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Thread: My numbers Thanks to TFP!

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    Jul 2008
    Central Kansas

    My numbers Thanks to TFP!

    FC - 6
    CC - 0
    TC - 6
    PH - 7.6
    TA - 100
    CH - 210
    CYA - 40

    Following the How to lower TA guide, I have decreased my TA from 200 to 100. I applied the last dose tonight for a target TA of 80. My pool has been aerating at a rate of ~20ppm/dose for the last 5 nights. I put a wooden post against the return hose to point the stream upwards, making a nice arched stream into the middle of the pool lol.

    When my TF100 test kit arrived I could test the CYA accurately and finally after adding over a pound to reach 40ppm, I think I'm sitting pretty all right for now Also I haven't had to shock once since I started the BBB method. I had a couple days when the CC was .5 but when I bumped the chlorine to 6, the next day the CC was back to 0! Very nice adding 1-2C of bleach a day to maintain FC!

    I waited to post numbers cause I had some work to do but now I'm happy and can't wait to start testing normally!

    I have a confession to make tho... I went and took all the chemicals back to walmart and made excuses as to why I was returning them! LOL I got almost $80 back and bought a boatload of ultra bleach and some stabilizer, then went to the farm store and bought a gallon of Muriatic Acid, I had over $40 left!

    Thanks everyone for providing this information and being there to support the random person with their pool woes.

    If anyone has any suggestions or comments, I'm all eyes!
    AG 16' x 3.6' Easy Set ~3900G
    Intex 637R Filter Pump 1/9HP 1000GPH Cartridge
    BBB, TF100, 1st year Amateur

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    Charleston-Dawn's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Summerville, South Carolina

    Re: My numbers Thanks to TFP!

    Congrats!! hope I too can have numbers like yours but alas, I have opened my containers of "pool asprin" and trichlor shock and need to pawn them off on some unsuspecting E-Bayer or yard sale them. Hope all stays well with you and remember..."5 min. a day to keep ahead of your pool." (quote not exact)

    Charleston Dawn
    It is what it is, and sometimes it's scary!
    AG-22200 gal 45x18x4 - Sam's Wholesale, June 2008
    1hp pump, 19 inch 100 lb. Waterway sand filter (plus DE)
    apx 45 gal per min
    Summerville SC.

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: My numbers Thanks to TFP!

    Good for you!

    My advice: don't be a stranger, frequent the forum, reading reading reading and then you'll be in a position to help someone else who comes along with similar situation as yourself.

    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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