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    CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    We have been in over the 100's for a few days and it looks to be hear for at least the remainder of the week. Pretty much Full sun all day.

    I am now having to test my FC - 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, and night) Because of evaporation, MY CYA fell, and I am now adding more. I am only losing 1ppm FC over night, But come 2 in the afternoon, I am at 2.5 FC. ( I know this will get better after the CYA takes effect) I have my goal at 5.5 since it has been hot and sunny.

    My CC question is I just checked it and it read .5 (Turned very light pink, and only took one drop to go clear.)

    Should I remain on the course I am doing, or bring my FC levels up? I can not put my cover on, as I want a cool pool, not a spa, lol.

    TBH its so hot and miserable out there we are only swimming at dusk
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    Re: CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    CYA does not drop due to evaporation.

    Sounds like you need to target a higher level for FC if it is dropping to low.

    Post up a full set of test results.

    typical pools lose about 2-4ppm of FC everyday.

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    Re: CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    Confused, as If I am having to add water too my pool, therefore, I am loosing water. Unless, I am wrong the only way to lose CYA is to lose water in your pool? Adding water due to the kids splashing it all out, lol. I misspoke about the evaporation. Its the heat making me CRAZY


    This Am I was at
    FC-4.5
    PH- 7.5
    CYA- 25
    (i dont check my CYA, unless I notice a drop in FC, as I just did)

    Added CYA to get to 50 according to pool calculator, along with bleach to get to 5.5 That was about 9 this morning.

    Tested again at 2
    FC was 2.5 (added bleach)
    Can't test CYA just yet, as that take time to register.
    Tested CC was .5
    We are in a drought, no such luck for some free rain waters...
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    Re: CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    PS my target FC is 5.5
    This is the first time this summer, I have encountered an issue.
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    Re: CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    Your CYA will only go down by actively removing water (splashout, filter clean, etc) not by evaporation.

    More important than the "target" FC is the MINIMUM FC level for you CYA level.

    CYA of 25ppm, the minimum is 2 ppm FC now that you have added CYA to reach 50ppm, your minimum is 4ppm FC.
    You have to add enough FC such that it will not drop below that number before the next time you test and add.

    I am really unclear about what your actual problem is. If the CC clears with 1 drop ... then you can ignore it. IF the CC climbed up to 1ppm or higher, then there would be reason to be concerned.

    Likely you were loosing more FC to the sun than anything else since your CYA was so low.
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    Re: CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    I agree, I am a newb, and completely forgot that every time I was filling my pool from the kids, I was losing CYA. (which was everyday this week, and some last weekend) and with this Heat and sun, it just all caught up to me.

    So getting my CYA back to 50,
    with a FC target at 4, but to be honest when I know its going to be hot and sunny, with the kids in the pool all day I do add a bit more bleach in the morning. Nothing to major tho.

    Until then I will just keep making sure I maintain a good FC level by checking it more often. Yes spending a bit more on bleach, but better than getting cruddy waters.
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    Re: CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    No.
    Your MINIMUM is 4ppm. You should target about 8ppm to make sure our never drops below 4ppm.

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    Re: CC Question, VERY HOT Weather TEMPS HERE!

    Hi maryj0w,
    I'll also say your very close to same situation as I'm in...
    See my post here:
    opinions-please-on-my-new-pool-about-fc-usage-t49083.html
    Go higher on both CYA and higher with chlorine high side.

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