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    My first readings...

    Just tested for the first time. Now what?!?

    Using the Taylor K-2006

    FC 11
    CC 3
    Ph 7.0 (probably less but doesn't go down any further than that)
    TA 220
    CH didn't test
    CYA 40

    Get the ph down with borax and then SLAM due to CC??

    Opinions/help appreciated...
    Water is clear but not sparkling clear.


    18,000 gal; inground; vinyl; 18' x 36'; Cristal-Flo Sand Filter (new sand 4/27/15); Taylor K-2006 test kit; Avon, Indiana

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    Re: My first readings...

    Yes, pH needs to come up first with Borax. As you really can't tell how low it is, careful you don't add too much at once and go high.

    Was it just opened, just installed or,other - what is the history
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    Re: My first readings...

    I think you are correct to SLAM due to the high CC value.
    I would be inclined to leave the pH and start the SLAM. Your high TA is going to raise the pH fairly quickly. Although it is safer if you raise it to around 7.2.
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    Re: My first readings...

    Been opened since April 1...been using this method for about 2 days!!! Before that was pool stored and spent waaaaaaay too much money on chemicals. I have borax and then also can just start SLAM tonight too.... What's the best thing to do? This is a new house with a pool for us. Pool been here a few years though.


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    Re: My first readings...

    Go ahead and bring the pH up to 7.2 and SLAM. I'm going to,guess this will be a quick SLAM.
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    Re: My first readings...

    Hoping so.... I'm pretty excited my numbers are as good as they are!!!!


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    Re: My first readings...

    The key is - what is the water temperature. Will you swim at that temperature?

    I'm a wimp, 75 is my cut off.
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    Re: My first readings...

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    The key is - what is the water temperature. Will you swim at that temperature?

    I'm a wimp, 75 is my cut off.
    In I am the wimp. I won't get int the pool unless it is 85 degrees or higher...lol
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    Re: My first readings...

    Kids were in it tonight. My feet were in it but that's it. Temp is 78. No heater. Not too shabby for indiana in May!


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    Re: My first readings...

    Ours is about 78 now. 70 to 75 I jump,in and get out & head to the hot tub. Above 75 I can stay in for a few minutes. Much prefer 80+
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