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    South Florida Greener

    Hello TFP crew,

    First thank you all. I've been reading for a couple weeks, ordered my test kit (K-2006) and started my mad scientist a couple nights ago.

    While his whole process is intimidating, your posts to others were warm and inviting, like I want my pool to be again.

    Backstory: moved in a year ago. Have used trichlor pucks for the past year (not knowing any better), month ago lost the pool to a lovely shade of green.

    Read up on SLAM and have started the process.

    Pool is approx 12300 gallons IG, Concrete


    First readings were
    FC 40
    PH 7.6
    TA 90
    CH 40
    CYA about 250

    Pulled the pucks, bought bleach and followed pool calculator. I did originally miscalculate the size of pool and over estimated the gallon size of the pool, so I've screwed the calcium up. I put the hose in the deep end and a sump pump on the stair in the shallow end and swapped out some water Sunday. Then added bleach and chemicals per PoolCalculator



    Current readings:

    FC 30.5
    PH 7.4
    TA 75
    CH 500
    CYA 100

    Yesterday before starting SLAM
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Welcome to TFP!

    Your numbers are a little odd. Why did the CH go way up from replacing water when the CYA went down as expected?

    You should keep replacing water and lower the CYA even more.

    and order more CYA and FAS-DPD reagent, you are going to need them.
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    I added calcium hardness increaser to get the number up, but had my pool size off when I put the numbers in poolcalculator.
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Well, at least the CH will go back down while you lower the CYA.
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    South Florida Greener

    I did the drain/fill last night through this morning.

    Here are my current numbers:
    FC 13.5
    CC .5
    PH 7.6
    TA 100
    CH 275
    CYA 45

    I've brushed the pool, cleaned the filter and added bleach per the calculator to take it to my new shock level of 18.
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    How are you getting these test results? Do you have one of the recommended test kits?
    Also, are you sure about that pool being 23K gallons? It just looks a bit smaller to me in that picture....
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    I am using the Taylor k2006 test kit and it's 12,300 gallons.


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    Re: South Florida Greener

    So, I'm happy to say I've passed the OCLT making it through the night two nights ago without losing Chlorine.


    My FC levels are slowly dropping down into the accepted range (FC 13 as of this morning) from Shock and we've finally been able to enjoy the pool. Now if it would stop storming daily...


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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Wow, only 4 days? Nice work
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Welcome to the forum and glad to see you're "blue"
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Wow, only 4 days? Nice work
    I'm sure I'll pay for the speed in my water bill, but I had to get the CYA down. Actually understanding the chemicals might make a difference this time around.



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    Welcome to the forum and glad to see you're "blue"
    Me, too! Thanks for the welcome!


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    Re: South Florida Greener

    I like the atrium around the pool. Do you have more pictures of that?
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Quote Originally Posted by soupy8728 View Post
    I like the atrium around the pool. Do you have more pictures of that?
    Do you mean the screened enclosure? In Florida those are quite common. Does make for a cooler pool in the not so hot months... But definitely cuts down on debris.

    Hurricanes love to destroy them though...
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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Ditto what Waldog said.

    On my block, most of them were blown away in Hurricane Wilma and not rebuilt.

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    Also helps keep Mosquitos, debris and critters out

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    Re: South Florida Greener

    Current test results

    FC 7.5
    PH 7.6
    TA 100
    CH 250
    CYA 47

    Now my goal is to just keep the pool in this range.
    Poolcalculator states 4-8 for FC.


    FC over the last couple of days

    14
    13
    12.5
    9 (finally was sunny enough and got to play in the pool)
    7.5

    Looking forward to an enjoyable pool over the summer, thanks to the TFP method.

    Thank you!


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    Re: South Florida Greener

    You could have been swimming any time. Safe up to the slam level for your CYA.
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