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    Recommended level for lots of direct sunlight?

    The recommended level in pool school says to ask for advice for a bunch of things.
    We have lots of direct sunlight - there are no trees to shade it.
    What do I need to do differently than the recommended levels given in pool school?
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    Re: Recommended level for lots of direct sunlight?

    The only real difference is to make sure you are at the high end of the recommended range for CYA, or just above (don't go above 60).
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    Re: Recommended level for lots of direct sunlight?

    May just want the CYA at the high end (closer to 50ppm).
    What are your current levels?
    Do you have reason to be concerned?
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    Re: Recommended level for lots of direct sunlight?

    ok thanks!
    no problems, just getting everything set up - added cya a few days ago so going to wait a few more days to see where im at
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    Re: Recommended level for lots of direct sunlight?

    I have direct sunlight all the time..Never had a problem..Run my CYA at about 30 when opening up...I bump it up when it get Summer..Now running about 45..I do keep a solar blanket on to keep the temp up&keep's the pool cleaner.
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    Re: Recommended level for lots of direct sunlight?

    neen01:

    My pool is in the full Texas sun much of the day. I am currently at 30 CYA. If my FC consumption were to spike (and I have confirmed that there are no other issues causing this), then I would add more CYA. So far, though, that has not happened. Of course, every pool is different and regular testing is the only way to do what's right for your pool. I tend to be conservative with CYA and like to leave a little "room to grow" in case I go on vacation out of town and am forced to temporarily use trichlor pucks if I cannot get a trusted adviser to look after the pool while I'm gone.
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