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Thread: high chlorine, dead bird, first Taylor testing :)

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    high chlorine, dead bird, first Taylor testing :)

    My Taylor test kit arrived yesterday and I tested just now. My dad was the chemical engineer, not me!

    Pool is 70 degrees.
    Here are my numbers:
    FC 6.5
    CC .5 (is this right??) (one drop turned it clear)
    PH 7.6
    TA 100
    CA 150
    CYA 70

    I found a dead bird yesterday. Had been in there less than 19 hours, as I check the pool daily and the critter wasn't there the night before. (nasty surprise!)

    Last week, my chlorine was at 0 (water testing at the store) and my salt machine was telling me to add salt, so I did, and then "superchlorinated" the pool for 24 hours.

    I'm on two dots on the swg. I went down to one last week, and went to 0 chlorine upon testing, but that was probably because I was outta salt, right?

    Should I go down to one dot? How long til the bird ickiness is gone??? (Have NOT told the kids that there was a dead thing in the pool, they'd never go back in!) LOL

    Thanks everyone!
    ____________________________________________________________ ________________________
    Newbie, :) 12 foot round AGP, 52 inches high, 3400 Gallons, Sand Filter, 1 HP Hayward Pump, Zodiac Clearwater Salt system, Taylor K-2006 kit.

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    Re: high chlorine, dead bird, first Taylor testing :)

    You need to do an Overnight FC Loss Test, with the SWG off and determine if your FC is holding overnight. If its not, you need to shock the pool with liquid chlorine - see the directions in Pool School.

    One drop turning the CC clear means yes, you have .5 CC.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: high chlorine, dead bird, first Taylor testing :)

    Thanks, will do that tomorrow. I appreciate the advice.
    ____________________________________________________________ ________________________
    Newbie, :) 12 foot round AGP, 52 inches high, 3400 Gallons, Sand Filter, 1 HP Hayward Pump, Zodiac Clearwater Salt system, Taylor K-2006 kit.

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