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    I am a fairly new pool owner bought home last year and never owned a pool before. I stumbled my was through the summer luckily only having one issue with algae. I was doing what everyone told me to throw a 3" puck in the skimmer and shock once a week and everything will be good. I had no idea the relationship between FC/CYA until I came across this site this year. I now know why my pool turned green. Well all that being said I have some test results from tonight and would like your thoughts on my numbers. Thanks!

    FC=5.4
    CC=0.2
    PH=7.8
    TA=130
    CH=120
    CYA=50
    WATER TEMP 74
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    Re: New To TFP

    If it's mean green or getting there you need to SLAM. Your SLAM level is 20. Bring it up and keep it there until you pass the OCLT.
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    Re: New To TFP

    Not mean or green right now. The pool is crystal clear the green was from last year.
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    You're golden. Just keep your FC above the minimum for your cya level.
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    Will do! Thanks woodyp

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    Re: New To TFP

    I checked the FC first thing this morning and these are the results last night FC was 5.4. Should I be concerned with at 0.6 loss overnight? Thanks!
    FC=4.8
    CC=0.2
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    Anything 1 or less is good to go.
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    Re: New To TFP

    Hi! I'm looking for some advice when it comes to chlorinating when going on vacation. I do not have an auto chlorinator and throwing pucks in the skimmer is going to drive my CYA up. I would rather not come home to a green lagoon. Thanks for any suggestions and advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerFan View Post
    Hi! I'm looking for some advice when it comes to chlorinating when going on vacation. I do not have an auto chlorinator and throwing pucks in the skimmer is going to drive my CYA up. I would rather not come home to a green lagoon. Thanks for any suggestions and advice!
    How much would the pucks increase the CYA? Since you have a sand filter you could do some extra backwashing, over time, to lower the CYA when you get back. The best thing would be to have someone monitor/dose the pool for you. Do a search for 'vacation' and you will find lots of ideas
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    Welcome to the forum!

    As a rough estimate, you can figure about 9 PPM Cya added for every 10 PPM of FC. Pretty close to even, so you can see why it adds up so quick. You can control your Cya on the low end if you'll have a need to do this pretty often. Or, have someone come by and add Bleach if that's possible. Either way, it's manageable, and Butterfly gives you good advice above.
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    Re: New To TFP

    How long of vacation?

    Do you have a cover?

    By using a opaque cover and raising the FC to shock level you might be able to get away for a week.

    You might want to use 10ml of water when testing the FC. You will not use as much powder and you don't need .2 accuracy. Multiply the drops by .5 when using 10ml.
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    Re: New To TFP

    Vacation is 2 weeks don't have an opaque cover. I think I have someone that can add bleach. This forum is great and thanks for the advice. I do have another question.

    Suds are forming when the kiddos are splashing around. I used an algaecide polyquat 60 when opening. The pool store said could be from the algaecide or low hardness (CH 120). Any thoughts as to what might be causing this and is it safe to swim? Thanks again!
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    Re: New To TFP

    Probably the algaecide being oxidized by the chlorine. It'll go away, and yes, safe to swim.
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    Thanks we will be swimming today finally getting warm enough here in VT.
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    Re: New To TFP

    Is it ok to use sodium bisulphate to lower the Ph? I have 3 lbs left over from the previous owners. Thanks!
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    Re: New To TFP

    Ok I am assuming that because nobody is answering me that this is a stupid question. I should know that sodium bisulphate is dry acid and it is used to lower PH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerFan View Post
    Ok I am assuming that because nobody is answering me that this is a stupid question. I should know that sodium bisulphate is dry acid and it is used to lower PH.
    There are no stupid questions

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    Hello I thought I would post my recent test results and what I did to adjust to make sure I am on the right track. I use the pool math calculator and it makes this very easy. Thanks!
    FC=3.5 added 25oz of 12.5% FC=6
    CC=0.0
    pH=8.0 added 22oz of dry acid pH=7.4
    TA=120
    CH=120
    CYA=50
    WATER TEMP 75
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    Re: New To TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerFan View Post
    Hello I thought I would post my recent test results and what I did to adjust to make sure I am on the right track. I use the pool math calculator and it makes this very easy. Thanks!
    FC=3.5 added 25oz of 12.5% FC=6
    CC=0.0
    pH=8.0 added 22oz of dry acid pH=7.4
    TA=120
    CH=120
    CYA=50
    WATER TEMP 75
    How does the water look?

    I suggest you increase FC target to 8. So keep FC between 4 and 8, and never below 4
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    The water is crystal clear. Ok thanks for the advice.
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