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    Cool And now my watch is ended.

    So I just passed my first SLAM last night! Water is sparkling clear, 0CC and my FC was 21 last night and 21 this morning! But I do have a question/concern. The reason I got algae in the first place is because my FC level drops quite a bit during the day and I'm new to this so it got down to zero a few times to my surprise. An example this morning at 7AM I was at 21ppm FC and four hours later I am at 12 which means i'm losing a little over 2ppm every hour. I need to keep my FC up this time and I am wondering if I need more CYA and if so how much. I currently am at 30ppm, sometimes I think it's 40, but when it's super bright out, without the sun directly on it, 30ppm seems closest. The pool temp is approaching 90 and it's been near 100 here everyday, so what level would you recommend? There is no shade at all on the pool, so it receives sun for about 8 or 9 hours a day, which I have heard helps algae get started if given the chance. Thanks everyone, you've been a huge help!
    26' Intex 17k gallon above ground pool. 3000 GPH intex sand filter. Taylor Tech. k-2006 Test kit.

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    Re: And now my watch is ended.

    Shoot for 50 CYA.
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    Re: And now my watch is ended.

    Thanks, I will shoot for it. Something odd though, I just checked it two hours later and it only went down 1ppm. Does the fc loss slow down when the fc gets lower? Does it lose more when there is a lot?
    26' Intex 17k gallon above ground pool. 3000 GPH intex sand filter. Taylor Tech. k-2006 Test kit.

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    Re: And now my watch is ended.

    yup, sounds right. your pool with property CYA will probably only lose 2-3ppm per day. and FC lost is based on a percentage with CYA, so the lower your FC goes the less total loss in ppm you will see.
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    Re: And now my watch is ended.

    Ah cool. Then I will just monitor it and see what I lose and if it's more than 2-3ppm per day I will follow Richard's advice and bump it up to 50. Thanks guys!
    26' Intex 17k gallon above ground pool. 3000 GPH intex sand filter. Taylor Tech. k-2006 Test kit.

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    Re: And now my watch is ended.

    I have 50 ppm cya and lose usually 2ppm per day. Every few days I lose 3 or a bit more depending on use and sun. Based on my loss I like to dose to 7 and drop to 5 and sometimes 4. I like the comfort zone of basically staying between 5 and 7. Works well for me!

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