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    New pool owner

    I just bought the Taylor k2006 kit and made the following measurements:

    PH - 7.6

    TA - 80

    CH - 230

    FC - 5

    CC - .5

    CYA - 90

    I want to know if i have to make any adjustments. My previous Cya was 200, I changed 2/3 of the pool water, and brought it down to 90, pool is clear and sparkling.

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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    How did you get a CYA of 87ppm? The test is not that precise.
    You FC is too low for that CYA, you need to maintain a MINIMUM of 7ppm for that high CYA. See the FC/CYA Chart.

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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Yes, with 90 CYA (there is no 87 on the Taylor tube) your FC shlould never be below 7 and you should target at least 10 to make sure it doesn't

    I need to know a little more about your pool to assess the other numbers.
    It would help us if you would add the following information to your signature

    • The size of your pool in gallons
    • If your pool is an AG (above ground) or IG (in ground)
    • If it's IG, tell us if it's vinyl, plaster/pebble, or fiberglass
    • The type of filter you have (sand, DE, cartridge) and, if you know, the brand and model of the filter.
    • If you know, please tell us the brand and model of the pump, and mention if is it a two speed or variable speed pump.
    • Date of pool build/install, particularly important if less then a year old.
    • What kind/model of water test kit you are using
    • Other significant accessories or options, such as a spa , SWG, or cleaner
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    Re: New pool owner

    Got 90 on the taylor k2006 and took sample to pool store they said 87
    They have some type of meter.

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    Re: New pool owner

    Hi, welcome to TFP! Time for a little Pool School. Links to some helpful articles for starting out are below.

    These articles teach basic water chemistry
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
    Basic Pool Care Schedule

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    Re: New pool owner

    Forget the pool store testing. Trust your own.
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    Re: New pool owner

    I am going to dump 1/3 of the water and refill from the tap to bring the CYA to at least 60, what do you think. I have to get some more reagent for the CYA testing, I used it all up. I ordered the large bottle, should be getting it in about a week.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by sgosine577 View Post
    I am going to dump some water and refill from the tap to bring the CYA to at least 60, what do you think
    What are you using to chlorinate? That will determine our recommended CYA level.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Doing another 1/3 water replacement would make things easier. Although if you get a lot of rain, that should lower your CYA as well.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Are the Clorox Test Strips any good?
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    Re: New pool owner

    No. You have a K-2006, why are you asking about test strips?
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    Re: New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by sgosine577 View Post
    Are the Clorox Test Strips any good?
    No, we do not recomend test strips at all. Results are too unreliable.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Using liquid chlorine from now on, might switch to Clorox bleach, stopped using the tabs, that's what drove the CYA so high, Plus using Clorox super shock.

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    I stupidly bought those strips before I bought the K2006
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    Re: New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by sgosine577 View Post
    Using liquid chlorine from now on, might switch to Clorox bleach, stopped using the tabs, that's what drove the CYA so high, Plus using Clorox super shock.

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    I stupidly bought those strips before I bought the K2006
    Stick with the K2006, the strips are not worth anything. Sorry to say, the Clorox super shock is also a bad purchase. It is also adding CYA to your pool.

    How much Pool School have you read? Start with these:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
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    How to Chlorinate Your Pool
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    Re: New pool owner

    Tim,
    I think she said Clorox bleach. Are you saying that is a bad purchase or if she bought Clorox super shock?
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    Re: New pool owner

    Switching to Clorox bleach but also "using Clorox super shock." which if I am correct is dichlor, which has more CYA than the tabs
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    Re: New pool owner

    Tim said the Clorox Super Shock is a bad idea. It is rather annoying now that Clorox has put its name on everything.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by rgswff View Post
    Tim,
    I think she said Clorox bleach. Are you saying that is a bad purchase or if she bought Clorox super shock?
    She said "plus using Clorox super shock." Plain Clorox bleach is fine.


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    Re: New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by n240sxguy View Post
    She said "plus using Clorox super shock." Plain Clorox bleach is fine.


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    I missed that so thanks for pointing it out. Didnt mean to confuse the issue.
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    New Test Results after heavy rain.

    I added 2 gallons of 6% bleach

    FC 16
    CC .5
    PH 8
    TA 100
    CH 190
    CYA 80

    It is still raining so i will wait to retest before doing adjustment
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