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    BBB readings

    Hey all, I checked my cya yesterday with the tf100 and it read about 25. I checked again today and it read the same. Last night I checked the chlorine andit was at 1ppm. I then added 3 cups of 6% bleach last night to see if it would raise when I checked it this morning.

    I checked it and I'm currently reading .5 on FC. Any suggestions?
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    Re: BBB readings

    We'd love to help, but we need more information...

    What's the problem?
    How does the water look?
    How big is the pool? (Please put all your info in your signature: User Control Panel -> Profile -> Edit Signature)
    How are you chlorinating?
    Can you post a full set of test results?

    CYA shouldn't change unless you dump water or add more.
    FC goes down quickly because it breaks down in the sun (normal) or because something is living in your pool and the FC is trying to kill it (not normal).
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    Re: BBB readings

    Oh okay sorry man. I only use bleach as chlorine. I have 24 by 52 above ground. I run the pump all of the time. The water looks really clear with a very slight cloudiness to it as in barely noticeable.
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    Re: BBB readings

    Ok, need a little more info....

    Recently opened? Or opened for awhile?
    Can you post a full set of test results?
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    Re: BBB readings

    Sounds like you have not been staying on top of maintaining the FC and now need to go through the Shocking Your Pool PROCESS if the water is cloudy ... likely pointing to algae.
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    Re: BBB readings

    It's not really cloudy it just has a minor not clarity to it. It has been opened for about a month or so now. Ill post pictures to show you guys, I've been adding bleach everyday, even before I got the tf100. Always adding extra just incase I was off.

    Thank you guys, keep the suggestions coming. I'm in the process of trying to calculate how much to add in nightly.
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    Re: BBB readings



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    Re: BBB readings

    Not to be snarky (a word?), but if you were staying on top of the FC ... it would never have dropped to 1ppm or 0.5ppm like you reported in your first post.

    It should never have been allowed to get below 2ppm (based on your CYA level) ... once it did, stuff can start to grow and cause the clarity issues ... especially since you are running the pump 24/7 and thus not likely due to dirt.
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    Re: BBB readings

    Thanks man I'm just really inexperienced in this category but am willing to learn. What would you recommend I do first?
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    Re: BBB readings

    Given you CYA of 25ppm, your shock FC level is 12ppm ... check that the pH is in the lower 7s and then go through the Shocking Your Pool PROCESS until you pass the 3 criteria ... this may be very quickly if there is not much in the water.
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    Re: BBB readings

    I'd guess that you will be done with the process in a day. Just hold it at shock level and I bet it'll get in order fast.
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