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    What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

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    I have a 25K gallon in-ground plaster pool, in Phoenix, AZ. CYA is over 150+ per Leslie's. I have ordered a test kit and extra reagents. I will pump out 40%-50% of pool volume to lower CYA. Since I am in Phoenix, will full-on sun until at least 2pm or so each day, I am thinking a CYA level of 60ppm will be good. Of course, it goes without saying that I'm dumping the Tri-Chlor pucks and shock, and going all BBB as soon as the test kit arrives.

    Any advice?
    29,000 gallon concrete/plaster diving pool, 9-1/2 feet deep X 40 feet long. 1.5HP skimmer motor. 1.0HP booster motor for pressure side cleaning robot - Polaris 280. Sand filter. Two built in aerators.

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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    60 sounds good. Is the pool green or cloudy now? That would change my answer.
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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    I am in VA but get full sun all day and keep my CYA at 55.
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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    Thanks for replies. Pool is just coming off maintenance from a pool company and water is clear and doesn't really smell noticably. I am going to BBB because I have been paying $150 - $200 per month in chemicals.
    29,000 gallon concrete/plaster diving pool, 9-1/2 feet deep X 40 feet long. 1.5HP skimmer motor. 1.0HP booster motor for pressure side cleaning robot - Polaris 280. Sand filter. Two built in aerators.

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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    WOW 200 dollars a month, my pool is about 1/4 your size I am so lucky it costs me roughly 50 cents a day for bleach.to maintain my pool.....WOW I am so blessed because of this site and the bbb method ...once again thanks tfp.
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    wow you were paying that much for a company to just do chemicals? Or was that for full service cleaning as well.

    Down here it is just $40/month for chemical service from a few companies.

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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    I pay $80 for "service" plus chemicals, which have been ratcheting up (no doubt due to ultra high CYA caused by pucks) and last month the chemicals were $160...

    Thus, $160, plus $80 service, plus tax, puts me at about $260 a month...
    29,000 gallon concrete/plaster diving pool, 9-1/2 feet deep X 40 feet long. 1.5HP skimmer motor. 1.0HP booster motor for pressure side cleaning robot - Polaris 280. Sand filter. Two built in aerators.

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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

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    start the BBB method you will save a ton of money and get the gratification of knowing your pool on a intimate level.....it is wonderful.....wow i think i need a cig.....lol
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    Yeah, today I checked out prices (in Phoenix) for:

    - Bleach (Costco has THREE 180 oz bottles of 6% for less than $10 ($3.33 per bottle).
    - Baking Soda (Costco has THIRTEEN pound bags for less than $7).
    - Borax (Target has 76 oz boxes for less than $3.50).
    - Muriatic Acid (Ace Hardware has one gallon bottles of 31.5% for $9).

    I figure my TOTAL per month cost will be less than $40 once I get totally off the pucks and onto BBB with borate stabilizer. My total average monthly savings will be somewhere near $125 or about $1,500 per year.

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    Make that TWO cigarettes, plus some good bourbon or brandy or maybe even champagne. LOL.
    29,000 gallon concrete/plaster diving pool, 9-1/2 feet deep X 40 feet long. 1.5HP skimmer motor. 1.0HP booster motor for pressure side cleaning robot - Polaris 280. Sand filter. Two built in aerators.

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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    if you have a menards or a rural king store around you they are real cheap on the stuff you need buddy....good luck and keep up posted
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    Re: What is Correct CYA Level for Phoenix, AZ Pool?

    now your talking......lol.........hmmmm Brandy
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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