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    just got a SWG

    I love this site. We just got our Aqua Trol . I added the salt wednesday evening.

    16000 gal. AG
    test results
    FC 1.37
    TC 2.0
    PH 7.7
    CYA 43
    TA 191
    salt is 3180, i am adding another 1 1/2 bags this afternoon.

    We have a 20' sand filter not sure what size the pump is. I know I need to raise my FC. I am concerned with the calcium.
    We are ready to put in the SWG as soon as I get my numbers correct.
    16000 gal AG vinyl

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    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Dallas, TX

    Re: just got a SWG

    Is your pool vinyl or gunite/plaster? If it is vinyl, you are good to go. If it's plaster, you need to raise the CH. 250 minimum.

    I'm a little concerned about the test reading showing a CC of .6, but I don't typically trust pool store tests.

    Don't forget to get your CYA up to at least 70.

    Lower your pH with some muriatic acid. It's going to creep up on you with the SWG, so you will most likely have to keep MA on hand. I'm about to go get some myself.

    Don't forget the pool calculator!
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    Re: just got a SWG

    It is a vinyl liner. How do you get the cc reading? I have also noticed our return jet is turned where it is blowing water up. I will have my husband turn it when he gets home.
    16000 gal AG vinyl

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: just got a SWG

    Welcome to TFP.

    FC + CC = TC so TC - FC = CC. 2.0 - 1.37 = .63 CC.
    We suggest shocking at CC above 0.5 CC.
    You need a good test kit. It's worth the money it costs. It'll save you many times the cost in your pool care expense.

    You don't need to worry about the CH in a vinyl pool. Mine is almost zero.
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