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Thread: Are my levels okay?

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    Aug 2012

    Are my levels okay?

    I started using this forum last year when I thought I had a mustard algae problem. Turns out after bleaching my liner to a perfect baby blue, I have a filter issue...Oh well. I'm trying to really understand the pool levels. They are currently...

    PH: 7.8
    FC: 4.5
    CC: .5
    TC: 5
    TA: 160
    CH: 160
    CYA: 30

    I had to add last night 308 oz of 6% bleach to finally get my chlorine levels up. I understand the CYA and Chlorine chart - and I know they are a little high right now. I'm having a hard time making sure (and understanding) what the TA and CH should be. On the recommended levels for TA it states 70-90+ and on the CH is states 50-300. Can someone tell me if the TA and CH is okay?
    15 x 25 AG (11,200 Gal)
    1-1/2 HP Pump
    8 Year

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Are my levels okay?

    The TA will tend to push the pH up quickly, but if you keep lowering it with acid, it will eventually settle down. I wouldn't consider the TA alarmingly high, so there's no rush to lower it. And it's not harmful - you've been drinking from the same water source.

    Low CH is no problem in a vinyl pool.

    Assuming the temperature is good, go swimming and stop worrying.
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