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    Almost 1 year old pool and my first test results with my TF-100

    Hello,

    I am a newbie to pool ownership and have been reading and lurking on this site for a few months in preparation for this summer.
    I appreciate the help and the forum to ask questions.

    I have my new TF-100 kit and have ran 5-6 test just to get a feel for the procedure.

    Here are my results for this last time:
    TC=4.5
    PH~8
    CH=125
    TA=110
    CYA=30

    I am working toward bringing down my pH but am doing it slowly because well...quite frankly it scares me to dump
    a bunch of stuff in my pool without understanding what's going on! I'm learning though...

    Anything else I should be alarmed about?

    Thanks,
    Pool Constructed: 8/2013 20x40 Vinyl 32.5K gal IG - TF-100 Test Kit
    Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter and Tiger Shark
    Hayward SuperPump 1HP
    Hayward Gold Line Aqua Plus Control
    Hayward T-Cell-15 SWG

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    Re: Almost 1 year old pool and my first test results with my TF-100

    Welcome!

    Forget the TA, worry about the pH. TA will come down all by itself if you keep pH in the comfort zone of 7.2-7.8. As a point of reference, human tears are about 7.5. I don't think that's a coincidence.
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    Re: Almost 1 year old pool and my first test results with my TF-100

    Welcome! I agree with getting your pH down first.

    Read up in Pool School. Take a break and read some more. You'll start to understand about your pool the more you understand.

    Congrats on your TF100. Wish all newbies would come to the site ready to rock and roll!
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    Re: Almost 1 year old pool and my first test results with my TF-100

    Once pH is below 8.o, it is probably time to up your CYA to 60-80. It certainly isn't alarming where it is but it will allow you to reduce your SWG output when you do.
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    Re: Almost 1 year old pool and my first test results with my TF-100

    Yes. I should have said pH instead of TA (corrected original post).

    Didn't know that human tears are 7.5...interesting.

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Welcome!

    Forget the TA, worry about the pH. TA will come down all by itself if you keep pH in the comfort zone of 7.2-7.8. As a point of reference, human tears are about 7.5. I don't think that's a coincidence.
    Pool Constructed: 8/2013 20x40 Vinyl 32.5K gal IG - TF-100 Test Kit
    Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter and Tiger Shark
    Hayward SuperPump 1HP
    Hayward Gold Line Aqua Plus Control
    Hayward T-Cell-15 SWG

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    Re: Almost 1 year old pool and my first test results with my TF-100

    Thanks. I will make that my next goal.

    I have currently been running the pump from mid-morning until dusk. To get the TC number down to within the margin I have reduced the SWG % to 30.
    I may adjust this in the future but this setting seems to be working okay for now.




    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Once pH is below 8.o, it is probably time to up your CYA to 60-80. It certainly isn't alarming where it is but it will allow you to reduce your SWG output when you do.
    Pool Constructed: 8/2013 20x40 Vinyl 32.5K gal IG - TF-100 Test Kit
    Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter and Tiger Shark
    Hayward SuperPump 1HP
    Hayward Gold Line Aqua Plus Control
    Hayward T-Cell-15 SWG

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