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    Give me reassurance for my husband.

    So my husband is out of town since the pool was filled. His concern is that I'm burning through the bleach too fast and so I must be doing something wrong.

    At the end of the day I add 1.5 to 2 CUPS of 6% bleach to bring my FC back up to about 5. I'm still going off of test strips here but here are my typical numbers

    Before adding bleach at the end of the day:
    FC 3
    TC 3
    Ph between 7.2 and 7.6
    TA between 80 and 120
    TH between 50 and 100

    After adding my 1.5 to 2 cups of bleach in the evening
    FC 5
    TC 5
    All other numbers pretty much equivalent.

    I don't have a way to test my CYA, but on Saturday after the fill I dissolved enough granular CYA to make the pool 30 ppm. So that is what I am basing my targets on.

    I have been checking in the morning as well and the numbers hold up overnight.
    My husband is convinced I don't have enough cya in there and that I should not have to add bleach each night.
    I do live in a sunny climate and the pool receives about 6 to 8 hours of full sun each day, so maybe I should up the cya. Also how warm should I let the pool get with the solar cover on? Tonight it is reading almost 90, of course that is on the immediate surface. I keep the solar blanket on whenever we are not in the pool and overnight.
    Opinions?

    Thanks!
    Cindy

    4.8 K gallon AGP: sharkline opera 12'x17'x52"
    Sandpro 4511 sand filter and pump

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    Re: Give me reassurance for my husband.

    Sounds about right to me.

    My pool is roughly 3X the size of yours, and I run through 2-3 cups of 12% a day.
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    Re: Give me reassurance for my husband.

    2 ppm of chlorine, which comes out to just over 2 1/2 cups of 6% bleach, a day is typical for a pool that size. If you are under that, you are doing great.
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    Re: Give me reassurance for my husband.

    Tell that man to buy you a cool one! Good job.
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    Re: Give me reassurance for my husband.

    Thanks! I'll be sure to show him this thread when he returns. Maybe I can get that margartitaville frozen drink maker instead???
    Cindy

    4.8 K gallon AGP: sharkline opera 12'x17'x52"
    Sandpro 4511 sand filter and pump

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