holding water fine since Tuesday. Last summer my CYA was very high ~100. It will be nice not to use as much chlorine. Any thoughts/suggestions on my test results. Looking forward to getting things stabilized and cleaned up. New solar cover this year that needs to get cut and put on and hopefully raise the water temperature a little.
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    Re: Pool Opened First Test Results

    More Chlorine!!

    With CYA 30, shock level is 13. You're too low. Gotta get it up there and keep adding to keep it up there until it goes from green to gray. If there's any organic debris on the bottom (leaves, branches, Jimmy Hoffa), try to get rid of it so the expensive chemicals aren't being used up trying to oxidize it all.

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    Re: Pool Opened First Test Results

    Vacuumed the bottom tonight, man that was a lot of worms. Probably going to have to clean the filter cartridges tomorrow, pressure is up about 5-psi. Also put more chlorine in based on the calculator to get back up around 13.
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    Re: Pool Opened First Test Results

    So I added some CYA to the pool on Saturday and seemed to have gotten everything cleared up well. Water is nice and clear (not quite sparkling, but we're getting there). Did another round of tests tonight, here they are.

    FC=7.5
    CC= <0.5
    TC=8.0
    TA=130
    CH=250
    CYA=40 (added Saturday so maybe it will go up a little more)
    pH=7.4

    Any suggestions?

    Also, we got a new solar cover that I need to cut and attach to our rockys roller. Any tips to make this any easier on myself? Right now its laying in the pool uncut to try to warm it up a bit. Looks silly, but should do the job.
    22,200-gallon IG, Vinyl Liner, Hayward 1 h.p. Super Pump, Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter, Full sun 6am~7pm,. TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Pool Opened First Test Results

    Quote Originally Posted by bmark3
    So I added some CYA to the pool on Saturday and seemed to have gotten everything cleared up well. Water is nice and clear (not quite sparkling, but we're getting there). Did another round of tests tonight, here they are.

    FC=7.5
    CC= <0.5
    TC=8.0
    TA=130
    CH=250
    CYA=40 (added Saturday so maybe it will go up a little more)
    pH=7.4

    Any suggestions?
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