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    My pool chemistry

    I just got in the k2006 kit and did the tests. Here were my results... Are these numbers ok? I am new to this I have a 22'x52" intex above ground pool with a SWG.

    free chlorine 7
    combined chlorine 0.5
    ph 7.4
    alk 140
    calcium 30
    cy acid 40

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    Re: My pool chemistry

    Here is what our Recommended Levels chart states for your pool type (w/ SWG):
    FC 3-5 (See chart)
    pH 7.5-7.8
    TA 60-80
    CH 0-300 (Don't add)
    CYA 70-80

    You can use the Pool Calculator in my signature to assist you in raising/lowering any of those as needed. It's a great tool to use.

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    Re: My pool chemistry

    Welcome to the forum Donna

    Your numbers are really pretty good. FC and TA are a touch high, but not too bad, and you can always work the TA down in time this season. You probably want to increase the Cya a fair amount, but overall your numbers are ok for that type of pool. No worries about CH with it being Vinyl, so that's good. Enjoy your soft water...

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    Re: My pool chemistry

    Thanks!!! Since my chlorine is a bit high should I run the SWG less time? I also just added cya yesterday- should I add more?

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    Re: My pool chemistry

    The CYA can take up to a week to show up on the test ... so you should not add more.

    And yes, to lower the FC, you may need to cut back on the SWG output.
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    Re: My pool chemistry

    Tested again today my chlorine is down to 4 now so that's better. My TA is still high- it's 130. And my CYA is still down. I originally added 2.5 pounds at the end of last week. On Friday my CYA was 40 and now it is 30. Should I add more or just give it a few more days?
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    Re: My pool chemistry

    Test CYA a week after you add it and adjust from there. Here is the Recommended Water Balance for SWGs
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