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    Question My plan...Thoughts and opinions please

    So my last post was a question about why my numbers where different then a store’s numbers. So I've decided to put 100% trust in the TF100 kit I purchased a couple of weeks ago, with speed stir, and follow the directions... while keeping a log. My pool is a 14000 fiberglass with a SWG and sand filter. I am using a dolphin M3 robotic cleaner.
    Here are my numbers from last night.
    FC 8.0
    CC 0.5
    pH 7.9
    TA 120
    CH 310
    CYA 55
    Salt 3000
    Temp 74

    This is my thoughts and my game plan…What are your opinions??
    I still have a sock with about 2 lbs of stabilizer and I am trying to bring that level up closer to 80.
    With a CYA level near 80 my FC is good, little high but at this point I will monitor and adjust the output on the SWG to maintain the FC level around 6. My pH is a little high but since I’m still adding stabilizer, which lowers pH, correct? I will continue to check daily and might add some muriatic acid.
    I believe I am ok with TA and CH at this time.
    I will take another full sample Friday evening…but check the pH daily and possibly add muriatic acid tonight.

    This is my first season with this new pool so I have been reading and soaking the great info here up like a sponge.

    Thanks
    Dave
    Dave

    Viking Cancun 14000 gal, Hayward S244T sand filter, Hayward SP26SP pump, Hayward AquaRite T-9 Salt System

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    Re: My plan...Thoughts and opinions please

    Your TA is a little high. You can deal with this by lowering PH to around 7.2-7.3 each time it gets up to 7.8. CYA will only lower PH just a tiny bit, so go ahead and adjust the PH now.
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    Re: My plan...Thoughts and opinions please

    Thanks. I guess I'll add the acid to lower the pH to 7.2 then aerate and repeat until I get my TA closer to 80.
    Dave

    Viking Cancun 14000 gal, Hayward S244T sand filter, Hayward SP26SP pump, Hayward AquaRite T-9 Salt System

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    Re: My plan...Thoughts and opinions please

    Don't waste a lot of time and effort lowering TA. Just adjust the pH. The SWG will take care of the rest. Otherwise, sounds like you understand the TFPC way very clearly!
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