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    Recommended Targets for PoolMath?

    I am new to the site and have been poking around for a minute or two now and have a question regarding the "PoolMath" tool. I have an 18' x 36' vinyl pool and am attempting to determine the correct "target" values that I should be using in the tool. I was looking around the site for a chart/table that had volume size and target values for vinyl pools but was unable to find one. If this table exists a link would be awesome; if not, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Size: 26,000; IG, Vinyl; Sand; Age: >5 yrs

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    Re: Recommended Targets for PoolMath?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Well, the recommendations are in Pool School under Handy Reference, Recommended Levels

    You will get the feel for the site and how to find information with a little practice.
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    Re: Recommended Targets for PoolMath?

    Ahhhaa, knew it had to exist somewhere. Thanks.
    Size: 26,000; IG, Vinyl; Sand; Age: >5 yrs

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    Re: Recommended Targets for PoolMath?

    Also...

    In the last row of the table on PoolMath (yellow) is 'Suggested Goal Levels'. Select which goal levels you want to use (TroubleFreePool.com is obviously recommended...), your primary source of chlorine, and pool surface.

    This will change the 'Goal' numbers above the input boxes for each row. It will not, however, change the inputs. It keeps track of your 'Now' numbers and changes the goals accordingly. For example, if you change your 'Now' CYA from 40 to 30, the FC goals will change.

    Pretty nifty tool, this PoolMath. If only it could be made into an iPhone app...
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    Re: Recommended Targets for PoolMath?

    I have no issues using Poolmath in a browser on my my phone and on my Tab. Androids though.
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    Re: Recommended Targets for PoolMath?

    Make sure to select at the bottom Troublefree site as the source of the recommendations, it will recalc all the goals. Then when you enter your pool volume, with no commas, in the field at the top for pool size, it will recalc the dosage needed to get from your current levels to those goal levels.
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    Re: Recommended Targets for PoolMath?

    I use Pool Pal on Android, you have to manually enter your goals initially, and it doesn't do the Effect of adding chemicals section, but other than that it works great.
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