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    First test results are in ....

    So we are in limbo waiting 30 days for our SWG to be installed.

    I am a total newbie... But here it what the tests showed.

    Fc- 1.5
    Cc- 0
    Ph-7.6
    TA- 100
    Ch- 200
    Cya- 45

    I added a few ounces of acid per the pool calculator. Is there anything I am missing?

    Thanks!
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    First test results are in ....

    Yes your FC is wayyy to low for your CYA. You should be targeting an FC of 8 and never let it drop below 4.
    Get some bleach in there ASAP so you don't have an algae bloom.
    Everything else looks good.
    I take it these test results are from one of the recommended test kits.
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    Re: First test results are in ....

    This was from the t-100 test kits.... But the FC scale only goes up to 5, am I missing something? 1.5 was right in the sweet spot on the test tubes the pool builder provided....
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    First test results are in ....

    You have to use the FAS/DPD test to be able to read FC levels greater than 5. Believe me our FC is not in the "sweet" spot for preventing algae. It's in the "sweet" spot for an algae outbreak.
    If you have a TF -100 kit why are you using what the PB gave you.
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    Re: First test results are in ....

    I think that 1.5 was for TC my bad!

    I never saw this other test for FC.... What do I do?
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    Re: First test results are in ....

    You do have the TF-100 test kit kit correct ? The one we on the forum recommend. If that's what you are using there's a complete list of testing instructions with the kit.
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    Re: First test results are in ....

    You need to get your chlorine level up. Your CYA level requires at least 3-4 ppm of Chlorine to be effective, yet your current level is too low and may allow algae to blossom.
    Use the PoolMath application to advise you on how much liquid bleach or chlorine you need to add, the sooner the better
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    Re: First test results are in ....

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    Re: First test results are in ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbothechihuahua View Post
    I think that 1.5 was for TC my bad!

    I never saw this other test for FC.... What do I do?
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    Re: First test results are in ....

    See the link in my signature to watch a demonstration of the FAS-DPD test. Maintain fc at a minimum of 5 % of the cya for salt pools and a minimum of 7.5% of the cya for manually dosed pools. You could also raise your calcium level a bit depending on your current and expected water temperatures.

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    Re: First test results are in ....

    Thanks for all of your help guys! I added bleach and raised the calcium a little (per the pool calculator)..... I will test it again tomorrow and report back.
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    Re: First test results are in ....

    Good job ! Just would hate to see ya have an algae outbreak. No need to deal with that !!
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