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Thread: Gustav has passed... review my numbers, please?

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Gustav has passed... review my numbers, please?

    Hi folks,

    Gustav passed over, not so quietly, left us without power for only 6 (mildly warm) days. I had plenty of time the fish out the leaves and debris, and to stir in some hth chlorine that I managed to get someone at HD to let me into the garden/pool care area. NOTE to self: get bleach before next hurricane. (couldnt even get in grocery store for days)

    Our power came on yesterday, so now I'm trying to get rebalanced. Here's what I've got:

    FC 5.5
    CC 0.5
    TC 6.0
    pH 7.5
    T/A 70
    CH 200
    CYA 30
    Temp 85
    Borates 30

    After testing, I added one box of 20 Mule Team.
    I see I need to add some CYA.

    Will the borates pull up the T/A?
    Should I also raise the CH?

    18,000 gallon gunite free form, with spa, 4x160, EasyTouch, SWCG, Pentair cartr filter, Colorlogic lights.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Gustav has passed... review my numbers, please?

    The borax will raise the TA only a very tiny amount. Mostly it will raise your PH.

    Yes, you should raise your CH level to at least 250, perhaps a bit higher, but there is no need to rush on that.
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