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    First test results

    The PB handled all the balancing for the first two weeks. Here's my first batch of TF-100 test results.

    FC 9
    CC 0
    pH 7.5
    TA 140
    CH 400
    CYA 30

    Do these numbers look normal? Does this look like I've messed up a couple of tests (i.e. CH)?
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    Re: First test results

    They do not look totally unexpected.
    What all did the PB add?
    Have you tested your fill/tap water?

    Obviously the FC is a bit high for your CYA level.
    The TA is also a bit high, but that will take care of itself by keeping the pH in range.
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    Re: First test results

    The CH test is easy to get wrong, especially if you don't have the SpeedStir. If you haven't already, read through the extended test instructions: extended-test-kit-directions-t25081.html
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    Re: First test results

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    They do not look totally unexpected.
    What all did the PB add?
    Have you tested your fill/tap water?

    Obviously the FC is a bit high for your CYA level.
    The TA is also a bit high, but that will take care of itself by keeping the pH in range.
    Unfortunately, I'm not sure what the PB added as he was the sole person from our builder that was extremely quiet and standoffish. Both visits were while we were gone, and he didn't leave any information. I suppose I can request that from the PB.

    I have not tested my tap water. Probably a good idea.
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    Re: First test results

    If your tap is naturally high in CH especially, you may need to address that soon. Your CH of 400 is at the top of the suggested limit and it will only increase.....quite quickly if your refill (tap) is already high.

    Refer to Pool School to find the normal ranges and you can adjust accordingly. You don't have anything that really jumps out but you need to make some teaks.
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    Re: First test results

    Retested CH today being more intent on the stirring after each drop and came up with 190 as CH. I feel much better about that this time.
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    Re: First test results

    Get a SpeedStir
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