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    77shovelhead's first test results

    Did the test in order with the instructions.
    K-1000
    CL=orange
    ph=8.2

    Chlorine drop test;
    1 scoop R-870 =turned pink
    R-871 solution cleared at 48 drops x .5=24 FC
    added 5 drops R-0003 and solution turned pink
    added 1 drop R-871 to clear up solution 1x.5=.5 CC
    24 FC+.5 CC=24.5 TC

    Total alk;
    Mixed 2 drops R-0007 and 5 drops R-0008 solution turned green
    11 drops R-009 turned pinkish
    at about 13-15 drops turned orangish and I stopped at 40 drops with not much change in color, but never RED.

    Calcium hardness;
    Mixed 20 drops R-0010 and 5 drops R-0011L
    Solution turned purple
    added 7 drops R-0012
    7x10=70

    CYA
    Filled to bottom of label added R-0013 to top of label, mixed, waited and mixed
    poured solution into tube untill no black dot.
    50 I didn't have FULL sun light, but I had 60 yesterday, so I'm close to 55 CYA

    This is with the chlorinator on and adding 364 oz bleach last night. I had rain last night and early this morning.

    Pool has been cloudy and light green for about 3 weeks now.
    Esther Williams 18'x33'x50" oval above ground
    Filter/pump being changed at this time
    Pentair model 320 auto chlorine feeder
    Taylor TF-100 test kit

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    Re: 77shovelhead's first test results

    Your shock level FC is just right for the CYA in your pool. Keep it right where it is by replenishing it as often as you can an continue the shock process.

    You were finished with the TA test when you got the first color change at 11 drops...TA = 110
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    Re: 77shovelhead's first test results

    Thanks.
    I'll get the hang of this testing.
    Esther Williams 18'x33'x50" oval above ground
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    Taylor TF-100 test kit

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    Re: 77shovelhead's first test results

    Lower your p.h. to 7.5 +-.
    DONE, 20 x 40, inground gunite, 30" raised bond beam with 3 12" sheer descents, 8' diving board, pentair 420 cartridge filter, vs-3050 pump, intellechlor ic-40, auto cvr, Tahoe blue pebble tech, 6ea 4' x 12.5' & 2ea 1' x 12.5' helicol solar panels, legend robotic cleaner.

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    Re: 77shovelhead's first test results

    shovelhead,

    I would hold off for now on lowering pH. You tested pH when your FC was very high so that 8.2 result you got is not correct.

    Your pH is lower and I suggest you leave it alone and then retest when the chlorine gets below 10ppm
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    Re: 77shovelhead's first test results

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    shovelhead,

    I would hold off for now on lowering pH. You tested pH when your FC was very high so that 8.2 result you got is not correct.

    Your pH is lower and I suggest you leave it alone and then retest when the chlorine gets below 10ppm
    Ahh, Good point, I should have known Duraleigh didn't say to for a reason..
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    Re: 77shovelhead's first test results

    I was going to hold off on changing anything till the water clears up more.

    Vacuuming, brushing, backflushing daily and keeping the chlorine about the same was all I was going to do, unless I'm missing something.
    Esther Williams 18'x33'x50" oval above ground
    Filter/pump being changed at this time
    Pentair model 320 auto chlorine feeder
    Taylor TF-100 test kit

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    Re: 77shovelhead's first test results

    FC=21
    CC=1
    TC=22
    PH=7.5
    TA=40 will adjust in the next day or two
    CH= this was orange not yellow
    CYA=50
    Ambient temp about 82
    Brushing and vacuume daily

    Water has cleared enough to see the channels washed out under the liner. 10 year old liner gets replaced next year.

    I rinsed out the sand with a water hose Saturday. It was filthy and I realized that I had not been rinsing after each backwash.
    Esther Williams 18'x33'x50" oval above ground
    Filter/pump being changed at this time
    Pentair model 320 auto chlorine feeder
    Taylor TF-100 test kit

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