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    CYA question (another one)

    this forum is great
    second season using BBB method, don't use the frog system anymore, best water yet.
    my season is 5/15 thru 9/15 - when i closed CYA = 48
    now the CYA is below 30 - (using Taylor kit the black dot is visible but a little murky even when completely filled so it could be at 20?)

    question
    should I just use pucks and powder to bring up the CYA over the next 3 or 4 weeks (not real hot in eastern PA yet), or add some CYA to get up to 35 or so?

    thx
    24K gal, plaster, concrete decking, cantelivered coping, 20 years old, raised attached stone spa - 1 1/2 HP purex triton pump, 3 yr old 48 sq ft Pentair DE filter with multiport, Polaris 380 w/pump, 2 yr old Pentair mastertemp 400k heater - live in southeastern PA outside phila.

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    Re: CYA question (another one)

    Quote Originally Posted by jp4120
    this forum is great
    second season using BBB method, don't use the frog system anymore, best water yet.
    my season is 5/15 thru 9/15 - when i closed CYA = 48
    now the CYA is below 30 - (using Taylor kit the black dot is visible but a little murky even when completely filled so it could be at 20?)

    question
    should I just use pucks and powder to bring up the CYA over the next 3 or 4 weeks (not real hot in eastern PA yet), or add some CYA to get up to 35 or so?

    thx
    It sounds like you understand our ways... so either works. Dichlor powder (I hesitate to use the term they give it) will boost CYA and FC. Just don't buy more than you need to raise CYA.
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    Re: CYA question (another one)

    You could go either way. The key is to think about how valuable or annoying the other effects of using tablets are and also what you have sitting around that you need to use up and compare that to the alternative. Trichlor tablets lower PH, so you are probably going to need to raise the PH frequently as long as you are using them.
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    Re: CYA question (another one)

    good points, I do still have a bunch of pucks (can't resist buying them on sale at costco at least 1x per year)

    I may do a bit of both.....thx
    24K gal, plaster, concrete decking, cantelivered coping, 20 years old, raised attached stone spa - 1 1/2 HP purex triton pump, 3 yr old 48 sq ft Pentair DE filter with multiport, Polaris 380 w/pump, 2 yr old Pentair mastertemp 400k heater - live in southeastern PA outside phila.

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