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    Should I drain some water?

    Hi all, I have a salt water pool
    Cya level is 95
    Ph 7.2
    FC 6.5
    Cc 0
    Ta 50
    Do I need to drain pool like pool math says ? Says I should drain 16%
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    Re: MA effects on TA; Can CYA drop/evaporate?

    Hello , now I'm seeing white particles in the water with the high cya any thoughts on what I should do ?
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    cya high

    hello cya is too high . pool math is telling me to empty 16% of my pool . here are my readings
    fc 6.5
    cc 0
    tc 6.5
    ta 50 added baking soda as told by pool math
    cya 95
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    The white particles are probably a result of your swg reversing polarity to self clean itself. Probably not much to worry about. Though I was a little myself when I started seeing them after I installed mine. But they disappeared quickly and haven't been seen since. You might want to do the drain and refill to get your cya down to 70-80 range
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    TA is a little low. What is your CH? Although CH doesn't matter in an above ground pool, it does if it gets too high. White particles are usually from high CH.
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    Re: cya high

    Hey Robin,

    It will help if you keep your posts together in just one location.
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    Merged all the threads. Please keep related questions together to not clutter the forum. Thanks, jblizzle
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Merged all the threads. Please keep related questions together to not clutter the forum. Thanks, jblizzle
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    cya 95 sw do i need to drain

    hello I thought I posted this but I cant find it
    super technically challenged
    fc 6.5
    cc 0
    tc 6.5 added baking soda
    ta 50
    cya 95
    pool calculator says drain 16% just checking to se if I have to
    thanks in advance.
    ( don't know how to type either )lol
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    thanks all . I still don't know if I should be alarmed and empty the 16% or not from the post. I didn't just fill it but cya was only 20 so I added and must have put in to much . so I guess my question is with a cya of 95 is it necessary to drain.
    also ive got fc but no other chlorine is that dangerous ?I don't want a green pool as to fill it is costly
    thanks

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    i also added baking soda to bring up ta. sorry i never use a computer as i do not know how to type so im technically challenged.
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    I would suggest you check out ABCs of Water Chemistry because based on your question about chlorine, you have not fully grasped the chemistry. Also review Water Balance for SWGs.

    If your water is clear and the SWG is maintaining adequate FC, then the CYA is fine. If you need to SLAM, then you might consider lowering the CYA.
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    Re: cya high

    im sorry i really didn't know i hadn't kept them in one place. i try never to use this as i i don't know how and once i learn i forget anyways . i do not trust my pool store at all and buy all my supplies from tfp
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    sorry i was told the pool math is the bible so im scared and yes i have read it and it seems conflicting and confusing. i guess im just not good with chemistry and technology
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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    Continue to ask questions and eventually you will understand.
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