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    brand new here's my numbers now what

    Brand new ag pool just filled with city water.
    I've read pool school and have all my bbb
    Here's my numbers from tf100 testing:
    Chlorine 1-2
    pH 7.5
    TA 20
    CH 75
    What should I adjust in what order for beginning a swim
    Thanks!
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    Assuming the water is clear, you can swim right now.

    There are two things you should do fairly soon. Raise TA to around 70 and raise CYA to around 40.

    Add 2 ppm of chlorine each evening until 24 hours after you add CYA, then switch to targeting an FC level based on your target CYA level.
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    Thanks Jason!
    Yep crystal clear and will adjust the ta and cya and add cl tonight after a swim.
    So happy to have a pool and this awesome forum!!
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    You stole my cat! Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the pool.

    Here are my fave Pool School articles to read while you swim.
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    So I love my pool!
    I'm 3 wks in and have adjusted my chemistry little by little using the pool math calculator and tfp system. I think I'm right where I need to be, but wouldn't mind some expert opinions or recommendations. I even did an oclt to confirm all is well. All I can say is that this forum rocks! Been reading a lot so I know where to look if I run into problems. For now though, I think I'm trouble free
    Numbers now:
    FC 3
    CC 0.5
    pH 7.5
    TA 80
    CYA 40
    CH 75
    Last night's FC 3.5 and CC 0.5

    I think this is yay!??
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    Glad it is working for you!!

    The only thing I might suggest is keeping the FC just a tad higher. I'm always nervous when folks take it down to the bare minimum.
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    Thanks. Yes I've thought about upping the cl a little. So far I've kept it consistently minimum but it's getting hot here and I want to prevent algae or other problems rather than have to fix them for sure. My husband is a little sensitive to cl. He doesn't jump in with me too often so I keep it low to be sure and not scare him off

    I'll bump it up during the work week when he least likely to join me I think.
    Thanks!
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    Quote Originally Posted by catguts View Post
    He doesn't jump in with me too often so I keep it low to be sure and not scare him off
    Do what my wife does, she just doesn't tell me if there is something she doesn't want me to know. In a properly balanced pool, he is not going to be able to tell the difference between 3 & 5 ppm FC. He will notice the pH out of range a lot quicker.
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    Re: brand new here's my numbers now what

    Those numbers are great. Good job!

    I am with Tim 100% on keeping FC a little above target for your CYA. The heat and extra swimming snuck my FC down to 1.5 last weekend and I had to deal with a few algae spots. And that is in a pool that has been TFP crystal clear for 3 years! We've been swimming for a week with FC at 25ppm, cya 70, and it has been peachy. My son didn't even know. About 3 days in I asked him if he noticed the extra chlorine or if his eyes bothered him any and he said he couldn't tell anything was different at all.
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