Recent content by Andrewdgwood

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    New Pool Owner - CYA w/ new SWG

    Thanks Kelly. I plugged the the 120 CYA into Poolmath and the FC range is between 6 - 15. I redid the tests after the pool was running for a few days (also had some rain) and I think the CYA is actually closer to 100. I'm running the pump 12 hours a day w/ the SWG at 45% and my FC is 7.5. I'm...
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    New Pool Owner - CYA w/ new SWG

    Thanks both. It seems like recently we've been getting heavy rains here in NJ. FC was 7.5 today with the SWG running at ~50% although it has not been very hot. Regarding the min FC of 5.5...I was going off this chart and the foot note...
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    New Pool Owner - CYA w/ new SWG

    All makes sense. Where I'm hesitating a bit is that I've seen TFP recommends that FC be 4.5% of the CYA level for a salt water pool. If my CYA is 120, I would need to maintain a FC of 5.5, which doesn't seem that high. Totally understand that the CYA should be lower, just wondering if it would...
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    New Pool Owner - CYA w/ new SWG

    Thank you both! The prior owners left a submersible pump. I would just need to get a hose long enough to drain to the street. Presume I just turn the filter off, put the pump in the shallow end and let it run? Do I need to make sure the chlorine has dropped first before I pump the water out to...
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    New Pool Owner - CYA w/ new SWG

    Hi all, Bought a house with a pool last year and this forum has been very helpful. This year decided I would invest in a SWG and attempt to drop the CYA to get things in line with the recommendations on this forum. Thank you in advance for your help. 1. We have a plaster pool that apparently...