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    Just got my TF-100 and this is what I see...

    12000 Gal in ground pebble tech pool.

    FC 24 PPM
    TC 24 PPM
    CH 250
    TA 170
    CYA 80
    PH 7.5
    Salt 3000 PPM - By titration
    using strips it shows 3.8 which seems to indicate less than 1000 PPM. My SWG indicates 3900, and test from pool store last week showed 3000 also, so I tend to trust the titration test. Not sure what is going on with the salt test strips.

    Turned the SWG down from 50% to 25% to see if FC starts to drop. Guess I could turn it off for a few days.

    From the SWG water balance info on this site I see that my TA is high.

    What should I do if anything to the pool? Which measurements are most likely to be off for a newbee?

    Thanks,
    Norm


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    12000 Gal in ground pebble tech pool with water fall and rock/tile waterline
    SWG, DE Filter, Heater, Polaris 360

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    Re: Just got my TF-100 and this is what I see...

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I would highly recommend that you get in it and

    The FC is a little high, but still safe and will drop. Everything else is fine. The TA will slowly come down on its own as your keep the pH in range.

    Actually, the test that can often be high is the TA if you are not getting well formed drops due to static electricity. Did you wipe the tip? Did the drops look too small?
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    Re: Just got my TF-100 and this is what I see...

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    I need to get it a little warmer before I swim in it but the kids will most likely be in it this weekend.

    I did do the wipe between each drop and the drops looked "big" to me, but they were a consistent size. I'll probably do the tests again on Sunday just to get a little more practice. Then I will see how different it is from today.

    Now to fix the heater.


    Norm C
    Dallas, TX area
    12000 Gal in ground pebble tech pool with water fall and rock/tile waterline
    SWG, DE Filter, Heater, Polaris 360

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    Re: Just got my TF-100 and this is what I see...

    One thing here pH may or may not be an issue, the pH test does tend to get skewed when FC is above about 10 ppm, so retest and adjust if needed once your FC comes down.
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    Re: Just got my TF-100 and this is what I see...

    using strips it shows 3.8 which seems to indicate less than 1000 PPM
    Could you tell us the brand of strips you used and the expiration date???
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    Re: Just got my TF-100 and this is what I see...

    AquaCheck Pool and Spa Test Strips expires 2016/02


    Norm C
    Dallas, TX area
    12000 Gal in ground pebble tech pool with water fall and rock/tile waterline
    SWG, DE Filter, Heater, Polaris 360

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