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    Maintaining the FC

    In the pool calcuLator it says to maintain the FC for our pool between 4 and 8. So what does this mean and what do you guys do?

    Since this is our first full summer with the pool we are still learning a lot and trying to figure it out.

    I have figured out that depending on the day we loose between 3 and 0 FC over the course of 24 hr. we have been adding bleach to bring the FC to about 6-7 in the evening and bY the next evening it's been between 3.5-7 depending on the wx and swim load.

    Is this pretty much the best way to run it?

    Thanks
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    Re: Maintaining the FC

    Sounds good to me. How much sun does it get and what is your CYA ?


    Jeff
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    Re: Maintaining the FC

    Yep, you have it figured out.
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    Re: Maintaining the FC

    Full sun from 1000 till about 4:30 and cya was 50 at the last check.

    We were just wondering. Trying to keep it clean and safe at the same time as economical as possible. We're using about 4-5 jugs of 121oz bleach a week right now.

    Thanks for chiming in so quick guys.
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    Sta-rite 22 in sand filter with Zeosand removed reg pool sand installed, Sta-rite 1.5 hp pump, Poolsmart Climber Robot, TF-100 Test kit, poolskim, hard plumbing with second return added for poolskim, fafco solar heater, Luiquidator

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    Re: Maintaining the FC

    I think your doing a great job.


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Maintaining the FC

    Be sure and bump up your FC.............BEFORE.........any parties of heavy bather loads. The best problem is the one that never happens.
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    Re: Maintaining the FC

    Good advice Woody !


    Jeff
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