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Thread: Ready to open pool..test results I good???

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    Jun 2014
    Boston, MA

    Ready to open pool..test results I good???

    ABove ground pool installed last year. Used TFP last year and used it for closing.
    Pool still has cover on but I peeked under and I can see clear to bottom.
    We'll be getting deck built probably this week so been trying to keep cover on as long as possible. Started filling/topping pool up this week to get ready to open.
    Water still a little low/below skimmer line but will keep filling it tonite to tomorrow.
    Did a test this moring:

    TA: 130-140
    couldn't do CYA as I'm out of reagent and should be receiving today.

    Are we good to go? Could kids get in it now? Obviosuly will be adjusting CYA when I have results. Is TA too high..will that go down as we add more water and have kids play around in it?
    24'x 54" Round Sharkline Oceanic installed summer 2014,Hayward EC45 bump style 1.5hp DE filter (using cellulose),TF-100 test kit. First time Pool owner- thinking about SWG

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Ready to open pool..test results I good???

    You shouldn't have too much trouble with the TA being too high, until you get a SWG, but which time you will want TA to be lower. At worst you will need to lower the PH a bit more than one might want, but in a simple pool that shouldn't be a significant problem.

    It is important to know your CYA level. Without that, you can't know what the correct FC level is. Other than that, everything looks fine.
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    Sierra Vista, Az

    Re: Ready to open pool..test results I good???

    The numbers you posted don't look bad at all. TA high, but can work on that once opened. Once you know CYA post back. Glad the pool is clear.
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    DFW, TX

    Re: Ready to open pool..test results I good???

    It is safe to swim when:
    Your chlorine level is below the shock level for your CYA level. Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    Your PH is between 7.2 and 7.8
    The water is clear

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    Boston, MA

    Re: Ready to open pool..test results I good???

    CYA is I think we're good to go. Just need to finish filling pool.

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