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    Question newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    Well, I was able to turn my green swamp into a sparkling oasis. But now my chlorine levels are off the charts. http://www.troublefreepool.com/image...s/confused.png When using the OT test the color was very orange so I followed up with the chlorine drop test. I stopped at 40 drops and there was NO color change. At all.

    Water at 82F:
    FC=? 20ppm+
    CC=unsure
    pH=7.2
    TA=70
    CH=50 (I know it's not a big issue w/ vinyl, hoping maybe it'll give you a clue)
    CYA=40
    Grecian 11,800 gal. IG vinyl, Pentair TA-60 sand filter, 1.5 hp Superflo, built in 2007, replaced vinyl & converted to Intellichlor IC-40 SWG in 2012 after we purchased home. TF-100 Testkit, SWG manufacturer recommends salt levels 2600-4500, ideal being 3400-3500. Polaris 180 vac.

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    Re: newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    With CYA at 40, the FC level should come down in a day or two.

    Test your PH and adjust as needed the next time FC is below 10. The PH test doesn't mean anything when FC is that high.
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    Re: newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    [QUOTE=The PH test doesn't mean anything when FC is that high.[/QUOTE]
    I wondered about that...

    Was testing prior w/ strips and CYA seemed ok, but chlorine has been registering very high on the strips for weeks. It's been at least 2-3 weeks since my pool finally cleared up. Probably spent 2.5 weeks from green to clean, the 2nd half of that time was slowly clearing the cloudiness.

    Also, had uniform light brown stain on steps that cleaned up easily w/ vitamin c. Have 8-10 at bottom of deep end that look as if they may have been leaves that were left when the pool was covered in October for the winter. Trying to get at them w/ vit C also, but I'm having trouble with being able to use enough "elbow grease" due to buoyancy. No luck so far.

    So glad to get my TF test kit. This is my 1st year trying to do it myself w/ BBB (& w/o pool store). This site has been invaluable, as we have never owned a pool before. Thank you!
    Last edited by melbajr; 06-04-2014 at 05:51 PM. Reason: more info for better insight
    Grecian 11,800 gal. IG vinyl, Pentair TA-60 sand filter, 1.5 hp Superflo, built in 2007, replaced vinyl & converted to Intellichlor IC-40 SWG in 2012 after we purchased home. TF-100 Testkit, SWG manufacturer recommends salt levels 2600-4500, ideal being 3400-3500. Polaris 180 vac.

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    Re: newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    Leaf stains are organic and should bleach out in a few weeks from the chlorine in the pool.

    When I had some rust spots on the floor, I just stuck some clean gravel and some smashed Vitamin C in a nylon, tied a string to it, and dropped it on top. I pushed it into position with the brush. After I figured it was done, I just hauled it out with the string.
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    Re: newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    BRILLIANT! I will give that a try! Thx
    Grecian 11,800 gal. IG vinyl, Pentair TA-60 sand filter, 1.5 hp Superflo, built in 2007, replaced vinyl & converted to Intellichlor IC-40 SWG in 2012 after we purchased home. TF-100 Testkit, SWG manufacturer recommends salt levels 2600-4500, ideal being 3400-3500. Polaris 180 vac.

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    Re: newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    SWG is currently off, correct?
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    Re: newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    the pump is on a timer but the chlorine generator is off, yes.
    Grecian 11,800 gal. IG vinyl, Pentair TA-60 sand filter, 1.5 hp Superflo, built in 2007, replaced vinyl & converted to Intellichlor IC-40 SWG in 2012 after we purchased home. TF-100 Testkit, SWG manufacturer recommends salt levels 2600-4500, ideal being 3400-3500. Polaris 180 vac.

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    Re: newbie w/ VERY HIGH CHLORINE & 1st Results of TF-100

    to update, I backwashed last night and todays numbers are:

    fc=11.5
    cc=0
    ph=skipped since fc is not yet below 10
    ta=60
    cya=50
    Grecian 11,800 gal. IG vinyl, Pentair TA-60 sand filter, 1.5 hp Superflo, built in 2007, replaced vinyl & converted to Intellichlor IC-40 SWG in 2012 after we purchased home. TF-100 Testkit, SWG manufacturer recommends salt levels 2600-4500, ideal being 3400-3500. Polaris 180 vac.

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