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    HOW ARE THESE READINGS

    i just got my tf100 kit and this is my first test using it.
    how are these numbers
    ph-7.2 ppm
    cl -5 ppm
    broman - 10 ppm
    fc - 11 ppm
    cc - 0 ppm
    tc - 11 ppm
    ta - 120 ppm
    cya - 80 ppm
    24x52 sharkline heritage agp,Hayward power flo lx 1h/p,Hayward s210 sandfilter, and tf100 test kit
    BBB method and pool rover jr

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    Re: HOW ARE THESE READINGS

    What is your source of chlorine? Liquid bleach, SWG, tabs????? Watch the cya level as its getting high. If you get algae its gonna be tuff to fight off. Your FC level could be higher with your cya level, but most of the numbers look good.

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    Re: HOW ARE THESE READINGS

    The yellow and red OTO test only goes as high as 5ppm, so wait to use that one till you're testing for 5ppm or less. It's more of a daily chlorine tester, and pH test tube. You don't have to use it at all if you don't want to. I always use the powder and reagents, it's easier to read and far more accurate.

    The only thing I see in your results is high CYA. You may want to consider draining 40-50% of the water so that you won't need such high chlorine, and possibly start working on lowering TA closer to 70 if you find that your pH is fluctuating more than you like.
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    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: HOW ARE THESE READINGS

    this is a 15x48 intex i am trying to keep the water in good condition cause i am fixing to transfer this into my 24x52 heritage and will have alot more water so i will have more work to do just wondering where i stood on my chemicals.so how do i lower the cya i am new to pools and realy have know idea what i am doing. i use 3 inch chlorine tabs
    24x52 sharkline heritage agp,Hayward power flo lx 1h/p,Hayward s210 sandfilter, and tf100 test kit
    BBB method and pool rover jr

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    Re: HOW ARE THESE READINGS

    Well, that's easy. Just only put in half of the full volume of the big pool from the little pool. Then you'll be at 40ppm CYA in the big one. Perfect!

    The only way to lower CYA is to drain and refill with fresh water, so this will actually work out for you without you having to drain anything.

    Also, the source of your high CYA is those tablets. So, it's absolutely time to stop using them and switch to bleach/liquid chlorine. Read pool school, more than three times.

    When will you do this water switcheroo anyway?
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: HOW ARE THESE READINGS

    I am hoping to do it the first of next week. I was going to get some new readings today but it was raining and I will do it tomorrow.
    24x52 sharkline heritage agp,Hayward power flo lx 1h/p,Hayward s210 sandfilter, and tf100 test kit
    BBB method and pool rover jr

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