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    Test Results

    So our AG pool is finally up and full!
    Last night I ran the test and got these results:

    FC 0.5
    CC 2
    TC 1
    pH >8.2
    TA 110
    CH 140
    CYA 0

    I added the recom chemicals and retested this morning

    FC 0.5
    CC 1.5
    TC 2
    pH 7.5
    TA 100
    CH 190
    CYA 20

    So I went ahead and added the recom chemicals this morning and I will retest tonight. I was shocked at the chlorine level still being so low.

    Am I missing something?
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    Re: Test Results

    It's too early to worry. It appears you have chloramines in your tap water, the bleach and sunlight will clear them out and you should be fine.
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    Re: Test Results

    KansasGirl000:

    Since you just filled your pool up, I would just keep an eye on your FC/CC levels over the next few days or so as Richard320 suggested. Might try to get the FC in the 3-4 ppm range to accelerate burning off the CC's a bit quicker, but wouldn't do anything more drastic than that over the next several days. Recommend testing using the FAS-DPD test during this time. If the CC's don't drop to 0.5 ppm or less in a week or so, repost with a new set of test numbers and we'll go from there.

    Only tweak I would suggest is to get your CYA up to 30. Once there, see how that level of CYA works regarding your daily FC loss. It's better to be conservative when adding CYA. It's easy to add more if needed (go slowly though). Much more difficult to lower CYA if it gets too high.
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    Re: Test Results

    Make sure you leave the pool uncovered until the CCs drop to .5 or less.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: Test Results

    Numbers this morning:

    FC 8
    CC 0
    TC 8
    pH 7.5
    TA 110
    CH 120
    CYA 30

    Now?
    18x33ft oval AG, 15,000 gallons
    22" BlueWave Sand 1.5hp
    04/2013
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    Re: Test Results

    How does the water look?
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    Re: Test Results

    Ah, new fill. Sorry
    If its hot where you are and the water is warm enough I would go swimming.
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    Re: Test Results

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    How does the water look?
    Looks beautiful!
    18x33ft oval AG, 15,000 gallons
    22" BlueWave Sand 1.5hp
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    Re: Test Results

    Looks good. Just go into maintenance mode to keep it that way.
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