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    Order of balancing?

    I'm so thankful for TFP method, I think it is the only method that makes sense for maintaining a pool. Way better than dumping all kinds of different chemicals into the pool and only treating the symptoms not the real problem. So thanks everyone. We had a great season last year.

    As I open my pool for the year, I have it cleaned up, and the algae under control. I know last year I dabbled around with some of the different tests, but mostly kept the FC up and didn't really have any problems. This year I'd really like to get our SWG online, and before I do that, I want to make sure my pool chems are all in balance. What I can't find, I'm sure it's on here some where, is what order do I balance the chemicals?

    Do I check CYA first, then Ph, then TA, and then FC or what?


    P.S. The guide for seasonal pools says to get a 2 way test. I wouldn't trade my Chlorine FAS/DPD for anything.
    4500 gallon 9'x18'x52"
    Krystal Clear Model 635 Filter | 1500 gal/hr
    Krystal Clear Saltwater System
    Links: Pool School | The Pool Calculator | CYA/Chlorine Chart

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Order of balancing?

    It varies, depending on how far out of ideal your various levels are.

    Generally PH first, FC second, and everything else later. But there are plenty of exceptions.
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