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    Good ole Monsoon

    I had a fantastic last year using the BBB method for my pool. For some reason, this year has been a nightmare. My PH goes of the charts and I have to use MA to lower it all the time, and now, for some strange reason, we are having a very bad Monsoon season. My pool was going down 2-2.5 every day all summer until last week. It started to go down 4ppm a day. I can't find my CC test but knew something was off. So I decided to shock my pool which is something I haven't done since using the BBB method. Pool has been vacuumed and scrubbed down. The pool calculator recommended 19 and did that last night. I just tested again and its down to 8, What is going on ! The bizarre thing is, my pool still looks great. BTW, I live in Phoenix AZ.

    FC -8
    CC- ?
    PH 7.8
    TA 90
    CH 250
    CYA 65
    Borate 50
    water temp at 90
    Pool size 10,000 AG
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    Re: Good ole Monsoon

    How much water have you had to drain from the pool?
    What size is your pool?

    It'd be good to run the OCLT.
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    Re: Good ole Monsoon

    pool is 10300 gallons. We drained 80% of the pool last year. I'll try the OCLT tonight see where it goes. Thanks
    Pool size 10,000 AG
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    Jandy Cartridge Filter
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    Waterfall, pop ups

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    Re: Good ole Monsoon

    Quote Originally Posted by gsmiley
    I can't find my CC test but knew something was off.
    Do you have the tf100 or taylor 2006 kit? Testing for CC is easy with those and important if you are fighting something organic. Both use the R-0003 reagent, after doing the FC test (but before dumping it out), put 5 drops of the R-0003 reagent in, and repeat drops R-0871 titrant. This will give you CC.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Good ole Monsoon

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Quote Originally Posted by gsmiley
    I can't find my CC test but knew something was off.
    Do you have the tf100 or taylor 2006 kit? Testing for CC is easy with those and important if you are fighting something organic. Both use the R-0003 reagent, after doing the FC test (but before dumping it out), put 5 drops of the R-0003 reagent in, and repeat drops R-0871 titrant. This will give you CC.
    I have the tf100 and for some reason can't find the CC (r-0003). I plan on going to our local leslie pool which sells the product by bottle.
    Pool size 10,000 AG
    Pebble Tec
    Jandy Cartridge Filter
    Build in 2008
    Waterfall, pop ups

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    Re: Good ole Monsoon

    Quote Originally Posted by gsmiley
    I have the tf100 and for some reason can't find the CC (r-0003). I plan on going to our local leslie pool which sells the product by bottle.
    Ahhh...sorry about that, good idea to get it!
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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