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    Jun 2011

    I finally got my water balanced

    Every since I joined TFP I have been obsessive about my water quality, clarity and chemical balance. It always seems that some minor thing is slightly out of perfect balance....the TA is just a bit high...the CYA is low, or high...I've got .5ppm CC...always something. But yesterday for the very first time I checked the pool and everything was perfect....(well the CH is still high. But short of RO treatment of my fill water, there is no cure for that one in Tucson).

    Here are the numbers:

    FC 3.5
    CC 0
    TC 3.5
    pH 7.5
    TA 60
    CH 700 (fill water is in the 300+ range)
    CYA 80
    Salt 3700
    Borate 50

    Water is crystal clear and sparkles like diamonds. And this is with the SWG on 17% with six hours per day of run time.

    Woo Hoo, now to keep it this perfectly balanced.
    Tucson, AZ
    16x36 rectangular (19k) Pebble Tec play pool/spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS 011018, Super II 2hp (spa), Aqua Rite T-15 SWG, Pro Grid 60 DE, Hayward H400 & Heliocol Solar heating, A&A infloor system, fill water w/high CH and TA, 50 ppm borates,TF-100 test kit

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: I finally got my water balanced

    Nice job cheifwej I feel for you folks having to deal with the high calcium hardness levels
    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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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: I finally got my water balanced

    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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