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    hello everyone , I am new to this site as of today. I was doing some research about aqua smarte sys and your site came up . I started reading about the silver and before you know it , I found out what I needed to know. word for word on what happened to me with being the 3rd year of using the sys, my cya levels are thru the roof and I have a very high chlorine level, but I have a green pool. its nice to see others have went thru this and that there are answers
    13500 gal , above ground 24 round 52 deep, vinyl, 200lbs sand filter,, 1.5 hp one speed, aqua trol-rj

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    high chlorine levels

    what can I use to lower my chlorine levels , its to high about 5+ and staying there. and i am not putting any in for two days
    13500 gal , above ground 24 round 52 deep, vinyl, 200lbs sand filter,, 1.5 hp one speed, aqua trol-rj

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    Re: high chlorine levels

    What test kit are you using and what is your CYA level ?

    Your CYA level and your FC levels go hand in hand.
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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    Welcome to the forum

    You stated in your first post that your CYA was
    thru the roof
    , and we would like to confirm before we tell you how to lower chlorine levels, (as it might well need to be raised rather than lowered). If you can post a full set of test results & tell us how you got them, it would be very helpful.
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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    th-500 tc 10 ph 7.4 ta 120 cya 130 testing now with a taylor test kit I was using strips but they went to the trash
    13500 gal , above ground 24 round 52 deep, vinyl, 200lbs sand filter,, 1.5 hp one speed, aqua trol-rj

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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    If your cya is that high you need to lower that by partially draining and refill. That is the number you need to focus on lowering right now. http://www.poolcalculator.com/ can help you figure how much water you need to replace.
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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    Which Taylor test kit are you using, I don't know of any that will measure TC to 10 ppm (without diluting the sample) , the standard OTO or DPD test only measure TC to 5 ppm, and the FAS-DPD test will measure much higher, but measures FC and CC separately (TC=FC+CC)

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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    just did another test, here are the results. fc-5+, ph-7.2, ta-130, ch-380, cya - 120. the reading I gave earlier for the fc, was from test strips aquachek select. the strips go up to 10. the chlorine is dropping slowly and I guess I need to drain out more water and add again to get the cya down. I am having trouble getting the ta to drop down, and I did add some dry acid to try to lower it but it only lowered the ph
    13500 gal , above ground 24 round 52 deep, vinyl, 200lbs sand filter,, 1.5 hp one speed, aqua trol-rj

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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    In regards to your pool stats... Is the 52" your actual water depth or is that the height of the pool? The reason I ask is that that number will determine your actual total volume which is important when making calculations for adjustments to your pool. Given a 24' diameter pool your water volume will be about 282 gallons per inch so figure from there once you're sure of actual water depth. As to your CYA level of 120 you're going to need to drain 2/3rds of your water to lower that into the recommended range of 30 to 50.

    Given your current stats, a CYA of 120 requires a FC level of ~10 minimum with a target of ~15, so unless you're going to drain soon you need to bump your level up. Consult the Chlorine/CYA Chart.
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    new to site and doing research....

    Quote Originally Posted by tlblack
    I am having trouble getting the ta to drop down, and I did add some dry acid to try to lower it but it only lowered the ph
    Don't worry about adding anything for TA right now. Concentrate on draining and refilling to get CYA down. Your pH is good at 7.2. The next step is to get your FC to the SLAM level correct for your CYA. When you are done slamming you can address any other issues.
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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    +1 what nedchavez just posted.
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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    what is slam level? I am draining again now but it looks like this season is about over . by the time the water warms back up to temps we can swim in it will take another month of hot weather, then I will be fighting all the leafs. I think next year I will throw the aqua smarte sys in the trash can and go with aqua trol sys from hayward . everyone seems to like the salt sys and no cya from the powder shock and tabs. I would rather add cya on my own when needed. any pros or cons on this sys I would love to hear them
    13500 gal , above ground 24 round 52 deep, vinyl, 200lbs sand filter,, 1.5 hp one speed, aqua trol-rj

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    Re: new to site and doing research....

    SLAM level will be determined by what your CYA level is pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
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