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    Question First test - question

    I just got my TF100 and started to test. After putting the powder in nothing happened (no pink = no Cl). So I tested pH, which was 8.5. At this point I looked at the chart and added 1lb+ of dry acid (left over, switching from this point on to muriatic) and 20oz of 10% liquid chlorine.

    My plan is to get pH down to 7.2 and some level of chlorine to register so I can continue with the testing. In the morning I will hopefully have a full set of results.

    Let me know if I am way off base or if I'm heading in the right direction. I'll post in the morning with full results if my chlorine comes up.
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    Re: First test - question

    Your FC is 0ppm, but there is no reason that you can not test everything.
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    Re: First test - question

    K1000 Results:
    pH 7.3
    CL 3

    TF100 Results:
    FC 5
    CC 0.5
    TC 5.5
    CH 50
    TA 70
    CYA 40

    I think my levels are all in good shape. So now I just monitor the pH (muriatic) and chlorine (10%) levels regularly and maintain...Does anyone see any adjustments I should make or any possible issues in the future I may come across. Maybe I am analyzing all wrong and you guys are going to take me to school .

    thank you for being here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Your FC is 0ppm, but there is no reason that you can not test everything.
    Thanks for the tip. As soon as you said that I hit my head against a wall and said "oh yeah, duh." How's it looking this morning? I think pretty good.?.
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    Re: First test - question

    Does no answer mean I am all set?
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    Re: First test - question

    Looks fine. Just watch the FC and pH levels more often than the rest.
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    Re: First test - question

    looking at your numbers and if water is clear, I would say your looking good.
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    Re: First test - question

    Quote Originally Posted by lefty51 View Post
    looking at your numbers and if water is clear, I would say your looking good.

    Awesome, thank you for the confirmation.
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    Re: First test - question

    Set your chlorine level based on your CYA level and the Chlorine CYA Chart

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool. Use PoolMath to calculate how much of the Recommended Pool Chemicals to add to balance your pool water.
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