Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Lulupalooza 1st TEST w/T-100

  1. Back To Top    #1
    lulupalooza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evans, GA
    Posts
    323

    Lulupalooza 1st TEST w/T-100

    Well here they are, the very 1st test from the pool

    FC: 0.0
    CC: 0.0
    PH: 7.2
    TA: 20
    CH: 170
    CYA: <20 (the dot never disappeared- it just magnified! I was at the top of the tube)
    Temp: 79 degrees
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Guest
    I assume this is the fill water with no added chemicals.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879
    That is a reasonable starting place. Now you need to add chlorine, baking soda for the TA and stabilizer/conditioner for the CYA.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4
    lulupalooza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evans, GA
    Posts
    323
    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    I assume this is the fill water with no added chemicals.
    yes, just straight fill, no chems addes as of yet.
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

  5. Back To Top    #5
    lulupalooza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evans, GA
    Posts
    323
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    That is a reasonable starting place. Now you need to add chlorine, baking soda for the TA and stabilizer/conditioner for the CYA.
    So I am estimating the pool being 17100 gallons if I fill it 48 inches. It's telling me to add 142oz chlorine bleach, 321 oz of baking soda and assuming the CYA is about 10ish about 68 oz of stabilizer.
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

  6. Back To Top    #6
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879
    I would start with about 200 oz of baking soda to get into the 70 to 90 range. Also, you probably want to add the CYA in two steps and test in between to see where you are. That will take longer, but helps you avoid over shooting. Otherwise you numbers look reasonable.

    Also, keep in mind that with your current low CYA level the chlorine will go away quite quickly. Once the CYA starts to dissolve you will need a higher FC level, but won't need as much bleach to maintain it.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  7. Back To Top    #7

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,085
    Quote Originally Posted by lulupalooza
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    That is a reasonable starting place. Now you need to add chlorine, baking soda for the TA and stabilizer/conditioner for the CYA.
    So I am estimating the pool being 17100 gallons if I fill it 48 inches. It's telling me to add 142oz chlorine bleach, 321 oz of baking soda and assuming the CYA is about 10ish about 68 oz of stabilizer.
    1. I like the bleach amount.

    2. I'd buy that much baking soda, but not put all of it in at once...probably 1/2 to 2/3 then wait 24 hours and test again.

    3. You'll have 0 stabilizer as your starting point. If you're shooting for a target of 40ppm, you'll need about 5.5 lbs. Again I'd suggest putting in about 4 lbs, waiting three or four days, and then test for it again and adjust.

    4. Keep in mind your chlorine will go away very quickly. you'll probably need to put in 1/2 gallon or so daily for the swim season.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  8. Back To Top    #8
    lulupalooza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evans, GA
    Posts
    323
    Thanks Guys!

    I went ahead and added 3 lbs stabilzer- will go get more tomorrow, 174 oz bleach and 6 lbs baking soda. Will test again tomorrow evening. And go from there.
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

  9. Back To Top    #9
    lulupalooza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evans, GA
    Posts
    323
    Ok here are my test results at 5:30pm 5/12/08

    CL: 5
    pH: 7.2
    TA: 50
    CYA- NOT TESTED

    Added 2 lbs baking soda
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

  10. Back To Top    #10

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,085
    Lulu,

    Just like the Jefferson's, you're "Movin on up!"

    Looks like everything is headed in the right direction. You have a good grasp of the principles involved.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  11. Back To Top    #11
    lulupalooza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evans, GA
    Posts
    323
    Here's my test for today

    FC: 3
    CC: 0.0
    PH: 7.2
    TA: 60
    CH: 20
    CYA: 30

    I was wondering about the CH level. But with a vinyl pool does it matter? CYA is definately coming up and I haven't had to add any bleach since I put in that 1 large jug 3 days ago.
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

  12. Back To Top    #12

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,085
    I haven't had to add any bleach since I put in that 1 large jug 3 days ago.
    Yes, but you'll need another jug tomorrow. You will drop another 2ppm tomorrow and you really shouldn't get quite that low. I'd try to keep the FC between 3-6ppm.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  13. Back To Top    #13
    lulupalooza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evans, GA
    Posts
    323
    Thanks Dave. I went ahead and added 1/2 of 174 oz bleach and the rest of the CYA about 1.5 lb. Hopefully that will rise the CYA levels where they need to be and I will retest that on Sunday.

    Luckily our pool is pretty much half shaded all during the day until after 3 pm, so it's really only getting about 3-4 hours max of full sun per day.
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

  14. Back To Top    #14
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879
    Moved from another thread. JasonLion

    Quote Originally Posted by lulupalooza
    Ok I think we are on the ball here.

    The blue test kit thingy says CL is 4-5 looks closer to 4
    FC 3.5ppm
    CC 0.5
    TC 4.0 ( so I assume it means the blue test kit is correct?)
    pH: 7.2 (doesn't seem like its moving despite adding 10 lbs baking soda over a period of the last 3 days. Though it might be about 7.3-7.4 range the color on the test thingy isn't as light as the 7.2 and isn't as dark as the 7.5)
    TA is at 70

    This morning I added 87 oz bleach and 38oz borax. I will check the CYA again prolly around Sunday.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •