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    Hello from Texas!

    Finishing our first few months as a new pool owner. Reading and learning from fellow TFP forum members when I have the time.

    Here are my current levels:
    FC 4.5
    CC 0
    TC 4.5
    TA 90
    CH 280
    CYA 40
    pH 8.0
    2950 ppm salt
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    [center:1nbz4di1]29K gal, IG PebbleSheen plaster with raised spa, Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump
    Pentair Tagelus sand filter, Pentair Intellchlor 40 SWG, Pentair Kreepy Krauly pressure side pool cleaner
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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    Welcome to TFP!

    I'd get your pH down. You really want it between 7.2 and 7.8. It's critical that you keep your pH in check during this first year that your pool is up.

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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    Welcome to TFP !
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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Welcome to TFP!

    I'd get your pH down. You really want it between 7.2 and 7.8. It's critical that you keep your pH in check during this first year that your pool is up.
    Just added 28 oz muriatic acid as the poolcalculator.com suggested. Will test pH again tomorrow. Added same amount last week and it dropped to 7.5 for a few days. Is adding muriatic acid "normal" practice in a SWG pool?
    [center:1nbz4di1]29K gal, IG PebbleSheen plaster with raised spa, Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump
    Pentair Tagelus sand filter, Pentair Intellchlor 40 SWG, Pentair Kreepy Krauly pressure side pool cleaner
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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    Yes. Over the first year as your plaster cures, your pH will be rising a good deal. Couple this with the fact that you operate a SWCG (also raises pH constantly), daily additions of MA will likely be needed. You might consider bringing your TA down a bit. This will help.

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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    In addition to what was said above, for a swg pool you really want your cya up in the 70-80 ppm range.
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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    My pool is almost 3 years old and I have a SWG also. I'm still adding about a quart of MA each week to keep my pH in check. Borates and lower TA will help. The good news is that's about the only thing I need to add to my pool, except for the occasional topping up of CYA and borates.
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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    Nice pool there. Welcome!
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    Re: Hello from Texas!

    Really nice indeed!! Welcome to TFP!
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