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    Finally received my TF-100, first numbers...

    Hi everyone...
    I'm new to the fourm and have been lurking here for a few weeks. I must say that I'm addicted to this site and the info here great! We are new owners of a 15 x 54 round, vinyl pool and from day 1 are using the BBB method. I just competed my first test with my TF-100 and here are my results for critique/advise....
    My FC is 1.5, I would like it to be 5 based on the recommended levels info in Pool School
    My CC is .5 with my TC being 2.0.
    My TA is 80 ppm, which is what I was shooting for based on the 70-90+
    My CH is 140, I was thinking 200 would be more ideal...
    My CYA is 20 right now, I am shooting for 40....
    Any suggestions or recommendations are welcomed!
    Thanks!
    15ft x 54in AGP/Vinyl
    ~5,950 gals
    1.5 HP Sandman Cartridge Filter
    BBB Method

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    Re: Finally received my TF-100, first numbers...

    Don't worry about your CH since you have a vinyl pool. Raise your CYA and boost your FC. Otherwise I think your numbers look great!
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    Re: Finally received my TF-100, first numbers...

    Welcome to tfp, boaz65

    Quote Originally Posted by boaz65
    My FC is 1.5, I would like it to be 5 based on the recommended levels info in Pool School
    For 20 ppm cya, poolcalculator.com gives me 2-5 for normal FC range, so try to stay above 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by boaz65
    My CH is 140, I was thinking 200 would be more ideal...
    No need to do anything with CH. Low CH is not a problem for vinyl pools, high CH can be, but yours is low so leave it.

    Quote Originally Posted by boaz65
    My CYA is 20 right now, I am shooting for 40....
    How are you adding it? If it is the granular type, then it can take a week to show up on test.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Finally received my TF-100, first numbers...

    Thanks for the welcome everyone and the info! To boost my CYA, I have a bottle of HTH Stablizer (white powder) and I'm only using store brand liquid bleach (6%) to control my chlorine...
    15ft x 54in AGP/Vinyl
    ~5,950 gals
    1.5 HP Sandman Cartridge Filter
    BBB Method

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    Re: Finally received my TF-100, first numbers...

    Welcome to TFP!

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