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    Test Results - 1st test of season

    3rd year with TFP and loving the simple, easy, and reliable process. Opened pool last night, circulated pump all night, vacuumed this morning, and got 1st round of test results. Water is very clear and sparkling:
    PH 7.2
    FC 5.5
    CC 0
    TA 110
    CH 200
    CYA 20

    Tested CYA 3 times and got same result each time. Ordered new set of chemistry this year. Noticed that R-0012 drops are very tiny - had to use double the drops to get same result as last year. Does that sound right?
    So, PoolMath says to add stabilizer to get CYA back to 40, add borax to raise pH, and add bleach to raise FC to shock level. Am I ok to proceed with this, or is there anything else I need to do first?
    15K gal, 24' round AG, 75 sq ft cartridge filter, 1 HP 2 spd Jacuzzi pump, June 2004 install
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    Re: Test Results - 1st test of season

    1. Your numbers look very nice and thanks for posting that your water is clear.....that helps

    2. Your CYA is too low. dose enough to get your pool up to 40 ppm.

    3. CH - What ppm are you posting? 200 (same as last year)
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    Re: Test Results - 1st test of season

    Hard to argue with the PoolMath calculator. A little adjusting sounds normal when starting things up for the season.
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    Re: Test Results - 1st test of season

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post

    3. CH - What ppm are you posting? 200 (same as last year)
    Yes same as last year, but it took 40 tiny drops to change color with new bottle, compared to 20 drops last year.
    15K gal, 24' round AG, 75 sq ft cartridge filter, 1 HP 2 spd Jacuzzi pump, June 2004 install
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    Re: Test Results - 1st test of season

    Yes same as last year, but it took 40 tiny drops to change color with new bottle, compared to 20 drops last year.
    Well, something is amiss.

    Is your kit a TF-100?
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    Re: Test Results - 1st test of season

    Why are you slamming the pool? I'd bring it to target and get swimming based off of your OP.
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    Re: Test Results - 1st test of season

    Quote Originally Posted by Defgufman View Post
    Why are you slamming the pool? I'd bring it to target and get swimming based off of your OP.
    I would love to do that. Just assumed I had to SLAM and do the overnight chlorine loss test. Just for startup. If I don't need to, then great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Well, something is amiss.

    Is your kit a TF-100?
    Yes - full set of TZ-100 refills. Just got it a couple of months ago.
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    Re: Test Results - 1st test of season

    Please PM me with your name and phone #. I'll help you get that CH problem resolved.
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