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    New House, first pool, Newbie

    Just got my Taylor K-2006
    FC = 4.2
    CC = .2
    PH = 7.6
    ALK = 100
    CA = 210
    CYA = 60

    Used the Watergram and it calculated to 0.0
    15 X 30 Rectangale 3ft to 6ft 15,188 gallons?
    Water was cloudy when I moved in, but cleared up once I opened up the valves and let the waterfall flow freely.

    My CYA may be a little high, I did it twice but may be imagining the black dot on the bottom after it has disappeared, or staring at it too hard.
    Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    Re: New House, first pool, Newbie

    You can use a 10 ml sample for most FC testing and it will use less reagent.

    Overall, it looks pretty good.

    With a 60CYA, you want to keep your Chlorine (FC) at 5.0 or above with a target near 7FC. If you can adjust to 7FC and it be above 5.0 the next night, thats good. If you need to aim for 8 or so, so be it.

    I would start reading the article in the pool School and learn the CYA Chlorine relationship as this is not understood by most pool professionals or stores.
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    Re: New House, first pool, Newbie

    You mean, you can use a 5 ml sample, counting each drop as 1 ppm FC, right?
    8,000 gallon, in ground, fiberglass pool with a cartridge filter.

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    Re: New House, first pool, Newbie

    If you use 5 ml sample, each drop is 1 FC, useful for when SLAMMING and testing every hour.
    If you use 10ml sample, each drop is 0.5 FC, this is the "normal" sample around here.
    If you use 25ml sample, each drop is 0.2 FC, high precision, uses much more reagent.
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    Re: New House, first pool, Newbie

    Got it....kev must hav been using 25ml sample because his result was in a .2 increment.
    8,000 gallon, in ground, fiberglass pool with a cartridge filter.

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    Re: New House, first pool, Newbie

    Thank you for the advice!
    Yes, I was using the 25 each time.
    Owners before be were using 3" tabs in skimmer for years.
    I am only using liquid from pool store.

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    Re: New House, first pool, Newbie

    Welcome to TFP!

    Just keep using the liquid and you'll be good.

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