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    FC Loss Each Day

    Can someone tell me the average daily loss of fc. It seems my loss each day goes down 2 to 3 ppm. My pool is in full sunlight all day & temp is now 90 or higher. I usually add more bleach than the calculator suggest I add,but don't want fc to drop below my target of 6. Thanks for all advice. FC 6,ta 80,ch 50,cya 40/50,cc 0,ph 7.7
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    That sounds normal.

    If it's full sun, you might want to raise the CYA a few points to cut down on losses.
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    If we consider the CYA to be 50 then your target range is 4-8 ppm according to the pool calculator, so you could bump up the FC a little if you want. 2-3 ppm of loss during the summer is normal.
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    If you can get the loss down to 2 ppm per day, you're doing good.
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    So pretty much you are adding bleach everyday? Since we just got really hot here in Pa I have noticed the bleach consumption increasing. What do you do when you go on vacation?
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    Quote Originally Posted by mdreese
    So pretty much you are adding bleach everyday? Since we just got really hot here in Pa I have noticed the bleach consumption increasing. What do you do when you go on vacation?
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    Wow thanks for the quick reply...I like the "hope" i think the phone a friend idea is in my future.
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    -Hope
    lol. This one never seems to work for me.
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    Re: FC Loss Each Day

    I think a little bit of hope is required with any of the options
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