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    Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    We will only be gone 4 days and I am not worried about my pool, but I am wondering if I should adjust any of my numbers before leaving. The water is beautiful and sparkly thanks to the wonderful people on this forum.

    FC 4.5
    CC 0
    TC 4.5
    Ph 7.5 - 7.8
    TA 80
    CYA 50

    Is my TA and CYA too low? Should I lower my Ph?
    I AM LOVING THE SALT WATER AND THE BBB METHOD! 15 yr old 15,300 gal ABG, with 5 yr old liner, 5 yr old AquaTrol SWG, S220T Hayward Sand Filter, 1 1/2 HP 2 speed Hayward Pump, TF100 Test Kit, 11 yr old grandson, 6 yr old grand-quads AND 4 year old triplet grandsons! ~ I AM HAVING FUN NOW!

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    Re: Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    PH and TA, CYA are fine, don't adjust.

    Are you leaving your filter on? Covering? Having someone check or add chlorine? Floater?

    Consider upping the chlorine to shock level before you go. Have fun, our 9 day trip (just returned) was camping in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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    Re: Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    If you have some experience with the SWG then you should be fine for four days. You might want to lower the PH a little, especially if you have been needing to lower PH regularly.

    Longer term you should raise the CYA level to around 70-80. But I wouldn't do that or make any other changes you don't need to make until you get back.
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    Re: Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    [ Are you leaving your filter on? Covering? Having someone check or add chlorine? Floater? ]


    We have a SWG, so I do not add extra chlorine, and I definitely do not use a floater! My pump cycles off and on with the SWG. I never cover my pool, and my sister in law lives next door, so I will have her check the skimmer while we are gone. My FC stays between 4 and 4.5. All of my numbers are very consistent day after day, but I was concerned about the CYA and TA being on the low side, and the Ph being a little high and if I should adjust any of them before leaving.
    I AM LOVING THE SALT WATER AND THE BBB METHOD! 15 yr old 15,300 gal ABG, with 5 yr old liner, 5 yr old AquaTrol SWG, S220T Hayward Sand Filter, 1 1/2 HP 2 speed Hayward Pump, TF100 Test Kit, 11 yr old grandson, 6 yr old grand-quads AND 4 year old triplet grandsons! ~ I AM HAVING FUN NOW!

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    Re: Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    Oh I get it now, sorry a little fuzzy brained....I still have a lot to learn about SWGs and now I understand you are concerned about raising ph.....

    So you don't need to add much chlorine with the SWG's? I still have so much to understand about how they work. Maybe I need a lesson in pool school....

    It's good to have someone right next door!
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    Re: Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    [ So you don't need to add much chlorine with the SWG's? ]

    The SWG makes the chlorine, so I add zip, nada, 0, none..... chlorine to my pool!
    I AM LOVING THE SALT WATER AND THE BBB METHOD! 15 yr old 15,300 gal ABG, with 5 yr old liner, 5 yr old AquaTrol SWG, S220T Hayward Sand Filter, 1 1/2 HP 2 speed Hayward Pump, TF100 Test Kit, 11 yr old grandson, 6 yr old grand-quads AND 4 year old triplet grandsons! ~ I AM HAVING FUN NOW!

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    Re: Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    I think TA is fine right where it is. I recommend TA be 60-80 with a SWG.
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    Re: Going camping and here are my numbers. Do I need to adjust?

    Thank you Jason. I added some muriatic acid to lower the Ph a little, and I will add some stabilizer when we get back. Have a safe and Happy 4th! Nancy
    I AM LOVING THE SALT WATER AND THE BBB METHOD! 15 yr old 15,300 gal ABG, with 5 yr old liner, 5 yr old AquaTrol SWG, S220T Hayward Sand Filter, 1 1/2 HP 2 speed Hayward Pump, TF100 Test Kit, 11 yr old grandson, 6 yr old grand-quads AND 4 year old triplet grandsons! ~ I AM HAVING FUN NOW!

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