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    1st Timer - test results

    Hey folks,

    Ive been a long time user of the poolfrog and have seen the light and converted over to the TFPM. I ordered the TF-100 and got the following on my 1st test

    FC - 8
    CC - 0.5
    CH - 125
    TA - 30
    CYA- 70
    PH - 6.8 (maybe less)

    24ft round above ground Vinyl liner , sand filter... That gets a TON of direct sunlight

    I used the pool Calculator and added in half (about 50 oz by volume) of the recommended dosage of Baking Soda this evening and plan on retesting the TA and PH tomorrow.

    I uncovered and filled the pool today. There was some debris settled at the bottom that I vacuumed out. Still some of it stirred up and more settled at the bottom as you can see in the pic



    Am I on the right track?

    Once my numbers are within range, How often do I need to test? Daily ? Every other Day?


    Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated!
    24 ft Round Above Ground - 13500 gallons... Former Pool Frog user. Sand filter . Located just South of Atlanta

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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    Welcome to TFP!

    You are doing fairly well.

    The only high priority item is to get the PH up. Raise the PH with borax until it is at least 7.2. Don't make further adjustments to TA until PH is handled.

    Normally you test chlorine and PH daily, everything else except CYA once a week, and CYA two or three times per season.
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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    Thanks Jason, I will get the borax and add it in tomorrow. After adding in the correct amount via the calculator, how long should I wait to test again? The next day?
    24 ft Round Above Ground - 13500 gallons... Former Pool Frog user. Sand filter . Located just South of Atlanta

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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    30 minutes with the pump running is plenty.
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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    I just wanted to say thanks and everything is going well. Too cold to swim but as soon as it warms up some there's some crystal clear water ready to be enjoyed!

    24 ft Round Above Ground - 13500 gallons... Former Pool Frog user. Sand filter . Located just South of Atlanta

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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    As a former PoolFrog Owner, I can relate. Welcome!
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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    I never had a hard time with the frog. I adjusted the water when I opened the pool and it ran pretty smooth afterwards as long as I didn't let the bac pac run out. The price of those things went way out of what I was willing to pay to maintain the pool. I'll take $3 bleach jugs and doing my own test happily.

    24 ft Round Above Ground - 13500 gallons... Former Pool Frog user. Sand filter . Located just South of Atlanta

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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    I didn't start having "problems" with the Frog till year 4 or 5. But then, I was spending a min of $400 a year via Frog/pool store method. Now I spend roughly $75.
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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    Hard to beat those savings.

    24 ft Round Above Ground - 13500 gallons... Former Pool Frog user. Sand filter . Located just South of Atlanta

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    Re: 1st Timer - test results

    Any crystal clear pics?
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    Re: 1st Timer - test results



    This is the most recent I have.

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