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    Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    Test results today are:

    Salt 3600
    PH 8.0
    TA 220/ppm
    CYA 60ppm
    FC 0
    Calcium Hardness 550ppm

    Pool Math suggests adding bleach and stabilizer... Since we've had so many issues I would like some input on those results.

    Thank you
    Becky
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    Tell us what issues you have been having? How does your water look?
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    Are you sure pool math isn't telling you to add Muriatic Acid and Bleach?

    Your CYA level is a little low for a salt pool, but the low FC and high pH and TA are more worrisome at the moment.
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    Thanks for replying...the pool looks clear but the test results worry me!? Yes you are correct Pool Math suggests Muratic Acid and Bleach. We have added the Muratic Acid, 27 oz. Soon after this we saw that the SWG cell cap has a crack and water was leaking, we have an old cap w/ a cell (that is no good). So the filter is running, no SWG for at least 2 weeks. We live in Mexico and have to get to the states to pick up a new generator. Any suggestions on how to get our pool in balance w/o the SWG would be appreciated.

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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by blupomx View Post
    Thanks for replying...the pool looks clear but the test results worry me!? Yes you are correct Pool Math suggests Muratic Acid and Bleach. We have added the Muratic Acid, 27 oz. Soon after this we saw that the SWG cell cap has a crack and water was leaking, we have an old cap w/ a cell (that is no good). So we have the pump running, no SWG for at least 2 weeks. We live in Mexico and have to get to the states to pick up a new generator. Any suggestions on how to get our pool in balance w/o the SWG would be appreciated.

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    Until the generator is running, bleach will keep it from turning green.
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    Thank you, we will get the bleach in the pool...should I bother retesting the water in a few days?
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by blupomx View Post
    Thank you, we will get the bleach in the pool...should I bother retesting the water in a few days?
    You should be testing it every day. Chlorine is a consumable item, and you're no longer constantly feeding it with the Saltwater generator.
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    ^^^ what richard said.

    Chlorine will burn off a bit every day. It's important to not let your FC drop below the minimum recommended level, You need to test it every day.
    since your SWG is broke, use the "with bleach" side of the chart
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    I am trying hard to understand all of this...will and the bleach and test for FC, CC and CYA everyday or do I need to do PH and TA also?

    Thank you for your help and patience It will all make sense with your help )
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    Re: Refilled 60% of our pool water 5 days ago

    You just need to test for FC, CC and maybe pH daily (depending on how fast your pH tends to drift) CYA is a once every couple of months test for most people
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