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    new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    Pool opened about 3 weeks ago. Just 12.5% and muratic acid thus far:

    FC: 1.5
    CC: 0
    TC: 1.5
    pH: 7.5
    also got 1 on the taylor OTO in kit
    TA: 80
    CYA: ~10 as i pretty much was full tube
    CH: 260...at 250 was more purple and 260 turned faint blue

    last yrs 5 way test strips show I should be testing somewhat correct:
    pH ~ 7.2,
    FC ~ .5-1
    TA ~ 40
    CYA ~20
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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    Also I plan to test borates & salt and add both as discussed in another thread of mine for the silky feel of water.
    Am I safe to do the additions this weekend?
    18x37 Vinyl Grecian (24k gals) 8' Inter fab(la mesa) Diving board w/ waterfall & Led, Pentair Laminars & Intellibrite 5g

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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    How does your water look? If its clear, your FC is holding overnight and you are in to maintenance phase.... if you plan to use bleach for chlorination, raise the CYA to 50 and bump your FC up to 6 and keep it above the new minimum of 4 at all times. Than go ahead and do your salt/borate plans.

    Any other questions as you have been absorbing the info here at TFP?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    Pool is sparkling clear. So i'd say i am in maintenence phase.

    Haven't done the overnight test. Will do tonight. I plan to bump the FC & CYA for sure.
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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    pH will if anything rise from the waterfall & laminars? I only run them for like 2 hrs at night right now so probably not much?
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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    Eh, shudn't be bad with a TA of 80 and once the borates are in that should minimize it even more. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    Also since I have a liner pool is there a chlorine level that starts to get harsh to it? fade it etc...
    Is it the FC or CC that is what fades & deteriorates over time?
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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    Also since I have a liner pool is there a chlorine level that starts to get harsh to it?
    If you stay within the guidelines we suggest, the chlorine will not harm you liner.

    If you go w-a-a-ay outside the guidelines, all bets are off.
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    Re: new BBB'r.... New TF-100 test and results:

    simple enuf!
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