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    Help with first chemical test results using Taylor k-2006

    Big storm last night. Cleaned pool and pumped for 3 hours before testing. "Pool Guys" have been taking care of pool weekly for 2 weeks and just came Thursday and added 1 gallon muriatic acid and 3 lbs granule dichlor chlorine. Here are my first test results!!

    CYA- 30
    Calcium Hardess - 120
    PH 7.4
    TA 190
    Free Chlorine 9.8
    Combined Chlorine - no combined chlorine-sample did not turn pink
    Jane in Northeast Texas

    18 x 36 Inground Vinyl Liner, 20,000 gallons, Hayward Pro Series 24" 300 lb top mount Sand Filter, Hayward Super II 1 hp pump, 1 skimmer, 2 inlets, 2 Deck Jets, Vinyl Covered Stairs, Polaris 280 Cleaner

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    Re: Help with first chemical test results using Taylor k-2006

    Welcome to TFP!

    Your numbers are fairly good. There are several things that might be tweaked, but nothing that needs immediate attention.

    The levels are currently setup for using dichlor/trichlor, slightly low CYA and high TA are both good with dichlor/trichlor and not so good for bleach.

    There is no real reason to measure FC by steps of 0.2. Using 0.5 is more than precise enough and saves on reagents.
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    Re: Help with first chemical test results using Taylor k-2006

    Jason,

    Thank you so much for your quick response!!!

    Preventing liner fade is of our utmost concern. From the CYA/Chlorine chart my FC level should be kept between 2 and 4 at a level of 30 CYA. Is this correct? Any opinions on helping prevent liner fading?

    After yesterday's results I did the following: Turned on Deck Jets to slightly raise PH.
    This mornings test results are as follows: PH 7.6, TA 175, and FC 7.5.
    My plan is to simply continue deck jets and allow chlorine level to drop naturally with daily monitoring of FC & PH with weekly monitoring of TA and CYA for near future.

    Again, Thanks so much and thanks for this website!!

    Jane
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    Re: Help with first chemical test results using Taylor k-2006

    Hi, Jane,

    Welcome to the forum.

    FC and CYA are not related to UV damage of your liner. That is a direct result of exposure to the sun.

    If you minimize your liners exposure, the UV damage can be reduced to almost nothing and your liner will last for years and years.

    As JasonLion indicated, your numbers are pretty good. Stay on the site and ask lots of questions and you pool can stay crystal clea all summer
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    Re: Help with first chemical test results using Taylor k-2006

    Dave,

    Thanks so much for your quick response!! Have a great day!
    Jane in Northeast Texas

    18 x 36 Inground Vinyl Liner, 20,000 gallons, Hayward Pro Series 24" 300 lb top mount Sand Filter, Hayward Super II 1 hp pump, 1 skimmer, 2 inlets, 2 Deck Jets, Vinyl Covered Stairs, Polaris 280 Cleaner

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