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    Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    So I was losing 5-6ppm FC everyday at a CYA of 30, (good ole TX sun) so I bumped up to 50 and shot for 10ppm FC at night just in case I still lost 6. This morning at (7am) , before the sun hit, the FC held at 10ppm and my occasional pesky .5 CC or less is completely gone. Yay!

    At last test (11:30 am) 4.5 hours later with sun,

    FC = 7.5
    CC = 0
    Ph = 7.7
    TA = 90
    Cya = 50 (but not tested today. No CYA added and no water replacement since check 2 days ago)

    I think FC will hold to above 4 by the time it's ready for more bleach tonight. Haven't tested CH in awhile, but it was ok a couple weeks ago and my pool is vinyl.

    Pool is clear. I don't know if I should try to lower my TA yet, or just leave it for now.

    Am I doing okay? Do you see something I could be missing that might get me in trouble later? I think I'm understanding more, but I'm still a little skittish.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    I would leave the TA alone if your pH rise is not excessive.
    Your FC loss should not be as high now that you raised the CYA level some.

    Sounds like you are on top of things
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    Thanks so much. I was thinking the same thing about TA and Ph rise. Going to wait on that.
    OMG, I think I really do understand this!
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    AWESOME, isn't it kewl when it clicks and makes sense
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    AWESOME, isn't it kewl when it clicks and makes sense
    Very Cool! and kewl too
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    Okay, you've got TFP figured out.

    Time to start answering questions.
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    Outstanding! We salute you!
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    Always give back. I'll answer the ones I know for sure.
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    FC was at 4.5 tonight (CYA 50) when it was feeding time! Woot!!!!
    Couldn't have done it without you TFP guys. <3
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Outstanding! We salute you!
    I don't know why, but I'm kind of excited!
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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Newpoolcrazy View Post
    I don't know why, but I'm kind of excited!
    It's because it clicked. You studied the results, you decided on a course of action, you did what you needed to do.... and you were correct. And now you're marvelling that it's so easy...

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    Re: Success on my own for once! Any red flags to cause future problems?

    That's exactly it! Going to check out some "just getting started" threads and see if I can help.

    It's because it clicked. You studied the results, you decided on a course of action, you did what you needed to do.... and you were correct. And now you're marvelling that it's so easy.
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