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    Tricolor and CYA

    I have a small leak and am loosing about 1" water/day. While I try to find the leak I am having trouble maintaining my CYA.

    I was thinking of switching to trichlor until I get this problem fixed. My current CYU is 10 and I opened with 8# for a 25,000 gal pool 1 month ago.

    So, how much CYA is in the tricolor?
    25,000 gal IG Utopia pool/Raypack gas heater/BBB

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    Re: Tricolor and CYA

    There is about 60% as much CYA as Chlorine, so for every 10ppm of FC you get from Trichlor, you get 6ppm CYA.
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    Re: Tricolor and CYA

    I know you didn't ask but it is almost impossible to detect CYA in that range.

    The trichlor tabs will drive your pH down and will bring CYA up VERY slowly......but not with that leak

    FTWIW, you will probably never get the CYA up to any appreciable level with a leak that size. Your other parameters will be hard to maintain as well.
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    Tricolor and CYA

    I know the CYA is low and just a guess. The lowering of pH doesn't concern me too much as I'm always fighting my pH as it is, and my fill water pH is greater than 8.2.

    Any advice for finding a leak?
    25,000 gal IG Utopia pool/Raypack gas heater/BBB

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    Re: Tricolor and CYA

    Any advice for finding a leak?
    Too vague to help much. Give us some more info.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Tricolor and CYA

    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: Tricolor and CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Any advice for finding a leak?
    Too vague to help much. Give us some more info.
    One of the problems with the internet...you took my quote at face value...and didn't detect my sarcasm...lol

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    The leak's in the plumbing as I am getting air in my return line...it's such a hassle

    Thanks to all for great help!! Your expertice and experience are greatly appreciated!
    25,000 gal IG Utopia pool/Raypack gas heater/BBB

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