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    Good Opening Numbers Traditional Vs Troublefree Numbers

    I opened last week and have the numbers below. If I use Traditional pool settings in poolcalculator it tells me to up my CH a little. But I am on target for Troublefree pool settings. Is there an advantage of one over the other. Thus far I have only added 12.5%.



    15x30 above ground oval approx 12000 gals water. Liquid Chlorine only. TF-100

    Opened 5/24
    Test 6/1

    PH 7.5
    FC 2.5 drop test
    CC 0
    TA 80
    CH 160
    CYA about 45-50 much better than the 100+ I was pushing for the last 2 years. Exchanged a lot of water.
    15'X30'X52" AGP AquaSports Grande Buttress Free (10,620 Gallons), Hayward Dreamline S190 W Zeobrite, 1.5 HP Hayward PowerFlo LX, AquaLuminator Light+ fountain attachment, Pool Rover, Tf-100 test kit, Speed Stir.

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    Re: Good Opening Numbers Traditional Vs Troublefree Numbers

    I am not sure what Traditional numbers are but regardless...

    Your FC needs to come up into the 4-6 ppm range and then kept there....never dropping below 4 ppm.

    Everything else looks very good. I assume your water is clear so it is time to go swimming!
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    Re: Good Opening Numbers Traditional Vs Troublefree Numbers

    If it were my pool I would target 8 and never let it fall below 4. That gives you a little more wiggle room for FC burn off so you don't fall below your min. Everything else looks good. Good job ! 😎
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    Re: Good Opening Numbers Traditional Vs Troublefree Numbers

    Water is pristine but cold. It opened that way, just a little dust on the bottom. Opening was fun, My GFCI was working til I hit test and it never reset. So I replaced that. I hardpiped last year. Took pipes in for winter and left unions on pool and filter. Noticed one of my male threads on the union/valve cracked. I think someone knocked it off the shelf or stepped on it. It had stress cracks, I only hand tighten. Had to fix that. But all is good, gotta love PVC. Cut/couple/glue. I usually run the chlorine about 6-7 range, I added 32 oz 12.5% about an hour ago. It was sunny here today and I tested at dusk.
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    Re: Good Opening Numbers Traditional Vs Troublefree Numbers

    Traditional is sort of a polite way of saying "pool store" ideal values.

    You have a vinyl lined pool. You won't be leaching Calcium out of the walls if the pH drops too low, so it doesn't matter if you have any CH in the water. A little bit helps prevent foaming on the surface, and 160 CH should be good for that.
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    Re: Good Opening Numbers Traditional Vs Troublefree Numbers

    After is all said and done, I'd use, no I use the TFP setting.
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