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    Right Track??

    Hello all, been using this site quite frequently over the past 2 months, and have to say this makes pool care as easy as mowing the lawn. Anyway, I wanted to make sure I am going in the right direction, received my TF-100 toady and dove right in, here is my numbers...
    PH 7.5
    FC 5.5
    CC 0.5
    CYA 20 (added 13 oz. wanting about 30-40)
    TA 90
    CH didn't test
    Water temp 81 degrees
    My water is crystal clear, and has been for about 3 weeks now, should I lower my TA some what or leave it?
    Thank you in advance!!!
    Intex 16'x48" Ultra Frame
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    Re: Right Track??

    Looks good, but if you live in the Southwest, you should check CH. Too little won't hurt a vinyl pool, but too much can still cause scaling. TA will come down all by itself whenever you adjust pH with acid. Don't obsess.
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    Re: Right Track??

    looks pretty good. I agree adding the CYA is a good idea.

    Your TA is fine where it is, as you adjust and keep the pH in range, the TA may come down a bit and find a happy place, but certainly nothing to worry about.

    Test the CH and and it to your records. While low does not matter for you, high can be something to keep an eye on.

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    Re: Right Track??

    I don't have anything to add to the two fine responses received above other than 'Welcome to the forum".
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    Re: Right Track??

    Tested water this morning..
    CH 120
    Need to get my weekly supply of bleach!!!!
    One quick question....
    Is 6 F.C. too much, I've been running between 4-5 and seemed to be getting organic build up on pool floor, but since moving F.C. up it has decreased significantly
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    Re: Right Track??

    Quote Originally Posted by shortusd
    Tested water this morning..
    CH 120
    Need to get my weekly supply of bleach!!!!
    One quick question....
    Is 6 F.C. too much, I've been running between 4-5 and seemed to be getting organic build up on pool floor, but since moving F.C. up it has decreased significantly
    Make sure it's organic. Perform the OCLT test and proceed from there. No sense wasting Chlorine if it isn't organic and no sense delaying the shock process if it is.
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    Re: Right Track??

    Is 6 F.C. too much, I've been running between 4-5 and seemed to be getting organic build up on pool floor
    6 FC is fine. With your proposed CYA of 40ppm, 3-5 is a target but not a hard, fast rule.

    I suspect that dead algae was falling to your pool floor earlier, not "organic buildup" which sort of implies it was alive.

    You are probably seeing less and less because the chlorine is winning the battle....not because you changed from 4 ppm to 6ppm
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    Re: Right Track??

    Performed OCLT lost zero F.C. and C.C. dropped to Zero as well. Should indicated whatever was in the pool is dead now. Need to vac and backwash but I should be fine now. Thanks to all for the wonderful help!!!!
    Intex 16'x48" Ultra Frame
    Hayward VL40T32 sand filter pump combo
    1 1/4" PVC all the way around
    over rail fountain
    Hayward Thru-wall skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Right Track??

    BTW... CYA is up to 45ppm...goal reached!!!
    Intex 16'x48" Ultra Frame
    Hayward VL40T32 sand filter pump combo
    1 1/4" PVC all the way around
    over rail fountain
    Hayward Thru-wall skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit

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