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    My slam over! Please help what next?

    Hi guys, so it took about 7 days but i finally have my water crystal clear, i passed the ofct, and no cc in the pool. I have a circupool swg that i want to turn on for the first time. What should i adjust next as I'm not sure if my other levels are good.

    FC 9
    PH 7.8
    TA 100-110
    CYA 45-60 (I'm really not so confident in my testing, seem to get different results.)
    CH 40-50

    I also have an additional concern now, my swg is reading the salt level at 4700 and when i turn the swg on sometimes it flashes high salt. Although even though its flashing it still says generating? Thanks
    30,000 gallon In-Ground vinyl, small fountain, Polaris 9300 robotic cleaner

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    Re: My slam over! Please help what next?

    Why such a range in CYA result? Do you pour the sample back and forth and do the test outside with your back to sun with tube at waist level.

    If the salt is too high, then you will have to replace water to lower it.

    You will also want to raise the CYA up to the SWG recommended range.
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    Re: My slam over! Please help what next?

    Ok, i didnt test the cya like you said...maybe thats why i kept getting different results. Ill test it that way to get a more accurate testing, Im just nervous about putting too much cya as last year i had to drain my pool from too much cya due to 3'' chlorine tabs. Thanks
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    My slam over! Please help what next?

    The CYA test can be a little tricky. Practice will make perfect ! Just do it the way Jason said too. It's light sensitive. Also if the water is cold bring the sample to room temp. It's temp sensitive too.
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    Don't worry about the flashing indicator. It will keep generating chlorine until it gets over 5500ppm-- that won't happen!
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    Re: My slam over! Please help what next?

    Ok thanks guys, I'll test like you said. Timer guy, will the unit shut itself down if the salt is too high? Can I do damage running it around 4700ppm?
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    Only if it gets higher than 5500ppm. 4700ppm Probably will not harm the unit-- At least so say the folks at discount salt Pool.
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    Re: My slam over! Please help what next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpool View Post
    Hi guys, so it took about 7 days but i finally have my water crystal clear, i passed the ofct, and no cc in the pool. I have a circupool swg that i want to turn on for the first time. What should i adjust next as I'm not sure if my other levels are good.

    FC 9
    PH 7.8
    TA 100-110
    CYA 45-60 (I'm really not so confident in my testing, seem to get different results.)
    CH 40-50

    I also have an additional concern now, my swg is reading the salt level at 4700 and when i turn the swg on sometimes it flashes high salt. Although even though its flashing it still says generating? Thanks
    I assume CH - 40 to 50 referring to Calcium hardness? The recommended CH is between 250 to 350, yours is very low which promote the etching of plaster, raise it immediately.
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    Re: My slam over! Please help what next?

    He has a vinyl liner ch is irrelevant
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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    Re: My slam over! Please help what next?

    Quote Originally Posted by timerguy View Post
    He has a vinyl liner ch is irrelevant
    Oh! Thank you, I was little surprised why no recommended to increase CH, now I know. Thanks again!
    13K gal, IG, Gunite pool with raised spa water spill over to pool, built on 2005
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