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    Finally got TF Test Kit!

    I just got my TF Test Kit today and did my first testing tonight.

    FC - .5
    CC - 1
    PH - 7.5
    TA - 280
    CH - 250
    CYA - 40

    Since my CC was 1 and my FC was just .5 I started shocking. I added 186 oz. of bleach and 22 oz. of stabilizer to get my CYA up. I need to check my FC & CC in another hour and if FC is down I need to add more bleach to keep it at 16 for shock level. Is this correct?
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    Yes. Keep the FC level up.

    It's too bad you already added the CYA, because as the CYA level rises, so does shock level. If it's tied in a sock, pull it out and put it in a plastic bag until the shock process is done, then hang the sock again.
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    You have it correct. If you want, do a OCLT tonight to see where you are.
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    I never even gave it a thought about waiting to raise the CYA! I knew it was low and was worried about getting it where it should be. MY TA is also high, but my PH has been holding steady at 7.5. Should I try to get the TA down yet?
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    just did a retest - FC is 17 and CC is still 1. Will check again first thing in the morning. Should I be taking my solar cover off while doing this?
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    I don't think the cover matters for the OCLT, but during the day the sun would help break down the cc.

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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    New set of numbers this morning:

    FC - 6
    CC - .5
    PH - 7.5
    CYA - 90

    Does everything look good? I think the CYA might be a little high.
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    I think the CYA might be a little high.
    It is. You need to drain/refill about 50% of your water to get the CYA down around 45-50 so you can manage your pool much easier.
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    At 11:15 last night:
    Quote Originally Posted by cdereu
    just did a retest - FC is 17
    Then at 9:10 this morning:
    New set of numbers this morning:

    FC - 6
    A loss of 11ppm over night?

    That's a GINORMOUS hit, and I find it nearly impossible that you lost that much FC and CC remained below 1 (To be honest...with that much loss, I'd find it difficult to believe CC was below 10). Is the 6 above a typo for 16 perhaps?
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    I thought 80 was the max CYA for a swg? Do I really need to drain 50%? I will retest my FC - I could have very easily figured wrong!
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    Looking at your cya numbers, going from 40 to 90 ppm is very unlikely unless you used a lot of liquid stabilizer. Are you having problems with the test?

    You need to know this number in order to properly shock.

    If you put only pool water (no R-0013) is the dot visible when the tube is full?
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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    did you use liquid or solid CYA? Review the extended test directions to verify you are doing the test correctly .... It is a sticky in the testing forum.

    You should not need to drain that much since you have a SWG. But it will require much higher FC levels for the required shock process.

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    Re: Finally got TF Test Kit!

    It is. You need to drain/refill about 50% of your water to get the CYA down around 45-50 so you can manage your pool much easier.
    I carelessly overlooked your SWG. I would get CYA to 60-80 but draining to 40-50 is certainly not necessary.
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