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    New Member - 1st Test Results

    Hello all

    Thanks for this great resource. I am already learning quite a lot already.

    We are located in Perth Western Australia and I thought I would post up my first set of results that have been completed with my newly imported Taylor test kit for the enlightened folks on this website to take a look at and give any advice.

    Being a relatively new pool owner (just over 12 months) I think that these results seem to be okay, but I stand to be corrected.

    Date Hardness Combined Chlorine Free Chlorine pH Total Alkalinity Cyanruic Acid
    15-Feb-2014 200 1 9 7.6 140 70

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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Welcome to TFP!

    Your Combined Chlorine (CC) of 1 indicates that there is something in the water that the Free Chlorine (FC) is in the process of breaking down. This can happen even if your water looks clear. Therefore, I would recommend that you SLAM the pool as outlined here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...tain-shockingl.

    The rest of your numbers look OK, but I would suggest adding some information about your pool in your signature (in particular the pool surface material, water volume, and whether it is manually chlorinated or SWG)
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    I agree with Bo. With a CC of one you need to SLAM the pool.

    Do you have a SWG ? If you don't your CYA is a little out of range for a non SWG pool.
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Thanks guys looks like I'm slamming my pool tomorrow.

    No SWG here just an automatic chlorinator.

    Yes my CYA is a little high but the pool gets heaps of sun. I am happy with it being anywhere from 30-70.

    Thanks for your help will let you know how I get along.

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    Great ! Sounds like a plan.
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Your CYA is now at the top of the range that you think is ok. So that means you can no longer use tablets in your automatic chlorinator and need to switch to liquid chlorine.
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Hello

    Just thought I would post my test results from today.


    Hardness 150
    CC 0.5
    FC 12
    PH 7.5
    TA 125
    CYA 50

    Does the hardness really matter in a fibreglass pool?

    Apart from that any recommendations?
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    New Member - 1st Test Results

    I know the CH matters to help protect the gelcoat of a Fiberglas pool.

    Everything else looks ok. Just wanted to ask why your FC is that high ?

    Take a look at this about the CH http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...berglass-Pools
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    Everything else looks ok. Just wanted to ask why your FC is that high ?
    I think I may have to adjust my automatic liquid chlorinator...
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    By the way how do you like your liquid chlorinator ?
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    By the way how do you like your liquid chlorinator ?
    Jeff

    It goes well just have to work out what the optimum dosing level is.

    At the moment it sits on 650 for chlorine which seems to have it sitting a little on the high side

    John
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Well I seem to have it under control now latest test reads:

    Hardness 225
    CC 0
    FC 8
    PH 7.4
    TA 125
    CYA 60

    With the chlorine left at the higher level.

    Seems to be okay at the moment, now to keep this beast under control!
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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Nice work

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    Re: New Member - 1st Test Results

    Numbers look really good. Looks like you have the chlorinator dialed in. 👍😎
    Jeff
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