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    Bunch of questions from a newbie...

    I have been learning a lot from reading this site, and am now responsible for pool upkeep (gotten rid of the pool care guy).

    First, all important test results from my Taylor K-2006:

    pH: 7.8
    FC: 4.0
    CC: Absent
    TA: 80
    CH: 230
    CYA: Was ~20 on Saturday. Added some cyanuric acid to bring the level up to 30, and will test it again in a day or two.

    Now here are my questions for the experts:

    1. I am running low on CYA test reagent. Where do you get replacement reagents for Taylor kit? When I am ordering, I will as well order some for Chlorine as well.

    2. I am losing about 4-6 ppm FC in a day. The pool is under direct sunlight most of the day, and temps here are almost 100oF. My last OCLT indicated less than 1 ppm loss. I am using liquid bleach to maintain the chlorine levels. Is this much chlorine loss normal? If yes, what can be done to reduce this use, if anything?

    3. Just curious, why it needs almost a week for CYA to register on the tests? When I added cyanuric acid last time, it wdissolved in about 3-5 hours.

    That's it for now..but I am sure more questions will be coming
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    Re: Bunch of questions from a newbie...

    1.http://tftestkits.net/splash-page.html

    2. Getting your CYA up should help with that.

    3. This one I'm not certain of, but it can go fast it's just to avoid overshooting on CYA it's recommended to wait a week before adjusting again.

    4. I don't know borates, someone will be along to help with that one I'm sure.

    5. Hardware stores will have it, usually in the paint or concrete sections.

    6. same as 4.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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    Re: Bunch of questions from a newbie...

    Thanks for the reply, Dan!! Hoping someone else chimes in and also talks about borates.

    This is the first time in my couple of weeks here that others haven't jumped in the discussion yet. May be everyone is enjoying their pools

    Per Dan's PM, I made a new thread specifically for borates in the BBB forum. Hopefully, I will have faster response there
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    9,700 gallon, in-ground pool, Cartridge filter, Irregular (kidney) shape, Taylor K-2006 test kit, small rock waterfall.

    Pool School + Test Kit + Test Kit Directions +The Pool Calculator = A TROUBLE FREE POOL

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