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    after the deluge, our chems are

    FAC: low 0
    TAC low 0
    Salt: 2300 (our SC says 2800 BTW)
    Calcium hardness: 140
    CYA : 40
    TA: 60
    pH: 7.8
    Copper okay
    iron okay
    Phosphates High - 500

    We lost so much water out of our pool and then all the pumping we had to do to get it down to the tiles, I am not surprised we need salt...but the rest....they say we need:
    10lbs of Alkalinity
    26lbs of CH
    4lbs of CYA stuff
    salt 110lbs

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    Re: after the deluge, our chems are

    Just curious, you've been here a while, so are you not testing your own water as well? I would trust your results first, and I really suggest doing that before you jump in with their suggestions. Whoever "they" are.
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    Re: after the deluge, our chems are

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Just curious, you've been here a while, so are you not testing your own water as well? I would trust your results first, and I really suggest doing that before you jump in with their suggestions. Whoever "they" are.
    Yes, we are testing it, but I didn't trust the reading for the salt bc I found it hard to believe that our salt was at 2800. We had so much water loss.
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    Re: after the deluge, our chems are

    Get some bleach in that pool like right now. Who knows what got washed in? With no FC, you're practically begging for a green gooey swamp.

    What are your test results? Pool stores are notoriously bad with the CYA test in particular. Post your results and we'll all be happy to plug numbers into poolmath to check doses. As for salt.... if the SWG is happy, you should be too. It'll let you know if it wants more. Never try to argue with a computer.
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    Re: after the deluge, our chems are

    It is very important to always maintain the chlorine level above the minimum level for your cya level or algae will grow. Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
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