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Thread: Should I Do Anything?

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    May 2012
    Montgomery, AL

    Should I Do Anything?

    Received my test kit and tested my water today. Here's the results:

    FC - 5.5
    CC - 0
    pH - 7.2
    TA - 100
    CYA - 50 (Added CYA last Sat. night so I'm waiting the recommended week to get the final reading)

    I use a SWG so should I not run it tonight to try to get the FC down? Also, do I need to worry about the pH and TA or just leave it alone?

    Water is clear.

    18' X 48" Intex Ultra Frame AGP, approx. 6,400 gallons
    2650 Intex Sand Filter
    Intex SWG (w/ copper unplugged)

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Should I Do Anything?

    Your PH is fine for now. It will tend to go up over time. As long as TA is above 70, lower the PH to 7.2 every time it gets to 7.8. That will lower the TA slowly over time.

    I suggest turning down the percentage on the SWG. When FC is too high you turn down the SWG, when FC is too low you turn up the SWG.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Should I Do Anything?

    Your test kit is confirming what you pretty much have managed that pool water VERY well. I would leave everything exactly like it is. There will probably be a s-l-o-ow tendency for pH to rise but I wouldn't correct it 'til it got to 7.8 then bring it back down.

    EDIT - Jason beat me so I am reinforcing his post!
    Dave S.
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