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    Help!!! First test with TF kit

    Well I bit the bullet and got my TF kit in today. Wow!!!

    I ran the numbers and here is what I came up with.

    FC: 1
    CC: .5
    PH: 6.8
    CYA: 78
    CH: 160
    TA: 100

    Pool seems to be getting clearer, but still milky.

    The pool is an 18X36 IG pool. Roughly 29,100 gallons. It is in full sunlight all day and is also a solar pool (currently 84F)

    If I understand the numbers, my FC, CC and TC are all very low and the CYA is sky high. If I ran the numbers through Pool Calculator correctly, I would need to use 2-3 gallons of bleach 12.5% to bring the Chlorine into range.

    I have officially realized how evil Trichlor pucks are... They are driving my CYA through the roof!!!

    Am i on the right track?

    Lee

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    Re: Help!!! First test with TF kit

    Yes, you are.

    Raise pH before you start, because the test is inaccurate above 10 FC and you won't be able to test or adjust while in the shock process. Photo proof. accurate-ph-test-during-shock-levels-with-r-007-t61076.html
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    Re: Help!!! First test with TF kit

    Should I hit Alkalinity at the same time?


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    Re: Help!!! First test with TF kit

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy72
    Should I hit Alkalinity at the same time?

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    Nope. It's fine.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Help!!! First test with TF kit

    so it is off to get some Borax in the am...

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    Re: Help!!! First test with TF kit

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddy72
    so it is off to get some Borax in the am...
    Isn't your Walmart open 24 hours?
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Help!!! First test with TF kit

    It is, but it is 15 miles away..and right close to my work... we have a new one opening a mile away later this year.

    I re-read pool school again last night. Makes more sense once you see the results. Should be close to swimmable tonight


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