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    Where should my focus be?

    Can someone look at my test results and let me know what I should really be attacking first. I've been focusing on the TA but not sure if that's the right direction to go. Any input would be appreciated.

    My Goals
    Fiberglass with SWG (3000-3200 ppm 200-400 above recommended optimum level )
    FC 3-5
    pH 7.5-7.8 (not any lower than 7.5 and add muriatic acid if higher than 7.8)
    TA 60-80 (Most important)
    CH 220-320 (250 ppm is ideal, never above 400)
    CYA 70-80
    Borates 30-50 ppm (optional)

    This morning results:
    SWG - 3350 (perfect as my cell states 3400)
    FC - 5.5
    pH - 7.2 (lowered the previous evening to work on TA)
    TA - 140 (keep lowering the pH with Muratic Acid and aerate...started at 170)
    CH - 120 (need to get calcium chloride dihydrate this weekend)
    CYA - 0 (add cyanuric acid(stabilizer). Did this a couple of days ago, but still no reading. Info says it could take up to a week to register. I can tell you my dot was still visible but the water was cloudier than previous readings.)
    Borates - will not be using due to the dog and cat.
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    In the process of building a Lonestar Fiberglass Pools : Savannah in Caribbean Blue. 13,000 Gallons SWG, 4 therapeutic jets, Pentair 1 HP superflow (348023) pump, 200 Clean & Clear cartridge filter (CCRP-160353), Pentair salt cell IntelliChlor IC40, 3 LED lights, 1 skimmer, cantilever coping with integral light wheat color, and salt-rock pool decking finish.

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    Re: Where should my focus be?

    There is nothing critical here. You want to keep working on lowering TA and raising CYA, but neither is likely to require a great deal of attention at this point.
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    Re: Where should my focus be?

    My SWG system runs at 11 hours a day at 60%. Plan on cutting this time down to 10 at 40% to see if this will help with the jump in FC.

    Thursday morning results:

    SWG - did not test
    FC - 12 (not sure why it jumped up so much from yesterday only thing I added was Muratic Acid to lower pH and work on TA)
    pH - 7.2 (lowered the previous evening to work on TA)
    TA - 120 (keep lowering the pH with Muratic Acid and aerate...started at 170)
    CH - did not test
    CYA - 25 (Starting to get a read from the sablilizer I added earlier this week.
    ____________________________________________________________ ______________________
    In the process of building a Lonestar Fiberglass Pools : Savannah in Caribbean Blue. 13,000 Gallons SWG, 4 therapeutic jets, Pentair 1 HP superflow (348023) pump, 200 Clean & Clear cartridge filter (CCRP-160353), Pentair salt cell IntelliChlor IC40, 3 LED lights, 1 skimmer, cantilever coping with integral light wheat color, and salt-rock pool decking finish.

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